Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Google says Viacom's YouTube lawsuit threatens exchange of info on the Net

Viacom International Inc.'s $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube LLC and its parent company, Google Inc., threatens the way that hundreds of millions of people legitimately exchange various kinds of content via the Internet, Google contended in an answer to an amended version of the complaint filed by Viacom last month. Google, which was sued by Viacom in March 2007, made similar arguments against the lawsuit in an initial response filed last spring. Google, which acquired YouTube in late 2006, said in its filing that the video-sharing Web site has adhered to the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The DMCA provides a framework for regulating copyrights in the world of electronic content. It gives copyright holders procedures to follow to protect their content when alleged violations occur, and it offers protections to Web-based businesses and Internet users to cover unintentional posting of copyrighted materials. In its amended complaint, which requests a jury trial, Viacom said that while You Tube claims to be a forum for users to share their own original videos, a vast amount of the content posted on the site consists of "infringing copies" of Viacom's copyrighted works. That includes material from popular TV shows and movies such as SpongeBob SquarePants, South Park, An Inconvenient Truth, Mean Girls and many more.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Kobe Bryant Slam Dunks With Latest YouTube Stunt

Do you like to watch funny videos ? YouTubers love a good show -- whether it's the brainchild of a viral marketing campaign or not.

This is one of the most funny and unique video clips. Check out the latest installment of Kobe and his adventures with Nike's Hyperdunk shoe.

The gravity-defying clip (nice video) (right) of Lakers player Kobe Bryant dunking a basketball over a swimming pool full of snakes has tallied nearly 2.5 million since it was first posted last Friday.

There's just one catch: unlike the Levi's ad, there's little question that Nike is behind the video, which features Bryant fooling around with Jackass megapranksters Wee-Man and Party Boy before nailing his stunt.

Last month, Bryant performed a similarly orchestrated stunt to promote a line of Nike's Hyperdunk footwear. Nearly 4 million YouTubers tuned in to watch Bryant leap-frogging over an Aston Martin convertible.

Monday, May 26, 2008

YouTube video: Beckham 70 Yard Goal - LA Galaxy Vs. Kansas City Wizards

Beckham 70 yard goal against Kansas City Wizards in 05/24/2008. HQ available (because this video is not stolen and repost it). The goalkeeper was pulled forward because they had to score (it was in the last minutes of the match it seems). So they pulled their keeper forward when they take the corner, apparently the ball lands at beckhams feet and he scores. You have to be very very acurate to score such a goal like this cuz from that distance it's very hard to shoot right in de middle of the goal so it's very amazing. If you are looking for great videos you should check out this one.

The goalkeeper was at the other end hopin to get somethin on the end of the delivery from the corner...and then wen beckham got the ball...empty net. Recommended: Kid friendly website.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

YouTube revives Rap's skits

There had been talk for years about comedy sketches Rap Reiplinger shot on video just before he died, long-lost material he wrote for a visitor information channel on a Maui cable station, but it seemed to be a myth, a collective wish from his devoted fans or something that may have once existed but had been lost to time. Sanford Hill was on the crew of the video shoot all those years ago. Sometimes he was the camera man, sometimes the editor, and one time, he got to be the guy who hit Reiplinger in the face with a banana cream pie. Hill posted the clips on YouTube. There are 10 segments in all, including a rare glimpse of Reiplinger not in character but speaking as himself, talking story and interviewing a young Andy Bumatai at the old La Familia restaurant in Wailuku. Check out some reviews of YouTube video clips The "Rap's Maui" footage was his last video before his death from a drug overdose. Hill has a copy of the half-hour edited show, which ran on KPBC on Maui and also on KITV after Reiplinger's death, but he wonders whatever happened to all the rest of the footage they shot. "KPBC was sold a few times and is now part of the Paradise Network," Hill said. "I have no idea where all the camera tapes and video masters are. There was a lot more stuff and I hope they surface some day."

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Compilation of best 'Šílený Ota' videos - YouTube phenomenon

One of the most famous short YouTube Videos called 'Šílený Ota' - A guy jumps into a wall. Enjoy.

The original Šílený Ota:

Šílený Ota tributes from all over the world:

Friday, May 23, 2008

Is YouTube worth worth $1.6 billion ?

