Like clockwork, YouTube released an April Fool's video announcing "The end of YouTube," and that the site has just been an 8-year-long contest to find the best video. This entry has a ton of recognizable YouTube stars "hoping that they win" and being there for the YouTube relaunch in 2023.
It is the Easter weekend but we still wanted to bring you some of the news stories that you may have missed this past week. It has been a great few days for winners of the #ifihadglass contest, not so great for those that got kicked out of it and oh, cat videos!
Google Universal Search results have always looked very favourably on video content and a new report from our friends at Searchmetrics confirms that video content is still the best vertical to use. Oh, and (surprise) you have even more chance of appearing if that video is hosted on YouTube.
Vine's been making waves trying to become a great video-sharing app. Today they introduced more embed capabilities for their video-sharing service, ones that will make it easier to share videos across the web on Facebook, Twitter, and regular ol' websites like this one.
Welcome to another Fun Video Friday, where we learn why we play games, how kissing is magic, what kids think about dating problems, and we watch a baby giraffe try to stand on its legs. I know, I can't believe we can observe all that stuff, either.
OK Go, arguably more famous for their innovative and ground breaking promo videos than their music, have teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi to find an exciting new filmmaker to direct their next video. The winner is guaranteed massive exposure in this career changing competition.
There are some whispers about the availability of YouTube Live Stream for everyone. No, no...we must settle down. Only people who already have it can use it, and it's merely improvements to the service as-is. Still, we'll discuss why this rumor took shape.
Google Play is introducing info cards to their app for Android 4.0 tablet users inside the U.S. What it does is give you information on the actor, related films, and even the music in the background in some cases. We're one step closer to knowing everything we want to know about a movie while we watch it.
Somersby Cider has made an excellent video spoofing the Apple Store. But does the fact that you can only watch it in 360p hurt its impact? There are a number of factors that go into how people watch video, and a slick, high-quality video isn't always mandatory.
Revision3 is now on Xbox 360, and considering the terrific Adam Sessler review of Bioshock Infinite on Rev3 Games, then Xbox 360 owners are in for some great content from the network. This app was built especially for the console and works with the Kinect.
There's a secret weapon out there when it comes to deciding what kind of content you want to make. Google Trends can tell you what is popular and when it's popular so you can decide how best to take advantage of those trending topics.
YouTube has played around with Content Ratings for awhile, but only made it available for content classified as "shows" or "movies" that didn't already have a rating. Recently, YouTube made it available for partners to attach color-coded ratings, alerting viewers to potential mature content.
Netflix has teamed with the Wachowski Siblings to bring Sense8, a new original sci-fi series coming in 2014. What do we know about it? Not much. But what we do know is that Netflix continues to offer original programming in the effort to be more like HBO.
Increases in audience across the board for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, as TV and especially live streams increased their total audience by a staggering margin over 2012. The continued success for all formats with big sporting events is key for continued viability. of live sports streaming.
YouTube made a rather strange announcement on the YouTube Creator Blog about AdSense. AdSense will no longer calculate your specific AdSense earnings anymore. Instead, all of your comprehensive reporting will occur under YouTube Analytics.