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  • YouTube star Casey Neistat shows off his $5.5 MILLION New York City apartment in lavish photo shoot

    Casey Neistat, 37, started making YouTube videos eight years ago and now has more than 10 million subscribers on his channel. He lives in a palatial apartment in downtown Manhattan.

    Mail Online
  • Video: 18-year-old Mac Dre performs 'Too Hard for the Radio' for the first time in high school

    The nostalgia that's arisen from a recent video of 18-year-old Mac Dre raps "Too Hard for Da F-in' Radio" is anything but twee. But the nostalgia for the late Vallejo rapper is still embedded in the Bay Area's musical walls even 14 years past his untimely death.

    SFGate
  • How LaurDIY Went From Dorm Room Blogger to YouTube Star With 8.4 Million Subscribers

    YouTube's queen of crafty tutorials, who has recently launched products at Target, Amazon and other major retailers, connects with fans by sharing intimate details of her personal life.

    Entrepreneur
  • YouTube Gaming goes web-only from March, as Google kills standalone app

    YouTube Gaming will be moving to a web portal from March next year, shuttering its app in the process.

    www.techradar.com
  • A Bollywood production company is about to steal PewDiePie's top spot on YouTube — and viewers are watching it play out in real time

    PewDiePie has been the top subscribed YouTube channel since 2013.  Now, his spot might be taken by Bollywood production company T-Series. Viewers are watching PewDiePie and T-Series' subscriber counts play out in real time.  PewDiePie, the controversial Swedish YouTube personality famous for his livestreamed video game commentaries, has maintained his spot as YouTube's top subscribed channel for five years. But now, he's about to lose his top spot to T-Series, a Bollywood production company...

    Business Insider
  • YouTube is overhauling its gaming section — and now it looks more like Twitch

    YouTube has announced it will discontinue support for its YouTube Gaming app in March 2019 after less than four years.  A new web portal, Youtube.com/gaming, will replace the service and allow users to search through video game specific content. More than 200 million users watch gaming content on YouTube everyday, but the company has struggled to endear the sense of community seen on Twitch, a competing streaming service. The YouTube Gaming app will cease to be in March 2019, as the streaming...

    Business Insider
  • Japan officially backs ‘flying car’ research

    TOKYO - Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government's "flying car" project. Major carrier All Nippon Airways, electronics company NEC Corp. and more than a dozen other companies - including San Francisco's Uber - and academic experts hope to have a road map ready by the year's end. "This is such a totally...

    SFGate
  • Move over Bodyguard: how crime drama Shiro's Story became a YouTube hit

    Written in freestyle rap, this story of love, betrayal and drug violence is what kids watched while their parents tuned into Bodyguard. We meet the ex-gang member behind the online sensation As millions of parents settled down in front of the telly for the latest Bodyguard on Sunday night, their kids were getting their phones out for the denouement of another British crime thriller hit. Shiro’s Story, which airs on YouTube, clocked up 7m views for its first two episodes, while that final...

    the Guardian
  • Report: YouTube's 'alternative influence network' breeds rightwing radicalisation

    Study blames social media site’s network of scholars, media pundits and internet celebrities who unite to promote far-right politics YouTube provides a breeding ground for far-right radicalisation, where people interested in conservative and libertarian ideas are quickly exposed to white nationalist ones, according to a report from Data & Society. Although YouTube’s recommendation algorithms are partly to blame, the problem is fundamentally linked to the social network of political...

    the Guardian
  • A music exec who lived through the industry’s darkest period reveals what to do when a technological tsunami is about to crush your business

    To hear the experts tell it, if your business is connected to healthcare, energy, financial services manufacturing or call centers, then there's a chance you'll soon be toast. A group of companies, including Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and Intel are investing big money to develop artificial intelligence and other game-changing technology. These new AI superpowers are expected to pay your industry a visit in the not-so-distant future, leaving key parts of your product obsolete...

    Business Insider
  • Eminem's new diss track had the biggest debut of a hip-hop song in YouTube's history

    Eminem's diss track "Killshot" had the largest debut of a hip-hop song in YouTube's history, the company said in a release. The diss, directed at the rapper Machine Gun Kelly, earned a record 38.1 million views on YouTube in its first 24 hours.  Eminem's recently released single, "Killshot," a diss track directed at the rapper Machine Gun Kelly, had the largest debut of any hip-hop song in the history of YouTube, the company said in a release on Tuesday.  The official audio of "Killshot"...

    Business Insider
  • Roseanne Barr's Character on 'The Conners' Will Die of Opioid OD

    Roseanne Barr's character on "The Conners" will be killed off by an opioid overdose ... so says the comedian herself. Barr was on Brandon Straka's "Walk Away" when she revealed the gigantic spoiler. Barr tells Straka the pill addiction story line…

    TMZ
  • One in four parents encourage children to stream illegally

    One in four parents actively encourage their children to pirate TV shows, films and sport online, potentially exposing them to disturbing content including hard-core pornography, new research has found.

    The Telegraph
  • Hugs, flags, tears, kids: Inside the heart-tugging world of today’s super-viral campaign ads

    In 2018, candidates are introducing themselves through videos — on the Web, not TV — with the dramatic pull of short films.

    www.washingtonpost.com
  • Generation Zs reveal their 100 favorite brands

    Hollis Johnson Generation Zs were born after 1997. They prefer brands that are healthy, socially-conscious, and connected with influencers on platforms like YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat. But many of their favorite brands are shared by older generations, too.  Millennials, move aside. There's a new generation advertisers are vying to reach: Generation Z. Gen Zs are Americans born after 1997, and their short lives have been already been marked by the advent of mobile technology, social...

    Business Insider
  • Boy, 11, left with serious head injuries after copying YouTube stunt

    Tyler Brooke passed out on playground roundabout spun by the back wheel of a moped A boy was left with serious head injuries after riding a playground roundabout as it was spun by the back wheel of a moped, in imitation of a popular YouTube video stunt. Tyler Brooke, 11, fainted as the centrifugal force generated by the spinning roundabout forced fluid and blood into his head, leaving his face bruised and his eyes bulging and bloodshot. Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Ted Levine, Mel Rodriguez, Beth Ditto & Usman Ally Cast In YouTube Series ‘On Becoming A God In Central Florida’

    EXCLUSIVE: Ted Levine is set as the male lead opposite Kirsten Dunst in On Becoming A God In Central Florida, YouTube Premium’s a one-hour dark comedy series set in the 1990s. Also cast in the show, from George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures and Sony's TriStar Television, are Mel Rodriguez (Getting On, The Last Man On Earth) and Beth Ditto, the lead singer of Gossip, who will be series regulars, and Usman Ally (Veep), who will recur. On Becoming A God In Ce…

    Deadline
  • Boy forced into 'roundabout of death' playground stunt left with serious head injuries

    Mother of 11-year-old says her child 'looked like the elephant man', after incident 'inspired by popular YouTube video'

    www.independent.co.uk