October 15, 2012 |
Among the several records broken by ultra-skydiver Felix Baumgartner on Sunday, there was one that may have been unexpected: most viewers to a live event ever on YouTube . The highest skydive in history, during which Baumgartner became the first free-falling human to break the sound barrier, racked up 8 million simultaneous views on YouTube. The live stream of the event lasted more than two hours, showing the relatively slow accent by balloon to about 24 miles above Earth, then the jump that hit speeds as high as 834 mph and took a little more than 10 minutes.
March 20, 2013 |
YouTube, the world's dominant online video site, just got even bigger -- averaging 1 billion visitors every month. That's 1 in 7 people on the planet stopping by YouTube to watch viral videos such as the most recent phenomenon, the Harlem Shake. YouTube announced it had reached the milestone in a preview of the presentation it plans to make to advertisers May 1 in New York City, during the digital upfront. It hit 800 million monthly viewers in October 2011. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Robert Kyncl, global head of content partnerships for Google Inc.
March 27, 2014 |
After first blocking Twitter, Turkey has now also blocked access to YouTube, according to numerous reports. The action comes after a recording allegedly containing audio from a meeting among many top Turkish officials was leaked onto the Google-owned service. In the recording, the officials can allegedly be heard discussing possible military actions in Syria. The blocking of YouTube comes a week after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan used a court order to ban Twitter in the country. VIDEO: Unboxing the HTC One (M8)
July 6, 2010 |
A recent court ruling that found YouTube not liable for copyright infringement drew praise in a Times editorial, then was denounced in a Blowback by Rich Bengloff of the American Assn. of Independent Music. Here's my two cents. I make a living doing something that would have been unimaginable 10 years ago: I make videos for the Internet. It all began as a creative release when I was a pre-med in college. Fast forward five years to today — I've just finished directing my first national commercial for McDonald's and Coca-Cola, and have been featured in the New Directors' Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival.
February 5, 2014 |
YouTube is getting a new boss with expertise in advertising, in an appointment that signals the Internet's dominant online video site has entered a new phase in its evolution. Google ad executive Susan Wojcicki will take over as head of YouTube, bringing years of expertise running the search giant's lucrative advertising products - including AdWords, AdSense, Analytics and DoubleClick. She succeeds Salar Kamangar, who has run the unit since YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley left the company in 2010. Google Chief Executive Larry Page confirmed Wojcicki's new role in a statement Wednesday.
April 8, 2013 |
Ellen DeGeneres' discovery on YouTube of two British cousins -- who loved to sing and dance in pink frilly dresses -- marked "the beginning of a beautiful friendship," to borrow from Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca. " In this case, the friendship that blossomed was between "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and YouTube, the popular video website owned by Google. Executives at YouTube and Warner Bros., which produces DeGeneres' afternoon talk show, pinpoint the first appearance of the pint-sized crooners, Sophia Grace and Rosie, on DeGeneres' show in late 2011 as a spark that helped ignite DeGeneres' social media supernova status.