‘I’d Like To Thank…’: Some of YouTube’s Biggest Stars Offer Up Their Own Award Acceptance Speeches [VIDEOS]

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Some fantastic moments happened on last night’s Oscars, probably, but none of those moments were as passionate, beautiful or relevant to NMR readers as these “If Only…” Oscar acceptance speeches that if the talent holds, aren’t too far off from becoming a reality. Turns out, when you hand someone a fake trophy and a microphone, […]

Frog-Eat-Frog: French Media Company Canal Plus Gobbles Up French Comedy Channel Studio Bagel


The landscape of available YouTube acquisitions just got a little smaller as Canal Plus picked up French comedy MCN Studio Bagel. Canal Plus, a pay television service out of France, enhances its new media portfolio with the also-French YouTube company that leads the French nation in humor channels with over 6 million subscribers and nearly […]

Total Viral Recap: Oscars 2014 — The Biggest Social Media Moments of the Evening


Despite being at an Oscar party last night, NMR actually caught very little of the Oscars themselves. And so we had to catch up on all the viral activity today, with the rest of you who didn’t catch them live. The biggest viral events that made our radar? Ellen Degeneres takes the biggest, most trending […]

Court Ruling: YouTube May Stream ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video Uploads with Edits


Recently ordered to scrub all uploads of the “Innocence of Muslims” video from YouTube by a U.S. appeals court against Google’s argument to keep the video up in the name of free speech and “constitutional freedoms,” the Silicon Valley operator of the world’s biggest online video platform has at least been granted a small concession […]

Jimmy Kimmel Reimagines Classic YouTube Viral Videos as Big Budget Movies with Top Hollywood Stars

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Even though last night’s Oscars was all about celebrating the silver screen, YouTube ended up a winner too when seven of the platform’s most classic viral videos were given the Hollywood treatment during Jimmy Kimmel’s ninth annual “After the Oscars” special. Kimmel’s soon-to-be viral videos of viral-videos-reimagined-as-big-budget-movies feature an extravagant A-list lineup dramatically reinterpreting meme […]

Creative Commons Co-Founder Lawrence Lessig Wins His Battle Against Music Publisher In YouTube Fair Use Dispute


Australian music publisher Liberation Music has learned something that most of us probably wouldn’t have needed a lesson to know to begin with: don’t mess with a Harvard Law professor who specializes in copyright and fair use issues over copyright and fair use issues. After a lengthy court battle, Liberation Music has settled with Harvard […]

YouTube Tentpole Has Oscar Fever With Taryn Southern & Wayside Creations [VIDEOS]

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So YouTube, always innovating and keeping NMR flush with stories, has done a sick (sick means good, brah) thing with the YouTube Space L.A. Starting their tentpole program, they seek to provide a series of culturally relevant stages to essentially give YouTubers a prop to work with in the form of a fun location. As […]

Saying ‘Uncle’? Spotify Admits YouTube Is Far Superior With Latest Numbers


Quick, name the world’s biggest streaming service — if you said YouTube, it’s because you looked at the damn headline. And if you didn’t guess YouTube, would you look at the damn headline already? Really, the only mystery here is the motives behind the company that put this information out: Spotify. Spotify made it clear […]

Seth Rogen Burns Senator Mark Kirk On Twitter For Ditching His Alzheimer’s Speech


If you need a reason to have less faith in Congress, here it is: Seth Rogen gave a stirring and personal speech yesterday on the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s. His mother-in-law is afflicted with it and he got to witness as she succumbed to the disease in her mid-50s. Too bad only a cursory couple […]

YouTuber/Musician Mike Falzone To Drop His New Album ‘Zebadiah Zebra Pants’ On A Computer Near You [INTERVIEW]

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Mike Falzone is one of those people I think I could be good buddies with. I always look at people I’m interviewing and think, “Could I hang out with this person and drink beers?” And fortunately, the answer is a resounding “yeah, why the hell not?” Mike is a multi-hyphenate — as in author, musician, […]

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