Eminem Chrysler Ad Wins YouTube Blitz

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YouTube announced that the winner of its Ad Blitz contest is Chrysler, for its Super Bowl commercial, which featured Eminem driving around Detroit. The contest was based on viewer votes.  "It’s been about two weeks since the Super Bowl aired, but our ears are still ringing from the noise of advertisers jockeying for position in Ad Blitz, YouTube’s contest to …

Rumor: YouTube Will Pay Celebs Millions For Custom Content

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Ever hear of the term "YouTube famous"?  It relates to a person who isn’t a household name, but might be familiar to frequent visitors of the site.  Only soon, YouTube may redefine the expression (and become much more popular) by paying genuine celebrities to create new channels and content. Claude Brodesser-Akner reported, "We’re told that recently installed YouTube CEO Salar …

YouTube Attracts 8.4 Billion Streams In January

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 Online video usage in the U.S. is up significantly from the same time last year as time spent viewing video on a PC/Mac/laptops from home and work locations increased 45 percent, according to a new report from Nielsen. The number of unique online video viewers only increased by 3.1% from last January, but the level of activity was up as …

Vimeo Releases New Features for Video Producers

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Vimeo, long playing second fiddle to YouTube, has released some new features that should be very attractive to video producers. First, Plus members ($59.95 per year or $9.95 per month) can now upload files as large as 5 GB – meaning full-feature HD film uploads, or up to 2.5 hours of HD per week. With a Plus membership, Vimeo users …

How Much Content is Too Much?

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As you probably know by now, AOL has purchased The Huffington Post to further bolster its growing content business. HuffPost co-founder Arianna Huffington (now Editor-in-Chief of all AOL Content) said following the announcement, that earlier this year, the company was looking to expand local sections, launch international sections, add more original videos, and additional sections that would "fill in some …

President Obama To Answer Questions Via YouTube And Twitter

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YouTube is inviting users to submit questions to President Obama for an exclusive interview that will take place two days after the 2011 State of the Union Address. The YouTube Blog offers details. “Go to youtube.com/askobama to submit your question now, or watch the speech on Tuesday night with your webcam or video camera nearby so that you can record …

MySpace Introduces New Tools For Musicians

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MySpace has introduced new tools to help musicians better promote and mangage their music. MySpace has partnered with marketing platform Reverbnation and will offer its FanReach email marketing tool to all musicians with a profile. FanReach allows artists to communicate with others both on MySpace and via targeted email campaigns. Myspace Music will also be offering artists  a  stats tool …

Gmail App Learns 44 New Languages

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The HTML5 version of the mobile Gmail app hasn’t exactly been friendly towards non-American users to date; English (and indeed what Google calls "U.S. English") was the only language in which it was available.  Now, however, Google’s addressed the problem in a big way. Today, there are 44 new languages on the figurative table, and that should account for the …

Google Cloud Picker Feature Discovered Prematurely

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It has been revealed that Google is testing something called "Google Cloud Picker". It’s apparently not something we’re supposed to know about yet.  According to those who spotted it, it appeared when they tried to insert files and images into Google Sites and Blogger. A screenshot is now making the rounds, showing that it is tied to Picasa, Maps, Google …

Yelp gets an Unofficial Theme Song [VIDEO]

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Alex, Aaron and Rachel are the three geniuses who created this unofficial theme song for Yelp. The song communicates how Yelp has helped in different situations in life in a humorous fashion. It sure took a lot of effort to create the video. But I guess when you really love a product, it is worth going this […] Related posts: COOL: …