Bieber to Booing Crowd: 'I Think I'm Doing a Pretty Good Job'
Justin Bieber won two awards at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, and the audience had mixed emotions about his speech "I'm 19 years old, I think I'm doing a pretty good job [...] it should really be about the music. It should be about the craft, the craft that I'm making," Bieber said. "I'm an artist that should be taken seriously." SEE ALSO: Singer Miguel Jumps on Fans' Heads in Freak Accident Image via Ethan Miller/Getty Images Read more...More about Justin Bieber, Billboard Music Awards, Entertainment, Music, and Video
Where Would the World Be Without YouTube?
YouTube recently celebrated its eighth birthday, reminding us that less than a decade ago we had no access to cute cat videos, screaming goat clips and viral trends such as the Harlem Shake How, oh how, did we ever survive? For YouTube's Comedy Week, the Gregory Brothers pay homage to all the addictive content that the video-sharing website has given us over the past few years. After all, we wouldn't have this awesome YouTube video about how awesome YouTube videos are without YouTube! (Ultra meta, we know.) SEE ALSO: YouTube: 100 Hours of Video Are Uploaded to the Site Every Minute Before you watch though, take a moment to thank the Google Gods for ensuring that we all have an outlet for our weird how-to needs Read more...More about Youtube, Viral Videos, Watercooler, and Videos
Google Checkout Nixed In Favor of Google Wallet
Google Checkout is being sunsetted as the company focuses on shaping Google Wallet into a viable PayPal rival. Google Commerce announced today that Google Checkouts will be retired on November 20.
David Karp Quit School to Get Serious About Tumblr
David Karp, founder of Tumblr, got his education not in high school or college but in the world of Internet start-ups.
The New Flickr: What it Means for Flickr Pro Users
Yahoo unveiled some big changes to Flickr on Monday, both in terms of features and overall design. One of those changes is that free users are no longer limited to a certain number of photos; instead, everyone gets 1TB of space for their full-resolution photos. With that change comes an end to what used to be the biggest difference between free Flickr accounts and Flickr Pro. As it turns out, that's by design. In addition to lifting the previous upload and storage limits, Flickr is quietly discontinuing its Flickr Pro accounts (existing Pro users can continue to use Flickr Pro) and shifting to a different type of upgrade model. Read more...More about Flickr, Photography, Features, 500px, and Tech
New York City issues $2,400 fine for renting on Airbnb, but the law is still unclear
Microsoft's Next Xbox Announcement: What to Expect
Microsoft will announce the highly anticipated next-generation Xbox gaming console Tuesday from its Redmond, Wa., headquarters, and the company has set a high bar, considering the success of its current model. The Xbox 360 has been a force to be reckoned with since its debut at the end of 2005. It remains at the top of sales charts even now What can we expect from Tuesday's event? We cut through the rumor onslaught to provide you with our predictions. What's in a Name? The next Xbox's name has been one of the most heavily speculated details, and it seems the crowd cannot agree on a favorite. The new Xbox is codenamed "Durango," all sources agree, but it's unlikely the retail name. The slightly uncreative "Xbox 720," the rotational iteration following a 360, is probably the hottest search term related to the new Xbox. Read more...More about Microsoft, Gaming, Xbox, Entertainment, and New Xbox
BeatDeck's Free Analytics Show Musicians Who Their Fans Are
Does my music do better on Facebook or Twitter? Where should my next tour be? Is my new song too repetitive? Musicians can get free answers to these questions and more from BeatDeck, a Y Combinator analytics company launching today. BeatDeck plans to license this data to labels and music stores to help them sign and recommend tomorrow's superstars. Yep, BeatDeck is an enterprise music startup.