YouTube isn't the only video sharing service in town

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by Zachary Sniderman28 YouTube, YouTube, YouTube. If you want to upload a video on the Internet, pretty much anyone will default to the web’s standard. And why shouldn’t they? YouTube has been the platform for viral sensations, from huge brands (Old Spice) to kid musicians (Justin Bieber). The wisdom: “Go where the people are.” It makes YouTube tempting, especially as it continues …

Viral Videos of the Week: Improv Everywhere at the GEL Conference

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At the GEL Conference in New York, members of the self-proclaimed “prank collective”, Improv Everywhere burst into a full blown musical after a man refuses to turn his cellphone off.   By now we’ve become accustomed to Improv Everywhere’s viral videos exploding across web. These are the same people who orchestrated the now legendary “Frozen Grand Central Station” event where …

Girl is a Master Musical Multitasker

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Uploaded just two days ago, this video features a young woman playing several classical pieces on the violin, piano and some other plucked instrument. (If you know the instrument name, let us know in the comments). The video has already pulled in nearly a half million views and was a hot topic on the front page of the popular link …

Viral Video of the Week: Fast Food Lasagna

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This week’s viral video comes to us courtesy of the mad scientists over at Epic Meal Time. The group, known for its monstrosities of artery clogging food, took on the innocent lasagna. EMT (an ironic abbreviation, huh?) ended up with a 74,000 calorie abomination of meat and cheese. Are you hungry now?

YouTube Improves Video Analytics for Partners With New Tools

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by Amy-Mae Elliott Analyzing your video channel’s content is about to get a lot easier for YouTube Partners, thanks to the preview launch of new “Partner Analytics” tools. Whereas before, detailed analytical info had been available via raw data from downloadable spreadsheets, now there’s a lot more at-a-glance info. We spoke with the two YouTube product managers responsible for the launch …

Viral Video(s) of the Week: Real or Fake? Beckham's Mad Soccer Skills

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In this latest video entry into the “what the hell did I just see?” video category is David Beckham supposedly making three incredibly accurate shots into trash cans. See the video below. So what do you think? Real or fake? Personally, I’m going with the latter. I could point to the obvious fact that Beckham is grasping a Diet Coke, …

YouTube To Get Curated With Channels

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by Brenna Ehrlich In recent months, we’ve been hearing growing rumors about YouTube adding more curation and original content, and now sources are saying that the video site plans to add “channels” to make itself more viable for Internet-connected TVs. The Wall Street Journal cites “people familiar with the matter” as saying that parent company Google is planning on altering YouTube’s …

Video Marketing Expert Series featuring Ken Theriot

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Video Marketing Expert Series explores one of the untamed frontiers of video marketing – AUDIO. Ken Theriot is an absolute expert in Audio work and he has performed as a voice over actor as well as an audio engineer and currently owns Homebrewaudio.com, the number one site to learn perfect at home audio for cheap. To hear the entire webinar …

YouTube To Invest up to $875,000 in Rising Stars

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by Ben Parr YouTube is launching another campaign to cultivate more original, quality content on its servers, promising to invest $35,000 in up to 25 of its partners. The new initiative, YouTube NextUp, is not focused on discovering new talent, but more on “accelerating the growth of the next big YouTube stars.” Existing YouTube partners (those with less than 300,000 subscribers) …