Microsoft updated its own YouTube application for Windows Phone just over a week ago and Google isn’t impressed. The Verge has obtained a copy of a cease and desist letter that Google has sent to Microsoft recently, demanding that Microsoft “immediately withdraw this application from the Windows Phone Store and disable existing downloads of the application by Wednesday, May 22, 2013.” Microsoft’s YouTube app for Windows Phone appears to have taken Google by surprise.
Google’s complaint centers on the lack of ads in Microsoft’s YouTube app, something it claims is a direct violation of the terms and conditions of the company’s YouTube API.
A federal judge in New York on Thursday ruled that YouTube had not violated Viacom’s copyright even though users of the popular online site were allowed to post unauthorized video clips from some of Viacom’s most popular shows, includingComedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” andNickelodeon’s “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
Viacom filed the copyright infringement suit in 2007 and demanded that YouTube pay $1 billion in damages. The dispute erupted as established media titans, including Viacom, were struggling to cope with the disruption of digital media and trying to figure out how to rein in the unauthorized distribution of their content.
Facebook is the “most important” social media site for about 10% fewer teenagers than it was a year ago, according to a new PiperJaffray survey of over 5,000 teenagers. The teens surveyed are less interested in Twitter, YouTube, Google+, Flickr, and Tumblr too. Of the major sites included in the survey, only Pinterest has grown. (Instagram was not included in the survey in spring 2012).
"Online social giants YouTube and Facebook have taken big steps to attempt to provide guidance on digital citizenship for kids online. Google (which owns YouTube) just launched its ten-step online program for smart and safe YouTube use, with a series of instructional videos that hit on topics from cyberbullying to privacy. And Facebook has teamed up with Edutopia to help schools create social media guidelines."
Hearing about what happened during World War II is one thing, but what if you could actually watch the different commercials that aired during that time or view short clips of footage that was filmed to really get a feel for what was going on during it? Need a refresher on that biology lesson or a visual on how something is pronounced? YouTube has thousands of different videos that can help give you a quick visual reminder with any and all subjects.
4. Biography Channel – This channel is great to use when your class is leaning about important historical figures. The lives of authors, scientists, presidents, thinkers, and more can apply to lessons in almost any subject.
5. National Geographic – Unlike other YouTube channels, this one offers full programs. There are over 3000 uploaded videos on all kinds of sciencetopics. While there are ads on this channel, the quality of the content makes up for it.
6. The Real Bill Nye the Science Guy – Bill Nye is still one of the best video resources for teaching science to children. This channel offers clips from each one of his 100 shows on various science topics.
Meet the μWave, the most clever mish-mash of a hack I’ve seen in ages. Part microwave, part TouchPad, and part Arduino, the μWave automatically fishes around YouTube and plays back a video that’ll come to an end right as your food is finished.
This lovely little hodgepodge was built by a group of students for the University of Pennsylvania PennApps hackathon, where they went home with the gold (plus $2500 and a chance to pitch their project to Google NYC). It uses an Arduino to tap into the microwave’s countdown, pings a server for a well-performing video of the appropriate length, and then pushes that content to a TouchPad.