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April Fools’ Day, Anyone? YouTube Is Shutting Down After 8-Year Quest For Best Video

We’re just gonna go ahead and take everything we read today with a giant grain of salt, as it just so happens to be April 1. In an April Fools’ joke that would likely devastate anyone who’s a fan of funny cat videos or 10-hour loops of Kate Upton on a runway, Google announced today that it’s shutting down YouTube tonight. [More]

YouTube Launches New iOS App Just In Time For That New Phone Everyone's Been Waiting For

YouTube Launches New iOS App Just In Time For That New Phone Everyone's Been Waiting For

Ever since Apple told Google it wouldn’t include a pre-loaded YouTube app on new iPhones anymore because the license to do so had expired, the two companies have totally not been best friends anymore. Upping the fight ante this time around is YouTube’s owner Google, which launched a new YouTube app for iOS just in time for the expected iPhone 5 announcement tomorrow. [More]

Apple Hates Your Kitten Videos, No Longer Pre-Installing YouTube On iOS Devices

Apple Hates Your Kitten Videos, No Longer Pre-Installing YouTube On iOS Devices

When the next versions of Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices hit customers’ hands this fall, they will come without the YouTube app that was one of the initial big marketing points of original iPhone back in 2007. [More]

YouTube Thinks You’ll All Be Nicer To Each Other If You Use Your Real Name To Comment

YouTube Thinks You’ll All Be Nicer To Each Other If You Use Your Real Name To Comment

Since the dawn of the Internet, some users have hid behind screen names to post needlessly vitriolic comments on blog posts, news stories, bulletin boards, forums, photos and videos. Now the folks at Google YouTube are now pushing users to post comments using their real names; will it do anything to curb the nastiness? [More]

YouTube Maybe Kind Of Considering Setting Fees For Some Of Its Content

YouTube Maybe Kind Of Considering Setting Fees For Some Of Its Content

One of YouTube’s top bosses has announced that he really doesn’t have anything concrete to announce, but that the company might be checking out selling subscriptions to users for access to some online videos. Those fees could allow for some cable channels to be available to consumers without buying into bundles sold by cable companies. [More]

There Are Now 500 Paramount Movies Available To Rent On YouTube

There Are Now 500 Paramount Movies Available To Rent On YouTube

We’re not saying any of our fair readers have ever watched a two-hour movie in a series of 10-minute parts that shouldnt’ve have been posted to YouTube, but now there are even more options — YouTube will be adding around 500 Paramount films for rental on the site to its current lineup. All in one piece! [More]

Reminder: Turn Off Your Google Web History Today

Reminder: Turn Off Your Google Web History Today

Starting today, Google’s new unified privacy policy kicks in, meaning that your web browsing history can be tracked and shared been other Google products like Google+ and YouTube. So if that strikes you as a bit invasive, there’s an easy way to turn it off. [More]

Is YouTube's Content ID System Leading To False Copyright Claims?

We’ve heard the stories about people’s YouTube videos being tagged for copyright violations because someone in the background is playing a song that’s recognizable to some automated system that scans online videos. But certainly no one can come after you for the barely audible sound of birds, right? [More]

Red Light Camera Company Posts Car Crash Montages On YouTube

Red Light Camera Company Posts Car Crash Montages On YouTube

We’re all familiar with traffic cam footage being used in local news highlights of rain-slicked roads or cars drifting through snowy intersections, but one of the country’s biggest suppliers of red light traffic cameras has been posting collections of crash clips on YouTube to show how dangerous running a red light can be. [More]

Vote Here For The Worst Ad In America Awards!

Vote Here For The Worst Ad In America Awards!

You told us which TV ads annoy you the most, now it’s time to select the worst of the worst! [More]

Announcing The 2011 Worst Ad In America Nominees!

Announcing The 2011 Worst Ad In America Nominees!

For the second year in a row, we asked you to tell us which TV commercials get on your last nerve, and you didn’t hold back. After sifting through hundreds of comments and e-mails, we’ve finally whittled down all those annoying ads to the elite few worthy of recognition in the Second Annual Consumerist Worst Ad In America Awards. [More]

YouTube Adding 3,000 Movie Rentals

YouTube Adding 3,000 Movie Rentals

Confirming last month’s reports, YouTube confirmed it’s adding 3,000 new movies to its little-known rental service. [More]

Report: YouTube To Rent New Movies On Demand

Report: YouTube To Rent New Movies On Demand

A conga line of anonymous sources continue to spill ambitious plans for YouTube, which reportedly not only wants to stock its virtual shelves with live sports and original entertainment programming, but also on-demand streaming rentals of new movies. [More]

YouTube Planning $100 Million Spending Spree To Compete With Cable

YouTube Planning $100 Million Spending Spree To Compete With Cable

Google-owned YouTube is getting quite ambitious, not only aiming at more live sports broadcasts, but focusing on creating its own entertainment programming and shifting to a TV-like channel format to compete with cable and satellite companies. [More]

Debunking The Creation Myths Behind 5 Huge Companies

Debunking The Creation Myths Behind 5 Huge Companies

It might be shocking to you to find out that some companies have lied about their own creation, but hey, who doesn’t like a good story? From eBay to YouTube, tall tales have been spun to consumers for various reasons. Let’s take a walk down liars’ memory lane, shall we? [More]

YouTube Wants Live NBA, NHL Games

YouTube Wants Live NBA, NHL Games

YouTube foresees a future for itself in which it will host more than just cat videos and angry Hitler parodies. The Google-owned video repository is in talks with the NBA and NHL, as well as European soccer leagues, to broadcast live games. [More]

Is That Video Of Your Dancing Baby Violating Sony's
Copyright?

Is That Video Of Your Dancing Baby Violating Sony's Copyright?

From its earliest days, YouTube was constructed on a foundation of three things — hilarious kittens, stupid teenagers and dancing babies. But now that YouTube plays host to the likes of Oprah, heaven forbid any of your videos have Sony music playing in the background, lest the copyright police come after you. [More]

Swan Song For The Free Refill?

Swan Song For The Free Refill?

This dire message at a Tucson Italian beef joint claims the restaurant’s dissolution of its free refill policy has to do with outside forces conspiring to make soda syrup too pricey. [More]