Getty Images offers free access to much of its photo portfolio

Leading photo provider Getty Images has announced the launch of an Embed tool that allows people to use million of photos free of cost for noncommercial purposes.

Getty Images, which is well-known for the premiere collection of professional quality images on the Internet, previously used to charge licensing fees from people who wanted to access its extensive portfolio.

Google appoints Susan Wojcicki as new YouTube CEO

According to a Reuters report, Google has appointed Susan Wojcicki - a top executive from the company's advertising business - as the new CEO of its YouTube business. Wojcicki, who is one of Google's first employees, will replace Salar Kamangar.

YouTube all set for paid music service

The New York Times said the administration intended for portable apparatuses might require around USD 10 a month for a commercial free administration and might rival administrations, for example Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody.

According to media reports, Google's motion picture imparting arm Youtube is getting ready to start a paid music administration in the not so distant future going up against other streaming outlets, with the included characteristic of film.

YouTube’s monthly active user base crosses 1bn-mark

YouTube, the biggest video-sharing site of the world, is getting even bigger.

Founded in February 2005 and acquired by Google Inc in 2006, YouTube recently hit one billion monthly unique users.

Announcing the milestone, YouTube team said, "Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube. Our monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences."

The team pointed out that if YouTube were a country, it would be the third biggest in the world after China and India, in terms of population.

YouTube Asks Users to Post Real Names in Bid to Clean Up Comments

In a move which underscores YouTube's bid to clean up its `Comments' section, the Google-owned video sharing site is urging its users to drop their `anonymous' usernames, and post their real names.

The new move by YouTube marks the online video service's push away from anonymity, as having the users use their real names will help the service ensure a greater uniformity with the other services being offered by Google, especially the Google+ social networking service.

Pew study says more turn to YouTube for news

On Monday, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released the findings of a new study which showed that with more and more people now turning to YouTube for news, the Google-owned video-sharing site is fast becoming a major news platform.

According to the study, titled "YouTube and News: A New Kind of Visual News," a 15-month observation – from January 2011 to March 2012

Google Threatens To Sue Huge YouTube MP3 Conversion Site

According to a new TorrentFreak report, an earlier-this-month letter by YouTube's Associate Product Counsel Harris Cohen has revealed that Google intends taking the legal route against one of the bigwig YouTube conversions sites.

Making Google's position clear in letter dated June 8, Cohen has reportedly written to the YouTube-MP3. org conversion site owner, `Philip,' the Internet search giant intends filing a lawsuit against the site.

A glance at YouTube’s redesigned homepage

Video-sharing site YouTube has redesigned its homepage to lure more and more TV viewers online by making it easier for them to find and watch their desired channels.

The reprogrammed homepage of YouTube features channels occupying the wide, middle column. One can find one's profile on the left along side other channels, while recommended videos can be found at the right.

YouTube is emphasizing on channels as it could help the site in integrating its own professional channels as it is trying to attract more regular TV viewers to the site.

Les Paul Google Doodle Wows Users

Google’s new doodle, is trying to do something new with the world of music. It is trying to incarcerate both of Les Paul's unbelievable involvement to modern melody: The electric guitar with solid-body, revealed in the look and hum of today's Google emblem; and multitrack soundtrack, offered, in some degree, by the Google’s intelligent record quality.

This interactive Les Paul compliment fixed the mind's eye of easy chair guitarists throughout the country, undoubtedly destructing office efficiency in the course. Google also permitted public to play with the help of their keyboards.

Nokia X7-00 smartphone spotted on YouTube

A new smartphone from Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia, dubbed the Nokia X7-00, has recently been spotted on video sharing service YouTube.

The leaked handset in the video shows four speakers, most probably Dolby enhanced, in a surprisingly slim body. The handset in the video is running the latest Symbian^3 operating system.

The phone in the video can be seen running a racing game, viz. Need for Speed Shift. As per sources, the unreleased handset has a set of features that are very close to the existing N8 smartphone, but its focuses chiefly on music.


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