Tag Archives: youtube

May 14, 2015

YouTube Overrides Konami's Video Takedown

George “Super Bunnyhop” Weidman published “Kojima vs. Konami: An Investigation more than two weeks ago, in which he alleged an insider at the company had passed on information about the deteriorating relationship between Metal Gear designer Hideo Kojima and Konami.

“This may be the first time YouTube has quickly stepped in and reviewed a bogus copyright claim for a gaming video,” he said to me over email. “If that’s the case, then my situation my [sic] be breaking new ground, and this could be good news for YouTubers everywhere.”

Score one for the good guys.

May 19, 2014

YouTube to Acquire Videogame-Streaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion

The deal, in an all-cash offer, is expected to be announced imminently, sources said. If completed the acquisition would be the most significant in the history of YouTube, which Google acquired in 2006 for $1.65 billion. The impending acquisition comes after longtime Google ad exec Susan Wojcicki was named CEO of YouTube earlier this year.

May 8, 2012

Google invests in Machinima

But the move has significant symbolism, because it’s the first time Google has openly backed a content company by taking an equity stake.

January 11, 2012

Director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) and producer Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator) team up to offer this candid snapshot of a single day on planet Earth. Compiled from over 80,000 YouTube submissions by contributors in 192 countries, Life in a Day presents a microcosmic view of our daily experiences as a global society.

The whole film’s free to watch.

January 21, 2010