Peter Oakley, the Internet Grandad aka Geriatric1927, has died at the age of 86. He was one of the very earliest success stories on YouTube and his channel was the world's most subscribed between August and September 2006. He uploaded his final video in February 2014.
Chromecast is a handy little device but if you want to get the most out of it you are going to want to install a ton of apps that will let you stream and beam content from your PC or mobile device straight to your TV screen. Luckily, there are already some great apps on the market, with the promise of more to come.
Every level of business seems to be using live streaming video for one thing or another and it makes perfect sense because there's no more immediate way to communicate as much information as fast than video and live streamed means it can be more real-time and interactive all around. Are you using it for your business communication? Is it just a Skype call on occasion or are you going into full blown video conferencing rigs in board rooms?
British retailer Marks and Spencer seems to be using some peculiar techniques to get video thumbnails to appear on SERPs for pages that contain no video. What is going on?
Rumors abound that Apple is in talks with Comcast to structure a deal that could mean Comcast customers get priority treatment when it comes to receiving Apple TV content. What does this mean for Net Neutrality if the agreement goes ahead?
March Madness is burning up bandwidth as Turner Sports reports massive growth over last year for just three days. With Gators and Great Danes, Bearcats and Huskies battling it out, it's no wonder they are seeing such success. After all, they've hit upon the streaming video trifecta...read more to find out what it's all about!
After a week of rumors, Disney has just confirmed that it is acquiring YouTube MCN heavyweight Maker Studios in a deal worth an initial $500 million but possibly up to $950 million in the long run.
Tweets about TV are piquing the curiosity of TV watching Twitterers, and increasing a lot of marketing metrics for that audience. Could this be expanded upon and could it also work for online shows and web series?
Pixability compiled some YouTube viewing numbers and then broke them down into device-specific categories to show that some screens get more views and viewing time. When it comes to mobile devices, Android and iOS dominate their competitors.
YouTube has altered the map of content, and social media marketing, and influencers, like Generation C, are right at the center of discovering new videos and sharing them with others. Marketers and brands need to understand the new model to be successful.
Reddit.tv may have been around for five years and, wait, what? You don't know about Reddit.tv? Well even if you did, you don't because they just did a massive refresh on the site and are now making random video slightly less random and slightly more awesome. What channel or subreddit will you add?
It's viral video prediction time so join us as we take a look at the 5 contenders for the coming week. Pop princess Kylie Minogue has a new single out and the accompanying video is attracting a lot of attention because of its suggestive content, plus the new Spider-Man trailer is picking up a lot of traction.
Just days after the Turkish authorities blocked Twitter in the country, access to YouTube could again be under threat as Google refuses to bow down to requests to remove certain videos. Turkey has also blocked access to Google's DNS servers which many were using as a workaround to get to social media networks.
Business was the topic of the opening day of PlayList Live 2014, and its clear that the ad revenue system just isn't working for many creators. So what are the alternatives? Patreon, and similar sites like Subbable, could be the answer.
Tumblr has succeeded in wooing TV to its platform, or at least Viacom. The plan it seems is to co-brand campaigns that tie to specific shows on their channels like MTV and Comedy Central. If it works and begins to grow in reach it might be a whole new way for TV to use social media.
We've arrived at Playlist Live 2014 and are excited to see how YouTube has inspired and entertained so many young people that they have chosen to spend their hard earned money to come to this event and spend their time with all of these YouTubers.