October 23, 2013 |
An Ohio man who admitted in an online video that he had engaged in a night of celebratory drinking then recklessly drove the wrong way, crashing into another car and killing a man, was sentenced on Wednesday to 6½ years in prison. Matthew Cordle, 22, of Powell, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, was sentenced on two counts, including felony aggravated vehicular homicide, for the June accident that killed 61-year-old Vincent Canzani. The prosecution had sought a maximum sentence of more than eight years in prison while the defense had sought leniency because Cordle had taken responsibility for his actions in a video that went viral.
November 25, 2011 |
In the video to Pitbull's latest chart-topper, "Give Me Everything," he pours a glass of Voli vodka, careful to display the label; in the lyrics and video for his single, "Rain Over Me," he hails the vodka as the new "it" drink. In both clips, the bottle takes center stage as the rapper is swarmed by flashing neon lights, svelte models and crooning pop wingmen. Name-check references to the high life of liquor or drugs is nothing new to rap — a study released just weeks ago from the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth University found that for every hour that American teens listen to music, they hear more than three references to brand-name alcohol in rap/R&B/hip-hop lyrics.
February 7, 2007 |
Amazon.com Inc. and TiVo Inc. are trying to bridge the gap between the PC and television. The two companies plan today to announce an alliance that will enable some TiVo Inc. customers to use their TVs to watch movies and television shows purchased through Amazon's nascent online video store, Unbox. The service addresses one of the greatest impediments to the growth of Internet video -- viewers can't watch it on their living room TVs.
January 4, 2008 |
China has moved to restrict videos online, allowing only state-controlled sites to post any -- including ones shared by users -- and requiring Internet providers to delete and report certain content. It wasn't immediately clear how the new rules would affect YouTube and other providers that host websites based in other countries that are accessible from China. A spokesman for YouTube, based in San Bruno, Calif.
February 28, 2008 |
Eighty years after the 7 1/2 -minute cartoon "Steamboat Willie" helped launch the career of a certain iconic mouse, Walt Disney Co. has returned to its short-form roots with the debut of a digital studio that will develop original content for the Internet. Stage 9 Digital Media, quietly in the works for two years, will be unveiled today with the premiere of "Squeegees," a comedy series about window-washer slackers, on ABC.com and YouTube.
May 30, 2012 |
Isaac Lamb, we salute you. The 31-year-old Portland-based actor is the creative force behind "Isaac's Lip-Dub Proposal," an over-the-top marriage proposal video that has gone viral on the Internet. In the six days since the video was posted online, it has already racked up more than 11.2 million views, and with good reason. This video is INSANE. About 60 people helped Lamb create the memorable marriage proposal, performing an elaborately choreographed street dance to the song "Marry Me" by Bruno Mars while Lamb's soon-to-be fiancee, Amy Frankel, clutched at her heart and squealed.
March 11, 2008 |
Hulu, the closely watched joint venture of News Corp. and NBC Universal, makes its public debut Wednesday, making available legally and for free one of the most expansive collections of television shows on the Internet. The online video service, which has been in test mode since October, launches with more than 250 television series, including current shows such as "The Office" and "The Simpsons" and classics such as "Arrested Development" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Hulu also provides 100 free, feature-length films, including "The Big Lebowski," "Me, Myself & Irene" and "Some Like It Hot," along with short video clips from 150 television series including "Saturday Night Live" and "In Living Color."
March 8, 2010 |
Dear Karen: My employees use social media such as Facebook and Twitter at work. Is this a security risk? Answer : Like e-mail, social networks can expose businesses to viruses and computer hacking. Employees should be careful about clicking links or interacting with people they don't know. Employee training and written policies can help, said Mike Hrabik, chief technology officer at Solutionary, an information security company in Omaha. Specify which sites and technologies your employees can access at work.
April 8, 2008 |
The Miss Bimbo story arrived like a gift to newsrooms around the world: the perfect illustration of the new lows to which our celebrity-obsessed culture has sunk. What news outlet looking to fill a 24/7 news cycle could resist? Miss Bimbo had all the right ingredients for a splashy news story: a sensational headline (key word: bimbo), a sexy tech angle (online video game), young children potentially at risk (catnip for concerned parents everywhere), and a built-in base of available media commentators (whether gaming experts or women's groups or media watchdogs)
September 2, 2011 |
In a blow to the fast-growing online video company, Netflix users will soon lose access to new movies from two of Hollywood's biggest studios. Premium cable network Starz Entertainment said Thursday that it will end a distribution agreement that provided Netflix's streaming Internet service with movies from Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures that have included "Tangled," Alice in Wonderland," and "The Karate Kid. " The surprising news...