That YouTube remains a phenom is undisputed. But it’s about a year and a half since Google snapped up our little social media whirlwind, and it hasn’t come up with any really brilliant ways to make big big bucks off the thing. Or put another way. The kind of money that’s proportionate to the service’s influence as a capital way to waste time, keep up on pop culture, and make sense of our wacky pols. Instead, we have been waiting for the Answer. In the likeness of Targeting. That’s Targeting with a capital T and that rhymes with C and that stands for cash. Sure, sure, we have the standard ad overlay. And the in-line funny YouTube videos that you can choose to click on. And we have the standard lip service about not doing pre and post roll ad. Though as Mike Arrington argues, pre and post roll ads can be done right. If Google wants to really be daring.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

YouTube video: American Idol 7 - David Archuleta - 5/20/08

In This Moment
David Archuleta

Driving through the city for the first time you and me
staring through windows at my own reflection
how can a window encompass perfection
now that I know what it's like to be living
this beautiful world will never stop giving
I can't return to a life with no vision
born into eyes not by my own decision

I wanna be in this moment, no one can take it from me
I wanna stay in this moment, no one can take it away from me

give me a chance and I'll show you what's real
open your eyes and you'll see
that I'm stuck in a moment and no one can take it from me

I wanna be in this moment, no one can take it from me
I wanna stay in this moment, no one can take it away from me

On American Idol Season 7 Top 2 Finale May 20,2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

YouTube says it won't remove most Al-Qaeda videos

YouTube has told Senator Lieberman that it will leave it up to its viewers to help remove Al-Qaeda terrorist videos. In an open letter, Lieberman demanded that YouTube immediately remove thousands of videos because they clearly intended “to encourage violence against the West”. YouTube in its public blog post says hundreds of thousands of videos are uploaded everyday and that it cannot arbitrarily remove one group's videos.

In the open letter to Google head Eric Schmidt, Lieberman demanded that all of the Al-Qaeda videos be immediately removed (even the nonviolent ones). Schmidt and the YouTube team did actually remove many of the violent videos, but left all of the non-violent videos. Most people just preferr jokes and funny videos. “Users are always free to express their disagreement with a particular video on the site, by leaving comments or their own response video. That debate is healthy,” said Schmidt.

YouTube video: NBA TV Top 10 plays of the day: May 19th

NBA's Top 10 Plays for May 19th, 2008.

Hornets is a great team a they have great feeder Chris Paul... a great rebounder Tyson Chandler... a great shooter Peja... a great scorer David West... and a great bench and a great coach... hornets is too young to the championship they can't handle pressure unlike spurs specially when it comes to the crucial situations i hope the learned a great experience... great experience 4 a great youth team... FAN UP NEW ORLEANS SPURS V.S LAKERS (GM.1) Wed.

Monday, May 19, 2008

YouTube video: Transport Tycoon - Best PC Game ever

Your goal at this game is to lead a transport company and to make as much profit as you can by transporting passengers and various goods. Transport Tycoon has been developed by Chris Sawyer and published by MicroProse in 1994. That was the coolest game when i was small. graphics, music, game contents were all great... and the graphics was really luxury that time haha. Best midi music ever written for a game. I've played this on a succession of PCs, from back in the day when I had an SB16, through my AWE32 days, to my Audigy... the music just gets better!

YouTube video: McCain's YouTube Problem Just Became a Nightmare

There's no question John McCain is getting a free ride from the mainstream press. But with the power of YouTube and the blogosphere, we can provide an accurate portrayal of the so-called Maverick. We can put the brakes on his free ride!

Since we first released The Real McCain a year ago, our REAL McCain series has garnered close to 2 million views, with over 13,000 comments and tens of thousands more in petition signatures! Clearly, John McCain's record is something the public wants to discuss, and yet the corporate media is doing NOTHING to present the truth. We feel obliged to continue countering the mainstream media's love of McCain. And so we thought it was high time for a sequel: The Real McCain 2.
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YouTube Wants to Pay Content Creators

YouTube is expanding their partnership with independent video creators who are looking for not only a little more distribution, but also a little extra cash.

There are a few video contribution sites on the Internet that currently pay video contributors for their submissions, but YouTube has not. Recently YouTube Chief Executive Chad Hurley told an audience at the World Economic Forum that they are interested in paying contributors for original submissions, but that could be easier said than done.

