Video viewers found new meaning in the word “squat” when they noticed a man sitting on the toilet in the background of a workout video on YouTube.
Google Reportedly to Launch Music Streaming at I/O Conference Today (SocialTimes)
Google will launch music streaming through YouTube and Google Play, according to reports in The Verge and the Wall Street Journal. The company, which has struggled to keep up with Apple in terms of media offerings, has reportedly signed licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, the reports said.
YouTube Offers ‘Sesame Street’ and Martial Arts, for a Fee (The New York Times)
YouTube on Thursday detailed its plan to let producers sell paid subscriptions to their videos, creating a prominent new marketplace for programming on the Internet. The first paid video channels appeared on the sprawling video Web site, a unit of Google, Thursday afternoon, with subscription rates ranging from 99 cents to $7.99 a month.
Industry pros share how social media sites keep the conversations (and dollars) flowing on the second screen at the Lost Remote show in NYC.
Tumblr Launches Promoted Posts on Mobile (SocialTimes)
Tumblr will begin delivering promoted posts to its mobile users as well as its desktop users, the company said on Monday. “It works very simply: Every now and then you’ll see posts from our partners as you scroll through your mobile Dashboard,” the company said in a blog post.
Reddit has issued a formal apology for the conversations on its platform last week that wrongly implicated the missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi as they tracked the manhunt for the two Boston bombing suspects caught on videotape.
If a geek wearing Google Glass winks at you, he might also be snapping a picture for posterity, according to code unearthed by a developer using the Reddit user name Fodawin. The code indicates that the eyeglass-shaped computer may soon support integrate gestural controls, including allowing users to take a photograph by simply winking.
A liveblog of the manhunt for the two suspects identified in the Boston Marathon bombings was the top story on Reddit this morning, before being bumped by a profile of the M.I.T. police officer who died in a shootout with the suspects.
Storify Gets Down to ‘Business’ (SocialTimes)
Storify is expanding its VIP package to new businesses like a mullet in reverse. While publishers put their curated stories on the front page for their readers, other businesses can create private stories to take back to the office.
An Arrest in Boston Blasts? Depends Which Network You’re Watching (TVNewser)
Around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon, CNN’s John King went on the air reporting from one of his sources that a suspect in the Boston blasts has been identified. Fox News’s Catherine Herridge reported the news moments later: “Fox confirming that the feds have an image which would suggest that a suspect at that second bombing site.”