April the giraffe, a YouTube star, becomes a new mom

Apr 16, 2017

April the giraffe, a YouTube star, becomes a new mom

The wait is over for April the giraffe and the legions of fans who watched a New York zoo’s livestream for signs that the long-legged internet star was in labor. April gave birth to a healthy male calf Saturday at the privately-owned Animal Adventure ...

/ Apr 13, 2017

Hungry 8-year-old drives to McDonald's

A craving for a McDonald’s cheeseburger apparently prompted an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad’s van, which he learned to drive on the internet. East Palestine police officer Jacob Koehler said the father went to bed ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

YouTube unveils India mobile app for spotty internet signals

Alphabet Inc.’s Google said Tuesday it would roll out a mobile YouTube application designed for India, boosting the search company’s presence in a burgeoning market with spotty internet access. Since the fall, Google has been conducting extensive tests in India of YouTube Go, which ...

YouTube to challenge cable TV with new streaming service

/ Mar 1, 2017

YouTube to challenge cable TV with new streaming service

YouTube on Tuesday unveiled a streaming television service offering bundles of live channels, in a direct challenge by the Google-owned network to traditional cable and pay TV. YouTube TV is tailored for younger generations seeking news, films and more programs without subscribing to cable ...

YouTube star PewDiePie dropped over anti-Semitic videos

Feb 15, 2017

YouTube star PewDiePie dropped over anti-Semitic videos

YouTube’s most watched blogger PewDiePie will lose his preferred status on the Google-owned video service after posting several videos containing anti-Semitic remarks and Nazi references, the tech firm said Tuesday. YouTube said it was canceling a popular program from the 27-year-old Swede, whose real ...

My Ikea nights: New craze irks Swedish furniture giant

/ Dec 22, 2016

My Ikea nights: New craze irks Swedish furniture giant

A new fad that has people hiding out in IKEA stores overnight and walking out the next morning has left the Swedish retailer less than amused. In Europe, pranksters seeking a thrill have followed in the footsteps of Bram Geirnaert and Florian Van Hecke, ...