You see, right now YouTube sees 30 million visitors and it would be very difficult for such a large site to pay contributors the way the smaller sites do. The first question is just how the site would profit from visitors viewing these videos. To pay for submissions, YouTube would need to earn an income from those videos, but surveys have shown that YouTube would loose about 70 percent of it's visitors if they were to run short video ads as lead-ins to the contributed videos. That leaves additional site advertising, but that is already relatively saturated. Have Hours Of Fun With Turtle at

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Amazing videos from

If you are looking for amazing video clips from YouTube check out those clips:

Funny Dutch Fire Brigade Commercial

Neil hit Bertuzzi then Schneider hit Neil and it bugs...

Some stats

According to a research conducted by Harris Interactive 11.5 billion online videos were viewed by internet users from United States during March 2008, a 13% increase when compared to February data and a whooping 64% when compared to March 2007.

1st Google : More than 4.3 billion videos viewed.
2nd Fox Interactive : 54. million videos viewed.
3rd Yahoo! : 37.5 million videos viewed.
4th Viacom Digital : 26.6 million videos viewed.

YouTube hosts over six million videos, growing at about 20 percent every month.
The videos take up 45 terabytes of storage — about 5,000 home computers’ worth.
The total time spent watching YouTube videos since it started last year is 9,305 years!
The content requires several million dollars’ worth of bandwidth a month to transmit.

The average video duration online was 2.8 minutes while average video viewer spent 235 minutes online. A lot of view were generated by this amazing site. Google being ranked top destination for online videos thank to YouTube that account for 98% of videos viewed on Google sites.

Amy and Pete post YouTube video

Amy Winehouse and her twelve year old god daughter. Dionne D.

Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty have caused concern among fans after filming a bizarre video of themselves playing with newborn mice.

The pair, believed to be at Doherty's Wiltshire home, put the video, called Winemouse, on YouTube on Friday.

In the two-minute clip, Winehouse says the pair have 30 one-day old mice.
Another video, which showed them with the mice, cats and Dr. Turtle, has now been removed. A later video shows Winehouse performing with a girl identified as her goddaughter.

The girl sings Alicia Keys' song If I Ain't Got You, with Winehouse playing guitar and singing backing vocals in front of a Union Jack flag.

Winehouse is due to play a number of festivals across Europe this summer, starting with Portugal's Rock In Rio - In Lisbon event on 30 May.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

YouTube is a great source for wrestling clips

Current top 40 favorite wrestling moves featuring wrestlers such as KENTA, Misawa, Super Dragon, and much more. Very very very good choice of music. Prayer by Disturbed. Once again, good choice!

It's really head/shoulder on the turnbuckle... i've seen it live many times in ROH.

where the guy falls is never clean each time though; i've seen a couple guys fall out of the ring afterwards. this one luckily fell into the ring and right into a pin.

The quality isn't always the greatest, but it's a stroll down memory lane to capture blasts from the past like Lord Athol Layton, Pampero Firpo, The Sheik, Abdullah the Butcher, Haystacks Calhoun, Rick Martel, Makhan Singh, Diamond Timothy Flowers ... the list is long. There's plenty of current stuff, too. Check out some of the awesome Ring of Honor matches or search for funny YouTube Videos. Try Nigel McGuinness, El Generico or Kevin Steen if you want to be entertained. Take a look back at some of the ROH matches from CM Punk and Austin Aries.

To find one of wrestling's worst gimmicks, check out The Gobbledygooker.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

YouTube video: Suleman Mirza at Britain's Got Talent - Michael Jackson

Britain's Got Talent - Michael Jackson. Suleman Mirza performing a brilliant act on Britain's Got Talent. Watch it the whole way through! Quality is the best on youtube. Subscribe to my channel for more Britain's Got Talent videos next week.

Monday, May 12, 2008

You Tube video: Earthquake in China at 14:28 on May 12,2008,in Wenchuan,Sichuan

Earthquake 7.8 at 14:28 on May 12,2008,in Wenchuan County,Sichuan,China.The video was shot by a university student with his mobile telephone in his bedroom in Sichuan University in Chengdu,Sichuan,China.The earthquake epicentre is located in Wenchuan County, Sichuan, China.The distance of Chengdu from the earthquake epicentre is 90 KM,and the feeling of the earthquake in Chengdu was very strong.The building wobbled,the desk wobbled and the cups and books dropped down from the desk.Many students ran down the buildings,and evacuated to the outdoor spaces.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

