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YouTube adds 3,000 full-length feature films with new content partnerships

Google has today announced that its video service YouTube is adding 3,000 new movie titles available to rent and view on-demand to users in the United States. YouTube has partnered with Universal, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros to begin offering thousands of full-length feature films, bringing the total number of movies available to stream on the video platform to around 6,000.
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Google to permanently shut down Google Video by May 13

Google have announced via an email sent to Google Video users that it is shutting down the service permanently next month. Google Video stopped accepting user upload in May 2009 but has now decided to remove all video from the service which it will close indefinitely on May 13.
Yury Gagarin via Russian Federal Space Agency
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YouTube film of Yury Gagarin recreates 50 years of man in space

YouTube is celebrating 50 years of manned space flight by premiering a feature length film which recreates Yury Gagarin’s first orbit in outer space. The film combines original audio and video recordings of the flight with HD footage taken from the International Space Station. A new score was written epsessially for the piece by composer Philip Sheppard.
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Ireland’s first crowdfunding network, fund:it, is launched

Fund:it encourages social networking users and others to donate small amounts of money to groups and organisations who wish to set up arts or technology projects in Ireland. As with other crowdfunding networks Fund:it follows sets a minimum monetary total and a time limit for each project, if a project fails to reach or exceed its target the funding will not go through.
Old lady with handbag attacks jewellery store robbers
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Hero granny helps foil bank robbery, helps catch suspected thief

A have-a-go hero granny, Ann Timson, helped foil a gang of bank robbers as they attempted to break into a Northamton Jewellery store in broad daylight yesterday. In the video the Ms Timson can be seen running across a busy road towards the thieves as they busily attempt to smash the glass on the Michael Jones Jewellers store front. As she approaches the thieves Timson, who is in her 70s, swings her hand bag at the robbers, eventually dispersing them.
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