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    Bat in the Sun Break Down Miley vs Justin Battle

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    It’s a tough job, doing a long, comprehensive interview with smart, philosophical YouTube creators and then watching as the footage gets handed back shortened and “hipsterized.” Sometimes the wizards behind the curtain inadvertently end up coming off as a sort of parody of themselves. The filmmaker Michel Gondry talked about manipulation of truth through editing, […]

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    1 Billion Views Later: And Vsauce Tastes Like …

    Friday, July 4, 2014

    Wanna know the definition of swag? How about getting Vsauce — yes, all of them — fresh off a episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and a 1 billion views party? If anyone has swag these days, it’s NMR. Okay, fine, really it’s Vsauce, but they were good enough to let NMR interview them. And since […]

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    Grumpy Cat, JennXPenn, Cimorelli At VidCon 2014 [VIDEO]

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    Didn’t get to go to VidCon 2014? Live vicariously through just a taste of the fun that NMR had over the weekend in Anaheim, Calif. From hanging out with Grumpy Cat and the Fine Bros. as they work with Friskies to find the next Internet cat star to jamming a capella style with sister group Cimorelli, this […]

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    Olga Kay, IISuperwomanII Harmonize At Vidcon 2014 With ‘Ambianze Girls’

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    Lilly Singh (AKA Superwoman) and Olga Kay were just a couple of the VidCon 2014 attendees who bore witness to the savage oddity of the Awkward Kids’, lets say, performance art. Donning hippie garb and singing melodically about god-knows-what, these three prankers continued their shock and awe campaign on behalf of NewMediaRockstars. We clearly know […]

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    Awkward Kids Make Drunk Moms The Stars Of VidCon 2014 [VIDEO]

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    The beauty of being NewMediaRockstars? We know a whole lot of drunk moms. Don’t ask us how, don’t ask us why, but, kids, your moms like what we got. And so we make it work for us occasionally by making them work for us. Yeah, we turned your mom out. Letting the Awkward Kids, a […]

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    Rob Dyrdek Talks ‘Watch_Dogs’

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    So it turns out Rob Dyrdek is also an actor in addition to show host, pro skateboarder and mogul of a many-headed empire housed in the world’s coolest office building. YouTube superstar tandem Smosh tapped Dyrdek to play the lead, Aiden Pearce, in their riff on the new Ubisoft video game “Watch_Dogs.” And that meant […]

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    NMR Goes Hunting for @HiddenCash In Los Angeles [VIDEO]

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    What’s better than cruising around the mean streets of L.A. listenin’ to tunes with your best buds? How ‘bout treasure hunting? (cha-ching cha-ching cha-ching). The @HiddenCash Twitter angel came to L.A. and so NMR decided to send a few of our YouTube compadres out with a camera and a quest for gold. It should have […]

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    Olga Kay Debuts Mooshwalks

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    What were you doing a month ago? Don’t remember? Well we were attending the release of the new Mooshwalks sock line by Olga Kay. But we decided to make such a ridiculously opulent and snarky video, our editor took forever to finish it. That being said though, it looks a-mazing. If this trend continues, that […]

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Click It Or Skip It: Does YouTube Advertising Actually Work?

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Grim statistics are coming to light for Facebook and Twitter in regards to the efficacy of advertising on those sites — the ads don’t work. Time magazine just offered up an article showing that despite Facebook netting $7 billion in advertising revenue last year, 62 percent of the 17,000 people interviewed by Gallup said that […]

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IMDb For Online Video? NeonGrid Could Be Just That


In the world of film or television it’s easy to learn everything you need to know about someone’s career with just a few clicks. Just pick that actor, director or writer that you’re interested in and the Internet Movie Database, commonly known as IMDb, will show you just about every project they’ve ever been credited […]

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5 Awesome New YouTube Features Unveiled at VidCon 2014


The addition of fan funding was arguably the biggest change that YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced at the video giant’s VidCon 2014 keynote last week, but there are plenty of other important changes coming down the road to make life easier for creators. Check out these five new features that will change YouTube life as […]

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Yahoo Screen Saves ‘Community’ — Do You Love Them Yet?


Dry your tears and extinguish your prayer candles — cult favorite sitcom ‘Community’ has been saved from cancellation. As soon as NBC announced that it was dropping the popular comedy after its fifth season, fans began to work through the Kübler-Ross stages of grief. First was a loud bout of denial marked by dozens of […]

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Dance Your Butts Off! VidCon 2014: The Parties! [PHOTO GALLERY]


  VidCon isn’t just meeting up with fans and creators, networking and food trucks — it’s also about a bunch of creative types getting together to cut loose. Every year the parties get wilder, louder and more tech awesome. In addition to the usual photo booths, they’ve also integrated those slo-mo photo booths that are […]

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4 Things We Learned At VidCon 2014 — That You Should Know Too

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Every year NMR goes to VidCon, we learn a little bit more about our industry, ourselves and the trends that are up and coming. Last year we learned that gaming was gonna be HUGE, that we can’t fly off the roof of the convention center without our lucky wizard cloak (we’ll miss you, Joey), and […]

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Trucker Pulls Over Cop in Epic Role Reversal [Video]


