Perez Hilton ‘Compares’ Black Women to Hitler on Twitter; Illogical Hysteria Ensues

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Perez Hilton frequently strikes in me the image of a dog whimpering and covering its genitals with its tail. Every so often a story comes up where he seems to be bickering with someone over some incendiary thing he said. That I can respect — there are far too many fussy assholes out there who […]

EDM YouTuber M4Sonic Laid the Beats For ‘What Does the Fox Say?’, Now Signed to Sony, Ultra

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While you might not have heard of rising EDM star M4Sonic, you’ve almost certainly heard his beats — they’re the music that form the non-lyrical part of a little song called, “What Does the Fox Say?” M4Sonic, whose real name is Nick Boundy, was an Australian YouTuber posting a few EDM videos to his channel […]

Digital Network Zefr Raises $30 Million In Latest Round of Funding

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Announced today, digital network Zefr has raised $30 million in a new round of funding, bringing their total cash investment capital to $60 million. The Venice-based company received the financing dollars from Institution Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that has previously put money into Netflix, Snapchat, Dropbox and Twitter. Those companies are all billion […]

‘Innocence of Muslims’ Film Forced Off YouTube By California Appeals Court

An appeals court has done what the entire country of Pakistan and President Barack Obama could not: force YouTube to remove a trailer for an anti-Muslim film. A three-judge appellate court panel in Calif. made the decision after an actress in the film “The Innocence of Muslims,” Cindy Lee Garcia, re-filed a lawsuit over misuse […]

Whale Becomes Viral Star After Slapping Girl In Face With Fin [VIDEO]

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UPDATE 02/26/14 17:41 PST: The original video was removed for whatever reason — probably something to do with simulacrum. Here’s another version: Over a million people have tuned in to this hot new viral vid that just dropped on YouTube, showing a tourist on a boat taking a fluke to the face. Basically, the whale […]

And the Oscar Goes To … 5 YouTubers NMR Predicts Will One Day Win An Oscar

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Initially this list was going to focus on filmmakers, but there is such a diversification of talent on YouTube, we thought it would be much more interesting to really nail down specific categories. It’s easy to just rail off a list of good, interesting filmmakers like Corridor Digital or Wong Fu … it takes more […]

‘The Square’ Documentary Now Streaming to Egyptians on YouTube Despite Not Having Passed Country’s Censors

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In yet more contraband-making-their-way-onto-the-internet (gasp!) news, a full-length, official version of “The Square” is now available to Egypt-based YouTube viewers, despite the film not having yet passed the country’s strict censorship authority. The film, which is the first Egyptian documentary to have ever been nominated for the naked golden man, explores the 2011 revolution in […]

Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Full Album Now Available Officially On YouTube

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When Daft Punk’s entire album “Random Access Memories” got leaked online before its official release, I guess it did the French electronica duo a world of good because they’ve now posted the entire album to YouTube. Available in one pleasant playlist, the album that won the “robot group” (they make me write this shit; no, […]

Ballsy Rappers Call Out Pakistan For Banning YouTube; Vimeo Picks Up The Mic [VIDEO]

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So the performer had to post this video lamenting Pakistan’s ban on YouTube to Vimeo, but good sports that they are, the Vimeo crew has let it be. Ali Gul Pir along with rappers Adil Omar and Talal Qureshi made the video “Vital Saeen” which mocks their home country in both the Urdu and English […]

YouTube Streaming Revenue Pales in Comparison To Sales Revenue For Musician Zoë Keating

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So when it comes to YouTube, if you’re not one of the major musicians, apparently you’d better keep your day job … Zoë Keating, a cellist who self-publishes her own music, offered the masses full transparency when she published a Google Drive document which revealed the figures from all her revenue outlets. All of her […]

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