| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:55 AM
The writing sure seems to be on the wall for Google+.
A few days after Google+ boss Vic Gundotra suddenly announced his departure from the company, Google has begun testing a new sign-in button for third-party developers around the Internet that...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 6:47 PM
For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to the pope, public figures often find themselves the subject of these impersonations. Most have come to accept them as...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:47 AM
The millionaire creator of a Facebook competitor for teenagers, Pascal Lorne needed, well, teenagers.
Six months ago, he urged young users of Vine, Twitter and YouTube who had large followings to try his social network, Let. Crickets. His fifth...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Oliver Luckett has perfected the art of excess. Seemingly every inch of the walls in his Los Angeles tech start-up, theAudience, is crowded with murals and framed works by street artists such as Shepard Fairey as well as contemporary artists like Jere...
| 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...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Digital music-video powerhouse Vevo is doubling down on original programming -- adding seven new shows and a live concert event to its lineup -- and launched a new ad program with Twitter aimed at driving music-video views past the 100-million mark....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Todrick Hall has performed on Broadway. He has appeared on national television, as a contestant on "American Idol." But he credits his success to the place where anyone with a video camera and a dream can become a star: the Internet.