Categories: YouTube

What’s on the Web Tonight? Clicker Debuts Video Guide

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 12

How do you find what to watch online? Sites for finding and watching video abound, from search engines such as Blinkx and Truveo to hosted video sites such as YouTube…

Warner Makes Nice with YouTube

Posted by: Douglas MacMillan on September 29

On Tuesday, Google announced that music videos by Jay-Z, Madonna, Green Day, and other Warner Music artists will return to YouTube after a nearly year-long breakdown in negotiations between the…

CONFIRMED: YouTube Negotiating With Studios to Rent Movies Online

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 02

YouTube is negotiating with major Hollywood studios on a plan to stream rented movies on Google’s popular video-sharing site. If an agreement is reached, still an uncertainty, it would be…

One-Off Viral Videos Now Can Make Money on YouTube

Posted by: Rob Hof on August 25

Ever since Google’s YouTube video sharing unit started trying to make some serious money in late 2007, it has mainly tried to place ads on videos produced by people who…

Google Beats Earnings Forecast But Investors Unimpressed

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 16

Google managed to beat expectations for its second-quarter results. Here’s the release, but on first glance, it looks like Google met expectations on revenues but beat handily on profits. All…

Maybe Google Isn’t Losing Big Bucks on YouTube After All

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 17

Ever since Credit Suisse came out with a report in early April estimating that Google’s YouTube will lose as much as $470 million this year, many people have been predicting…

LIVE: Google’s First-Quarter Earnings: Revenues Down, Profits Beat Forecasts, Investors Yawn

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 16

Google’s first-quarter earnings are out, and while it managed to beat profit expectations thanks to cost-cutting, revenues were down 3% from the fourth quarter, about what analysts had forecast. From…

YouTube Announces Music Video Service with Universal Music Group

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 09

In the latest of several announced and rumored deals with major studios, Google’s video sharing service YouTube has just announced a partnership with Universal Music Group. Set to launch later…

Power.com: One Ring to Rule All Social Networks?

Posted by: Rob Hof on December 01

With what looks to be a fair amount of fanfare, a company virtually unknown in the U.S. is aiming to disrupt the fast-growing social networking business. Tonight, Rio de Janeiro-based…

Valleywag On The YouTube Election

Posted by: Arik Hesseldahl on November 14

Consider for a moment that the last time this nation elected a president that YouTube didn’t exist. Then consider for a moment how important Google’s YouTube and sites like it…

YouTube Debuts Click-to-Buy: E-Commerce for Video

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 07

When even Google CEO Eric Schmidt and cofounder Larry Page admit their YouTube video sharing site might take awhile to make more money than the sub-$200 million in revenues…

Six Reasons Why People Flip Over the Flip

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 30

Like more than 1 million other people, I’m a fan of the Flip, the little camcorder that, on paper, looks like it should suck. It has almost no advanced features…

MTV isn’t being evil…. Google, on the other hand.

Posted by: Catherine Holahan on July 15

To hear Google tell it, MTV-owner Viacom is the epitome of evil media conglomerate and Google is the hero of user privacy. In a July 15 blog post, YouTube executives…

YouTube Intros Video I.D. System; Will Studios Go Along?

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 15

YouTube, under fire from movie studios and television networks for letting pirated versions of their creations loose on the popular video site, finally is announcing a system to help content…

Google To Viacom: Sorry, You’re All Wrong

Posted by: Rob Hof on April 30

This won’t come as a surprise to anyone, but today Google filed an answer to Viacom’s copyright lawsuit against Google and its YouTube video sharing service. As one person at…

Will the Studios’ YouTube Killer Fly?

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 22

It looks like the long-rumored alternative to YouTube will actually happen, as NBC Universal and News Corp. team to provide TV show clips and even full-length movies to a new…

Where Are the Flying Cars and Digital Watermarks?

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 14

I talked with a copyright lawyer, Gregory Rutchik of The Arts and Technology Law Group in San Francisco, today about the Viacom lawsuit against Google and YouTube. His main question:…

Viacom Brings the Hammer Down On YouTube

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 13

OK, so now Viacom’s really serious. It’s suing Google and its YouTube unit for $1 billion. Clearly, this is a negotiating tactic, since it seems unlikely Viacom could reasonably expect…

What’s Up With Microsoft’s Attack on Google?

Posted by: Rob Hof on March 06

That’s the question roiling the blogosphere today, following a speech today (masterfully leaked in advance for maximum publicity) by a Microsoft lawyer to the Association of American Publishers, slamming Google’s…

Oscars: How Dare You Give Us Free Publicity?

Posted by: Rob Hof on February 28

So the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences asks YouTube to take down clips of Oscar moments such as Will Ferrell’s musical number. OK, they’re within their rights, but…

GooTube for Real

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 09

Not surprisingly, Google has indeed bought video sharing phenom YouTube. Although a lot of people, like Mark Cuban, thought it was a bad idea, the deal’s done. It is quite…

GooTube? I Wouldn’t Be Surprised By Anything These Days

Posted by: Rob Hof on October 06

Big talk today is whether Google will buy the Web video phenom YouTube. On the heels of Mike Arrington’s rumor that Google might buy YouTube, the Journal has someone else…

YouTube: 100 Million Videos a Day

Posted by: Rob Hof on July 14

Back in March at PC Forum, when someone from YouTube stepped up at a session and mentioned that the video service was streaming 30 million videos a day, I thought…

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