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The Interview Has Made $31M Online, Still Won’t Break Even

If the metric of success for Sony regarding The Interview is recouping its money (which at this point it’s probably not), then the film will likely fall short. But by any other metric, the Seth Rogen/James Franco film has been a pretty big hit. Sony has announced that the film, which was released online on Christmas Eve, has since raked …

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YouTube Gives Its 2014 Year In Review In Playlists

YouTube recently gave us a look at the top ads of the year. Then the YouTube Trends team gave us their top picks for videos of the year. Now, YouTube is giving us the 2014 Year in Review. This review is presented through a series of playlists – one for each month. Enjoy. January February March April May June July …

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‘The Interview’ Nabs $15M Online in First Weekend

Sony’s decision to release the now-controversial film The Interview online seems to have paid off – at least financially. According to the company, the film has already generated over $15 million in sales, having been downloaded or rented over two million times in the past few days. By comparison, it’s made about $3 million in theaters (though it did have …

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YouTube Trends Team Picks Best Of 2014

Google’s YouTube Trends team is sharing its picks for the best videos of the year. Seven members have compiled playlists to give us a look back. “Here at YouTube Trends HQ, when we weren’t logging “Ice Bucket” views, watching PSY smash records, and fastidiously cataloguing trending videos, we were watching a nauseating amount of web video,” the team writes. “In …

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YouTube Finally Adds a GIF-Making Tool

GIFs, however you say it, already rule the internet. And though making a few-second GIF from the world’s greatest source for GIF-able material – YouTube – isn’t rocket science, it’s a tiny pain in the ass in that you have to use a third-party website or program to do it. That may be about to change. In the best news …

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YouTube Names The Top Ads Of 2014

It’s that time of year. Everybody’s putting out their best of 2014 lists. This time it’s YouTube with the top ads of the year. These are ads that debuted on YouTube. They evaluated them based on things like watch time, likes, shares, video views, and audience retention metrics. 1. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta …

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Google’s Susan Wojcicki Joins Salesforce Board

Salesforce announced it has appointed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to its Board of Directors. Her role went into effect on December 5, and increases the board size to 11 members. “We are delighted that Susan has joined our Board of Directors,” said Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. “Susan is an extraordinary executive who has been instrumental in helping to build the …

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YouTube Shows What Will Happen To Your Video When You Use A Song

When you’re uploading a video with music on YouTube, you can now search the YouTube Audio Library to determine how using a specific song will go over in terms of visibility and monetization from a copyright standpoint. It will tell you if the video will stay live or if there are restrictions. “Let’s say you made a video with the …

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Google Still Working On Kid Versions Of Its Products

Earlier this year news came out that Google was looking at catering to a whole new market – kids under thirteen years old. The Wall Street Journal reported at the time that the company was working on a new system that would let parents set up accounts for kids, and control how they use services and what info is collected …

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Fake Army Ranger Exposed; Video Goes Viral On YouTube

On Black Friday, Afghanistan veteran Ryan Berk spotted a man dressed in camouflage fatigues while shopping at a mall in Pennsylvania. While it is common for veterans to don their uniforms when they’re out and about, Berk noticed something different about the parading soldier. Aside from having the American flag patch in the wrong spot, Berk saw three Combat Infantryman …

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Netflix Gets Comedy ‘Camp Takota’ From YouTube Stars

Netflix is getting Camp Takota, a film from Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart, who have become stars on YouTube. The film’s Twitter account announced the news, and was retweeted by the official Netflix account: CAMP TAKOTA IS COMING TO @NETFLIX! pic.twitter.com/gr5EolQgwQ — Camp Turk-ota (@CampTakota) November 24, 2014 Camp Takota’s description is as follows (via Wikipedia): Camp Takota …

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YouTube Gives Creators New Custom URLs

Google announced that YouTube creators with at least 500 subscribers may get emails and in-product notifications enabling them to claim updated custom URLs. In these notifications, creators will see a few options based on the channel’s description, Google identity, and associated websites. So it’s not totally custom. It’s at Google’s suggestion, but it should still be helpful if you’ve made …

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