Islamists show online savvy in displaying menace, soft side

Jul 8, 2014

Islamists show online savvy in displaying menace, soft side

Tweets and online videos are emerging as weapons of war in the Islamic State’s campaign to seize a swath of Iraq, with the al-Qaida offshoot’s use of social media dwarfing efforts by other militant groups. Over the weekend, websites previously used by the group ...

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

Jun 14, 2014

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sex assault

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video of a woman being sexually assaulted in Tahrir Square during a rally supporting the country’s newly elected president. Presidential spokesman Ehab Badawy said in a statement that the Egyptian Embassy in Washington made the request to ...

'Gangnam' tops YouTube hit list

Jun 1, 2014

'Gangnam' tops YouTube hit list

The wildly popular “Gangnam Style” music video cemented its place Saturday as one of the defining soundtracks of the digital age, smashing through the 2-billion barrier on YouTube. The infectious and satirical megahit by South Korean pop star Psy became a worldwide sensation, fueling ...

Nov 4, 2013

Eminem takes top honor at YouTube’s first music awards

YouTube’s first-ever music awards thrilled and spilled Sunday, with Eminem named Artist of the Year though most awards went to lesser known acts during a show filled with eclectic stunts. The webcast was kicked off by indie rockers Arcade Fire performing their new song ...

Video mocking female driving ban goes viral

Oct 29, 2013

Video mocking female driving ban goes viral

A Saudi video mocking the kingdom’s unique ban on female driving has gone viral, featuring a male performer singing “No Woman, No Drive,” an adaptation of Bob Marley’s famous song. Nearly 3.5 million people had seen the four minute, 15 second video by Monday, ...

Oct 26, 2013

Google preparing paid YouTube music service: report

YouTube, Google’s video-sharing arm, is preparing to launch a subscription music service to allow consumers to watch videos and listen to music ad-free, industry sources said Friday. Sources familiar with the plans said the service is likely to launch sometime next year. The new ...

Bands urge fans to ditch phones

Jun 28, 2013

Bands urge fans to ditch phones

There are few experiences that compare to the life-affirming thrill of a live music event, knowing that you are one of a privileged few being treated to a display of raw artistic skill and power. But just as the atmosphere reaches fever pitch, a ...