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Terrible Timing: Google Reliability Team Launches Reddit Q&A Just as Gmail Goes Down Advised to try turning it off and back on

In a truly painful moment of unfortunate coincidence, Google's Site Reliability Engineering Team launched a Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") this afternoon, just as Gmail went offline for users around…

January 24, 2014, 3:22 PM EST

Ray William Johnson's Scripted Series Works Review: Riley Rewind is relatable, thought provoking

Editor's Note: VideoWatch frequently reviews Web series. And from time to time we'll review shows aimed at tweens and teens—i.e. shows way outside our demo, such as Riley Rewind. So…

January 24, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Axe's Make Love, Not War Scores in Social Media Few Olympic sponsors resonating on YouTube yet

Axe is know for its racier fare. But its latest ad, the sly/sweet Make Love, Not War seems to have pleasantly surprised many YouTube viewers last week, as it generated…

January 22, 2014, 1:16 PM EST

The Truth About Programmatic Web Video Inventory is subpar, but agencies want it anyway, says Telemetry

The conversation started like any other... North American media director of largest single brand advertiser in the U.S.: “Hey Anthony, my agency is putting more pressure on me to buy programmatic…

January 22, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Hobbit Parody Leads YouTube Content Ranking Smosh, Fine Bros. each land two clips on VideoWatch charts

J.R.R. Tolkien fans came out in big numbers over the holidays to check out The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a generally well-reviewed and received sequel to 2012's original Hobbit…

January 21, 2014, 1:09 PM EST

Jash Fights the YouTube View Battle Creators aim for quality, bemoan empty numbers

A few weeks ago, we took a look at Jash, the YouTube comedy network headlined by big name talent, including Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts and others. In our…

January 21, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

YouTube Nation Makes Site's Millions of Videos Highly Digestible New daily show succeeds at surfacing the viral and the hidden gems

So far, 2014 is already shaping up to be a good year for the Web video world. At least based on the early potential demonstrated by the new daily Web…

January 17, 2014, 2:55 PM EST

Maker Studios Debuts Original Comedy Multichannel network nudges into scripted fare

Maker Studios, a Los Angeles-based startup best known for repping and nurturing pre-existing YouTube talent, is pushing further into creating original scripted content. The company has launched Robin Banks and the Bank…

January 16, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

P&G Olympic-Themed Tearjerker Soars on YouTube Meanwhile, CES continues to resonate on VideoWatch charts

The Olympics are coming. Time to bawl. As the Sochi Winter Games are just a few weeks away, marketers are already out in force, offering up spots like this brilliant, heart-tugging…

January 15, 2014, 11:31 AM EST

Science Videos Percolate on YouTube Experiments, eggheads top comics during ho-hum week

If you think comedy or silly rules YouTube, usually you're right. But last week, a sort of a Revenge of the Nerds theme emerged on the Google-owned video platform, as…

January 14, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

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