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VidCon Gears Up For June 2014 With Extra Speakers, YouTube Celebs

VidCon Gears Up For June 2014 With Extra Speakers, YouTube Celebs

Whether you are an industry professional, creator or just a fan, VidCon has something for everyone. With today's announcement of additional speakers, YouTube celebrities and industry panels, it's a must-attend event for anyone passionate about online video.

Who is Relativity and Why Is It Offering $1.1 Billion for Maker Studios?

Who is Relativity and Why Is It Offering $1.1 Billion for Maker Studios?

Following Disney's $500m bid to acquire Maker Studios, Relativity Media has thrown its hat into the ring with a deal worth twice the amount. But if there is any bubble about to burst related to YouTube, surely it’s the network/MCN bubble so why all the interest?

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

YouTube More Of a Threat To Music Publishers Revenue Than Thought

The music industry has often cited piracy and illegal downloading as the main reason for the decline in revenues over the past decade, A recent report on the effect of sales of Warner Brother's artists during a YouTube blackout, suggests that YouTube may have played a more significant role in loss of earnings than previously thought.

Endemol Beyond Opens its Doors to Video Content Partners

Endemol Beyond Opens its Doors to Video Content Partners

Since its launch in November 2013, Endemol Beyond USA has already signed up big name creative talent like Courtney Love, Pitbull and MattyB. Now, the Premium Content Network is opening its door to content creators who want to join up and become part of the talent.

Webby Award Nominations: Vote for Google, GoPro, Twerking & Foxes

Webby Award Nominations: Vote for Google, GoPro, Twerking & Foxes

Online video is set to make a big splash at the Webby Awards with massive amounts of categories featuring it. Even in non-video categories, video savvy brands like Twitch are in the running to take home some hardware. Find out some of who is nominated for what and come April 19th, who wins what.

Google's Android TV May Be Joining the Race to Take Over Your Living Room

Googles Android TV May Be Joining the Race to Take Over Your Living Room

Because there aren't enough set-top boxes on the market already, Google is reported to have its own new version in the works, just a few years after Google TV failed to gain much traction with consumers. Hot on the heels of Amazon Fire TV, Google's Android TV is said to be already in development.

Largest Video Site Source of Massive DDoS Attack via XSS Vulnerability?!

Largest Video Site Source of Massive DDoS Attack via XSS Vulnerability?!

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.

Private Video Messaging Now Coming to a Vine App Near You

Private Video Messaging Now Coming to a Vine App Near You

If you are a Vine user who can't live without the ability to send private video and text messages to other Vine and even non-Vine users a day longer, then do a happy dance as the video platform has just introduced that very thing. For iOS and Android users only. Sorry Windows Phone people.

YouTube Turns to TV Advertising to Promote Top Video Creators

YouTube Turns to TV Advertising to Promote Top Video Creators

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.

AwesomenessTV Acquire YouTube MCN Big Frame for $15 Million in Cash

AwesomenessTV Acquire YouTube MCN Big Frame for $15 Million in Cash

The acquisitions and consolidations keep on coming for YouTube Multi-Channel Networks as AwesomenessTV snaps up Big Frame for $15 million in cash. This should give the combined companies around 80 million subscribers and close to a billion views a month.

YouTube to Advertisers: Commit to Us and We'll Guarantee the Views

YouTube to Advertisers: Commit to Us and Well Guarantee the Views

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.

New Yahoo Video Platform Aims to Take on YouTube, AOL [Rumor]

New Yahoo Video Platform Aims to Take on YouTube, AOL [Rumor]

Yahoo has big plans for online video, and after the failed attempt to buy Dailymotion last year, reports now claim that the company is launching its own brand new video platform to rival YouTube. Video creators shouldn't get too excited though, it's invite only for the big video rock stars for now.

Deux, C'est Mieux! French Video Ad Companies Ebuzzing and Teads to Merge

Deux, Cest Mieux! French Video Ad Companies Ebuzzing and Teads to Merge

Two of the leading names in online video advertising are due to merge, creating a new company that aims to become one of the biggest global players in the video advertising space. Ebuzzing and Teads, both French based, offer online video solutions to both publishers and advertisers and their merger promises more, much needed, inventory.

'Internet Grandad' Dies Aged 86, Once YouTube's Most Popular Channel

Internet Grandad Dies Aged 86, Once YouTubes Most Popular Channel

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.

Breaking: Disney Acquires Maker Studios in $500 Million Deal

Breaking: Disney Acquires Maker Studios in $500 Million Deal

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.