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Google unveils YouTube for Kids, available now on Android and iOS

Google has unveiled its long-anticipated YouTube for Kids app that promises to give parents control over what video content their children consume and the ability to limit viewing hours while creating an attractive interface for kids.

'Smart' Mario and robots learning to cook by watching YouTube

Researchers at the University of Maryland recently published findings in a paper entitled "Robot Learning Manipulation Action Plans by 'Watching' Unconstrained Videos from the World Wide Web" after, well, teaching a robot how to cook by watching YouTube.

Insurance fraudster nabbed after video shows how he broke ankle

Newcastle - When Stephen Robinson broke his ankle after leaping into a flooded pond, he allegedly claimed that he injured his ankle after tripping over a broken drain. However, a video filmed by an onlooker surfaced and karma won out in the end.

Father of alleged bullies loses job over mean-spirited voice mail

Prior Lake - The father of two alleged social media bullies lost his job in the wake of a video that surfaced on the Internet with malicious, mean-spirited voice mail recordings targeted at the victim's father.

Facebook takes another step in bid to replace need for YouTube

New statistics released by Facebook demonstrate the rapid growth of video sharing on the social network—and underscore the company's ambitions to be a serious rival to YouTube in the video space.

Big music names threatening YouTube with $1 billion lawsuit

A group representing some of the biggest musicians in the world is preparing for a legal fight with Google because it says that YouTube doesn't have the rights to about 20,000 tracks.

Op-Ed: In period of streaming upheaval, Vevo shows intrinsic value

It's been an interesting quarter for streaming music. Platforms are growing, merging and partnering. Valuations are shooting up, plummeting and veering sideways. One company, Vevo, just keeps growing, despite losing its CEO and facing stiffer competition.

Top viral videos of 2014

Many videos have become viral sensations, and this happens primarily because something humorous, cute or newsworthy was captured and uploaded to a video sharing service such as YouTube.

YouTube adds new 'video to GIF' creation tool

YouTube is all set to become "GIF central", with its new video-to-GIF creation tool, which appeared last night on a select number of videos.

MIT pulls professor's online lectures due to harassment charge

Cambridge - Walter Lewin, a much-beloved retired MIT physicist and professor whose energy-infused teaching style made him a hit on campus and on YouTube, sexually harassed a student who enrolled in an online course he taught, an MIT-led investigation has found.

Facebook video is driving YouTube off Facebook

For the first time ever, Facebook Page owners uploaded more videos directly to Facebook than they did via sharing from YouTube videos, according to new data from Socialbakers, a company that tracks social media data.

Man stealthily films wife rapping; great singer, awesome reaction

If you haven't visited the site 'What's Trending' you might consider doing so. Cool stuff, some you may not see anywhere else, and they pick out funny videos from Youtube. They don't just feature celebs, some videos are of just plain folks.

Remains found may be Hannah Graham's, police notify her parents

Charlottesville - Police in Charlottesville say that the investigation into the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has now turned into a death investigation because the remains found last Saturday may be hers.

YouTube's biggest videos are under attack by malicious 'Sweet Orange' malware

YouTube videos are under attack. Ads shown on the video platform are the latest victims of malicious advertising, or malvertising, which redirect users to harmful sites.

Poet Shane Koyczan releases video 'Shoulders' on treasuring Earth

British Columbian poet Shane Koyczan has released a new poem-video on YouTube, written for The David Suzuki Foundation as part of the environmentalist's Blue Dot Tour, where Koyczan shared the stage with The Barenaked Ladies, Stephen Lewis and more.

Vivendi testing U.S. waters for expansion

Don't look now, but French multinational Vivendi has a new chairman, a new look and new plans for international expansion.

Alan Becker releases long-anticipated Animator vs. Animation IV

In 2007, Alan Becker, 17, uploaded a video to YouTube that instantly went viral. Today, this fourth sequel to that stick-figure animation, at 13 minutes long, has already racked up 275,000 views mere hours after its release.

Video: Carjacker tries to steal car from the wrong woman

Manchester - We've all heard the tired cliché that "crime doesn't pay," but this is especially true in the case of one thug who tried to pull off a carjacking when Deborah Smythe, 52, briefly hopped out of her Audi Q3 to open a gate at work and he hopped in.

Pot grower posts weekly grow reports on YouTube and gets arrested

Las Vegas - Police in Las Vegas raided a marijuana grow house with help from the grower, who was posting weekly updates on YouTube showing off his crops.

Op-Ed: Celeb kittens recognized for best Internet cat videos

Cat videos are some of the most popular on YouTube. "Dumpter Kitty" was recently voted nationwide as this year's best Internet cat video at the third annual "The Friskies" 2014 awards in Los Angeles, California.

YouTube is paying millions to keep its biggest stars on the site

Google has announced that it will be spending money on some of YouTube's biggest stars to help them develop new show ideas. This comes as the site faces competition from Facebook over control of the most popular online personalities.

Video: Unicycling as an extreme sport? Just watch

Moab - Unicycling probably is not the first, or even the last, thing that comes to mind when thinking about extreme sports, but a recent video proves the sport can not only be extreme, but death defying as well.

VIDEO: Tiny mongoose challenges pride of lions, wins

Narok - It's not everyday you see a mongoose challenging the "King of the Beasts", but that is exactly what one videographer witnessed while filming a pride of lions in Kenya.

VIDEO: Vacationers frantically warn swimmers of approaching shark

Destin - Video taken off a hotel balcony in Destin, Florida, captures vacationers frantically trying to warn swimmers of a hammerhead head shark chasing its next meal.

Warrant issued for Ohio man in animal cruelty case

Akron - A man who pleaded guilty to charges of first-degree animal cruelty skipped his sentencing hearing at the Akron, Ohio Municipal Court on Friday, and law officials have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Strangers move into man's house, change locks, and won't leave

Portland - Moving into a new house is never a stress-free experience, but it's even more stressful when complete strangers move in and decide to break-in the new house for you and change the locks in the process.

Video: Bush accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, challenges Clinton

Crawford - If you spend any time on social media sites, you have undoubtedly seen a recent flood of videos showing friends, family members, celebrities, athletes and now former presidents getting doused with a bucket of ice water.

With sale looking likely, Vevo keeps growing brand

Can Vevo survive life after YouTube? Will it be sold to the highest bidder? The company is hoping for both, and moving swiftly in the new-media sphere to hedge its bets.

Fan-made film of Black Panther superhero goes viral Special

A viral fan film starring the Black Panther has excited fans and garnered a lot of attention over the past three weeks. Will the passion project help bring the first black superhero to the big screen?

Boyce Avenue talks Teen Choice Award nod, music and future plans Special

YouTube sensation Alejandro Manzano from Boyce Avenue chatted about their recent Teen Choice Award nomination and their future plans in music.
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