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New tools: YouTube overlays and Facebook vanity URLs

YouTube is opening up its new overlays feature, allowing people to place a transparent overlay on their videos with a link to any external website.
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What is Google’s REAL strategy with YouTube?

The Register has an interesting article by Telco 2.0, looking at what Google's strategy might be with YouTube.
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iPhone 3GS boosts mobile YouTube uploads by 400%

Google has announced that uploads from mobile phones to YouTube have increased by 400% since last Friday, when Apple's new iPhone 3GS went on sale.
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Interview: INgrooves on taking Spinal Tap to iPhone and YouTube

Earlier this month, INgrooves announced it was handling global digital distribution and marketing for the new Spinal Tap album, Back From The Dead.The campaign includes an iPhone application, and a YouTube contest for fans...
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March of the real-time search engines

The big thing in the Web 2.0 world this week is real-time search engines, which return up-to-the-minute results based mainly on what Twitter users are tweeting about.
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Report claims YouTube losing less money than you think

More YouTube news comes courtesy of US research firm RampRate, which has issued a report disagreeing with previous claims by Credit Suisse that YouTube costs Google $711 million a year to run, and makes a net loss of $470...
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SPPF sues YouTube for copyright infringement

French collecting society SPPF has filed a lawsuit against YouTube, claiming that more than 100 music videos from its catalogue which it had asked to be removed from the video-sharing site last year have been uploaded again.
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YouTube testing choose-your-own ads

When consumers are given the choice between watching adverts and not watching adverts, it's easy to predict which they'd choose. But what if they could choose between different adverts?That's what YouTube is doing in a trial...
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Meuzer is the latest YouTube-scraping music site

Seeqpod may be down for the count, but there are plenty of other streaming music sites springing up in its place. Meuzer is the latest, which lets you search for songs and artists, with the audio being pulled from YouTube....
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The kids are united (in their love of gadgets)

NPD Group has been surveying 4-14 year-olds in the US about their use of consumer electronics, and found that on average, kids own 11 different devices, from mobile phones to laptops, game consoles and digital music players.
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Report: YouTube doing 1.2bn video streams a day

TechCrunch has a report - based on the obligatory unnamed "source at Google" - claiming that YouTube is doing more than 1.2 billion video streams every day.
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Is YouTube killing live albums?

An interesting post worth reading at The Big Money suggests that YouTube and web video in general is killing off the live album.