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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.

YouTube in Firing Line Again in Turkey’s Crackdown of Social Media

YouTube in Firing Line Again in Turkeys Crackdown of Social Media

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.

Music Labels Make More Money From Mashups Than Official Videos

Music Labels Make More Money From Mashups Than Official Videos

User-generated mashups and other types of unofficial music video content are making the global music publishing industry a ton of money. Record labels are making more from ad revenue from mashups, lip-syncs and fan tributes than they are from their own official music videos.

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