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Op-Ed: Walter Isaacson on U.S. media and public diplomacy

American writer Walter Isaacson, in a Broadcasting Board of Governors conversation about U.S. public diplomacy and news outreach abroad, did not get web and social media coverage from Voice of America.

YouTube publishing 'greatest hits' to celebrate 10 years

Video streaming service YouTube has announced that it will be celebrating its 10th birthday by publishing a series of "greatest hits" videos designed to celebrate the best that the community has produced in its lifetime.

YouTube partnering with top content creators on feature films

Los Angeles - YouTube is cranking up its production of its own feature films, with five new partnerships announced this month. This move is part of the new stage of evolution of YouTube as the world’s default media streaming service.

Three friends find their 'twin-stranger' and it freaks them out

When three friends decided to make a bet to see who would first find, their ‘twin-stranger’ from across the world, little were they expecting that their quest would in fact yield results.

Op-Ed: Why Jerry Seinfeld's YouTube comments are completely wrong

The YouTube community is now reacting to comments by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who recently called the website a "garbage can" and bashed its user-generated content.

Confirmed: YouTube is launching a paid-subscription service

In an email to partners, Google has confirmed that it is launching a new subscription model for YouTube. Subscribers will pay a monthly fee to view YouTube without any adverts on videos and content creators will get a portion of the fee.

YouTube Kids app accused of deceptive, excessive advertising

Consumer groups have expressed outrage at Google's new YouTube Kids app, which critics accuse of excessive and deceptive advertising practices.

One man could have deleted every video on YouTube

A security researcher has uncovered a way of deleting every single video from YouTube by sending a simple request to Google servers. The company has now fixed the incredibly serious flaw that could have removed all of the content from its site.

Muslims leaders partner with tech companies to counter militants

Los Angeles - Fearing that social media and other online recruitment activities are being used to lure young Americans into the ranks of Islamic State fighters, US Muslim leaders are teaming up with leading tech companies in a bid to fight extremism.

Man proposes to girlfriend for a year and she didn't know it

One man showed his love and dedication for his girlfriend in a video that has recently gone viral. Dean Smith decided on his girlfriend Jennifer's birthday in 2014 that he would spend the next year planning to pop the question without her knowing.

Koalas bite, kick each other in Herculean wrestling match

Ashton Webster and his two dogs were out for a walk near his home in Foster, Victoria when he stumbled on two soft, cuddly creatures not being particular soft or cuddly: Two koalas who looked as if they had murder in their heart for each other.

ASA stopping brands from giving YouTubers gifts for airtime

The UK's advertising regulator is launching a crackdown on brands that give YouTube stars free gifts or pay for products to appear in vloggers' videos without clearly labeling the video as advertising.

Op-Ed: Seattle Police to publish body camera footage via YouTube channel

Seattle - Seattle PD wants to share their officers' body camera footage on a designated YouTube channel for the public to view. Too bad the videos are blurry and silent.

Hunter Hayes honored with fan engagement YouTube award

Country star Hunter Hayes has been honored for his innovative fan engagement as one of the Top 50 music artists on YouTube.

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.
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