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Fun Video Friday: Of Course It's The Christmas Edition

Fun Video Friday: Of Course Its The Christmas Edition

Christmas is just days away so we finally get to do a Christmas edition of Fun Video Friday at last. Albeit one that features Chuck Norris doing Van Damme, Godzilla fighting off King Kong and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Google blackmailing everybody of course.

YouTube Rewind 2013: A Peek Behind The Curtain With Portal A

YouTube Rewind 2013: A Peek Behind The Curtain With Portal A

YouTube Rewind 2013 has already attracted 44 million views in 9 days for a video that revels in the most innovative and infamous moments on YouTube in the past year. We take a look behind the scenes with Portal A who created and produced for the video for YouTube.

YouTube Ads Rewind 2013: The Ads You Chose To Watch

YouTube Ads Rewind 2013: The Ads You Chose To Watch

YouTube has already given us their top moments in online video content for 2013, and now they show us the video ads that made the most impact with viewers over the past year. These are the ads we shared, posted, tweeted and talked about.

November 2013: Americans Watched 9.2 Billion Minutes Of Video Ads

November 2013: Americans Watched 9.2 Billion Minutes Of Video Ads

189 million Americans watched 47.1 Billion hours of online video content in November 2013. and for the third month in a row AOL has maintained their position as #1 video ad property in the U.S. ahead of rival Google.

Will 2014 Really Be The Year Of The Tech/Media Merge?

Will 2014 Really Be The Year Of The Tech/Media Merge?

LinkedIn's Big Idea List for 2014 includes the proposition that the big tech and media companies will merge even further to produce unique, original content across different platforms. But how viable a concept is this?

They're Here! Facebook Start Testing Auto-Play Video Ads In News Feeds

Theyre Here! Facebook Start Testing Auto Play Video Ads In News Feeds

Facebook are finally rolling out auto-play video ads for selected users this week, in a move that could bank them as much as $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014. The ads will silently play in news feeds with users having the option to click or ignore.

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil November 2013

Most Viewed YouTube Ads In Brazil November 2013

With the 2014 World Cup only months away, it's no surprise that four out of the top ten watched video ads in Brazil last month were soccer related. Veteran rock legend David Bowie's appearance for Louis Vuitton takes the number one spot though, with his Venetian Ball extravaganza.

42 Of The Most Important Online Video Posts Of 2013

42 Of The Most Important Online Video Posts Of 2013

2013 was an incredible year for online video marketing, advertising, broadcasting and creativity. Of course, we've covered all the major developments and brought you the tips, tricks, news, views and innovation over the last 12 months. Here are some of our top stories.

YouTube Copyright Changes Take Down WatchMoJo [Update: It's Back]

YouTube Copyright Changes Take Down WatchMoJo [Update: Its Back]

WatchMoJo, one of YouTube's biggest partner channels saw its account terminated yesterday for alleged copyright infringements - even though these claims had been swiftly released by licence holders like Fox. The channel is now back but it's been a turbulent few hours for them.

73% Of Netflix Users Binge-Watch, Netflix Happy To Oblige Habit

73% Of Netflix Users Binge Watch, Netflix Happy To Oblige Habit

Netflix binge-watching is a real, actual thing with 73% of subscribers in a new survey confirming that they will happily watch 2 to 6 shows in one sitting. Over half of respondents like to have someone to binge-watch with too.

Fun Video Friday: Amazing Facts About Grumpy Cats

Fun Video Friday: Amazing Facts About Grumpy Cats

There's a Christmassy theme for this week's pick of our favorite videos. Grumpy cat stars in an ad that will benefit rescued cats across America with every view, plus there's a mouse decorating a teeny Christmas tree. No, really. And we celebrate along with everyone who hates the festive season.

5 Of The Best Branded Vines Of The Week: 12th December 2013

5 Of The Best Branded Vines Of The Week: 12th December 2013

It's just two weeks to Christmas and we are bringing you absolutely no festive-flavour Vines. Instead we have a paper ski-scene from Nokia, Gandalf meeting Gandalf and Oreo slam-dunking their way through another great super short-form clip.

YouTube 2013 Ad Revenues Expected To Increase By 51% to $5.6bn

YouTube 2013 Ad Revenues Expected To Increase By 51% to $5.6bn

Google are notoriously cagey about releasing their revenue figures but the latest prediction is that ad revenue from YouTube is expected to have risen by 51% to $5.6 billion for 2013. That's around 11% of Google's overall total income.

YouTube Rewinds The Best Moments And Top Charts Of 2013

YouTube Rewinds The Best Moments And Top Charts Of 2013

YouTube always go out of their way to make a spectacular review video and this year is no exception. Watch the top YouTube stars recreate some of the more famous moments from online video in 2013 and see how many you can spot. We also take a look at some of the top gaming and music videos that trended this year.

YouTube's Top Trending Videos And Video Ads of 2013

YouTubes Top Trending Videos And Video Ads of 2013

YouTube have released their top trending ads and videos of 2013 and it includes almost all the ones you would expect - from Harlem Shake to Van Damme's splits to those dancing Evian babies. In the top ten trending videos, three branded ads make the list for the first time.