• Today in Tech: YouTube reports 1 billion users

    Also: Why Google can Keep it to itself. 

    YouTube reaches 1 billion unique monthly users, almost 15% of planet Earth [THE NEXT WEB]

    Google says that the video site reaches almost one out of every two people on the Internet. Its monthly viewership would make it the planet's third-largest country, behind China and India.

    These feats are all the more interesting considering that Google was criticized for over-paying for the site when it bought MORE

    - Mar 21, 2013 2:00 PM ET
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  • YouTube to launch music streaming service, take on Spotify

    Exclusive: Google is planning to roll out a music streaming service to capitalize on the power of YouTube.

    By Ryan Bradley and Jessi Hempel

    FORTUNE -- YouTube, the world's largest digital repository of streaming media, will launch a subscription music service later this year. The service has its own negotiating team and operating unit but will likely have some overlap with new features also rumored to be coming to Google's Android MORE

    Mar 5, 2013 10:35 AM ET
  • How Billboard saved the music video

    Adding YouTube to Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart almost guarantees that record companies will try even harder to force songs to go viral.

    FORTUNE -- The "observer effect" is present in media just as it is in physics: The act of observing (or measuring) something always affects the thing being observed. In the case of Billboard adding YouTube videos to its Hot 100 chart of top singles, that means that even MORE

    - Feb 22, 2013 7:40 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: The Mail app every iPhone user should use

    Also: Why the Web of today is a big disappointment; Maker Studios tussles with its biggest YouTube star.

    Mailbox for iPhone: a next-generation email app inspired by Sparrow and Clear [THE VERGE]

    Whereas most Mail apps rely on buttons to archive, delete, and file emails for later, Mailbox relies on a simple and colorful set of swipes. "Email was designed 30 years ago for computers chained to desks," Underwood says. "Everything about it MORE

    - Dec 14, 2012 5:30 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Why Spotify is worth "just" $3 billion

    Also: Why Apple and HTC settled their patent fight; YouTube readies another round of convent investment. 

    Why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation [THE VERGE]

    Apple's victory over Samsung is much less a predictor of future succes than you might think. Apple had essentially a perfect storm of facts in the Samsung case: the large number of Samsung devices that look exactly like Apple devices, the internal Samsung evidence showing the MORE

    - Nov 12, 2012 5:30 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: How fizzling tech stocks are affecting Silicon Valley

    Also: Google poised to plunge hundreds of millions more in original content. Did Amazon once offer to buy Netflix for $12 million?

    Silicon Valley's Stock Funk [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]

    Home prices in the region are still rising, but with wealth ebbing, some agents sense a slowdown.

    Nicholas Tarantola, a Realtor with Zephyr Real Estate in San Francisco, said activity has slowed over the past month, with homes that might have received 10 offers MORE

    - Oct 8, 2012 1:03 PM ET
  • Today in Tech: Microsoft hires TV exec to boost original content

    The iPhone 5 reviewed; Yahoo giving shareholders $3.65 billion.

    iPhone 5 review: Finally, the iPhone we've always wanted [CNET]

    Well, guess what? Now it has 4G LTE and...well, maybe not a giant screen, but a larger screen. That's not all, though: the already great camera's been subtly improved, speakerphone and noise-canceling quality has been tweaked, and -- as always -- iOS 6 brings a host of other improvements, including baked-in turn-by-turn navigation, MORE

    - Sep 19, 2012 5:30 AM ET
  • Today in Tech: Amazon gets into gaming

    Apple's iOS 6 ditches the YouTube app; how Apple and Amazon's security flaws led to one man's 'epic' hacking. 

    Amazon jumps into games: New studio makes its debut with a Facebook game [GEEKWIRE]

    Amazon's first social game is called Living Classics, a moving object game "featuring a family of foxes that have wandered into active illustrations from their favorite books including Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and King Arthur."

    Amazon's new secret weapon: Delivery MORE

    - Aug 7, 2012 6:25 AM ET
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  • Today in Tech: YouTube investing $200 million more in original content

    Hulu finally comes to Apple TV; is the social web IPO window closed?

    YouTube to double down on its 'channel' experiment [THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]

    The company says it will put in another $200 million to market the channels as it attempts to upgrade its content from simple user-generated videos and to lure more viewers and advertising. The site has launched nearly 100 new channels so far this year, attracting talent such as MORE

    - Jul 31, 2012 12:28 PM ET
  • Video: Inside Apple HQ

    Corporate recruiting film offers a rare look inside One Infinite Loop

    FORTUNE: On Wednesday 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman posted on YouTube a slickly produced Apple (AAPL) video that promotes not a product but the company itself.

    [Update: Turns out the film has been available on Apple's human resources website since at least May, when MacMagazine did a piece about it. You can stream the video in high resolution here.]

    It's largely narrated by Joel Podolny, the MORE

    - Jul 11, 2012 5:04 PM ET
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