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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

The Best-Perceived Brands of 2013 Which were the biggest improvers and who fell off the list?

Buoyed by strong sales of its e-readers and expansion of its free-shipping service, Amazon topped the list of best-perceived brands of 2013, as measured by YouGov's BrandIndex. Rounding out the top…

January 15, 2014, 6:19 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

Google Welcomes Nest Home Pays $3.2b for smart thermostat maker

Google is spending $3.2 billion to buy Nest, the hardware for the home technology startup. The acquisition is Google’s second-most expensive purchase after its 2012 deal to buy Motorola for $12.5…

January 13, 2014, 7:01 PM EST

New Year's Resolutions Color Quiet Week for Brands on YouTube Inspirational fare pops during relatively quiet holiday week

Last week—with New Year's Day smack in the middle—was relatively quiet for big branded Web video efforts. Not surprisingly, the branded clips that popped were New Yearsy, New You-ish in…

January 8, 2014, 3:09 PM EST

YouTube Rolls Out Olympics Hub Features athlete profiles though partnership with U.S. Olympic Committee

NBC has the Olympics streaming rights locked up for the rest of the decade. So YouTube is going for the next best thing. On Tuesday, the Google-owned video platform will launch Youtube.com/teamUSA,…

January 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

News Bloopers Prove Popular During Quiet Holiday Week Year-end lists dot VideoWatch series chart

Last week was a weird one, in that most of us were off on Wednesday (New Year's Day) and many people were still on vacation, or visiting families, or skiing.…

January 7, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

Tubular Says It Can Provide Better Audience Numbers for Web Shows Analytics firm unveils 'Playlist' tool

When it comes to tracking Web shows on YouTube, it’s easy to look at view numbers, since they are listed alongside every video on the site. But when it comes…

January 6, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Jash Shows YouTube Is Not So Easy—Even for Big Comics [UPDATED] Sarah Silverman, Reggie Watts struggle to find a loyal audience

Early last year, following the fallout from the YouTube-funded channels effort, many pointed to a new wave of celebrities attempting YouTube channels—including Ricky Gervais and Adam Carolla—as a sign that the…

January 3, 2014, 12:00 AM EST

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