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Justin Bieber gets a lot of hate from around the world (much of it justified IMHO), but the pop heartthrob came extremely close to having his entire YouTube channel wiped out by a nasty security issue. Russian coder Kamil Hismatullin found an exploit on YouTube that allowed anyone to delete a video on YouTube in a matter of seconds. The exploit allowed anyone to delete a YouTube with just an event_id (which can be found from the video’s URL) and an authentication token (in this case, any token was accepted) using the YouTube Creator Studio. Once Hismatullin discovered this flaw, his immediate thought... Read more...
Google enhanced the YouTube experience in early February with the launch of multiple camera angles for videos. Although there was just one video on display at launch — a live performance by Madilyn Bailey — it gave users a whole new way to plunge themselves into streaming content. Now, Google is taking video immersion to a whole new level with the introduction of 360-degree videos. What makes 360-degree videos so interesting is that you can look around in all directions while video content it playing to see more of your surroundings. Strap on Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR and it would... Read more...
News broke last week that YouTube was going to follow in the footsteps of Netflix and offer a family-friendly version of its streaming service for kids, and the report turned out to be true. The YouTube Kids app is now available to download from Google Play and Apple's App Store, the two most popular mobile platforms in the world. "Today, we’re introducing the YouTube Kids app, the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind. The app makes it safer and easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore, and is available for free on and the in the U.S.,"... Read more...
YouTube is going where Netflix has gone before by providing kids with a selection of family-friendly content. The new YouTube Kids, which is expected to launch Monday, will feature the likes of Sesame Street and Thomas the Tank Engine. The built-in search engine will guide kids away from problematic search terms and parents will be able to set a timer to end access. But YouTube Kids’ most interesting characteristic isn’t its features: it’s that the service is (at least, initially) available only as an Android app. The Google Play store will soon have new competition for the array of apps that cater... Read more...
Watching live concerts on YouTube is about to get a bit more immersive thanks to some fancy new camerawork that’s currently in the testing phase. YouTube is introducing a new feature that allows viewers to dynamically change cameras while playing back a video. There is currently one video on YouTube that supports multiple camera angles, and it’s a live performance by indie artist Madilyn Bailey. The additional camera angles show up as small thumbnails on the right-hand side of the screen and periodically update to give viewers a reasonably up-to-date view of what’s going on in front of each camera.... Read more...
Remember when the video of a drunk David Hasselhoff eating a cheeseburger surfaced? It showed just how far the former Knight Rider and Baywatch star had fallen, though to his credit, he's since recovered from a PR standpoint. Likewise, maybe HTC can recover from a rap video it posted to YouTube in which the Android pioneer takes repeated swings at Apple and Samsung. It's actually rather sad that it's come to this. We're all for having fun on the Internet, but this seems like a desperate attempt at regaining its former glory -- it was HTC that kicked off the Android movement with the T-Mobile G1... Read more...
Sony took to Twitter to announce that it's ending support for the PlayStation Vita's Maps and near features support, which will be wiped away in a forthcoming update. In addition, Sony will also eradicate the YouTube application, telling users that if they want to watch YouTube content, they'll have to use the browser application. "All features of the [Maps] application and some features of the [near] application will be disabled with the PlayStation Vita system software update planned on March, 2015. Functionalities of the applications will be removed automatically once users update their PlayStation... Read more...
A couple of official social media accounts of the United States' Central Command have been breached today, with the Islamic State militant group ISIS claiming responsibility. Both the Twitter and YouTube accounts of the Central Command were accessed to change both the banner and profile picture, as well as add a couple of messages. On the Twitter account, a message was left to instill fear in American soldiers, as seen in the screen capture below. The YouTube account also had two pro-ISIS videos uploaded. Beyond that, it doesn't seem like much impact was made, outside of the fact that both social... Read more...
According to new reports, Twitter is planning to roll out its long-rumored native video feature in just a couple of weeks. The company's goal isn't to compete with the likes of YouTube, though. Instead, the company is aiming to get people to come back to the service more often, and given the enormous popularity of Twitter-owned Vine, its potential is great. Up to this point, those who've shared video on their Twitter profiles have had to paste it in from a competing platform, or from Vine. The problem with Vine, though, is that its clips are limited to 6 seconds. According... Read more...
Sony’s The Interview is starting to pick up steam, albeit in an untraditional way. After being shut out by major theater chains for a Christmas Day opening, Sony received backing from just 331 independent theaters for the release, which was good enough to deliver $2.8 million at the box-office over the holiday weekend. Sony also made the shrewd move to simultaneously make the movie available online for rental/purchase on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox Live, Vudu and via iTunes. The online release of The Interview set a record for Sony, raking in $15 million in the first few days of availability making... Read more...
“Yo dawg! I heard you like trailers, so I made a trailer for your trailer.” Marvel is hoping for an epic opening for its upcoming sequel to the 2012 smash hit, The Avengers. The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is set for release on May 1, but Marvel is taken an Xzibit-esque turn by releasing a teaser trailer for the upcoming trailer that will debut on January 12 during the NCAA college football championship game on ESPN. Yes, you heard that right. We have now come to the point where trailers actually need their own teaser trailer. And to add insult to injury, the teaser trailer for the trailer simply shows... Read more...
Sony released “The Interview” in select theaters as well as on YouTube and Google Play despite a massive data breach and terrorist-style threats that were meant to stymie the project. Thanks to the publicity that stemmed from the attack on Sony Pictures, “The Interview” has become Sony’s most successful online movie by raking in $15 million in sales though Saturday. According to Sony, The movie was rented or downloaded over 2 million times since it was released on Tuesday. It is Sony’s highest grossing online release of all time, far outpacing successes such as “Snowpiercer”... Read more...
Despite #GOP’s, the hacker group claiming responsibility for the massive data breach at Sony Pictures, efforts to make sure “The Interview” is never shown in theaters, such is not the case. While Sony originally announced that the movie would not be shown in theaters, it later rescinded that decision and will be showing the movie in select theaters. However, Google has announced that “The Interview” is now available on YouTube and Google Play.According to Google chief legal officer David Drummond, Sony had been contacting various companies to ask if they would make “The Interview” available online.... Read more...
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his regime may have attempted to censor the world from seeing "The Interview," a comedy in which the CIA hires a pair of ill-equipped TV personalities to assassinate the dictator, but as they say in the business, the show must go on. And it will -- following a knee-jerk reaction by cinemas and even Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the Christmas Day opening of "The Interview," around 300 independently-owned theaters have decided to show the flick, and so has Google, through its YouTube service.According to a CNN Money report, Google and Sony have come to... Read more...
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