We Should Support Advertisers’ Funny Viral Advertisements

I really hate commercials! (But I have to say that not every commercial - I like funny commercials, but unfortunately there'sonly afew of them... I like funny commercials. I thought it would be incredible to have Charlotte Rae break-dance. Lou Ferrigno was working on the Rubik's Cube with his mental prowess. He's fantastic, he's so funny. All of the actors, like Philip Michael Thomas, are definitely an untapped reservoir. The camera just eats him up, and Charlene Tilton. Everybody had a little something. And Kelly LeBrock, who's an extraordinarily bright and funny woman. They all were great.It's time for some funny streaming video clips. So what if that ridiculous video of those guys effortlessly jumping into a pair of jeans was merely a viral ad concocted by an ad agency that’s been doing this time and time again? Are you a YouTube junky ?

We’re in the middle of an era where even two-year-olds are bombarded with thousands of marketing messages every day. Shouldn’t we at least enjoy the ones being shoved down our throats? The ad in question is one for Levi’s jeans, replicated from a Ray-Ban ad from last year. It’s racking up millions of views on and elsewhere. And you know what? God damn good for them!

And if MTV plans on turning its commercial breaks into “podbusting” segments, where advertisers air commercials that very much resemble actual programming, shouldn’t we be encouraging them to head in this direction?

It’s actually quite difficult to come up with a viral ad concept. Sit in on any marketing meeting, no matter how big or small the brand, and all they can talk about is “going viral.” Turtle says: those kids with the Mentos and Diet Coke probably didn’t know what they were sitting on when they created the exploding video, and that wasn’t even an actual commercial. And for good reason: There’s no exact science. Ad agencies don’t know what’s going to make a certain spot spread across the Interwebs, even though they’ll spend $3 million this year on Super Bowl spots that they hope will be revisited on YouTube.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Top YouTube videos of the day - May, 7th

Here are some top YouTube videos of the day. First - NBA's Top 10 Plays for May 7th, 2008.

You see kobe do that kinda stuff and then watching other players is boring... thanks kobe, thanks for setting the expectation so high.

The other one is American Idol Top 4 - David Archuleta - Stand By Me

He's good, but in my opinion, david cook and sayesha are the only real idol "material". jason castro and archuleta have only gotten this far based on looks. as simon said after one of castro's performances "if this show was on the radio, and people didnt't know what you looked like, then you would have been gone by now."

A lot more to see on

YouTube video: Tim Russert - 'The Nominee'

Tim Russert: 'We Now Know Who The Nominee Will Be

“This nomination fight is over,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said on “Good Morning America” Wednesday. “More superdelegates will come out today for Barack Obama –they will come three, four, five at a time, and this nomination will be locked up. . . . People close to her say that she’s more likely to stay in if she feels cornered in by the party leaders.”

Late Tuesday, Clinton canceled her morning talk show appearances for today. She was expected to meet with superdelegates – top Democratic officials who can vote for whomever they want at the convention. Tim Russert decided late last night that Obama has all but won the nomination, saying: "We now know who the Democratic nominee is going to be."
His victory in NC and the closeness of Indiana earned him that nomination.
It doesn't matter which pundit says the obvious. By the way, I voted for Hillary in the CA primary. She would make a great President, but Obama has earned the nomination.

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Newest You Tube videos - Tom Cruise Shows Oprah His Home

One of the newest You Tube videos - Tom Cruise Shows Oprah His Home

I like when Oprah says "This is so normal" when she sees the kitchen. Yeah Oprah, it's so normal to have a kitchen the size of my entire apartment. Pretty much everyone I know has a kitchen just like that, it's so normal.

I'm really baffled by people's reactions. I don't watch Oprah and am no fan of Tom Cruise, and that house is SO not my style (all the wood paneling--ugh). I do think the view is lovely, though some people may disagree. But for people to criticize her for oohing and ahhing over a house boggles my mind. I guess some people don't know how to behave: Oprah seemed perfectly warm and friendly, not to mention polite.

Tom Cruise is just an every day guy like everyone else. At the end of the day he's just trying to make it like everyone else. I worked with him in 1989 on a film. He never acted like he was better than anyone. He always tried to pay for everything. He's very cool. If you ask him for his autograph he will be happy to give it to you. If you ask him talk on your cell phone to your mom he will. Some people hate to interact with their fans, but Tom loves it.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

YouTube’s funniest video clips

Funniest commercial ever

This is one of the YouTube’s funniest video clips. One of the funniest videos I have ever seen is a compilation of funny cats on YOUTUBE. I am sure you all have probably seen America's Funniest videos at one time or another and the funniest videos are usually of animals doing silly or crazy things. I happened to come across a video all about funny cats one day when I was searching for funny videos on You Tube . The video I found is a compilation of short clips of cats doing crazy things. The video clip is over three minutes long. What I find to be hilarious about this video is the fact that these cats are just doing there thing and it happens to be hilarious.

