Along with the next iPhone, iOS 6 is going to be a major update for Apple users. With the dumping of Google for its Maps app, Apple's poised to shed another of its rival's biggest services: YouTube.
In the competitive world of online video service April Fool's Day gags, Hulu was definitely the favored horse last year with its 1996 home page. This year, though, YouTube raised the stakes with its DVD collection release: The YouTube Collection.
In the race to take over the world, it seems like YouTube recently took some huge strides: in the past eight months, it's seen a 25 percent increase in videos (now at 4 billion), and users upload an hour of video per second. Oh, and it had more than one trillion playbacks in 2011.
While we watch hours of video with people and animals doing just about anything on camera, the amateur filmmaker behind the lens often goes forgotten. YouTube wants to change that with the announcement a global competition looking for the best 15-minute video storyteller. The prizes? A chance to work with Ridley Scott to bring the story to life on the big screen, with $500,000 thrown in for good measure.
In a bid to keep us even more unproductive at work, YouTube and Google Research have announced a new feature letting us vote for our favorite videos in a head-to-head bouts called "YouTube Slam."
You might notice that the YouTube homepage looks a bit different. Love it or hate it, here's a video tour to show you the latest changes.
All aboard the YouTube movie rental train! Disney's the newest YouTube movie passenger and its bringing a handful of classic movies in exchange for a small fee.
Quick! Somebody call James Cameron. YouTube's added a new feature that *gasp* converts 2D videos into 3D ones. Now, we can all watch that Nyan Cat in three freakin' dee. Joy.
Google is looking to take on cable TV in a big way, not only prepping a huge bid for Hulu but also spending hundreds of millions of dollars acquiring content for YouTube.
Google's popular YouTube site is not only an unqualified success with tens of millions of views per day, it has also become an integral part of American popular culture. Now the site aims to empower its users with yet another tool that may set it apart from the competition.