09/28/2011, We’re more or less a few hours away from Amazon heating up the Internet with news of their latest release – the Kindle Fire tablet, and Amazon promptly decided to upload the Kindle YouTube page with their new video called “NYC Test“. The video’s content is a mish mash of characters and situations, but a common theme weaved throughout seems to be that of ‘fire’ – makes sense though, what […]
09/26/2011, Websites/services that have been optimized for mobile phones are always welcome. It makes for easier browsing and it’s a lot neater than attempting to view a full website on a small screen, and now it looks like YouTube has enabled a new experimental layout, which by all accounts appears to attempt to further optimize the browsing experience on mobile phone browsers, such as Safari.
09/12/2011, YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley picked up social bookmarking site Delicious some time earlier this April on the cheap when Yahoo! placed it up for sale, and according to the both of them in a New York Times interview, they fully intend to “mainstream the product” in order to tug at the heartstrings of people so that many others will be moved to save as well as tag […]
09/01/2011, IFA 2011 has proved to be quite the platform for Samsung to announce a slew of new products, and among them would be 3D videos on YouTube being supported by Samsung’s range of Smart TVs. This will certainly bring a smile to the faces of 3DTV owners – especially those who carry the Samsung brand, as one of the main issues for such owners would be a lack of content, […]
08/19/2011, While Google+ might be just a poor imitation of Facebook to some people, Google is taking steps to differentiate its service by adding features that the other doesn’t have. One new feature that will no doubt be a popular tool amongst friends who love watching YouTube videos together is the new video sharing option for Google+. Through YouTube, Google+ users can now start a Google+ Hangout from a YouTube video […]
08/19/2011, If you use YouTube Music a lot and if you haven’t already noticed, the website has been revamped in such a way to better serve music videos along with personalized recommendations. Personalized recommendations go a long way when discovering new music, and much like word of mouth advertising, music recommended by friends goes a long way as opposed to randomly surfing links in hopes of finding something good.
08/08/2011, Google has just rolled out a new update for the official YouTube app on Android devices. Now at version 2.2.14, which is available from the Android Market, features a couple of improvements with additional features and the usual bug fixes. Users will now be able to edit the title, description and privacy of their uploaded videos from the app itself, in addition to a new uploading UI as well. Users […]
06/06/2011, At long last, YouTube is available on Xbox Live. So is live TV. Both new features will make full use of Kinect’s voice controls, just like Mass Effect 3. To control the new revamped Xbox Live UI (inspired by Windows Phone 7′s Metro UI live “tiles”), simply say “Xbox: live TV” or “Xbox: music” or “Xbox: video.” It’s that easy. According to Microsoft, “TV is more amazing when you are […]
05/26/2011, For folks who have 3D capable computers using NVIDIA 3D Vision hardware, but have run out of 3D content to watch or games to play can rejoice – investing in that 3D setup wasn’t a waste after all. NVIDIA has just announced today that users will be able to enjoy YouTube’s 3D channel in stereoscopic 3D with their NVIDIA 3D Vision PCs and notebooks. “We’re excited to introduce HTML5 and […]
05/25/2011, These couple of days has somehow been all about milestones. Samsung TV app store hitting 5 million downloads, Instagram users uploading 10 photos per second, and Apple with a rumored 500,000 apps approved for the App Store. Well to add one more achievement to the list we have YouTube. YouTube has announced that they’ve not reached 3 billion views a day – a 50% increase over last year. In addition […]
05/11/2011, As we all know, Google Android movie rentals were launched yesterday, but people were wondering what format the movies would be distributed in. Well, the answer – if it wasn’t obvious enough is Adobe Flash. Despite Google introducing HTML5 videos for YouTube last year and introducing the open source WebM media format earlier this year – Google won’t be pushing out its own movie service in those formats. Instead, Google […]
05/09/2011, Remember previous rumors about YouTube joining the “movies on demand” market? Well, it has been confirmed by YouTube/Google themselves. In a post on the official YouTube blog, the world’s most popular web streaming service has stated that they will be adding 3,000 movies to its movie rental service. More details about the rental service and its pricing will be released later, but according to previous reports, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal […]
04/27/2011, As you might or might not know, Yahoo! has been selling off its underperforming services in order to generate more profit, and it its latest sale, Delicious, the web-book marking service has been sold. The buyers? Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, none other than the founders of YouTube. Delicious will now become part of Avos, their new internet company.
04/26/2011, According to reports online YouTube, the world’s most popular video streaming service, will take its first foray into the premium video sharing industry. According to a report from Business Insider, YouTube will be launching its movie on demand service either this week or next, and by movie we mean Hollywood blockbusters and films that are sold on DVDs – not “movies” by YouTube stars – those videos can still be […]