Despite the fact that the Wii U is set to replace the Wii as Nintendo’s current generation console in just two days, Google has revealed a Youtube app for the machine, letting users watch videos from the sharing site on their Wii.
It’s only in the US however, so don’t get too excited – as if you were already. The EU version of the app is apparently coming in several months. The currently available one is designed with the pointer interface in mind, letting users cycle trough videos, search and browse by certain categories of videos.
While this [...]
The Indian government wants social networks to aid it in censoring its citizens, preventing them from posting derogatory comments about the leaders of the country. Good luck with that.
Communications minister Kapil Sibal made this request to higher ups at Facebook, Google, Youtube and Yahoo (Yahoo?) in a meeting on Monday, asking them to step in and develop some system to limit what those on the sites could say.
Sibal went on to show photoshopped images of India’s prime minster – presumably in an unflattering manner – saying that he wanted to have the images taken down and further postings of them to be stopped. This isn’t censorship he said, [...]
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, the original founders of Youtube who sold their creation to Google for over a billion and a half dollars, have now bought up news and content sharing site Delicious; though how much has been paid has not been revealed.
Delicious is designed to take the lead role in their new firm known as Avos with Mr Hurley and Mr Chen keeping relatively quiet about the purposae of the company beyond one brief statement.
“We see a tremendous opportunity to simplify the way users save and share content they discover anywhere on the web,” Mr Hurley said.
Users are now being asked if theyer ok moving their accounts on the site to the new [...]
Google is set to spend an impressive $100 million on generating original content to be streamed on Youtube. While the search giant is usually more known for paying for licensed content from some well known brands, it seems that they’re looking to improve the site’s revenue by producing their own.
Youtube is set to receive a bit of an overhaul with the new content, Google promising to add upwards of 20 new channels and themes like arts and sports. With this in place, Youtube is set to receive 5 to 10 hours of new programming per week that will be professionally produced and funded by Google’s cash injection.
They could do something quite radical and [...]
Youtube has taken an interesting turn in their video hosting journey by releasing an early beta of a simple animation tool, allowing users to not only film themselves doing nonsensical stuff, but now they can animate it too.
The first two tools they have made available for use are Goanimate and Xtranormal Movie Maker which allow for animations to be made using images and text; its basic stuff but could prove interesting. The other tool now ready to go is Stupeflix, which allows users to create a video slideshow featuring photos, video clips and music. Apparently this can create quite impressive adverts for products; which isn’t exactly something people are too fond of on [...]