No one likes getting pulled over for speeding — especially the police. An Illinois truck driver says that he saw a police officer driving recklessly while talking on a cell phone, so he did what any totally reasonable, not-at-all crazy person would do: he turned the tables and performed a traffic stop on the officer. […]

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This Unlucky Soccer Fan Picked a Fight With the Wrong Guy … His TV [VIDEO]

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You always hurt the ones you love. Or so the saying goes. That was certainly the case for this Brazil fan who got, perhaps, a little over-excited seeing his team advance to the World Cup final 16. He could have just taken to Twitter like everyone else, but instead he decided that he needed to show […]

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YouTube Network AwesomenessTV Grabs Money Right Out of Television’s Hand


It finally happened! Online video is taking money right out of TV’s hands. AdAge reports that AwesomenessTV, the teen-focused YouTube network acquired by DreamWorks Animation last year, has persuaded Royal Caribbean cruises to pull money directly from the TV advertising budget and spend it on web programming instead. The move, while not the first of its […]

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Which Twitter Record Was Shattered During a World Cup Game?


If you noticed your Twitter timeline blowing up with World Cup tweets over the weekend then you’re not alone. The Brazil/Chile game that took place Saturday in Rio was one of the most tweeted events of all time according to the micro-blogging platform. Saturday’s game broke records with 388,985 tweets being sent every minute. The […]

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European MCN Zoomin.TV Sets Up Shop in the US


Zoomin.TV is not a familiar name in the United States, but the Amsterdam-based MCN is looking to change that, and soon. Despite its stealth status, the European content network draws roughly 25 percent of its views from the United States. That’s not a small market share considering that Zoomin is ranked by SocialBlade as the […]

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The Fine Brothers to Fund New Creators for Their YouTube Channel


It seems the Fine Brothers are leveling up all over the place. With a recently announced TV deal as well as a slot on the Emmy ballot for their popular “Kids React” series, Benny and Rafi Fine announced plans to start financing original programming from other creators on their YouTube channel. The decision to share […]

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Freddie Wong & Matt Arnold Bring Their A Game To Conan O’Brien With VGHS: Final Season Preview

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Remember when YouTube was some random thing that kids did for fun in their free time? Yeah, those days are done. YouTube is full-blown Hollywood now and there’s no clearer indication than the biggest stars of the YouTube-iverse popping up to promote their wares on late night shows. Recently, Vsauce popped up on Kimmel and now […]

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Troye Sivan Signs With EMI Australia, Announces Debut EP ‘TRXYE’


YouTuber Troye Sivan is well on his way to conquering all forms of media. At 19 he’s already had a part in an X-Men film, headlined a popular movie franchise, and climbed to the top of the YouTube heap. Now he’s set his sights on the music world. Troye has signed with EMI Australia to […]

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YouTube Introduces Fan Funding To Help Fans Support Their Favorite Creators (And YouTube)


It looks like YouTube is finally ready to extend an olive branch to creators who have long been frustrated by the ad revenue split, usually pegged at 45/55. However the balance isn’t going to come out of YouTube’s pocket. Instead, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a new feature that would allow creators to solicit fan […]

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Maker Studios Unveils Maker Gen Network For Creator Development


It’s going to be a big week for announcements out of Anaheim because all the major players in online video have been saving up their big reveals for VidCon. Maker Studios is no exception; the newly minted Disney company revealed a new program aimed at developing their stable of over 50,000 creators into successful, self-sustaining brands. To […]

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The 7 Most Helpful Features Offered by VidCon’s Official App


If you’ve been on any kind of social media this week, you’re probably already aware that VidCon kicks off today. Since its inaugural year in 2010, the annual gathering has grown from a small get-together of some 1,400 people to a massive convention center-filling YouTube extravaganza. Attendance this year is expected to exceed the 12,000 […]

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Fans Take Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart on a Road Trip in ‘#HeyUSA’


Most fans would love the chance to go on a road trip with YouTube’s awkward older sisters Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart. Now they’ll have a chance to do just that on “#HeyUSA.” Announced during Grace’s VidCon keynote today, the show will feature Grace and Mamrie discovering “America’s Best-Kept Secrets” with guidance from their fans […]

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Little Boy’s Viral Dance Moves Are a Sight that Can’t be Unseen [VIDEO]

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Give me a V, dot the I, curl the C, T, O, R … why is that boy dancing?? We’re not sure if it was the heat, the extra large soda, or simply unfiltered team spirit, but this little guy couldn’t contain his excitement upon being put on the Miami Marlins jumbotron this week. Check […]

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YouTube Killer?: Former Hulu Boss Announces New Video Start-Up, Vessel


Jason Kilar, former CEO of streaming platform Hulu, is back with a new video focused start-up. The details are still a little vague but the project does have a name: Vessel. The name, announced today, will replace the equally vague codename “The Fremont Project,” by which the project has been known since Kilar left Hulu […]

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Production On ‘Looking for Alaska’ Gets Underway, John Green Announces Director


It shouldn’t come as a surprise that after the phenomenal success of “The Fault In Our Stars” Hollywood is already looking to bring another John Green novel to the big screen. Next up is Green’s coming of age novel “Looking for Alaska,” which appears to have found itself a director. Last night, Green tweeted, “So […]

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