| May 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
AMC Networks contracted with YouTube comedy stars Fine Bros. to produce a video promoting the cabler's original series "Halt and Catch Fire" -- and in less than 48 hours, the clip has racked up more than 4.5 million views.
The AMC series, a fictionalized...
| May 31, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's gubernatorial campaign wanted to make sure that likely primary voters saw a video ad, his staff didn't rely solely on television stations to deliver the message.
They also arranged for it to run on the computer screens of...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Google's YouTube has reached a deal to buy Twitch, a popular videogame-streaming company, for more than $1 billion, according to sources familiar with the pact.
The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:42 AM
YouTube is close to buying Twitch, a gameplay video-streaming startup, for $1 billion, according to multiple reports.
Since launching in 2011, Twitch has become the go-to destination for video gamers looking to broadcast images of their gameplay to...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Gamers not only love to play video games — they also like to watch.
YouTube is putting on its game face by reportedly making a play to acquire Twitch, a hugely popular platform for video gamers that specializes in online live streaming so...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:30 AM
In its early days, YouTube was met with hostility from TV networks. Viacom, for one, alleged in its $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit that the video-sharing site was making money from illegal uploads of its most popular content.
Now the seven-...
| Apr 13, 2014
The Onion is turning funny into money as a digital media company.
Two years after consolidating editorial operations in Chicago, the satirical weekly newspaper has ceased publication, its website is filled with commercial comedy videos and the company...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:58 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The reality of Facebook’s $2-billion-plus acquisition of Oculus VR set in on Wall Street on Wednesday, dragging down Facebook shares and the Nasdaq.
Facebook fell nearly 7% to $60.38 one day after it announced its second...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:32 AM
After first blocking Twitter, Turkey has now also blocked access to YouTube, according to numerous reports.
The action comes after a recording allegedly containing audio from a meeting among many top Turkish officials was leaked onto the Google-owned...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The government of Turkey on Thursday blocked access to YouTube -- a week after taking similar action to ban Twitter -- after a two-part video was uploaded to the vidsite purportedly disclosing secret military talks about Turkey taking action against...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:26 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter said late Friday that it won a key victory for freedom of expression after a Turkish court reversed an order that forced the company to take down an account that accused a former government minister of corruption.