YouTube has announced plans to allow artists to begin selling merchandise, music and concert tickets directly within their own YouTube channel. The video sharing site also revealed that they receive a massive 800 million visits per month.
Back in May we reported that Google introduced YouTube movie rentals to users in the United States. Last month, YouTube expanded this service to users in Canada and has today done the same for those living in the UK.
31 of the world's largest record labels, including EMI, Sony, Universal and Warner, are collectively seeking almost $3 million (€2.1 million) in damages from YouTube video conversion website TubeFire. TubeFire is one of many websites that offer a YouTube conversion service, allowing its users to watch YouTube videos offline and on virtual any device.
Facebook served over one trillion pageviews in June and again in July of this year, according to data from Google's advertising services subsidiary DoubleClick. The data is estimated by Google, but in our own experience is very accurate.
Apple is reportedly considering making a bid for Hulu, the on-demand TV show and movie streaming service, according to Bloomberg. Bloomberg quote two people "who weren't authorized to speak publicly" that Apple are in early talks with Hulu, and may eventually make an offer for the video giant.
As promised, the organisers of the Dublin Web Summit have begun naming some of the confirmed speakers for this October's two day summit, starting with two founders from some of today's most influential internet companies. They are Eric Ly, co-founder of LinkedIn, and Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube.
The Brazilian government has announced the discovery of a previously unknown tribe of people living deep in the Amazon rainforest. The tribe was first discovered when satellite imagery showed clearings which were likely caused by human activity. Funai, the Brazilian Government agency responsible for the protection of indigenous tribes later confirmed their existence during a fly-past in April.
Oliver Emberton, owner of SilkTide – a website analysis company, has produced this 2.5 minute video to explain the controversial EU cookie directive, which was supposed to come into force across the 27 member states in May this year.
Google has begun live streaming today’s Lunar Eclipse live on its YouTube channel. The search giant has joined with SLOOH, a company that specialises in streaming live space events, to provide a live view with astronomer’s commentary.
Grand Rapids is a dying city, or that’s what Newsweek said in a feature published in January. But Robert Bliss and some friends disagreed, they set about to create a music video that would show the vibrancy they saw in the city.