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February 25, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Muppets on Video: The new Jim Henson Video line is doing well, with the late muppeteer's feature films, "The Muppet Movie" and "The Great Muppet Caper," nabbing the two top video sales spots in their first week on the market. The videos, distributed by Buena Vista, outsold both Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and Touchstone's "Sister Act." Meanwhile, Henson's creations are branching out.
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BUSINESS
February 5, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook struck a chord with its users this week by launching "Look Back," a feature that instantly creates personalized video montages of users' top posts on the social network. If you've logged into Facebook within the last day, you've likely seen more than a few posts from your friends saying "Here's my Facebook movie. Find yours at https://facebook.com/lookback/ #FacebookIs10. " The Menlo Park, Calif., company has not said exactly how many users have created "Look Back" videos, but on Wednesday, Facebook said the product has " proven to be incredibly popular" and that "hundreds of millions of movies were rendered and have been rolling out since yesterday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A  2-year-old Weimaraner whose alleged abuse at the hands of its 17-year-old owner was posted to social media has been placed in a new home. The teen, who hasn't been named because he is a minor, was charged Wednesday with four felony counts of animal cruelty after prosecutors say he  made several videos of himself abusing the dog and then posted them on a social media site. Prosecutors did not specify the type or nature of alleged abuse. The dog, renamed Charlie, has since been removed from the teen's family and placed in an adoptive home, according ot Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
BUSINESS
October 24, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The ability to edit videos has finally arrived on Vine. The popular video app announced Thursday that users can now edit their videos before posting them. With a new feature called "Time Travel," users can now reorganize the various shots included in their videos. That means if a user wants to put the last clip he shot at the start of his video, he can simply drag it to the front before sharing. Live unboxing: Microsoft Surface 2 tablet [Video chat] To edit, users tap the green bar at the top of the screen while they shoot or tap "Edit" while in the preview screen.
BUSINESS
July 10, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- Good news for skateboarding dogs everywhere: You can now embed Instagram videos and photos across the Web. Last month when Instagram launched video to compete with Twitter's Vine, there was a collective groan. It lacked a key feature: the ability to embed videos elsewhere on the Web. So, just to make their visual moments much more visible, crafty people came up with all kinds of complicated workarounds that were not supported by Instagram and could, of course, break at any time.
NEWS
June 23, 2012 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON - Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, preparing for the upcoming Supreme Court decision on healthcare reform, covered all of his bases in preparing four videos to respond to various potential verdicts  - but his cover was blown when his campaign accidentally uploaded all four to his YouTube account. Oh, that simple-to-use technology. In what can be described as a contingency plan gone wrong, Mourdock's YouTube channel was meant to host one video depending on next week's ruling: If the court ruled in favor of President Obama's healthcare reform law, if it struck down some provisions but preserved others, if it ruled the entire law unconstitutional, and if the court's ruling is inconclusive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim, Dan Weikel and Shelby Grad
The fireworks accident in Simi Valley on Thursday night was captured in numerous cellphone videos. The videos offer various angles of the accident, which left at least 28 people hurt. This one was taken close to where the fireworks exploded into spectators:   This is another view from the event:   This video was taken some distance away and offers an overview of what happened:     The extent of the injuries was not fully clear, but officials said they ranged from minor to severe.
NEWS
September 6, 2011 | By Michael Muskal
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Tuesday illustrated one of the time-tested adages of politics: When you have nothing left to lose, it is time to take the low road and attack -- but always aim high. In separate videos, Paul, the darling of the libertarian movement, and Republican Huntsman, who is pitching himself as the thinking man's conservative, went after Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, respectively. Perry ranks at the top of most polls, having displaced Romney, who was formerly No. 1 in the race for the GOP nomination to face President Obama.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
Investigators are searching for more than 100 women they say were victimized by a registered sex offender who secretly shot videos up their skirts. Mylyn Johnson of the Antelope Valley was arrested in March and faces 15 felony charges including false imprisonment, burglary and several counts of "unlawful recording of undergarments," according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detectives found thousands of videos of more than 100 women on Johnson's phone, storage devices and inside his home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2009 | Eric Bailey
Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has launched an investigation into the brouhaha over videotapes of a conservative group's sting operation against ACORN, the community organizing group credited with helping push Barack Obama to the presidency. Brown's office plans to look into circumstances surrounding both the making of the videos and any possible misdeeds by ACORN employees in California caught on tape. In what has become a staple of TV and radio talk shows in recent weeks, ACORN workers in several states were shown allegedly offering advice on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution.
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