YouTube Adds Face Blurring Function

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
In the age when YouTube is also used for serious stuff beyond the usual Whoever Reacts, KPop video reactions, and make-up tutorials, the video sharing website comes up with a new feature that caters to activist video makers. If you have shot a group of rebels protesting against the current state of government, but fear that exposing their faces to the World Wide Web would subject them to political persecution, You

YouTube Celebrates 7th Birthday

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
YouTube has indeed come a long way. From a simple garage where it was developed, YouTube has risen up the Internet echelon to become the premiere social video resource whether for comedy, politics, entertainment, and education. And now YouTube is celebrating its seventh year in existence, the Google-acquired company reports that it now uploads an average of 72 hours of video every minute, while users (both registe

TechCrunch Accuses RIAA of Hypocrisy Over Anti-Piracy Stance

Friday, February 10th, 2012
TechCrunch has uncovered something weird at Vevo lately. You see, VEVO (which is prominently found on YouTube) is jointly owned by some of the biggest recording industries in its quest to keep its music videos to themselves. You probably have heard how the Recording Industry Association of America has attacked customers and companies accused of file-sharing, even deleting viral videos on YouTube simply because th

Amazon In Talks To Launch Media Locker Service

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Amazon has been slowly growing into a multi-media company in itself. With the business starting out in ordering books online has slowly become a hub where almost all products can be ordered online. It has also been quite successful in developing its own e-book business with its popular Kindle e-book reader. But the online company may not just be stopping there. It is now in talks with other entertainment companies

Record Companies Demand LimeWire to Pay $75 Trillion for Damages

Friday, March 25th, 2011
The recording companies suing the file sharing website LimeWire estimated that the amount the site should pay for damage is between US$400 billion and $75 trillion. That amount is more than the GDP of all countries in the world. Such demands are nothing new to the recording industry, who feel that their sales slump is caused by rampant illegal downloads. The RIAA has also sued a mother of four from Minnesota for

Netflix Ventures Into Acquiring Original Content

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
It seems that the effect of Netflix over the future of home entertainment is slowly gaining some ground. News reports say that the leader in on-demand video streaming over the Internet is beginning to stake its claim over a rapidly evolving market in home entertainment. From providing video streaming of TV shows and movies on demand over the Internet, Netflix might be on its way to offer original content for its c

Amazon Now Offers Free Streaming

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Amazon begins to challenge Netflix as the former now also offers free, instant movie and TV streaming service. Amazon’s “Instant Video,” which used to cost US$2.99 for a typical 48-hour rental, is now free of charge for selected titles. The offer is valid for those who pay for Amazon Prime service, which costs an annual fee of just $79. The company also announced it is releasing over 5,000 movi

Netflix Coming to Nintendo Wii

Friday, March 26th, 2010
Netflix, the popular online movie and TV streaming site, is finally coming to the Nintendo Wii. It has recently announced that they have started shipping instant-streaming discs for Nintendo Wii console owners who are also Netflix members. This will enable Nintendo Wii owners to be able to enjoy watching streaming movies and TV shows through their console via Netflix. The initial shipping of the Netflix instant s

YouTube Forays Into Online Movie Rentals

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Google really has big plans for YouTube. As today’s most popular online video site, it can take advantage of its wide global reach of daily users and visitors in the tens of millions. It may be easy to find ways to monetize this advantage aside from the money that come from ads on its pages. Not quite. At least, YouTube is trying to get there. An effort to maybe take advantage of its reach or just to simply

YouTube Offers YouTube Direct

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
The online world has become the source of breaking news. It seems that news now travels faster on the Internet. More and more people, thanks to technology are now more able to offer news in almost real time with the likes of Twitter and Facebook. And now, YouTube may be getting in on the deal of providing news as they happen all around the world through YouTube Direct. YouTube Direct is simply another feature add