Does your YouTube channel explain the mysteries of peeling a potato or crocheting an octopus? If you want to be the Next How-To Guru for YouTube, you’re going to need to be as educational and family-friendly as this year’s winners, who have been named the best creators of tutorial and how-to videos on the network.
The Federal Trade Commission announced this morning that it has settled its investigation of Google for anti-competitive practices, closing its probe into search bias while forcing the company to change its practices related to licensing patented mobile technologies, displaying competitors’ content in its search results and penalizing clients for advertising on search platforms other than its own.
As the FTC continues to mull a lawsuit against Google for anticompetitive practices — with a decision expected as soon as this week — Microsoft today accused the company of refusing to provide it with full access to YouTube such that it cannot support a fully functional app on its mobile operating system.
The Federal Trade Commission will decide after the presidential election whether to sue Google for antitrust violation, The Hill reports. The commission has booked meetings with representatives from Google and its competitors through November, making any formal decisions before to the election unlikely, according to the Hill.
Ever wondered how your online video campaigns stack up against those of your competitors? This week social media benchmarking platform Unmetric introduced YouTube metrics, letting users compare stats like views, tags, favorites and ratings to find out exactly how their campaign success compares to that of competitors.
Google continues to introduce more and more upgrades to Google Plus search functions.
When we think of a professional social networking, LinkedIn comes to mind because it is dedicated to business people worldwide. LinkedIn has over 100 million members. CEO Jeff Weiner proclaimed, “We’re now growing at roughly one million new LinkedIn members every week, the equivalent of a professional joining the site at faster than one member per second.” However, LinkedIn’s success may experience some tough competition with Google+, who’ve recently announced its Profiles for Business app.
Programmers worldwide are chomping at the bit for their chance at glory in the first ever Facebook ‘Hacker Cup’. In between bit-chomps, however, they’re taking the time to chuckle at the fear the word ‘hacker’ strikes into the hearts of a public that still is very confused about its true meaning.
Google is inspiring people to get creative with technology with their Demo Slam competition, asking people to come up with insanely creative ways to demo Google products. Here are 10 great demos from Demo Slam, to inspire you to think outside the box with your own product demos.
Do you get stupid over music? Diesel is hoping you do, and that you’ll want to show off just how stupid you can be. Diesel:U:Music’s Stupid for Music Cup pits fan against fan to determine which band has the most absolutely bonkers, crazy, stupid fans out there. Fans are asked to pledge their allegiance to their favorite band, and perform challenges in a social music network of other fans willing to do stupid things for the bands they love. If you’re a die-hard fan of a band you think deserves global recognition, read below the jump to find out how you can help propel them to international stardom.