All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘online video’

YouTube Celebrates 8 Years, Has A Billion Monthly Users

YouTube has now been around for eight years, having launched in May of 2005. Google acquired it the following year. The company put up a blog post celebrating the landmark, thanking users, and sharing a few stats. The YouTube Team writes: When YouTube’s site first launched in May 2005, we never could have imagined the endless ways in which you …

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Yahoo Won’t Be Acquiring Dailymotion [Report]

Back in March, the Wall Street Journal reported that Yahoo was about to buy a controlling stake in French video site Dailymotion. The company was in said to be in for as much as 75% of the company. The Journal is now reporting that this is not happening, though the companies were evidently in talks. Sam Schechner and Amir Efrati …

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YouTube Launches Playbook Guides

YouTube announced the launch of Playbook Guides today. These are described as a set of resources for content creators, and are available for the Sports, Music, Education, Media Companies, and Nonprofits categories. “The Creator Playbook is a great resource to learn about best practices on YouTube, but wouldn’t you like to get your hands on a Playbook with tailored tips …

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YouTube Shutdown Prank: All This Time It’s Just Been One Big Contest

Who knew that all this time YouTube has just been one giant contest to showcase the best video on the Internet? For April Fools’, YouTube announced that contest submissions will be selected at midnight (Eastern), and all YouTube videos will be deleted, except for the winner, which will be prominently featured. “When we started out in 2005, we focused on …

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Watch Bonnaroo And Outside Lands Live Online At Ustream

Ustream announced today that it will provide exclusive live video streaming for Bonnaroo and the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. This is the result of a partnership with Superfly Presents, Bulldog DM and Springboard Productions. While we’ve certainly seen Bonnaroo streamed live in the past, like on Vevo and YouTube, Ustream says this deal marks the first time viewers …

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Amazon Announces Original Comedy Series ‘Betas’

Amazon Studios announced that it has greenlit a new original comedy series called Betas for Amazon Prime Instant Video. The company describes the show: Set in the land of Silicon Valley start-ups where the right algorithm can make you king, Betas, written by Evan Endicott and Josh Stoddard, follows four computer geeks and their quest for nerd fame as they …

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Yahoo, CNBC Launch ‘Big Data Download’ Web Show

Yahoo and CNBC announced the launch of Big Data Download today. This is a new twice daily online program hosted by CNBC’s Courtney Reagan, and regularly featuring Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief Aaron Task, senior columnist Michael Santoli and co-host of “The Daily Ticker” Lauren Lyster. “‘Big Data Download’ is a daily digital program that taps into the big data revolution to …

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Mad Men Season 5 Now Streaming On Netflix

If you’re a fan of AMC’s hit television series Mad Men (or Jon Hamm’s penis), you will be happy to know that season 5 is now streaming on Netflix. Here’s Netflix’s description of the season: Brilliant, hard-drinking advertising exec Don Draper is back for more drama in this critically acclaimed show’s long-awaited fifth season, which charts the volatile ups and …

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Exclusive Video Is Coming To Spotify [Report]

Spotify has become to the go-to source of music entertainment for many people on the Internet, and soon, users may also be watching shows with the service. Business Insider cites “two sources briefed on the company’s plans” as saying the company is planning on investing in original video content that would compete with providers like Netflix and HBO. From the …

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YouTube Co-Founder Cooking Up New Video Site

YouTube, the leader in online video, is not without its fair share of serious competition coming from the likes of Vimeo, Hulu, and more. Now, it appears that its latest rival may come from someone who was once very close to the service. In fact, the challenge may come from one of its co-founders. Speaking over the weekend at a …

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YouTube For iOS Gets “Send To TV” Feature

YouTube just pushed an update to its iOS app adding the “send to TV” feature, which lets users pair their mobile phones with connected TVs. The feature was launched on Android in November, and at CES, the company announced it would be coming to more devices. YouTube announced the iOS update on Google+ this afternoon: YouTube48 minutes ago Have an …

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Google Drive Android App Gets Video Streaming

Google has launched an update to the Google Drive app for Android. The biggest new feature is support for streaming video files. You must be using Honeycomb or greater to access the feature, but the ability to stream video files you have saved to Drive makes the app a lot more useful in a new way. Google has also added …

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