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2008-10-22 06:00:12

By Jefferson Graham SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- YouTube, the world's most popular video-sharing site, grew to dominate the field with a collection of funny amateur videos, political gotchas and unauthorized TV and movie content. The new YouTube, more popular than ever, has a different look. Much, but not all, unlicensed content is gone, replaced by approved material from such producers as CBS, HBO, Showtime, Sony Television and Lionsgate. Google-owned YouTube also has tossed aside its...

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2008-10-13 07:40:00

YouTube, the Internet's largest video-sharing website, has started to show CBS TV shows in an attempt to boost advertising revenue. Google Inc owns the site and is currently in talks with other TV networks to work out similar deals as the one with CBS. A variety of archived CBS shows, including "Star Trek," "Young and the Restless," and "Beverly Hills 90210," will now be viewable alongside the millions of user-uploaded videos on the site. The shows will have full-length labels to separate...

2008-10-09 06:00:15

By Miguel Helft In its continuing effort to find a way to make money from its YouTube unit, Google has introduced a type of e-commerce ad that YouTube users can click to buy digital goods from Apple's iTunes or Amazon.com. Under the program announced Tuesday, viewers of a video with a music track, for example, will be able to click on an icon to download that song from one of the two music stores. "If you like the song, you don't need to leave Google or leave the site to buy it," said...

2008-10-08 03:00:11

YouTube, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, today announced a collaboration with iTunes and Amazon.com that offers the YouTube community direct access to buy and download music, games, and other products with a few clicks of a mouse. This is a first step to building a broader eCommerce platform for content partners and users on YouTube. The YouTube eCommerce Platform will be rolled out on a larger scale over the...

2008-08-26 09:00:45

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto (http://animoto.com/), the award-winning video creation platform, today launches out of beta to celebrate its first anniversary, marking a year of significant business growth and technological innovation. Since its launch in August 2007, more than 250,000 users in over 200 countries have registered with Animoto.com, and, to date, the Animoto platform has been used to create 4 million videos that have been viewed over 50 million times on Animoto.com,...

2008-08-18 12:00:25

By Brian Stelter After years of regarding pirated video on YouTube as a threat, some major media companies are having a change of heart, treating it instead as an advertising opportunity. In the last few months, CBS, Universal Music, Lions Gate, Electronic Arts and other companies have stopped prodding YouTube to remove unauthorized clips of their movies, television shows and music videos and have started selling advertising in connection with the videos. CBS may be the most surprising...

2008-08-04 12:00:42

Online companies such as YouTube are being urged by MPs today to do more to protect children from the "dark side" of the internet. The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee said it was "unimpressed" that the video-sharing website - owned by internet giant Google - made no attempt to vet clips posted by users, which in one case appeared to show a gang rape. And the committee said there was a "lax approach" by some sites to removing illegal material. It was "shocking" that...

2008-07-16 00:00:08

Websites such as YouTube should be subject to increased regulation to protect intellectual property rights, according to a leading media lawyer. Simon Levine, global head of technology, media and commercial group at DLA Piper, said that a profitable industry has developed on the internet based on the use of other people's content. But he warned that such regulation may be very difficult to achieve, given the different legal jurisdictions that exist between nations. His call comes as...

2008-07-14 12:00:30

By Sarah Jenkins In the blogosphere, the billion-dollar clash between Viacom and YouTube is being portrayed as a battle of media giants, with "old" media behemoth Viacom out to strip away everything fun from "new" media phenomenon YouTube and its millions of Web viewers. It's also pitched as YouTube as the protector of prized Internet privacy, with Viacom -- and the federal judge who ruled in the corporation's favor last week -- primed to find out everything about who YouTube users are and...

2008-07-13 12:00:07

By Anick Jesdanun Associated Press NEW YORK -- Credit card companies know what you've bought. Phone companies know whom you've called. Electronic toll services know where you've gone. Internet search companies know what you've sought. It might be reassuring, then, that companies have largely pledged to safeguard these repositories of data about you. But a recent federal court ruling ordering the disclosure of YouTube viewership records underscores the reality that even the most...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.