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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.

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YouTube Slam makes video duels a reality

03/30/2012, So you have rappers dissing each other through lyrics in their respective songs, but as a movie director, what do you do? Sending a silent message through your films is one thing, but since not all of us are born with the mad skills that Quentin Tarantino...

YouTube Next Vlogger registration open

03/28/2012, If your idea of fame is being recognized by thousands of subscribers for your videos on YouTube – you might want to give Vlogging (video blogging) a shot. Tons of people have done it before, and there’s still a lot of room out there for more....

YouTube player to get new features

03/07/2012, Don’t you just hate it when you get interrupted during a long video on YouTube you forget to pause and when you come back later you’ve completely forgotten where you left off? To solve those problems, Google has announced a new feature to make...

YouTube and Disney agreement leads to free episodes

03/06/2012, YouTube and Disney are two very different companies, but that does not mean they are unable to work with one another and synergize. In fact, the Walt Disney Company and Google’s YouTube have come to an agreement, where they would both spend...

Watch Siku the polar bear cub grow up on YouTube

02/29/2012, The introduction of YouTube has certainly led to an explosive growth in user generated content, as anyone with a video recording device, a computer, and a decent Internet connection is able to upload their recorded memories for all and sundry to see. The...

Clik lets you control YouTube with your smartphone

02/16/2012, Remember the Vscreens.com app from Sony Ericsson that let you stream content from your phone to any internet-connected display? Well, the folks behind Kik, the cross-platform messenger, have come up with something similar called Clik. This time instead of...

Google: Gmail, YouTube blocked in Iran

02/13/2012, Out from the horse’s mouth – the Republic of Iran has blocked Google’s encrypted search, Gmail service, Google Videos and YouTube since February 10th. This is no small news, as over 30 million Internet users in Iran have not been able to...

Localized YouTube headed for Chile and Peru

02/10/2012, Google’s Director of Global Communications & Public Affairs for Latin America, Alberto Arebalos, shared with journalists in a meeting that both Chile and Peru will be on the receiving end of a localized YouTube portal, where they will launch with...

Native YouTube playback on Windows Phone updated

02/05/2012, For folks who are enjoying their Windows Phone experience immensely at the moment, did you notice anything different with YouTube’s performance on your smartphone lately? While the browser app for the Microsoft mobile platform remains at version...

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...