A massive DDoS attack is raging across the net and an equally massive video-centric site may be the source of it according to a web security report from Incapsula. We throw on our deerstalker and follow the clues to find out who left the door open to such exploitation. You might not like what we find, or you might find some sweet, sweet irony in it all.
In our pick of the best videos of the week we try and become a Pokemon Master for Google, watch internet cats react to internet cats, on the internet, and re-live the Mentos/Coke experiment, now with added Nutella. Welcome to Viral Video Friday.
YouTube did you a solid and more than doubled the available space made instantly visible on the video pages for the description box. That means you’ve now got some extra lines to chock full of URLs and calls-to-action. So get to it!
YouTube will be running television advertising spots to promote three of its major creators from next week. It’s the first time that the site has purchased TV commercials to boost individual creators and channels. Video and banner ads will also run on Google-owned web properties as well as off-line.
Amazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?
YouTube has already released a comprehensive Playbook for Creators and Advertisers, and now brands get their own special guide to optimizing, advertising, content marketing and publishing on the site. YouTube rarely gives such clear advice regarding best practice so this is one to take notice of.
Yahoo is rumored to be interested in purchasing NDN to expand its burgeoning online video initiative. That would give them a massive library of content and some expanded ad inventory, but if they are going to try and compete with Google and YouTube they are missing a couple vital pieces to that puzzle. What are those pieces you ask? Find out within!
With Yahoo rumored to be launching its own YouTube-like service in the coming months, a platform that could lure top talent away from YouTube with the promise of more ad revenue, Google is going to make a number of changes to the way it sell ads.
Of the main eight social networks, YouTube is driving the most engaged post-click social traffic in terms of average visit duration, pages per visit, and bounce rate for visitors. The site is way ahead of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Reddit and StumbleUpon.
Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and in the next day or so we can expect around two dozen April Fools’ Day pranks from Google and YouTube. We take a look back at some of the very best jokes from the company from the past few years. How many will they fool this year?