Microsoft readies new Xbox as entertainment hub
Microsoft offers a glimpse Tuesday at a new-generation Xbox as videogame consoles evolve into home entertainment centers and adapt to competition from smartphones and tablets.
YouTube, Xbox to stream US presidential debates
YouTube has announced it will stream the three debates between US President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, along with the vice presidential debate.
YouTube mistakenly closes Syria watchdog channels
The popular video hosting website YouTube said on Monday it had mistakenly shut down two accounts of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a key source of information in the 21-month Syria conflict.
Google adds 'digital estate planning' to its services
Google on Thursday began letting people plan out what is to be done with their digital photos, documents and other virtual belongings after they die or become incapacitated.
When YouTube stars go offline and meet up 'live'
If you thought today's young YouTube celebrities have only virtual contact with their fans, think again. They have taken on something new: real life.
Bangladesh blocks YouTube over anti-Islam video
Bangladesh has blocked YouTube after the video-sharing website failed to take down an anti-Islam film that has sparked furious protests across the Muslim world, government officials said Tuesday.
OpenLearning launches into competitive MOOCs market
A start-up that allows universities to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) has opened for business, signing on more than 1,000 students to a 12-week computer science and engineering course from the ...
Fashion blogs: How do ordinary consumers harness social media to become style leaders?
The Internet has given consumers the unprecedented opportunity to reach a mass audience and thereby advance their social position through displays of good taste, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
YouTube brings its huge fan base to music streaming
The music industry's move toward paid subscription services, and away from discs and downloads, has been underway for several years.
Viddy aims to build a fan base as the Twitter for videos
During a recent appearance on the "Today" show, Justin Bieber was helping co-host Matt Lauer get up to date on the latest technology. "All you need to get is a Viddy account," the teen pop sensation said.
YouTube stars quiz Obama
A bubbly shopping guide, a charitable "internetainerpreneur" and a comedian who wears green lipstick and eats ladles of cinnamon quizzed US President Barack Obama Thursday in a series of unorthodox YouTube ...
Study: Digital content makes teens feel good about themselves
There's no question teens love digital stars: They flock to annual conventions such as VidCon, subscribe in mass numbers to YouTube and Vine accounts and even start their own video blogs.
Internet banging: Gangs use social media to trade insults, threats
Gangs now occupy two spaces: the streets and the Internet.
Obama to answer queries on YouTube after annual speech
President Barack Obama will answer questions from YouTube creators in a live interview two days after his State of the Union address, the Google-owned video service said Thursday.