CNN's Atika Shubert gets some advice from locals on how to deal with London's notoriously fickle weather.
Two Chinese online video companies agreed to merge Monday in an all-stock deal that will create a major new player in the rapidly growing market.
Verizon and DVD kiosk company Redbox said Monday that they're teaming up on a streaming video partnership, a move that puts Netflix squarely in their crosshairs.
For Americans who own cell phones or other mobile devices (at least 85% of the adult population, according to a new survey), 2011 ushered in a whirlwind of news.
We already knew about YouTube's redesign, which tech-savvy readers have been enabling for the past 10 days. As of now, however, the new YouTube is available to everyone.
Google TV had such potential when it launched in October 2010. But for many users, the lack of Hulu -- along with the awkwardness of the interface and lack of cooperation from TV networks and content providers -- was a huge turnoff.
TV on demand website Hulu, which has been not-so-quietly hunting for a buyer for several months, said late Thursday that it has decided not to sell itself.
It pays to be a content provider these days. This morning, both Netflix and Amazon announced new digital video streaming deals.
Cable companies were ticked off when "cut the cord" became a rallying cry in 2009, with disgruntled consumers vowing to cancel their expensive TV plans in favor of cheaper options -- namely, Netflix.
Netflix's move to rebrand its DVD-by-mail service as Qwikster sets that business up for a spin-off and underscores Netflix's longtime desire to go all-in on streaming. But it's a high-risk strategy: Streaming video has become a very expensive game -- and Netflix's rivals have much fatter wallets.
The ubiquitous red envelopes will endure, but they will carry a new name.
When you're a new tech company with a cool product, life is good. But once you become an industry leader, pleasing people is a lot tougher. Just ask Netflix.
With so many rumors about a Hulu buyout swirling around, it might be easier to list who isn't interested in snapping up the video streaming service.
Apple could be considering a purchase of popular online video service Hulu, according to "two people who weren't authorized to speak publicly."
In the not so distant past, Netflix was known mainly for its red envelopes. The DVD-rental-by-mail service was the company's core, and streaming video was a side perk for subscribers.
Hulu is considering an unsolicited takeover offer, according to several news reports making the rounds on Wednesday.
YouTube Friday began hosting live streams. But don't go looking for how to get your basement version of Wayne's World on the internet just yet: For now, this power is reserved for pre-approved "trusted partners," not for the kitten-on-the-keyboard masses.
In a bid to get more eyeballs on its movies, one major studio is looking to turn Facebook into a movie-streaming service.
UPDATE We've just heard from the NHL, who tell us: "The NHL is not in discussions with YouTube to stream live games. The NHL has not had conversations with the Google spokespeople mentioned in the Bloomberg report."
Redbox, the $1 DVD rental kiosk service, said Thursday that it is planning an online video streaming service -- just like Netflix.
At the just-ended Consumer Electronics Show, Hulu CEO Jason Kilar announced that Hulu is bringing its premium Hulu Plus service to smartphones running Android 2.2. He also demonstrated the Hulu Plus app during his presentation.
If so-called "smart TVs" are so clever, why do we feel so dense when trying to compare them?
You won't be paying a surcharge to watch YouTube. Your favorite news website won't run any slower than a competitor's. And you don't have to worry about Netflix getting blocked.
A Japanese man's live video stream of his suicide sparks privacy debates. CNN's Kyung Lah explains.
A 24-year-old man committed suicide live on the internet, Japanese police said Friday.
Boxee has announced that its Boxee Box -- a set-top box for streaming video content built in collaboration with D-Link -- is now available in 33 countries.
Hulu now reaches 30 million viewers a month, and Zynga's games draw a bigger daily audience than the New York Times.
IPhone and iPad users' long wait for an app that allows them to view Flash videos is about to be over.
Log onto popular video streaming websites on a Sunday during football season and you can usually find several channels showing decent-quality live feeds of the games.
CNN.com's Kevin Voigt talks about some of YouTube's biggest money makers.
He is the king of clicks, the biggest star in the most powerful media platform to emerge in recent years. But unless your date of birth hovers near the year 1990, you've probably never heard of him.
Online video has gotten a bum rap. YouTube is often thought of as a home for juvenile idiocy, mindless narcissism and not much more. The collective 80 million hours we spend watching it every day seems to some like a terrible waste of human attention.
Live-streaming video on YouTube, until now a rare novelty, may be getting a lot more common.
With Wednesday's announcement that it will be revamping its web TV offerings, Apple has made its most serious push into an emerging, and increasingly crowded, field.
A possible initial public offering of Internet TV service Hulu would be a significant test for the success of the online streaming video business.
Earlier this month YouTube launched a new feature called Leanback. The goal? To turn your brief YouTube jaunts into a passive couch-potato experience.
YouTube is ready to take the wraps off its latest vision for how online videos can be enjoyed on larger screens.
