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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.
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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.
NATIONAL
June 25, 2012 | By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON -- Once a month, a group of staff members from the House and Senate intelligence committees drives across the Potomac River to CIA headquarters in Virginia, assembles in a secure room and begins the grim task of watching videos of the latest drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. Sometimes they see Hellfire missiles hit buildings after suspected terrorists have entered. Other times they can make out a group or a vehicle consumed in a fiery blast. Occasionally, a smaller explosion kills just one person, as officials say happened when a missile this month crashed into a room in Pakistan's tribal areas and killed Abu Yahya al Libi, Al Qaeda's No. 2. The videos are much sharper than the grainy drone imagery that can be viewed on the Web. "You can see exactly what is going on," said a senior congressional aide, who, like other officials, spoke about the highly classified program on the condition he not be identified.
NEWS
January 30, 2013 | By Russ Parsons
Just what I need - a new Internet addiction. An online friend (known only as b1os) had posted some pictures of some really remarkable looking dishes. When I asked where the recipes came from, he said “Alain Passard.” Oh, of course, been there , done that . Great cook; great book. No, he said, from his online videos and he sent a link to the website of the French magazine Le Point. And a treasure trove of short cooking videos by one of my favorite chefs. The videos are rustic in the extreme - refreshing in a world where chefs seem to be made as much on the production set as they are in the kitchen.
TRAVEL
April 11, 2010 | By Jen Leo
What's hot: Get video tours of the hostel's living room, computer hub, bunk beds, kitchen and more before you decide which hostel is right for you. The videos help the properties come to life — as opposed to seeing only property photos. Some videos also offer local tips and attractions. Keep your eye out for the Wi-Fi logo if that's important to you. What's not: You have to leave the website to book the hostel after you fall in love with the property on the video. But that does give you the opportunity to book it on a website that you may already know, such as Hostels.
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.
NATIONAL
December 12, 2010 | By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau
Nudity. Sexual activity. Animal abuse. All are reasons YouTube users can flag a video for removal from the website. Add a new category: promotes terrorism. YouTube and its parent company, Google, have been criticized by lawmakers for refusing to prescreen militant speeches and propaganda videos that have been cited in more than a dozen terrorism investigations over the last five years. But rather than submit to policies that many argue would amount to an erosion of 1st Amendment rights, particularly in an open-access environment such as the Internet, YouTube is taking a decidedly more democratic path ?
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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