New YouTube Mobile Site Handles HTML5 Quite Nicely

Goodbye, YouTube apps on my iPhone and Android devices. The fine folks at YouTube have put together a nicely revamped mobile site at that works with a fair amount of smartphones, leveraging HTML5 videos instead of Flash videos.

The new mobile site is currently accessible on iPhones and Android phones and, according to a

YouTube’s Got A New Vuvuzela Button

YouTube has installed a new vuvuzela button in honor of the World Cup. Oh dear God, Why?

Press on the tiny soccer ball located on the bottom right corner of any YouTube video and you’ll be greeted with the sound of the vuvuzelas, and possibly prompted to bang your head against the surface of your desk. What is it about these annoying …

Viacom Loses Copyright Case Against YouTube

Today, the court found in favor of YouTube in regard to its spat with Viacom over claims of copyright infringement.

In March 2007, Viacom slapped YouTube with a $1 billion lawsuit claiming that YouTube had made 160,000 unauthorized clips available to the public as well as encouraging its users to commit copyright infringement. YouTube …

YouTube To Drop Support For IE6, Others In March

IE6 users take heed for YouTube will drop support for your browser on March 13. That’s not to say you won’t be able to watch videos, but specific features – whatever they might be – will not work with your dinosaur browser. The same goes for those of you running Chrome 4.0, Firefox 3.0, Safari 3.0 and those of you running IE7. …

YouTube Enters the Movie Business, Redesigns

Talk about burying the lede. In a blog post about the Sundance Film Festival, YouTube slipped in that they’re going to offer rentals of five Sundance faves as a first step into the movie rental business. YouTube’s been long-rumored to be interested in this space, but its a crowded one: iTunes has offered video rentals since 2008, Amazon …

Who Knew Vader Could Dance?

Star Wars in France: I’d like to imagine this is what happened when George Lucas got stoned with Sonny and Cher, plus green screen access.

To me, there is nothing more pitifully adorable than bad homages caught on film, and this latest disaster to go semi-viral would certainly be up there on my list of them. The Star Wars franchise …

The Best Review of ‘Phantom Menace’ I’ve Ever Seen

Okay, so 70 minutes might be long for a movie review, but I promise you, this is worth it.

A seven-part series recently posted on YouTube by comedy writer and filmmaker Mike from Milwaukee, Wisconsin just rips apart Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace by pointing out the countless plot holes in the first Star Wars prequel.

The …

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