With all the free video on the web these days, or compelling new video devices such as Apple's iPad, it's tempting to get excited about the day you can fire your cable or satellite TV company and get all your entertainment from Internet streams.
Internet TV website Hulu on Tuesday unveiled a premium, subscription-based service that will be available on the iPhone, iPad, and some other devices in addition to the Web.
About as mature as a third-grade boy, the comedy web series "The Annoying Orange" proves once again that everyone secretly loves corny jokes.
Despite rising cable and satellite TV prices and easy access to streaming TV and movies on the Internet, few consumers have cut the cord. But that looks like it's about to change.
A bitter feud between Google's online video site YouTube and media conglomerate Viacom turned ugly on Thursday, as both companies hurled accusations at one another about engaging in deceptive and illegal practices.
Cisco unveiled a new Internet technology Tuesday that it says will provide the ultra-fast data speeds necessary to stay ahead of users' rapidly growing online video demands.
Netflix is cruising. The cable guys are catching on. Wal-Mart just rumbled in.
In the near future, TV is going to be available anywhere, on any device, at any time. Just don't expect it to be free.
Mashable's Adam Ostrow talks about online reaction to Tiger Woods' apology.
Live online video streams of Tiger Woods' public apology caused a stir on the Internet on Friday, but online viewership fell far short of expectations.
In an online world saturated by struggling streaming music services, Internet radio site Pandora appears to be making all the right moves.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank needed a way to tell the world about its work. Shawn Ahmed wanted to continue the video storytelling he'd begun on behalf of the poor in Bangladesh.
Apple executives have spoken to the top four recording companies about plans to offer a streaming music service free of charge to consumers, multiple music industry sources told CNET.
It was a show about beautiful people with some ugly ratings.
Eric Schmidt's presence at a swanky music industry gathering was an illustration of how far digital technology has come and the power it has amassed.
Music videos will return to YouTube in the UK, the second-largest market for the U.S. Web site, after almost six months' absence after its parent Google signed a new licensing deal with PRS for Music, the songwriters' and publishers' association.
A new deal ends a six-month music video blackout for British users of YouTube. CNN's Adrian Finighan reports.
After years of tweaking and rewording agreements, commercial webcasters have agreed to royalty rates for music they stream online, according to a statement from SoundExchange, a not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes digital music royalties.
After years of tweaking and rewording agreements, commercial Webcasters have agreed to royalty rates for music they stream online, according to a statement from SoundExchange, a not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes digital music royalties.
There has perhaps never been a better time to drop your $60-a-month cable bill and subsist purely on free web video.
When Hulu, the online video joint venture of GE's NBC and News Corp.'s Fox (and now Disney's ABC), launched last year, CEO Jason Kilar said its mission was "to help people find and enjoy the world's premium content when, where, and how they want it." Perhaps what he meant to say was, "Anytime, anywhere, anyhow - except on a TV screen."
Not so long ago, music companies were doing all they could to keep their music away from online video sites. Now Vivendi-owned Universal Music Group is partnering with Google's YouTube to do for music videos what Hulu.com has done for TV. After much speculation, the companies Thursday afternoon announced plans for Vevo.com, a premium music site that will feature all of UMG's artists.
YouTube is in talks to acquire licensing rights to full-length content from Sony Pictures, home of such films as "The International" and "Spider-Man," sources familiar with the negotiations told CNET News.
A 15-year-old has created a free-music service by harnessing YouTube's vast library of music videos.
It took Hulu.com less than a year to become the go-to destination for television-watching on the Web. Hulu even scored a spot on traditional media's biggest stage, a Super Bowl commercial.
When Corey Wynsma's wife got laid off a few months ago from her graphic design job, the couple did an inventory of their household budget.
Marilyn Parver never wanted to become a YouTube star. Neither did Iesha Walker.
With many workers stuck at their desks during the late-morning swearing-in of President Obama on Tuesday, more people than ever went online to watch live video of the historic inauguration.
Antoine's Restaurant in New Orleans had never been the subject of a TV commercial, let alone an Internet ad. The 168-year-old business, where third-generation waiters serve gumbo and other Creole delicacies to third-generation customers, had only ever advertised in print and on radio. So last June, the owners decided to drag the restaurant into the 21st century with an ad on YellowPages.com, complete with a promotional video.
Amy Poehler is one of the hottest properties in comedy today, a close second to former "Saturday Night Live" co-star Tina Fey. Anyone who caught Poehler impersonating Hillary Clinton or rapping about Sarah Palin knows how good she is.
If you visit YouTube.com - where close to half of all online video is seen - the power-to-the-people motto "Broadcast yourself" appears at the top of your browser. Lately, though, it's hard not to wonder if the "you" in YouTube doesn't increasingly refer to "them": the Big Kahuna media companies whose video wares have been gaining more notice both on YouTube and elsewhere on the web.
