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David Taintor

Smosh Launching Hour-Long Video for Digital Download

Smosh is taking a stab at long-form content. The popular YouTube duo of Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla is set to release a 60-minute compilation video on Tuesday that draws from…

Do You Sound as Dumb as These People When Describing Your Advertising Job?

"So, what do you do?" It's the perennial cocktail-party ice-breaker. But in an age of budding tech startups and buzzy digital marketing firms, what used to be a simple, straightforward…

Hearst, AwesomenessTV to Launch YouTube Effort for Seventeen

Hearst is partnering with Dreamworks' AwesomenessTV, a YouTube channel popular among teens, to create both a new channel and a multi-channel network around the Seventeen magazine brand. AwesomenessTV will handle the…

Samsung Spot for Smart Watch Sees Big View Numbers

The future has arrived, according to a recent spot for Samsung's Galaxy Gear smart watch. But new technology is influenced by the past, even if that history is the stuff…

Comedy Gives Back to Host Online Telethon for Charity

Coming next month to an Internet connection near you: comedy with a cause. The charity organization Comedy Gives Back is hosting a 24-hour online telethon on Nov. 6 to raise money…

TouchCast Launches Contest For Original Web Video Series

The startup TouchCast, which has plans to reinvent Web video, is putting out a casting call—a "TouchCasting Call," to be exact. The startup, which publishes a free iPad app with video…

Watch This Epic Reel of Halloween-Themed News Bloopers

Local news broadcasts tend to be pretty uneventful: there's the weather report, sports highlights and a few news stories of note. So every once in a while it's fun to…

DanceOn Raises $4 Million in Series A Financing

The multi-channel network DanceOn—one of YouTube's original premium content partners—has received a vote of confidence in the form of a $4 million Series A round of financing. Plus Capital and AMC…

Watch Miley Cyrus Perform 'We Can't Stop' a Capella With Jimmy Fallon and the Roots

Just when you thought you were getting a break from Miley Cyrus on VideoWatch—probably not likely anytime soon—she's back on the blog with an a cappella version of her song "We…

5-Hour Energy Ad Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Resonates on YouTube

To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 5-Hour Energy is donating a portion of the proceeds from its new raspberry-flavored energy drink to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. And a new 30-second spot…

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