November 8, 2008 |
Most venture capitalists will tell you that a good idea isn't worth much - the value is in execution, which is very hard. But that doesn't stop people from coming forward to take credit when someone hits a home run. We saw it with Google and countless others. Someone gets rich, and someone else says they stole the idea. This time it's YouTube. Herbert Elwood Gilliland III emails us to say that YouTube's name and idea was his, and that he told Chad Hurley about it years ago. After a different conversation he says he had with Sergey Brin in 2007, more...
August 15, 2012 |
Just because he won a nationally broadcast singing competition and has thousands of fans watching him sing on YouTube doesn't mean his constant singing was always welcome growing up. "When we were kids, he was always singing," said TaLia Wayne, 31, of Burtonsville. "Sometimes we would just be like, ‘Jerome, could you be quiet?' " Jerome Wayne didn't stay quiet for long and, on July 19, he landed a recording contract with Hollywood Records by winning ABC's...
February 8, 2013 |
It's no surprise that YouTube users have illegally uploaded hundreds of full-length films to the site. What does seem odd, however, is that in several cases, movie studios have apparently not tried to stop them. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday morning that hundreds of films, including "blockbusters from Walt Disney Co. and Sony Corp.'s Columbia and Tristar studios," are available on the world's largest video-sharing Web site. This is nothing new — YouTube has battled allegations of copyright infringement...
May 6, 2013 |
YouTube has moved swiftly in the past year to produce more original content to keep regular viewers coming back to its site, rather than simply stopping by to see the latest viral cat video. Now, the Financial Times reports that the paid model could go into effect as soon as this week, with as many as 50 subscription channels starting as low as $1.99 a month. The New York Times reported that channels could include those for children's programming, entertainment, music and other topic areas.
December 1, 2011 |
YouTube has taken the wrapping off a new Web site design that's focused more on sharing and getting access to content from channel partners of the online streaming site. The new site has a central panel that connects to your social networks such as Twitter, Google+, Facebook and MySpace. It also has a new, gray color scheme that builds off of its "Cosmic Panda" layout that's supposed to be cleaner and simpler. The new interface is easier to navigate, with three columns that lay content out in a more orderly fashion, with...
March 1, 2012 |
Two boys are fighting in a Calvert County middle school. A crowd of students laugh and jeer until a teacher arrives to break it up. Later discipline is meted out. But the fight is not nearly over. A video goes up on YouTube — 32 seconds of personal humiliation for the boy who is taking most of the punches. He has often been bullied in middle school, according to his family, and now is shown being hit in the head and side and placed in a headlock. There is no apparent serious injury, and the clip is posted as...