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Are Amazon Taking On YouTube For The Short Form Video Market?

Are Amazon Taking On YouTube For The Short Form Video Market?

Amazon are already a huge player in the long form VoD market but now, if rumours are to be believed, they look set to take on YouTube by offering a better revenue package for content creators and MCNs to cross over to their platform instead.

Reddit Turn To YouTube To Document Black Friday Madness

Reddit Turn To YouTube To Document Black Friday Madness

Black Friday is only 48 days away (Christmas is 74!) and Reddit, the self styled 'Front page of the internet' is livestreaming the event on its YouTube Channel. Redditors will know that means hours of WTF images and videos plus the latest from the chaos out in the malls.

Fun Video Friday: Scaredy Cats And Giant Twinkies

Fun Video Friday: Scaredy Cats And Giant Twinkies

It's Friday so lets take a few minutes to catch up with some of the best videos from the best 7 days including the making of the biggest Twinkie in the world, some of the worst YouTube comments and a supercut of the wrong cats in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Online Video Uploads Double In Past Four Years, 35% Hope To Go Viral [Report]

Online Video Uploads Double In Past Four Years, 35% Hope To Go Viral [Report]

78% of Americans watch online video and 31% of them are uploading videos to sites like YouTube or Facebook. 5% confirmed that they regret doing this while a third hope to go viral with their video creation. Learn more from the Pew Online Video Report for 2013.

Throwback Thursday: Join Us In Unboxing The Past

Throwback Thursday: Join Us In Unboxing The Past

Sometimes, the unboxing of a brand new shiny gadget is as much a part of the experience as the purchase and use of it, so it's no wonder that unboxing videos are so popular. On this Throwback Thursday, we take a look at the first unwrapping of some of the gadgets we know and love.

Global Branded Vines Of The Week: October 10th 2013

Global Branded Vines Of The Week: October 10th 2013

Vine continues to prove itself as an exciting, adaptable and innovative platform for brands to roll out promotions or to utilise user generated content. We take a look at some of the best Vines from the past 7 days with appearances by Target, American Apparel and KFC.

ReelSEO Viral Video Of The Week: Carrie Coffee Shop Prank

ReelSEO Viral Video Of The Week: Carrie Coffee Shop Prank

What better way to promote your new horror film than to recreate the drama and tension right in the middle of a busy New York coffee shop. Sony have done just that with their trailer for the remake of "Carrie" and it's hilarious. Except for the unsuspecting customers of course.

Want Slo Mo But Don't Have An iPhone 5s? There's An App For That

Want Slo Mo But Dont Have An iPhone 5s? Theres An App For That

Jealous of those iPhone 5s owners who can record slo mo video to their heart's content while you pretend not to care that your older model can't? Well, envy no more as we bring you news of an app that can turn your existing Apple device into a slo mo demon.

Made An Awesome Video? Enter The TechSmith ScreenChamp Awards Today

Made An Awesome Video? Enter The TechSmith ScreenChamp Awards Today

ReelSEO readers have just a few more days to enter TechSmith's 2013 Screenchamp Awards for the best screen recorded videos of the past year. The team behind Camtasia are giving away some great prizes including a Canon T5i camera and accessories.

Scarecrows And Snow Globes: Top YouTube Ads For September 2013

Scarecrows And Snow Globes: Top YouTube Ads For September 2013

The top ads on YouTube for September 2013 are out and it's no surprise to see Chipotle's 'The Scarecrow', Poo Pourri's 'Girls Don't Poop', LG's 'Meteor Prank' and Motorola's 'Lazy Phone' in the top four. Key and Peele make a surprise entry at #8 for their Comedy Central trailer.

Ron Burgundy Video Ad News Of The Day: Dodge, He Is In You

Ron Burgundy Video Ad News Of The Day: Dodge, He Is In You

Will Ferrell has a new Anchorman film to plug and Dodge have a new SUV to sell so why not get Ron Burgundy to front the 2014 Durango ad campaign for the best of all possible worlds. The video ads are now live and there's a huge social push a-coming for this one.

Fun Video Friday: Simpson's Treehouse Horror And Drive Thru Skeletons

Fun Video Friday: Simpsons Treehouse Horror And Drive Thru Skeletons

There's a distinctly autumnal feel to our choice of videos this week from the ubiquitous use of pumpkin spice to the way cats behave when the weather starts turning a little cooler. We also see the best Simpsons opening credits ever and an epic rap battle from Rhett & Link.

Throwback Thursday: The First Videos From YouTube's Top Stars

Throwback Thursday: The First Videos From YouTubes Top Stars

Some of our favourite YouTube celebs are masters of the engaging, well produced video, which is why they are at the top of their profession. We all have to start somewhere though and here's a fascinating look at some of the first offerings from PewDiePie, iJustine and Epic Meal Time.

YouTube Wants To Keep Creators In The Loop With Pulse Newsletter

YouTube Wants To Keep Creators In The Loop With Pulse Newsletter

There have been many changes to YouTube recently, and there's probably an awful lot more to come which is why they have decided to launch a newsletter, Creator Pulse, aimed at creators and partners who want to keep up with anything that might affect them or their channel.

Disney Launch Vine Account, $1000 Daily Prize For User Generated Content

Disney Launch Vine Account, $1000 Daily Prize For User Generated Content

Disney are tapping into the craze for filming anything that moves by offering a daily prize of $1000, and an overall winner's prize of $10,000, for user generated content uploaded to Vine that captures the spirit of Disney World or Disneyland.