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YOUTUBE YANKS CONTROVERSIAL DAVID BOWIE VIDEO

May 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Internet is often thought of as an anarchic medium where content can be created and presented without restriction. That may well be the way David Bowie viewed it — before his latest music video, “The Next Day,” which also features Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman, was yanked off YouTube on Wednesday. Bowie fans found […]

“EAGLE SNATCHING KID” SNATCHES 18 MILLION VIEWS

December 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

As of this morning (Thursday), a video labeled “Golden Eagle Snatches Kid” has been viewed more than 18.6 million times on YouTube. A television show that had drawn a number like that would have been considered a gigantic hit. The video shows what appears to be an eagle soaring over the trees in a park, […]

SUPER BOWL’S AUDIENCE PUNY VERSUS GANGNAM’S

October 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

While this year’s Super Bowl attracted 168 million viewers and set a record for the most-watched telecast in U.S. history, that figure pales in comparison with the 429 million views that PSY’s “Gangnam Style” video has counted, most within the last 6-7 weeks, BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield noted today (Thursday). The key takeaway is that […]

ACTRESS IN ANTI-ISLAMIC FILM SUES

September 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An actress who appeared in the anti-Islamic film that reportedly sparked violent protests throughout the Arab world last week has sued the film’s producer and YouTube claiming that she has been subjected to death threats since the film was released and is now unable to provide child care for her grandchildren. Alleging fraud, slander and […]

ANTI-ISLAM FILM REPORTEDLY SPARKS NEW PROTESTS

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Violent protests reportedly sparked by the anti-Islam film The Innocence of Muslims, produced in the United States, spread to Yemen today (Thursday) as an angry mob chanting “Death to America” attempted to storm the American embassy in Sana’a. While the demonstrators were able to break through a line of security forces at the gate, they […]

SPANISH BANK COMMERCIAL DRAWS MILLIONS ON THE WEB

July 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Spain’s fifth-largest bank, the 130-year-old Banco Sabadell, has used the anthem of the European Union, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” from his Ninth Symphony, to create a commercial that has gone viral on the Internet (2.1 million views on YouTube as of Saturday morning). The so-called flashmob gathered for the ad’s production included 100 participants from […]

MARK CUBAN OFFERS ADVICE TO NETWORK EXECS ON AD-SKIPPER

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At the Produced By Conference over the weekend, Mark Cuban, who made a fortune in online video well before there was much of a market for online video, suggested that some prominent video sites today attempt to deceive advertisers with rubbish statistics. He pointed out that his own Shark Tank, his relatively low-rated reality show […]

SPIDER-MAN VIDEOS POSTED ON YOUTUBE

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In advance of Sony’s release of The Amazing Spider-Man on July 3, the studio has posted on YouTube not only a trailer but also more than 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, much of which features star Andrew Garfield hanging from wires (which will be erased digitally) and doing his own stunts. Six separate videos have […]

WILL YOUTUBE GRAB AD DOLLARS AWAY FROM TV?

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Google-owned YouTube could see revenue from advertising increase by 40 percent or more from a year ago, according to Capstone analyst Rory Maher. In an interview with AllThingsD.com columnist Peter Kafka, Maher observed that while YouTube has been attempting to persuade advertisers to move money budgeted for television to its site, which is increasingly offering […]

HOW SHY WAS TEEN TV SENSATION REALLY?

March 26, 2012 by · 15 Comments 

A teenaged opera singer who was described by the TMZ website as “Susan Boyle 2.0” may have been repackaged — or may have repackaged himself — to achieve the maximum effect on Saturday’s telecast of Britain’s Got Talent. Seventeen-year-old Jonathan Antoine wandered onto the stage looking much like an obese Tiny Tim, except for a […]

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