All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘YouTube’

‘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 – and as of now, it’s all ad-supported. YouTube can offer the most content of any service, and Google has …

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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 eight popular social networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Vine. It provides some helpful stats about demographics, …

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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: The Directr team had this to say in a blog post: Our small band of scrappy film lovers set out …

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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 any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the squirrel-kicker. PETA urged anyone with details to relay information to …

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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 customer outreach,” when what you really mean is, “My nephew set up a Blogspot page for us.” Sarah Palin’s new …

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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 traveled roughly 310 miles over land before touching down in the Sea of Japan. North Korea routinely test-fires missiles as …

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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 75% of all existing species, including the dinosaurs. Commenting on the progression of Earth’s present defaunation, or loss of species, …

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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 if you’re looking for traffic, that’s probably not an entirely wise move to make. Has your Facebook traffic been increasing …

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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 Korea asked China to stop the spread of the YouTube clip, as it “seriously compromises Kim’s dignity and authority.” China …

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North Dakota Oil Fire Extinguished

A large fire that broke out at an oil supply and logistics company in Williston, North Dakota has been extinguished. The blaze, which ignited in an oil patch hub in the western part of the state, grew so hot that fireballs shot hundreds of feet into the air. The fire started at around midnight Monday, and Williston Fire Department shift …

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Plague Found in China, City of Yumen Sealed Off

Chinese state media reported Tuesday that the city of Yumen has been sealed off since last week, after a 38-year-old man died of bubonic plague. Yumen, which has a population of roughly 30,000, is situated in the northwestern province of Gansu, and is presently surrounded by police at roadblocks. No residents are allowed to leave the established perimeter, and travelers …

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World’s Largest Flying Aquatic Insect Found in China

The world’s largest flying aquatic insect has been identified in China’s Sichuan province, according to entomologists in the region. The Insect Museum of West China said that villagers from Chengdu presented what they called “weird insects that resemble giant dragonflies with long teeth,” earlier this month. Several of the bugs were examined by museum staff, and were found to be …

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