Monday 12.9: News to Know
Yahoo Picks Up Streaming Concert Platform Evntlive
After buying Tumblr and about half of the web, Yahoo seemed content to ride out the rest of 2013 with a focus on its owned properties (albeit Yahoo did pick up Katie Couric). As they say though, the best laid plans… and so on.
Streaming Video News
Warner Bros. CTO Leaving For Multiplatform Video Services Provider Vubiquity
Warner Bros. Entertainment CTO Darcy Antonellis is leaving to become CEO of multiplatform video services provider Vubiquity. She starts her new job on Jan. 2.
TV Streaming Service Includes Coffee So You’ll Finally Stay Awake Through ‘Mad Men’
Instead, why not stare at a screen for 12 hours while your mom brings you bowl after bowl of hot popcorn and leftovers? It’s the millennial way!
But sometimes all that sitting still can get tiring–it’s pretty similar to sleeping, after all. To combat this, one French TV streaming service, Canalplay, is now including promo codes for free artisanal coffee beans with a two-month free trial, PSFK reports.
Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films Inks Deal With Legendary Television & Digital
MAX LUGAVERE TURNS CELEBRITY INTERVIEWING INTO A FINE ART ON AOL SERIES ‘ACTING DISRUPTIVE’ [INTERVIEW]
Max Lugavere is a renaissance man par excellence! Not only is he the host of the awesomely interesting AOL show “Acting Disruptive” via Tribeca Digital Studios, but he’s also a decent guitar player/singer and a contributing columnist for online (and offline) magazine Psychology Today.
Watch: The Muppets Star in New Series of ‘Muppisodes’
Viral Video: Annoying “Friday” YouTube Phenom Is Back With — Wait for It — “Saturday”
Rebecca Black vaulted to fame with the viral YouTube hit, “Friday,” the catchy-but-irritating song that eventually petered out.
YOUTUBE’S ‘FAIR USE’ POLICY UNDER ATTACK: BART BAKER’S LORDE PARODY TAKEN DOWN #SAVEBARTSLORDEPARODY
NMR has taken quite a shine to Bart Baker since we got to hang with him not so long ago. And it is with that shine, that we noticed something troubling — the publishing company that handles the music rights for Lorde’s song “Royals” filed a complaint against Baker’s video parody of said song, claiming Baker stole their “musical composition.”
With 24 hour telethon, The Young Turks inch towards raising $350,000
It’s a return to true independence for YouTube-born The Young Turks, which right from the beginning of its day-long livestream supporting its close-to-ending Indiegogo campaign, focused on hard news laced with big opinions.
Movie Clip Greeting Card Website Launches (Exclusive)
Breakup advice from “Bridget Jones” and get well soon wishes from “Knocked Up” are a few of the hundreds of digital messages available at Ditto Greetings.Tags: AOL, Evntlive, News2Know, Rebecca Black, The Muppets, The Young Turks, Tribeca Digital Studios, Vubiquity, Warner Bros., Yahoo!, youtube