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Weird Al's Comeback Claims Two Spots on Weekly YouTube Top 10 Parodies of Lorde and Pharrell lead Yankovic's viral resurgence

Master satirist Weird Al Yankovic recently came back on people's radars with his grammar-themed Word Crimes, a School House Rock version of Blurred Lines. Now, the singer-songwriter has paired up…

July 24, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

How 'Honest Trailers' Picks (and Profits From) the Movies It Skewers Parody series is a hit with fans and advertisers alike

Whether it's pointing out the litany of forgettable characters on Game of Thrones or how Queen Elsa of Frozen is really a manic-depressive with god-like powers, Honest Trailers consistently entertains the…

July 23, 2014, 7:21 PM EDT

(As if they needed an introduction): Charlotte, Carrie, Miranda and Samantha
Sex and the City Supercut Shows How Much It Loved Name-Dropping Brands Manolo Blahnik. Manolo Blahnik. Manolo. Blahnik!

Sex and the City's leading ladies—Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte—turned everything from Manolo heels to sex swings into household names during the series' run on HBO. To show the women's love…

July 23, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

YouTube makeup maven Michelle Phan
Michelle Phan Sued Over Music Rights: How Will Brands and Influencers React? Legal battle highlights increased scrutiny on popular content creators

Makeup guru Michelle Phan, one of YouTube's most popular publishers with over 6.7 million subscribers, may have the vast influence that can give brands the exposure they crave. But that…

July 22, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

Adidas, Champs Sports Want You to Watch Their New Web Shows on Instagram Episodic content, 15 seconds at a time

Don’t head to YouTube to check out Adidas' latest Web series. The sports shoes and apparel company partnered with Champs Sports to create four different online shows that will live on the…

July 21, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

Dude, Guess What Inspired PuffPuffChat? Give you 3 hits ... uh, I mean hints

Necessity is the mother of invention and Redditor cherry_garcia found himself in need of someone to talk to while smoking weed. So, he invented PuffPuffChat, a social platform that randomly pairs users into…

July 18, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

Kevin Lyman Hatches a Festival for YouTube and Vine Stars Fullscreen curates talent for groundbreaking event

Kevin Lyman's 4Fini is among the most successful event production companies, notably producing music festivals like Rockstar Mayhem Festival and the Warped Tour. Now, the organization is partnering with multi-channel network (MCN)…

July 18, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

How CNN Made a Cisco-Sponsored Web Series About Progressive Cities It includes both editorial and branded content

During CNN's 2014 Upfronts, president Jeff Zucker vowed that the network would be focusing on its digital presence and creating new opportunities for advertisers. Three months later, the net's Web-first production company,…

July 18, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Stock Media Seller Pond5 Transitions to Online Video Creators Raises $61 million in equity funding

Stock media site Pond5 has been known for providing royalty-free content for mainstream TV and film projects like AMC's The Walking Dead and movies such as Iron Man, Thor and…

July 17, 2014, 12:22 PM EDT

VideoBlocks Enters the Stock Audio Business Response to increased demand for sound clips

Stock media company VideoBlocks will begin to offer music and audio files for its users on July 17 in response to increasing demand for licensable audio clips. The Washington, D.C.-based company,…

July 17, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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