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Bethany Mota Talks ‘DWTS’ and YouTube Success

Bethany Mota is making quite a name for herself as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars, as she and pro dance partner Derek Hough make their way across the dance floor week after week, wowing fans and judges alike. …

YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta YouTube Music Key Launches in Beta

“Since the beginning, you’ve been making music better. Now it’s our turn.” That’s what Google’s YouTube is saying of its just-unveiled subscription music service. Long-rumored, YouTube Music Key is launching in beta. You can sign up for an invite here. …

Glowstick In Microwave: “Dingaling” Learns A Lesson

Putting a glowstick in the microwave is usually not one’s idea of an awesome thing to try, but Jack thought it would be. Even though Jack’s dad apparently already said it was a dumb idea. When one puts a glowstick …

YouTube Now Supports 60fps Videos YouTube Now Supports 60fps Videos

Your YouTube videos are about to get silky smooth – I mean seriously good-lookin’. Back in June, YouTube announced that 48 and 60 frames-per-second videos were on the way. Well, they’re here. Kotaku has spotted the option in the wild. …

Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube? Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube?

The sky is blue, grass is green, water is wet, and YouTube is free. For many, many years we’ve all lived in a world where one can just go to a website and watch billions of hours of video – …

Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks

Shareaholic released its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report for the third quarter. Facebook is still sending way more referrals than any other social network, but at the same time, things are looking worse for traffic from the others. The report …

EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law EU Court: Video Embeds Don’t Violate Copyright Law

When it comes to the usage of media on the Internet, there has always been a lot of debate about what’s acceptable versus what’s unacceptable. Here we are in 2014 still trying to hammer out exactly what all falls into …

Are You Afraid of the Dark Is on YouTube, Now Go Relive Your Childhood

In this is why you love the internet news, some wonderful, wonderful redditor discovered that every single episode of the nostalgia-inducing horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark? is available to watch on YouTube. Culled from various YouTube accounts, …

YouTube Gets Realtime Analytics Report YouTube Gets Realtime Analytics Report

YouTube is now offering a realtime report for video publishers showing estimated views data for the last five published videos. The data is also available for any individual video. Google says the report can give you early insights into the …

YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content YouTube Invests Millions More In Original Content

YouTube announced that it is further investing in original content from its creators, helping to fund new content and help “top creators” get more material to their fans. Several years ago, YouTube spent over $100 million on original content from …

YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast YouTube Gets Better For Chromecast

Google just announced a new feature that will make watching YouTube videos a little better for Chromecast users. You can now queue up videos to play as you watch. In an announcement on Google+, YouTube says: Are you casting from …

Google At Work On Kid-Friendly Versions Of Its Products Google At Work On Kid-Friendly Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this week, news came out that Google is looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is working on a new system that would let …

‘YouTube Music Key’ Is Google’s Upcoming Subscription Service, According to Report ‘YouTube Music Key’ Is Google’s Upcoming Subscription Service, According to Report

Rumors of a YouTube-branded subscription streaming service have been floating around for quite some time – both before Google launched Play Music All Access and since. The reasoning appears rather simple. YouTube is already a massive destination for streaming music …

This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy

There’s certainly no shortage of social media infographics, but this might be helpful to businesses still trying to figure out which platforms they should be using for one. It comes from Merchant Money, and breaks down the user bases of …

Google Acquires Directr For YouTube Ads Google Acquires Directr For YouTube Ads

Google announced that it has acquired Directr, which will join its YouTube ads team. The company revealed the acquisition on its YouTube Creators Google+ account, after Directr announced it on its own site. The acquisition even got its own video: …

PETA Offering Reward for Squirrel Kicker Identity

In a video that went viral online, an unnamed Frenchman was shown kicking a squirrel into the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Now the UK branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a $17,000 reward for …

Sarah Palin’s New Online Network Is More of the Same

Erstwhile Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is launching a new subscription-based online network. That is one of those sentences that sounds lot more impressive than it really is. Kind of like saying, “Our company is utilizing the information superhighway to maximize …

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea

On the day before the 61st anniversary of the Korean War armistice, North Korea launched a short-range ballistic missile into the sea off its east coast. The missile was fired from the country’s southwest Hwanghae province on Saturday evening, and …

Earth Facing Sixth Mass Extinction

The Earth may be on the brink of a sixth mass extinction, due to human activity, according to the academic journal Science. The Earth’s most recent mass extinction event occurred roughly 65 million years ago, when an asteroid wiped out …

Good News For Your Facebook Traffic Good News For Your Facebook Traffic

Changes to the Facebook News Feed made over recent months may have angered some brands and publishers. Such changes may have even pushed some to abandon their Facebook strategies in favor of competing social platforms like Twitter or Google+, but …

Kim Jong-Un Furious Over Viral Dance Video

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un is said to be very displeased over a parody video, which features the Supreme Leader dancing his way through absurd situations to a Chinese pop song. According to South Korean newspaper The Chosunilbo, North …