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is a video-sharing website where users can upload videos. It is currently (7/2012) the largest such site, and was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who all worked at PayPal before. While it mainly featured movies from regular folks (and some illegal user uploads) at the beginning, but eventually YouTube grabbed enough market share to attract higher quality content over the years. Now, there is something for everyone, and YouTube continues to push for high-quality content, while keeping the support from amateur video-makers. The company was acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.6B.

Spoka lamp from IKEA is smartphone-controlled

01/30/2012, The smartphone of today comes with its fair share of apps that allows it to control TVs and function as a universal remote control around the home, but who would have thought that it can also control a lamp? Of course, this is no ordinary lamp that you...

President Obama on YouTube today at 2.30 pm PT to answer questions

01/30/2012, President Obama is well known for his brilliant use of social media and early adoption of the Web 2.0 tools to promote his political ideas. The digital strategy for his election campaign has been made a historical case study on how to use the internet for...

YouTube sees 60 hours of video uploaded per minute

01/24/2012, If you think that your website or blog is croaking under the amount of traffic that you’re getting, think again. YouTube, a site that can suck hours off your life without you realizing it, actually experiences up to 60 hours of videos being uploaded...

Battlefield 3 commercial created by FreddieW

12/20/2011, While Activision managed to get famous stars like Jonah Hill and Sam Worthington to star in their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 adverts, it looks like EA managed to get a celebrity of its own as well. The games publisher got in touch with FreddieW – a...

YouTube now available for Samsung Smart TVs

12/19/2011, Back at the IFA in Berlin last September, Samsung announced that it plans to make YouTube available to all its smart TV customers. Well it looks like the day has come because today consumers who own a Samsung Smart TV will now be able to stream videos...

YouTube for Schools keeps YouTube educational

12/12/2011, YouTube can be used as a valuable teaching tool in the classroom, but while it is chockfull of educational content and useful knowledge – it is also filled to the brim with distracting videos. Cute kittens, people “failing”, music videos,...

Once Upon gives you the “retro” web experience

12/09/2011, If you’ve ever wondered what websites like Facebook, YouTube or Google+ would have looked like back in 1997, when everybody was using Netscape Navigator, Windows 95 and dial-up modems to surf the web, you’re in luck. A group of internet...

YouTube facelift now live

12/01/2011, Last month we reported that Google has been testing a new user interface for YouTube with certain people around the world, and now it looks like the new UI is ready to go. The brand new look for YouTube has just been launched today and should be available...

YouTube introduces Analytics

11/30/2011, If you’re a YouTube user who uploads your own videos, I’m pretty sure you’ve used Insight to find out more about your audience – after all, who doesn’t want to know more about the people that check out their videos? Well, if...

YouTube now rents out Disney movies

11/23/2011, While Disney seems to be losing its flair for making memorable movies recently, its older movies will forever stay gold and remain a part of many childhood memories. If you’re one of those people who grew up with Disney cartoons, you’ll be...

YouTube HTML5 player gets improvements

11/22/2011, YouTube’s HTML5 player has been around for quite some time now, but it’s still in its trial mode, with the player missing a number of features that are only present in the Flash player. Well it looks like the gap between the two players is...