Photo Issue 2011: YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar (front) and his team are blown away: Margaret Stewart (user experience), Shishir Mehrotra (monetization), Hunter Walk (product), and Robert Kyncl (TV and film).
Royal Wedding Maniaaaahhhhh! Have you had enough yet? But wait… there’s more!
YouTube will be streaming the upcoming Royal Wedding in Britain, live. It’s the biggest gig Google has landed yet, as the event will garner the attention of billions of people around the world—many of whom will watch online. Can Google handle the data load?
Got a great scoop for you guys: today, Youtube announced a new feature that they’re calling Anime Synch. Now, when you want to hear your favorite songs, rather than having to watch a bad video (Trey Songz, looking at you) or a photo slideshow, Youtube will automatically generate a bevy of anime girls to lip synch and dance along. Their servers allow for almost instantaneous buffering—a truly advanced effect of the digital era.
Here’s the first example, set to the remix of M.O.P.’s “Ante Up.” It’s a real winner of a program, we think. They will be rolling out the program in the next few weeks, so start building up a queue of all those songs you want to hear!
Texas state rep. Leo Berman explaining to Reeve Hamilton why he suspects the President of the United States was not born in the United States. He saw it on YouTube, duh. (via motherjones)
Hahah, I’m just, no, yeah, this speaks for itself. YOUTUBES! I wonder how many he’s watched. All of the ‘Tubes, or just some of them? Tell us more!! There is a video of this guy getting seriously treated by Anderson Cooper—go to www dot Youtubes dot com and search for it, it’s a winner!
It looks like the Youtube Trends page might not just be a repository for popular cat videos, but a top resource for breaking news. A video from the aftermath of the Moscow airport bombing was posted to the Youtube channel page within minutes of the tragedy.