Free Music Streaming

Industry insider says free music streaming from Spotify, YouTube and more may soon vanish

By on April 13, 2015 at 8:55 AM.

Industry insider says free music streaming from Spotify, YouTube and more may soon vanish

The music industry is in turmoil right now. Revenue is drying up at an alarming pace and the big names in the industry are doing everything they can to regain the sales that have been lost due to piracy and the advent of music streaming services. How far are music labels willing to take things to reverse this ongoing downward trend? According to one music industry insider who is certainly in a position to know, free streaming tiers from services like Spotify and YouTube may soon be eliminated, forcing users to pay if they want access to new music. More →

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YouTube Subscription Pricing

YouTube to offer ad-free subscription service priced as high as $10/month

By on April 9, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

YouTube to offer ad-free subscription service priced as high as $10/month

Despite being the third most popular website on the web, Google’s YouTube property still hasn’t quite figured out how to make a profit. Now, in an effort to generate some extra revenue, and perhaps alleviate the frustration of users who can’t stand YouTube pre-roll video ads, YouTube is planning to implement a subscription-based tier with no advertising whatsoever.

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Trevor Moore Video YouTube

Video: Hilarious song shows how YouTube commenters are the worst people in the world

By on March 4, 2015 at 12:25 PM.

Video: Hilarious song shows how YouTube commenters are the worst people in the world

One rule of the Internet is that if you’re a sensitive person in any way, you just should never read comments sections, especially if the comments relate to your own work. Comedian Trevor Moore has written a hilarious new song about a retired man named Billy John who decided to upload some footage of himself playing guitar onto YouTube and then made the grievous mistake of reading the comments people left behind. This is what he saw (WARNING: Very, very not safe for work): More →

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Google YouTube Profits

The third most popular website on the planet still can’t make a profit

By on February 26, 2015 at 5:50 PM.

The third most popular website on the planet still can’t make a profit

YouTube completely changed the way we consume media, and it really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the Google owned property was the third most visited website in all of 2014. Whether or not you’re looking for videos of historical political debates or clips of thrill seekers tossing themselves off of buildings, YouTube has every and any type of video one can possibly think of. More →

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YouTube Kids for iPhone and Android

Google’s newest mobile app is a must-have for parents everywhere

By on February 23, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Google’s newest mobile app is a must-have for parents everywhere

Regardless of what mobile operating system you favor, chances are that you are using quite a few popular Google services, including Search, Gmail, Maps and YouTube, to name just a few. And if you’re a parent then you should definitely be interested in the latest service the company launched, a new app that’s available for both iPhone and Android in the U.S. right now. More →

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Imgur Video to GIF Conversion Tool

Making GIFs out of any video is now easier than ever

By on January 30, 2015 at 2:45 PM.

Making GIFs out of any video is now easier than ever

Popular image sharing site imgur has launched a new tool that’ll make many Internet users happy, particularly the ones who are constantly making GIFs out of various videos. The online tool — aptly called “video to GIF” — lets users simply paste a video URL and then create a great GIF file. More →

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YouTube Flash HTML5 Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs gets vindicated one last time

By on January 28, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

Steve Jobs gets vindicated one last time

Steve Jobs didn’t get everything right, but it would be hard for anyone at this point to question his decision to keep Flash off of iOS devices. Softpedia notes that YouTube has now moved away from Flash and has made HTML5 its primary technology for delivering videos, which marks a posthumous victory for Apple cofounder Steve Jobs that’s been years in the making. More →

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Google Acquisitions

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

By on January 20, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

The 10 most expensive acquisitions Google has ever made

Google’s massive annual revenues are achieved thanks largely to its advertising network, but did you know the key acquisition the company made to build the network it runs today was only its third-largest acquisition? Did you know that YouTube, the biggest video network on the planet and the second most trafficked website in the world (behind google.com), was only Google’s fourth most expensive deal?

The Mountain View, California-based company has a long history of spending huge sums of money on big forward-looking bets. Some of those bets pay off in a huge way, obviously, while others never really end up panning out. Let’s take a look back at the 10 biggest acquisitions Google has ever made. More →

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Video Molten Lava Flow

This close-up video of molten lava spilling into the ocean is mesmerizing

By on January 15, 2015 at 12:28 PM.

This close-up video of molten lava spilling into the ocean is mesmerizing

As Internet-addicted shut-ins, many of us don’t spend enough time exploring nature in all of its glory. Thankfully, YouTube gives us a window through which we can view the outside world, as is the case with this unbelievable video of molten lava spilling into the ocean. More →

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Jimmy Fallon and Nicole Kidman Funny Date Video

The funniest thing you’ll see all day: How video games cost Jimmy Fallon a date with Nicole Kidman

By on January 8, 2015 at 1:10 PM.

The funniest thing you’ll see all day: How video games cost Jimmy Fallon a date with Nicole Kidman

We’re used to seeing The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon do plenty of funny tech-related bits, some funnier than others, so it’s not surprising to find out the star sort-of chose video games and other distractions over actually paying attention to Nicole Kidman when the two first met. More →

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Take GIF From YouTube Video

How to easily create a GIF from any YouTube video

By on December 31, 2014 at 3:20 PM.

How to easily create a GIF from any YouTube video

I haven’t been thrilled with many of the additions and enhancements to YouTube over the past year or so, which have resulted in an inexplicable and gratuitous amount of unused white space and made it more difficult than ever to find interesting videos related to the stuff I like watching, but there’s one update I can get on board with: the new GIF creation tool. More →

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Best Viral Videos 2014

Scary video shows what it’s like to hit a deer while going 30 mph on a bicycle

By on December 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

Scary video shows what it’s like to hit a deer while going 30 mph on a bicycle

There’s nothing more refreshing than zipping downhill on a bicycle at a high speed… until a woodland creature suddenly leaps out in front of you and you crash into it. YouTube user Silas Patlove was riding his bike down a fairly steep slope around Sausalito, California when all of a sudden a deer jumped onto the road. He crashed into the animal and flew off his bike… and his bike’s Fly6 camera caught it all. More →

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