future of tv
Who says amateur video doesn’t pay?
YouTube is handing out $1,000 vouchers for video equipment to 5,000 lucky YouTube stars as it mulls buying New York’s mememaking video production group Next New Networks. Peter Kafka at Media Memo has sources who tell him NNN–from whence came the Bed Intruder song, the top YouTube hit of the Read More
Video giant YouTube is looking at acquiring the New York-based viral video syndicate Next New Networks, according to The New York Times:
The acquisition would be YouTube’s first major foray into producing original content, and shows how intently YouTube is focused on offering professional shows, not just amateur videos and other short clips.
Google just released a faux-infommercial on YouTube supposedly hacked together by some Chrome engineers reading a script off their laptops, and well, the joint oozes geekiness.
The spot is for Chrome OS, Google’s new browser-based operating system. Two engineers sit at laptops bedecked with Google stickers. One of them starts talking about troubleshooting problems Read More
The new anti-bullying message from the NOH8 Campaign highlights an apparent standoff between Arizona Senator John McCain and his wife Cindy McCain.
In the video message pushing for repeal of the military’s long-standing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, Cindy McCain pushes for the ban to be lifted–a matter currently under consideration for Read More
A local judge opened a can of worms today by ordering Google to reveal the identity of a Youtube user who created a creepy video shrine to business consultant Carla Franklin.
The video mixed innocuous footage of Franklin from student films with sensitive personal information and was accompanied by several sexual slurs in the comments, Read More
Ever since the internet tried to save his job, Conan O’Brien — or Coco, as the Web knows him — has been eager to return the favor.
Coco and company have become rabid user of trendy social sites like Tumblr and Twitter. They’ve dropped more than a few viral videos.
But starting at 1pm today, Read More
It’s official: YouTube videos are now in the same realm as Matisse, Kandinsky and Picasso (also, sigh, Harleys and Armani). Yep, YouTube is hitting the Guggenheim.
In honor of its “abiding focus on new media” (wink, wink) the Guggenheim will put up an installation from October 22-24 in Read More
An average Joe discovers a $200 million trove of Ansel Adams negatives at a garage sale, struggling art vendors protest new regulations, and flip-flop wearing bargain hunters clamor for Lawrence Salander’s belongings. This week in art news: don’t forget the little guy.
1. YouTube Play Generates Buzz and Frustration
The jury Read More
Gaffes seem to be gushing as much as Gulf Coast oil. John Boehner’s antsy metaphor and Joe Barton’s apology to BP were heartfelt PR disasters. After his interview, General McChrystal was on his own, like a rolling stone. Last month, it was Carly Fiorina caught on camera mocking her general-election opponent Barbara Boxer for hair Read More
World Cup 2010
YouTube has quietly enacted a sort of practical joke on their viewers — their very own vuvuzela button added to videos posted on the site.
When pressed, the soccer ball icon — located at the bottom right of the YouTube control panel — emits a loud buzzing over the audio of any video, Read More