For months, YouTube has been making a pitch to Hollywood studios: Give us your films, and we'll make you money.
Saturday Night Live isn't the only brand boosted by Tina Fey's Sarah Palin routines. If you're one of the millions who's watched those skits online within a week of their original broadcast, chances are you've seen them at Hulu.com. It's a big moment for the free video site.
Congress has cleared the way for a potential agreement intended to save the emerging Internet radio market from a crippling hike in copyright royalty rates
The subject of the most-viewed YouTube sports clip of all-time, in a rather boring revelation, is the world's most-popular sport. The video is entitled Comedy Football. It's a montage of soccer bloopers set to Malcolm Arnold's The River Kwai March, and it has been watched 16.8 million times since it was posted on March 5, 2007. The most highly played sports clip that originated in the U.S. checks in at a respectable 9.1 million viewers; it's footage of an All-Star Weekend dance-off between Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James and Dwight Howard.
Viacom has agreed to let Google strip identifying information from YouTube viewers' data before complying with a judge's order to hand over the records as part of a copyright infringement lawsuit.
In a nod to privacy complaints, Viacom Inc. won't be told the identities of individuals who watch video clips on the popular video-sharing site YouTube
No broadcaster shows how fast and far digital media has come than the U.S. network NBC Universal's plans for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In the 2006 Turin Winter Games, NBC streamed only one hockey game online. This year, NBC will stream 2,200 hours of 25 events live, with nearly the entire 4,000 hours of the games available on archive for North American Internet users.
At first glance, "Harold Buttelman, Daredevil Stuntman" appears to be typical YouTube farce. It's a video about a small town tuxedo salesman who thinks he's the next Evel Knievel. He's mistaken, of course.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman is urging Google Inc. to take down YouTube videos that he said al Qaeda and "other terrorist organizations" use to encourage violence and disseminate propaganda.
The future of television is changing before our eyes, as media giants scramble to stake their claims in the wilderness of Internet video.
George Wright figured a construction project was underway when he noticed wood shavings inside a room his company used for customer demonstrations.
Internet radios are kind of like the Jerry Lewis of consumer electronics--apparently they're really big in Europe, but you don't hear much about them in the states.
A new site named Hulu actually makes you want to watch TV shows online
When Fox and NBC Universal announced last March that they would join forces to put their TV shows online, the pundits of Silicon Valley howled with derision. Old media doesn't get the Internet, they said. Michael Arrington, the influential editor of TechCrunch, rattled off the reasons the project would never succeed and suggested that Fox and NBC quickly name their joint venture before it got stuck with the moniker insiders at Google had reportedly given it: Clown Co.
Chinese are uploading more Internet videos of sex, scandal and protest. It's big business -- and a headache for Beijing
Eight Republican presidential hopefuls sparred during their debate in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Wednesday, November 28. Click on the following links to watch or download video of the debate.
Don Tapscott talks about how web sites such as Facebook and Wikipedia are changing the way corporations do business.
It starts innocently enough. You visit YouTube for, say, a few minutes of football bloopers. Then you switch to funny dog antics, followed by goofy juvenile stuntmen. Before long you've inadvertently spent 30 minutes watching videos on your computer.
Pitzer College this fall began offering what may be the first course about the video-sharing site YouTube
Watching video online in small, fuzzy boxes is heading the way of rabbit ears.
Mark Halperin scores it a win for Obama, a loss for Richardson and one giant step for user-generated content
It was one of the most talked about moments in the 2006 campaign: "Lets give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia."
Black Sunday has come and gone, and Internet radio has managed to live and play for another day.
New royalty rates may doom many small stations and the struggling musicians who depend on them.
YouTube, which has had to pull copyrighted videos off its site after legal attacks by some big media franchises, has enjoyed a surge in U.S. audience share that leaves it far larger than the next 64 video-sharing sites combined, a survey found.
If, like me, you're a fan of Internet radio sites such as Pandora or Live365, you'll have to find something else to listen to Tuesday. Dozens of online broadcasters have stopped playing music, in protest of a new levy the government and the music labels are about to impose.
If, like me, you're a fan of Internet radio sites such as Pandora or Live365, you'll have to find something else to listen to next Tuesday. That's the day dozens of online broadcasters go silent, in protest of a new levy the government and the music labels are about to impose.
Never mind YouTube. An application just launched by Dmitry Shapiro, a serial peer-to-peer software entrepreneur, allows you to watch not only everything on YouTube but every piece of free video on the Web.
The popular user-generated video sharing site YouTube will begin testing video recognition technology in conjunction with partners Time Warner Inc. and The Walt Disney Co
Ten Republican presidential hopefuls battled over many issues during their New Hampshire debate on Tuesday, June 5, including Iraq, immigration and health care.
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