The Colorado College ultimate frisbee team filmed a Harlem Shake video in mid-air during Frontier Airlines Flight 157, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
Archives: February 2013
In an eerie echo of a data breach that occurred over the summer, Dropbox users have reported receiving spam at email addresses they use exclusively for the cloud storage service, starting about two days ago.
In response to the video meme that took YouTube by storm, Schlepp Films, the maker of the YouTube video, “Harlem Reacts to Harlem Shake Videos,” has created a new video series to educate the public about the real Harlem Shake.
After laying off a third of its Los Angeles-based work force last week, Viddy launched a major update last night, featuring stop-action recording, filters and YouTube annotations.
Andrew Mason will no longer be the chief executive of Groupon, the company announced today. Executive chairman Eric Lefkofsky and vice chairman Ted Leonsis will share the role until the board of directors can find a replacement.
The social discovery app Sonar has received funding from Bing Fund, Sonar and Microsoft said today..
Grab your umbrella-ella-ellas, everyone: Rihanna, who keeps raining down hits like “Umbrella” and “Diamonds,” is now the number one artist on YouTube, ahead of teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
Amy Holman Edelman hopes to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter for Rabble, a website with aggregated book reviews from trusted and verified sources. The site aims to be like rottentomatoes.com or metacritic.com for books with reviews of both traditionally published and self-published titles.
Here is more about the project: “Rabble’s team, made up of zealous and intrepid book-lovers (and many of the same people who brought you IndieReader), will scour the publishing landscape, pull a sentence or two from each review (pre-vetted to insure its credibility, with a link to the complete review source) and come up with a consensus for a final Rabble score—to insure that you, the busy reader, don’t have to.” We’ve embedded a video of the project above for you to check out.
Idreambooks.com, which launched last summer, also aggregates reviews from professional book critics including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.
The video sharing app Viddy has totally revamped its iOS app in the latest update, adding new video effects, new music tracks and the ability to create videos up to 30 seconds long.
Besides being able to make videos that are twice as long as before, Viddy 2.0 also lets you pause recording so that you can essentially do edits in the camera while you are filming (like Vine). The update also includes tools for changing the brightness/contrast and audio volume control tools. There is even a new tool to help make stop-motion easier using toggle-based frame rate adjustments.
The update also includes new ways to explore the site by adding things like geotags, curating video categories, and highlighting active hashtags. The app has also begun a verified user program for celebrities, influencers and brands, and they have made YouTube integration easier.
Hewlett Packard is the first company to reach one million followers on LinkedIn. The announcement of the milestone, which appears in today’s post on LinkedIn’s marketing blog, is in part a testimonial about a paid service: targeted status updates.