NBA funniest scenes

That was his second broken backboard. In my opinion, the first one was more spectacular. All the glass fell out. With the West the way it is these days - you would never bother with a montage like this when you could be splicing Lebron 'n Kobe plays!

There's more to online video than YouTube.

The Google-owned video-sharing site attracted 70 percent of the U.S. traffic to video Web sites in December 2007, but dozens of lesser-known sites are still fighting for a share of the $500 million that will be spent on advertising at online video sites this year. Nearly 53 percent of Americans will watch videos on the Web regularly in 2008, a 12 percent increase over 2007, according to eMarketer. Video clips shorter than five minutes dominate viewers' attention online, but a growing number of consumers are interested in marathi poem and live streaming video, Verna said.

Los Altos-based Inc. raised $11.1 million in April for its live streaming video site, which launched publicly in March 2007.

The site has almost 3 million unique viewers a month, and 80 percent watch live video instead of archived programs. Ustream is able to better monetize its content because it can deliver viewers who watch video for an average of 30 to 40 minutes, said founder Brad Hunstable.

Verna said more sites will offer streaming video in coming months because of the popularity of the "citizen journalist," the decreasing cost of broadband access and the Internet's increasing bandwidth capabilities. Ustream is entering the field early enough that it could be a market leader, he said.

Friday, May 2, 2008

The YouTube Warner Deal

According to the Wall Street Journal, YouTube has double pinky swore to Warner Brothers that it will implement some kind of technology in order to credit Warner artists will royalties based on music played on its submitted videos. The deal will surely be the first among many the big labels will be inking with the likes of YouTube and Google Video. Make The Most of YouTube. Although this agreement will give YouTube the permission to use Warner properties in "legal" ways, you can't help wondering how permissive Warner will be now they have affirmed ownership and will most likely pull any material used in a fashion that they don't approve - for one reason or another.

But sites like YouTube, which are devoid of a solid business model, cannot survive forced royalties to Warner, let alone when the other corporate playa haters come calling - EMI, Universal, Sony, BMG [breath] BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, James Hetfield [breath] Harry Fox. Unfortunately, user-generated content sites may have to switch to a subscription-type of service or "pay to post" site which would undoubtedly ruin their web cred and send eyeballs elsewhere.

YouTube video: Hillary vs. the coffee maker

Hillary Clinton's struggle with a gas station coffee maker has already gotten nearly a half-million views on YouTube in the 18 hours since it was first posted on AMERICAblog by Joe Sudbay. Those are huge numbers, even by viral video standards.

First lesson, don't think your tips don't matter - they do. Worse for Hillary, the coffee machine debacle harkens back to George Bush, the elder, and how he expressed amazement on first seeing a grocery scanner that the rest of us had seen for years. The video made Bush look out of touch. Kind of like not knowing how to make yourself a cup of coffee - Turtle’s daily quote: I'm sorry, cappuccino. Elitist, heal thyself.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Google's CEO says: Youtube needs to bring in more money

Youtube is certainly Google's second biggest crowd puller after Google's own search engine technology but it has yet to bring in a significant amount of revenue.

Schmidt said YouTube planned to introduce a series of new products aimed at generating advertising revenue. Asked by interviewer Maria Bartiromo what the timeframe for making money was, Google's chief executive answered:

"We believe the best products are coming out this year. And they're new products. They're not announced," Schmidt said, adding that such ads would be "much more participative, much more creative ... much more interesting in and of themselves."

Shares of Google rose $26.39 to as high as $584.86 after CNBC broadcast portions of the interview on Wednesday. The stock is off 15 percent in the year to date, but has recovered 40 percent off lows hit six weeks ago.

So the priority of Google for 2008 according to Google's top brass Eric Schmidt, will be to make Youtube become a major revenue earner for the search company and show only best streaming video clips and top videos.

It will be interesting to see how Google plans to monetize all the eye balls that Youtube continues to attract (Ed : Perhaps, Youtube could start paying people for watching ads?)