YouTube “stars” raking in millions while site remains in the red

It is ironic that while YouTube struggles to turn a profit in its third year after being purchased by Google, some of its stars are pulling in millions in earnings.The creators of lonelygirl15

Published on: April 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

13 Facebook apps that let you accomplish just about anything

We'll concede that the average Facebook user is doing nothing productive with their day, likely burning hours on end playing Mob Wars or agonizing over the finer points of a 25 More Things

Published on: April 6th, 2009 Christopher Null

12 great ways to bring Web video to your living room TV

Panasonic TH-50PZ850U Plasma TV With Viera Cast • Web content: Picasa Web Albums, YouTube • Network connection: Ethernet • Price: $1800 (no hard drive) An appealing idea underlies the Viera Cast Internet features

Published on: March 24th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Five new BlackBerry Storm apps that offer a lot – but cost nothing

My favorite kind of BlackBerry application is a free BlackBerry application. The only problem: You often get what you pay for when it comes to BlackBerry software. Often, but not always. The following

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Al Sacco

National Film Board creates “YouTube” for Canadian films

In a freebie double-bonanza Canadians now have access to a considerable chunk of the National Film Board’s (NFB) library via an online streaming site that makes use of an open source Flash-based video

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Toronto student creates new video identification system

A student at the University of Toronto has created a digital video identification system that may shine some light on the techniques used by YouTube and other Internet companies to protect copyright and

Published on: December 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Court issues notices to Microsoft, Google, Yahoo for gender selection ads

Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were issued notices by India's Supreme Court on Wednesday, following a complaint that they were promoting techniques and products for the selection of an unborn child's gender through advertising

Published on: August 15th, 2008 John Ribeiro

How to transform your home computer into a media centre

Your PC already plays music, and your hard drive holds every digital photo you've ever taken. And you probably watch hours of video on Hulu, Veoh, or YouTube.Wouldn't it be nice if you

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Rick Broida

How a Bell Aliant customer changed from grumpy to grateful

Meet Katie the Grumpy Canadian, a 20-something resident of the Canadian Maritimes, and denizen of YouTube.A disgruntled Bell Aliant customer turned thankul.True to her pseudonym, Katie uses her profile on the Google-owned social

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Privacy advocates express concern at Google’s data collection practices

The privacy concerns raised by a federal judge's order that Google Inc. turn over 12TB of data on YouTube users and their video-viewing histories to Viacom International Inc. misses an important point, according

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Connect with Facebook generation, expert urges Canadian companies

TLDNR. If you don't know what it means then you also probably don't have a clue why most people under 25 don't read the Globe and Mail.The acronym stands for "too long, did

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Creating a YouTube video mashup to promote yourself or your business

You've seen the infamous Mentos-and-Coke video, the treadmill dance, and the puppy versus robot--and maybe mashups like one of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acting as if he were in an iPod commercial. Now

Published on: April 7th, 2008 Rick Broida

Microsoft licensing of Flash Lite offers heavy duty benefits to Adobe

After it was publicly scorned by Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs earlier this month, Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash Lite mobile media player on Monday found itself in the warm embrace of a strange

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Eric Lai

New YouTube “usage metrics” data a boon for marketing campaigns

YouTube is offering account holders access to usage statistics for the videos they upload, such as where viewers are geographically located and how they found the clips.The feature, called YouTube Insight, had been

Published on: March 27th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez