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A Lab Is Digitizing Dozens Of Nuclear Weapon Test Videos And Posting Them To YouTube

The U.S. has declassified video records of its nuclear weapon tests from the atomic age, and if you’re curious to witness the destructive power of the bombs in our arsenal, you’ll need to take a trip over to YouTube. There, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has uploaded dozens of digitized nuclear weapon tests in an effort to preserve that historic and important footage. As Livermore’s Greg Spriggs explains in an introductory video, the collection of nuclear test films are degrading, and by uploading them to YouTube, the lab can “obtain…

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Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, NBA, Thomas Sanders, Turner Sports, And WAY More In Running For BEST VINES EVER!

In less than a week since we first announced our final sendoff to Vine and the incredible creators that once made up its thriving community, a lot of those creators’ libraries of six-second online-vide-ephemera-turned-entertainment-masterpieces are in the running for BEST VINES EVER! In addition the the earlier mentioned King Bach, Brittany Furlan, Jake Paul, and Logan Paul, we’ve now got Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, the National Basketball Association, Thomas Sanders, and Turner Sports on board to name a few. And we’re just getting started. 345 of the now-defunct-but-not-forgotten platform’s all-star creators are in…

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Indie Spotlight: ‘Blue Light’ Offers Mysterious, Head-Turning Sci-Fi

We receive a ton of tips every day from independent creators, unaffiliated with any major motion picture studios, television networks, new media studios, or other well-funded online video entities. The Indie Spotlight is where we’ll write about and shout out to a select few of them and bring you up to speed on the great (and sometimes not-so-great) attention-grabbing series you probably haven’t heard about until now. Read previous installments here. The series featured in this week’s Indie Spotlight has only released two episodes so far, but that taste has…

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YouTube Is Phasing Out Annotations In Favor Of Cards And End Screens

One of YouTube’s classic features is about to go away for good. The video site has announced its plan to phase out its annotations system in favor of more up-to-date features it has rolled out over the past few years. Annotations won’t disappear immediately. Instead, beginning on May 2nd, creators will no longer be able to add new annotations to their videos or edit existing ones, but will be able to delete them. After that date, YouTube users who wish to add notes to their videos or link to external…

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Video App Musical.ly Kicks Off Collaborative “Duets” Feature With Bruno Mars Contest

Musical.ly, like many other online video platforms, is launching a tool that brings more collaboration to its content. The app, known for letting its users set their videos to popular songs, has announced a new “Duets” feature. To draw attention to it, Musical.ly has teamed up with Bruno Mars for a contest set to his song “That’s What I Like.” With Duets, Musical.ly users can splice multiple videos together in a split-screen format, which allows for coordinated musical performances. It’s basically a first-party, Musical.ly version of the YouTube Doubler, albeit with…

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RocketJump Shares Teaser For Hulu Series ‘Dimension 404,’ Coming April 4th

On April 4th, RocketJump will premiere a new show, and this one looks like it’s going to get weird. The digital studio co-founded by Freddie Wong has launched a short teaser for Dimension 404, an anthology series coming soon to Hulu. Each of Dimension 404’s six hour-long episodes will tell a self-contained story, with the Internet serving as a consistent plot device throughout the series. The general understanding is that Dimension 404 will be a Twilight Zone for the digital age, a la Black Mirror. A press release says the…

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Insights: The Great SVOD Land Rush – British Invasions And The OTT Channel Grab

Insights is a new weekly series featuring entertainment industry veteran David Bloom. It represents an experiment of sorts in digital-age journalism and audience engagement with a focus on the intersection of entertainment and technology, an area that David has written about and thought about and been part of in various career incarnations for much of the past 25 years. David welcomes your thoughts, perspectives, calumnies, and kudos at [email protected], or on Twitter @DavidBloom. Walter Iuzzolino is an unlikely gold miner. Italian born and a long-time British resident, he has an unusual…

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YouTube Millionaires: Sylvia Gani Encourages Fellow Creators To “Be Consistent And Don’t Give Up”

Welcome to YouTube Millionaires, where we profile channels that have recently crossed the one million subscriber mark. There are channels crossing this threshold every week, and each has a story to tell about YouTube success. Read previous installments of YouTube Millionaires here. On YouTube, Sylvia Gani is showing she has a colorful personality to match her makeup palette. The Canadian creator has found an audience for her videos, which often show off her favorite looks. When she’s not sharing beauty tips, she completes challenges, experiments with DIY projects, and catalogs…

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Top 100 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide • February 2017

[Editor’s Note: Tubefilter Charts is a new weekly rankings column from Tubefilter with data provided by OpenSlate. It’s exactly what it sounds like; a top number ranking of YouTube channels based on statistics collected within a given timeframe. You can check out all of our Tubefilter Charts – with new installments every week – right here.] Scroll down for the Tubefilter Chart. It’s another installment of the Top 100 Most Viewed YouTube Channels Worldwide and the internet-connected masses still love them some Indian programming. Chart Toppers T-Series held onto its first-place position on the most-viewed YouTube…

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Abrams Artists Agency Signs Six, Including YouTube Stars MysticGotJokes, Jackie Hernandez

Abrams Artists Agency has added to its roster of digital talent. The major talent agency has announced six new signees, including YouTube stars Mark “MysticGotJokes” Williams and Jackie Hernandez. Williams and Hernandez both have seven-digit subscriber counts on their respective channels. On MysticGotJokes, the main draws are prank videos and other such hijinks, often accompanied by salacious thumbnails. For Hernandez, the name of the game is Spanish-language beauty tutorials, which have led to her to become one of the most popular creators in Latin America. The other influencers who are…

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