Rebecca Black is 2011's #1 Google search

There is perhaps no better metric for determining the hottest trends of the year than by looking at Google search data.

Youtube comes to Xbox

Microsoft has just added another notch to its list of reasons why you never have to leave the Xbox Live interface.

Holy streaming, Batman! There's a new Youtube

Google has just completely overhauled the Youtube interface and you'll barely even recognize it when you see it for the first time.

Rick Perry’s weird speech goes viral

When you’re running for president it’s probably a good idea to appear consistent. Rick Perry found out the hard way that when you appear uncharacteristically goofy during a speech, people will talk.

Big expansion for YouTube TV channels

YouTube's jumping into original programming with both feet, with the launch of 100 new channels.

Hacker gains control of Microsoft's YouTube channel

Microsoft's official YouTube channel was hacked over the weekend, with the company's dancing-dad promotional video replaced with an assortment of other clips.

US Marine shames NYPD in Times Square protest video

A United States Marine Corp Sergeant confronted a group of NYPD officers at the Occupy Times Square protests in a viral YouTube video.

Sesame Street hacked and replaced with porn

Sesame Street fans visiting the program's YouTube channel yesterday found something they weren't expecting - hardcore porn.

What we can learn from Anonymous & WikiLeaks

Sometimes it seems that little has changed since the days of the Stonewall riots and anti-war protests in New York City.

Anonymous helps OccupyWallStreet march on


A brutal crackdown executed by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) against protestors has failed to halt the growing OccupyWallStreet movement.

Video: Kabul combat hits YouTube



The Taliban recently launched a coordinated offensive against the U.S. embassy in Kabul with gunfire, mortars and suicide bombers.

Youtube founders move onto next big thing

Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are diving into their next big project on the Internet.

Arab Spring really was social media revolution

After analyzing more than three million tweets, gigabytes of YouTube content and thousands of blog posts, a new study has concluded that the Arab Spring truly was fueled by social media.

The perils of digital decadence

Several years back when I was interviewing someone for an article, I whipped out my trusty tape recorder and the guy just snickered.

Americans becoming YouTube addicts

More and more Americans are catching on to the delights of babies doing cute things - or maybe just Justin Bieber - the latest study from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows.

YouTube tries out a new look

YouTube's trying out a new redesign named, for some reason, Cosmic Panda, giving a sleeker, darker look and improving customization options.

Commentary: Bill makes embedding YouTube videos illegal

Some US senators are floating a bill that would modify the civil and criminal sections of current copyright law. It would also make embedding YouTube videos illegal.

Opinion: Police state doesn't want dancing at the Jefferson Memorial

You may love cops, or you might hate them. Either way a new viral video shows that cops will not tolerate dancing at the Jefferson Memorial.

Make a movie out of this (we dare you)

Looking at YouTube the other day, where I spend much of my time, I came across something pretty interesting and fun.

YouTube rolls out 3,000 new movie rental titles

Google is currently rolling out 3,000 new movie titles on its YouTube rental platform in the United States.