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Tuesday: July 26, 2011

Old Spice commercial guys to do battle via Internet popularity contest.Old Spice commercial guys to do battle via Internet popularity contest.

Dear Old Spice, there is no need for a contest here. Isaiah Mustafa should be your permanent spokesman. If you want more information other than the previous two sentences know that Mustafa's opponent happens to be none other than Fabio. You can watch some of the back and forth videos between Mustafa and Fabio over on Mashable. It's all in the delivery. Night vision top hat!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:57 PM | Tags (10) | battle | contest | fabio | interwebs | mashable | mustafa | oldpsice | silly | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 8, 2011

YouTube experimenting with the new design dubbed Cosmic Panda.YouTube experimenting with the new design dubbed Cosmic Panda.

I had a chance to try this out last night and I liked the experience. The new design seems to take a couple cues from Hulu and other video sites by utilizing a darker background to make the video pop more. The other neat thing is that the comments will scroll while keeping the video locked to the top of screen and in view. That is surely a welcome change for those who enjoy reading inane YouTube comments. You can try it out for yourself over yonder.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 3:00 PM | Tags (9) | cosmic | darker | engadget | experiment | interface | panda | sizes | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 17, 2010

YouTube now gets about two billion hits on a daily basis.YouTube now gets about two billion hits on a daily basis.

YouTube has decided to share this information just as they turn a whopping five years old. According to the source article, the first video ever posted to the service can still be found on their site to this day (and you can view it here). Congratulations and a happy birthday, the Interwebs have enjoyed many a rickroll thanks to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:06 AM | Tags (9) | basis | bbc | billion | birthday | daily | hits | interwebs | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 13, 2010

Twenty of the greatest Monty Python sketches for your silly viewing pleasure.Twenty of the greatest Monty Python sketches for your silly viewing pleasure.

Minister: lt's not particularly silly, is it? I mean, the right leg isn't silly at all and the left leg merely does a forward aerial half turn every alternate step. Mr Pudey: Yes, but I think that with Government backing I could make it very silly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Comedy Gold @ 3:41 PM | Tags (6) | classics | comedy | funny | montypython | sketches | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.

Episodic, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, describes itself as a 'comprehensive platform for broadcasting live and on-demand video to the web or any web-enabled device.' Episodic announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (10) | pcworld | youtube | google | episodic | videos | acquisitions | business | device | broadcasting | broadcast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: March 5, 2010

YouTube now has captioning for millions of videos thanks to new technology.YouTube now has captioning for millions of videos thanks to new technology.

So how did they do it? Each video now uses speech recognition technology to pick up potential spoken words from the audio track. It not may be a perfect solution but it's a great start. The technology only works on videos that contain English audio at present time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:40 AM | Tags (7) | youtube | captions | auto | technology | impaired | videos | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

Microsoft looking to give cable companies some competition via Xbox 360.Microsoft looking to give cable companies some competition via Xbox 360.

Whitten said Microsoft wanted to be a bigger player in television and film viewing. He declined to comment on the conversations with Disney but said more than once that 'there's going to be a ton of experimentation around business models and rights.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | cable | channels | consoles | gaming | microsoft | subscriptions | television | videogames | videos | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.

Uploaded videos will still be subject to a ten minute maximum, but the maximum file size will almost certainly need to be increased from the current two GB.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | 1080p | files | hd | playback | sizes | tgdaily | uploads | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 4, 2009

Five annoying YouTube clichés that need to be banned.Five annoying YouTube clichés that need to be banned.

My favorite bit is how the guys go extra far to sound chummy and casual. 'Hey dudes, this is just a streetwise gang of ruffians like yourselves! BUY OUR PANTS.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 8:04 AM | Tags (8) | youtube | cliches | urlesque | mileycyrus | viral | videos | stopmotion | annoying |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Disney offering refund on Baby Einstein videos that didn't turn children into geniuses.Disney offering refund on Baby Einstein videos that didn't turn children into geniuses.

Turns out that these videos didn't really make a whole lot of difference on a child's intellect by any means. Who would have guessed? Every household is eligible for a $15.99 refund for up to four DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 5:43 PM | Tags (9) | disney | dvds | einstein | genius | intellect | iq | refunds | silly | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.YouTube would like you to know that they now get a billion views per day.

Congrats to YouTube on their continued Internet meme machine success. May there be many more keyboard cats and unintentional rickrolls yet to come.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 3:49 PM | Tags (7) | billions | daily | inquirer | interwebs | videos | views | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 5, 2009

Full version of Flash coming to all smartphones... except that one.Full version of Flash coming to all smartphones... except that one.

Smartphone users will soon be rid of 'Flash Lite' in favor of a full blown version capable of HD streaming. The article mentions Apple's unavailability twice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | adobe | flash | apple | mobile | iphone | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 29, 2009

Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.Warner Music and YouTube close to finalizing brand new deal.

The deal would also open the door to a possible role for Warner in a new music video website called Vevo, which is backed by Universal and Sony and will be supported by YouTube's technology platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:56 PM | Tags (7) | agreement | artists | dispute | music | videos | warner | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.Blockbuster would really like a bigger piece of the DVD rental kiosk business.

By mid-2010, there are expected to be 10,000 Blockbuster Express kiosks staking out locations with a big blue box.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:42 AM | Tags (6) | videos | rentals | kiosks | redbox | blockbuster | business |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock.Happy Birthday, Alfred Hitchcock.

You can relive most of his classics right now over on Hulu.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:15 PM | Tags (7) | birthday | classics | hitchcock | hulu | movies | online | videos |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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