Though it’s a bold move for Vevo, it’s not unexpected considering the ongoing battle between YouTube and German copyright society GEMA, which began in 2009.
The purchase of videocaster Blip.tv by YouTube network Maker Studios – announced this morning – may signal another step in the evolution of Google’s online video giant. That’s because the Time Warner- and venture capital-backed Maker could offer YouTube real competition for some audiences.
Online video channels are hemorrhaging ad revenue due to fees. Content distributors like YouTube suck up cash in exchange for letting you reach a big audience. So, where’s a provider like Vevo to go? Back to TV.
Google’s latest YouTube updates for iOS and Android feel vaguely reminiscent of one of Samsung’s custom Android features.
Tastemade has raised $10 million to grow its online video food network. The company’s goal is to become a defining, global brand for food and lifestyle content.
VentureBeat has learned that under-the-radar video-based social network, which just hit 58 million users, is currently raising a massive $100 million round of financing.
Vine lets you take six-second videos and post them. Instagram gives you 15 seconds. But a new video app lets you take videos, edit them, combine them, and share them in chunks of any length — up to an hour.
Guest Post Simply put, if you want to really engage consumers, you’ve got to run a content-driven campaign and you’ve got to get that content to a large audience precisely when and where they want them the most.
YouTube has renewed its agreement with music video service Vevo and is making an estimated $50 million investment. This investment gives Google a 10 percent stake in the company and puts Vevo’s valuation at about $500 million.
Google serves up data on how widely used YouTube has become among gamers.
Epoch launched a mobile video application today that applies artificial intelligence and human curation to bring you ‘effortless entertainment.’
After years of false starts, 2013 has become the year of mobile advertising.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best video game stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
If you want to go big on YouTube, you don’t want do be a big corporate brand or repurpose content from the nightly news. You do want to be in the gaming, entertainment, or comedy industries. And you most definitely want to have something to say.
Social media management utility HootSuite added the most popular online survey tool, SurveyMonkey, to its app directory today, along with real-time visual traffic analysis tool Chartbeat.
And, almost as an aside, the company stated that it has now passed seven million users.
“The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights,” the organization’s open letter reads. “We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.”
We’ve contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through those services can ever be private.
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
Tropes vs. Women takes on another common plot device aimed at female game characters.
If you’ve ever been annoyed by the speed of your user generated videos on YouTube, then fear not avid creator.
The first CNN BuzzFeed clip will feature a montage of CNN’s archival news footage of “the most amazing rescue moments,” such as the Chilean miners. It’s the news you loved in the BuzzFeed format you don’t so much trust as are addicted to.
It’s all sunshine and lollipops over in Windows Phone land today.
Google has asked Microsoft to remove its homebrew YouTube app from the Windows Store immediately, and requested that it delete the app from Windows Phone users who have already downloaded it.
YouTube will now let channel owners do it live… streaming, that is.
Well it’s official: YouTube is rolling out a new program that allows some of its premium channel partners to charge consumers a monthly subscription fee to gain access to its content.
While the subject of “viewer metrics” is typically pretty dull, you can’t really say that when it comes to YouTube.
In its quest to pull in premium content, Google is apparently ready to roll out its first set of paid YouTube channel subscriptions.
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It’s difficult to connect with our members of congress, who have busy schedules traveling between their hometowns and Washington D.C., but YouTube is trying to make things a bit easier.
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As everyone connected to the Internet knows by now, Boston has been the scene of at least three bombings today at the Boston Marathon and the JFK Library. For coverage of that news, Boston.com has a liveblog that it is continuously updating, and CNN has more details and coverage.
Here’s what big technology companies are doing in response.
A lot more people, proportionally, dislike this video than Gangnam Style.
YouTube is known for doing quirky things, such as adding a rainbow loading bar to the original Nyan Cat video or making its website do the Harlem Shake. So its latest gimmick isn’t a huge surprise.
Forget the next-generation speculation. Gaming in 2013 is all about the Intellivision, Mattel Electronics’ 1979 home entertainment console.
Today, Y Combinator company Hipset introduced a multichannel YouTube network that helps musicians grow and monetize their online audience.
Google announced today that YouTube now has over a billion unique visitors every single month. Which means that Google and Facebook have something very rare in common: both have a billion-person social network.
Shockingly, Rebecca Black searches spike every week on the day after Thursday and before Saturday.
Back to the future? Everything old is new again?