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 ...

Rescuer becomes Internet sensation

May 9, 2013

Rescuer becomes Internet sensation

The Internet exploded with virtual cheers Tuesday for the colorful U.S. dishwasher who helped three young women flee a decade in captivity. Videos of Charles Ramsey telling reporters how he helped Amanda Berry escape went viral on YouTube, as did a not-safe-for-work recording of ...

Psy 'Gentleman' video smashes YouTube daily  record

Apr 17, 2013

Psy 'Gentleman' video smashes YouTube daily record

“Gangnam Style” star Psy’s new music video had received more than 50 million views on YouTube by Monday, rewriting the video-sharing site’s records for single-day hits. The dance video to “Gentleman,” the South Korean singer’s long-awaited follow up to “Gangnam Style,” was only posted ...

Apr 13, 2013

Google 'digital afterlife' service begins

Google on Thursday began letting people plan out what is to be done with their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings after they die or become incapacitated. An Inactive Account Manager can be used to direct Google to pass on data from online ...

Lawmaker alleges sex-slave denial censored

Mar 15, 2013

Lawmaker alleges sex-slave denial censored

by Jun Hongo

The deletion from YouTube of statements by Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party) lawmaker Nariaki Nakayama denying the Imperial Japanese Army forced thousands of Asian females to provide sex for soldiers during the war has once again put NHK under the national spotlight. ...