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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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Random Act Of Walmart Kindness Captures Hearts of Facebookers Everywhere [VIDEO]

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Facebook is in love again. After Carol Flynn, a Walmart customer, noticed that the lady in front of her in line at a Sioux Falls Walmart couldn’t afford diapers, Flynn stepped up and bought in. Spending around $120, Flynn’s act of kindness was captured on camera and posted to Facebook. Flynn, a former state director […]

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Handsome Prisoner Gets $30,000 Modelling Contract In Wake Of Viral Mug Shot

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Remember that cheesecake mug shot of the gang member convict, Jeremy Meeks, with the baby blue eyes that was recently shared by pretty much everyone on the internet? Yeah, he just got awarded a $30,000 modelling contract. Blaze Modelz, likely a whorehouse of a modelling agency, has signed the creep with the chiseled cheekbones, believing […]

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29 Celebrity Voices, One Original Song: Best Viral Marketing Campaign Ever? [VIDEO]

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Songwriter Rob Cantor wasn’t having any luck drumming up interest in his original musical compositions so he decided to fall back on another talent: mimicry. Doing his impressions of 29 distinct voices, from Gwen Stefani to Flipper to Steve Buscemi, Cantor has them all singing the song “Perfect” off his new album, “Not a Trampoline.” […]

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Google Grabs Songza as Streaming Music Wars Heat Up


Google and YouTube are super serious about their new streaming music venture. In fact, they’re so serious that they just snapped up Songza overnight for an undisclosed amount of money (note: undisclosed amount of money usually means a LOT OF MONEY). While Songza itself is a streaming music service, it specializes in curated playlists based […]

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Latest Vine Update Adds Real Time Loop Count


If you’ve ever spent any time on social video app Vine then you know that it can be addictive. Six-second video clips loop automatically and some are so bizarrely hypnotizing that you may want to watch them again and again without even realizing it. Well, now all those views are finally going to count for […]

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Machinima Parties With Rihanna in YouTube’s Most Elite Club


NMR pop quiz! What doMachinima and Rihanna have in common? The answer is that the gamer-centric network and the saucy “Pour It Up” chanteuse are both officially members of YouTube’s elite 5 billion view club. Only two channels have ever cracked that stratospheric number. One is RiRi’s Vevo channel, home to her popular music videos, […]

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3 Commercials Every Woman Needs to Watch


NMR, for one, think it’s quite refreshing to see some big-name corporations stand for something of actual social merit nowadays. This month alone, we’ve seen advertisements from Always, Verizon and Pantene that use their commercial spots to empower women across the country. Whether they’re telling us to be strong, be smart, or be brave, these […]

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Why The Facebook Manipulation Experiment Was A Necessary ‘Evil’

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Back in 2012, Facebook decided the best thing they could do was screw with their users and conduct what has now been termed a “social experiment.” They began messing with the posts that showed up on people’s walls. Sometimes the postings that showed were overwhelmingly negative. Sometimes they were positive. Their goal: Find out how […]

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YouTube Is Ready to Declare Victory With Or Without Indie Labels


NMR has been keeping close track of the not-too-friendly dispute between YouTube and the world of indie music. In the process of launching its much anticipated streaming music service, YouTube has ruffled some feathers with independent labels who claim the video giant offered unfavorable contracts and then bullied them into accepting by threatening to block […]

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‘Fan Funding’: The New YouTube Function That Threatens To Isolate Fans?

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The Young Turks are pioneers in many facets of YouTube — they’ve achieved a success few have and enjoy some of the most loyal followers of any channel. Part of their pioneering ways, though, have caused them to become early adopters of the new Fan Funding Support button now offered on select YouTube pages via […]

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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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