July 9, 2013 |
Fullscreen, a digital media company with one of the biggest channels on YouTube, has helped build followings for five-second films and a dubstep violinist, and now it's doing more to help creative types make money. The Culver City company, founded in 2011, Tuesday introduced a platform to help its video creators and brands manage their content and track their audiences. The collection of apps in its new offering gives users channel analytics, earnings reports and features to facilitate collaboration.
June 21, 2013 |
Don't trifle with fans of Taylor Swift. That seems to be the message delievered to Abercrombie & Fitch after the company offered T-shirts bearing the message "# more boyfriends than t.s.," a nod to the singer's much-talked-about dating history. Cutting to the chase, the shirt - viewable here - is no longer in A&F stores, the retailer says. Whether the shirt was pulled or simply faded away appears to be a matter of debate, however. An A&F rep told Buzzfeed on Friday that the company "set the shirt at the end of February, marked it down in the middle of March and it is no longer available.
June 18, 2013 |
Dwight Howard has a big decision to make this summer, but suffice it to say that he's not sitting at home agonizing over his future. The Lakers center recently appeared in a YouTube video by RelativitySports in which he and other famous athletes tried out their acting skills. Howard read lines from "Forrest Gump" and "300" which, of course, brought back memories of the "300"-themed speech that he gave at a Laker practice before the team played the Houston Rockets in their final game of the regular season, a game that potentially could have determined whether the Lakers made the playoffs.
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June 6, 2013 |
South Pasadena police are investigating a fight between an unidentified skateboarding teen and a janitor on Tuesday at South Pasadena Middle School. The incident, apparently filmed by another skateboarder and posted to YouTube, put school custodian Lupe Garcia in the hospital overnight with a fractured cheekbone, broken nose and a number of bruises, South Pasadena Unified Supt. Joel Shapiro said. In the YouTube video, which has since been made private, Garcia orders a group of skateboarders to leave the campus when one of the youths tells him to “relax” and another mouths off. Garcia then appears to push, verbally challenge and then chest-bump one of the teens before the two begin to grapple.
June 5, 2013 |
Just days before Google stars in the comedy "The Internship," the Silicon Valley giant has posted a video giving users a look at the experience some of their real interns have. Google and its internship program serve as the backdrop for the film, which is set to release Friday and stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn as down-on-their-luck watch salesmen who turn to Google for a midlife career change. This summer, Google will hire 1,500 interns from a pool of 40,000 candidates, but the film is expected to pique the interest of working at Google for even more people.
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June 5, 2013 |
High school and college students who have been asking President Obama to visit their campuses during his brief Los Angeles stay Friday will probably be disappointed. The president is scheduled to land at LAX at 10:35 a.m. Friday and leave at 2:05 p.m., meaning he'll probably miss both the Phi Theta Kappa honors society ceremony at Santa Monica College, which begins at 2 p.m., and the Santa Monica High School graduation, which starts at 5:30 p.m. Santa Monica College student Elias Saigali sent the president an invitation to the ceremony several months ago when he heard that Obama would be in the area, and the high school posted a YouTube video several days ago asking the president to attend.
May 30, 2013 |
DeAndre Jordan is extremely athletic on the basketball court -- but apparently his skills don't necessarily translate well to other sports. In a Youtube video by RockinRefuel, last season's Major League Lacrosse MVP, Brendan Mundorf, attempts to teach the Clippers center the basics of the sport. When Mundorf demonstrates how to shoot, he lobs the ball through the net at a scorching 98 miles per hour. When Jordan tries, he clocks in at 17 miles per hour. Here's to hoping there's a follow-up video where Jordan takes Mundorf onto the basketball court and teaches him the art of dunking. ALSO: College athlete violates NCAA rules by washing car on campus Dennis Rodman got North Korea gig after Michael Jordan declined Jallen Messersmith comes out as gay, a first for men's college basketball
May 6, 2013 |
The next time you click on a YouTube video, you might be asked to pony up some cash before it plays. The Google-owned online video site is getting ready to enter the subscription business, according to people with knowledge of the situation. The Internet's dominant source for online videos will allow content creators to charge a monthly fee to bring a broader range of entertainment to the platform, these people said. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 The move -- which has been under discussion since last fall -- could happen as soon as this week, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the story.
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April 26, 2013 |
Supporters of a UCLA water polo player arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting another student have created a YouTube video proclaiming his innocence. The 76-second video - titled "Hakop Kaplanyan - Innocence 2013" - lauds Kaplanyan's athletic accomplishments, calling him "dedicated, intelligent, honest, optimistic and caring. " The freshman "is facing a rough obstacle," people in the video say, "being accused of actions that he did not commit. " "Our friend Hakop is trying to prove his innocence," they said.
April 23, 2013 |
WASHINGTON -- A cable signed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed scaling back security personnel in the Libyan city of Benghazi five months before militants there killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, according to an interim report by House Republicans. It is unclear whether Clinton personally authored the cable, a copy of which was not included in the report. Cables from Washington typically go out under the name of the secretary of State even though almost all are written by staff members.