Children’s entertainment giants like Jim Henson TV, DreamWorks, Sesame Street and programs like Thomas the Tank Engine are partnering with YouTube to push content on the new app. Educational programs like National Geographic Kids and YouTube stars like vlogger Hank Green, executive producer of SciShow and SciShow Kids, will also provide content via the app.
- Group claiming ties to Islamic State appear to have hacked key military command’s Twitter, YouTube accounts
A group calling themselves CyberCaliphate with the tagline “i love you isis” apparently have hacked the Twitter handle for U.S. Central Command, CENTCOM.
Psy’s horse-galloping music video “Gangnam Style” exceeded YouTube’s view limit, a potential problem Google, which owns the video service, said it anticipated months ago. Continue reading
In a statement released by the White House Monday, the president called for an “explicit ban” on such deals. Obama also said that federal regulators should reclassify the Internet as a public utility under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act. Continue reading
Netflix and much of the public are accusing the FCC of handing the Internet over to the highest bidders. Continue reading
At the Internet Cat Video Festival in Oakland, Calif., around 6,000 people gathered on a late spring afternoon to celebrate all things feline and to watch nearly 70 minutes of hilarious cat web videos projected on a 10-story building after the sun went down. Continue reading
The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism released a study Monday showing that news consumers are increasingly trading traditional media for YouTube. Jeffrey Brown discusses the challenges and opportunities traditional media sources now face with Pew’s Tom Rosenstiel and The New York Times’ Brian Stelter. Continue reading
As part of an ongoing series on how candidates use social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Daily-Download.com discuss how President Obama and Mitt Romney use YouTube to bypass the “gatekeepers,” or mainstream media, and get constituents to watch their campaign videos. Continue reading
The U.S. military faced a new firestorm of criticism Thursday after a video appeared on YouTube, purportedly showing four U.S. Marines urinating on three bodies of Taliban fighters. The video triggered condemnations and investigations. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading