You've watched countless videos of adorable puppies, cute kitties, and all other things that make you go "Awwww…" Or perhaps video bloopers of people enduring things gone wrong that make you realize perhaps you didn't have such a bad day after all. Now YouTube is venturing further into a new avenue…a live streaming platform.
With Netflix raking in the dough, and fan favorites Apple and Hulu both pondering pay-per-use models for streaming video content, it comes as no surprise that Google also wants a slice of that sweet, sweet pay-per-view video cake. If the folks at Fast Times have it right, the company is considering how they could implement pay-per-use services on YouTube.
Remember Paul Allen? Well, he's about to try and make sure Apple amongst a whole slew of other tech heavy hitters don't soon forget him. On Friday, he sued Apple, Google and nine other companies claiming that they're making use of technology that came about ten years ago at his now-kaput Silicon Valley lab.
Wouldn’t it be nice to download your favorite YouTube videos, right from your iOS device? Sure it would, which is why a popular jailbreak app called MiTube exists to do that very thing. After making the leap to the official App Store this week, the free app was subsequently shown the door.
Now there's a better way to get your 15 minutes of fame on the internet--literally. YouTube has increased the maximum duration of video clips from 10 minutes to 15 minutes, which means that you've got an extra five minutes to tell the world why you deserve your own reality television show, or why you greatly despise the lol cat meme.
YouTube received an update today that allows the mobile website to play video using HTML5 on iPhone and Android devices. The interface has received a design face-lift that lets users interact easily using a touch screen device. The new site lets you flag, share, rate, save, and comment on videos right from one page.
This is just some cool news for the internet. Google has added a very basic video editing system to YouTube, allowing users to share their creations and make them even better.
Though it's not a full featured application, the YouTube Editor is entirely useful for combining videos. You can also crop bits and pieces of your videos and add background music from a library of genres hosted on YouTube's servers. The editor allows you to combine several videos and add one background music track.
Since its inception, Google has become the mover and shaker of the
Internet world, bringing wonderful, utilitarian goodies in the form of
web applications and cloud services. After debuting Gmail in 2004,
Google then followed suit with projects like its interactive, totally
customizable Google Calendar, maps that accurately portray real life
from a satellite overhead, and a video streaming site that has indeed
become larger than anyone could have conceived.