Posts Tagged ‘Youtube’

Yahoo sells Delicious to YouTube founders Hurley and Chen

Thursday, April 28, 2011 23:17 No Comments

Yahoo’s finally found someone to take bookmarking service Delicious off its hands, selling up to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. Yahoo acquired Delicious about five years ago. Late last year, the company announced that it was planning to shut down Delicious, along with several other poorly-performing services, after making nearly 600 layoffs. It warned that if no buyer appeared by this July, the unit would be closed. But Hurley and Chen have ridden to the rescue, saying they plan to incorporate Delicious into their new venture, Avos. They say they intend to continue the service in its present form. “We’re excited to work with this fantastic community and tak

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Watch the Royal Wedding Live Broadcast via YouTube on April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011 23:30 1 Comment

YouTube has announced on The Official YouTube Blog that it will broadcast the Royal Wedding between Britain’s Prince William and Catherine Middleton. This will give an opportunity to individuals around the world the witness the major event from the comfort of their homes. The stream is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM GMT — 2:00 AM Pacific Time, 5:00 AM Eastern Time — on Friday, April 29 of this year. Individuals must visit The Royal Channel on YouTube to watch the entire thing. Visit www.youtube.com/theroyalchannel for more information. Be sure to check out a promotional video after the jump.

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Google’s YouTube Launches Live Streaming Trials

Monday, September 13, 2010 23:54 No Comments

Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) YouTube, the runaway leader in online video, has begun trials of a new live-streaming service, potentially laying the groundwork for a new heavyweight in the Webcasting space. YouTube is alpha-testing its live-streaming service with four content partners this week, and product managers Joshua Siegel and Christopher Hamilton emphasized the preliminary nature of the trial. “For the purpose of the trial, this offering will only be available today and tomorrow,” Siegel and Hamilton wrote in a blog post. “Based on the results of this initial test, we’ll evaluate rolling out the platform more broadly to our partners worldwide.” The

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YouTube Launches New HTML5 Site for Mobiles

Friday, July 9, 2010 3:45 No Comments

The mobile version of Google’s video-sharing website received an upgrade Thursday. The new m.youtube.com has a bunch of new features, including high-quality video playback in the browser using HTML5. Surf to YouTube’s mobile site with any modern mobile with a browser that supports HTML5’s <video> tag (works great on iPhones, iPads and Android phones) and you’ll notice that when you click on a video thumbnail, the video loads inside a new browser-based player. The old site on an iPhone used to launch the YouTube native app, taking you out of the browser. In fact, the first time you visit the site on an iPhone, you’ll be prompted to “install” a bookmark on your home

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Google buys online video hosting platform Episodic to beef up YouTube

Friday, April 2, 2010 13:39 No Comments

Google has acquired online video hosting platform Episodic, the latest move in its YouTube-related buying spree. Episodic‘s publishing platform manages live and on-demand video content and enables ad insertion and credit card transactions. It’s actually only formatted for the iPhone right now, but the company’s promising Android, Blackberry and Symbian device support soon. The team will presumably be absorbed into YouTube, although they’re not giving much away. At Episodic, we have always felt that these are the very early days of online video and that there is far more growth to be had. To put it in perspective, our industry is barely 15 years old,” say

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