| Mar 16, 2015
| 6:30 PM
Companies like Google and Twitter recently released kid-friendly versions of their social media apps YouTube and Vine, leading to a collective sigh of relief for parents of young children, tweens and teens. There are many...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:52 AM
Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Katy Perry are among the winners for the 2015 YouTube Music Awards.
After taking a year off, YouTube is set to bring back its awards show on March 23. The format, however, is slightly different....
| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:00 AM
One tune will clearly go down as China's song of the year for 2014: "Little Apple."
The novelty single, made by a comedic filmmaking duo known as the Chopstick Brothers, might best be described as a Chinese "Macarena": It features simple yet danceable...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:40 PM
Here's a riddle of the Internet age: Netflix doesn't offer its service in China, so it blocks communication with Chinese computers. Yet an estimated 20 million people in China watch movies on Netflix. How? Through some simple software that masks a...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 7:30 AM
Andrew Keen has a lot of bile to share. He hates selfies. Instagram, he writes in his latest polemic, "The Internet Is Not the Answer," "is a useful symbol of everything that has gone wrong with our digital culture over the last quarter century."...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 12:06 PM
It turns out that measles isn't spread just by tourists at Disneyland. It's also incubated and disseminated through YouTube.
That's the short version of a new study published in Vaccine, which is one of those peer-reviewed journals that scientists...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 9:00 AM
Have you ever dreamed you were a bowl of pasta? And then your girlfriend sat down with a fork?
Yes or no, you’ve got to check out a new short YouTube video (portions of this video contain nudity) by the Venezuelan group Sogni Culinari (roughly:...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and hostage videos.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Over the last year, Britta McKenna and students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy have done a lot of research to help shape the design of a new innovation hub slated to open for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
Last week, the...
| Jan 18, 2015
Terror groups such as the Islamic State have a secret weapon when it comes to recruiting teens, but it's probably not what you think.
It's a solid social media strategy, the kind anyone with even limited knowledge of online demographics could put...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:18 PM
"Breaking Bad" ended its run in 2013, but apparently, a lot of us aren't ready to let it go.
How else to explain the popularity of "Do You Want to Build a Meth Lab?," a musical version of the AMC drama hit sung in the style of a song from Disney's 2013...