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Aug 7, 2012

Apple to ditch iPhone YouTube app

Apple says the next version of its software for the iPhone and iPad won’t come with a pre-installed YouTube application. Users will be able to play YouTube videos in the Web browser, says Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller. Google Inc., which owns YouTube, is also working on a downloadable app, she says. Muller says Apple Inc.’s […]

Jul 20, 2012

Creating a reputation through social media

I was flattered to hear that my blogging had been used as an example — thankfully a “how to,” not a “how not to” example — during a presentation at the Professional Development Consortium’s Summer Conference that addressed ...

Jul 17, 2012

Some video stores stay alive as technology changes

HAGERSTOWN — It’s no secret that the number of video stores in the United States is diminishing. The culprit? The World Wide Web. The big shot players of video streaming like Netflix, YouTube and Hulu are the top spot holders when it comes to viewing movies and TV episodes online. In 1992, there were about […]

Jun 12, 2012

New Internet suffix bids include ‘.lol,’ ‘bank.’

NEW YORK  — If Google has its way, you won’t need to type “” any more to do your searches. You can simply access the search engine at “.Google.” Google’s bid for “.Google” as an Internet suffix is among about 2,000 proposals submitted as part of the largest expansion of the Internet address system since […]

Apr 2, 2012

Ranking the April Fool’s Day pranks

I’m not sure if anyone really falls for the commercial April Fool’s Day pranks anymore. It was novel a few years ago, but it is so widespread that we come to expect it (or, if you have some time to spend in front of the computer–you seek it out). But, the point is not so […]

Feb 20, 2012

YouTube enlists big-name help to redefine channels

CULVER CITY, Calif. — YouTube is enlisting Hollywood’s help to reach a generation of viewers more familiar with smartphones than TV remotes. The online video giant is aiming to create 25 hours of programming per day with the help of some of the top names in traditional TV. The Google-owned site is spreading its wealth […]

Jan 16, 2012

Smart TVs: More than just for watching

Julie Harada joined her colleague Frank Gorman of Gorman & Williams at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Harada writes today about the biggest trend she noticed at this year’s expo. Earlier this week, Gorman and Mike Yang wrote about what’s hot at this year’s show. Later this week, they’ll have their list […]

Jul 22, 2011

AP source: Apple considering Hulu bid

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc. is in talks to potentially bid for video-streaming service Hulu, a person close to the situation said Friday. The person, who said Apple is among several companies interested in Hulu, spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk about the matter. In early July, search giant […]

Jun 3, 2011

Melody Simmons’ real estate notebook, 6/3/11

Grim news on the residential home sales front released Tuesday by Standard & Poor’s show a first quarter decline by 4.2 percent in the U.S. National Home Price Index. That means housing values continue to turn downward. The report highlighted 20 U.S. cities including Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington (the only city where home […]

May 13, 2011

New Jersey girl’s cop video brings back memories of Maryland man

Friday morning on NPR I heard a story that reminded me of a situation in Maryland last year involving a person taking video of police officers in action. Khaliah Fitchette, a teenage girl in Newark, N.J., was riding the bus last year when cops got on to deal with a man who seemed drunk. Fitchette […]

Feb 21, 2011

Tech Talk: Make Web video more than talking heads

The blending of video and website content has arrived. It’s everywhere, and startups are popping up all over to support low-cost video production specifically for websites. But the question now needs to be asked: What are we doing with it? By approaching it without a strategy, are we just making corporate Web videos that are […]

Dec 3, 2010

Viacom appeals ruling in YouTube copyright case

NEW YORK — Viacom is appealing a court decision that YouTube obeyed copyright laws even though the Internet video site used to show thousands of pirated clips. The challenge filed Friday in a federal appeals court in New York had been expected since a June ruling rebuffed Viacom’s copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube and its […]

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