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Students use cameras, YouTube to reveal Misrata siege

BERLIN – Libyan students are using mobile phones, an amateur video camera and YouTube to offer a glimpse of the war in the besieged city of Misrata where journalists are prevented from reporting freely. Braving sniper fire, indiscriminate shelling and advancing tanks, five students go out daily onto the rubble-strewn streets of Libya’s third-biggest city to film the fighting between forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi and rebels seeking his overthrow.
“We want people inside and

YouTube hit “Friday” upends Gaga and Bieber videos

LOS ANGELES – Teen YouTube sensation Rebecca Black sings gleefully about the weekend in her Web video hit “Friday,” — and now the 13 year-old has something even more exciting to crow about.
“Friday” has been viewed online more than Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Justin Bieber’s “Pray,” Visible Measures, a company that tracks performance of Web videos said on Monday.
Black’s low-budget video, which the California teen made with a boutique record label, has generated

YouTube recasts for new viewers

LOS ANGELES – Google Inc. is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of televisions that let people watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter.
YouTube is looking to compete with broadcast and cable television, some of these people said, a goal that requires it to entice users to stay on the website longer, and to convince advertisers that it will reach desirable consumers.
The site is

Made-for-internet movie debuts on YouTube

WASHINGTON – YouTube on Friday began showing what it said was the first feature-length Hollywood movie created specifically for the Internet. “Girl Walks Into A Bar” is a comedy starring Carla Gugino, Zachary Quinto, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, Josh Hartnett and Emmanuelle Chriqui, YouTube’s entertainment marketing manager Nate Weinstein said in a blog post.
The movie is described as “a comedy about a seemingly unrelated group of characters spending a single night at 10

YouTube banks on Bollywood

MUMBAI – YouTube, the Google-owned video-sharing website, is banking on Bollywood and cricket to make its mark in the Indian market, looking at tie-ups with major studios to expand its movie library.
YouTube, which launched in India in 2008, says there is a huge market for Bollywood and cricket content not just in India, but in markets which haven’t been explored earlier, a trend it is hoping to cash in on, a top official at the company told. “For most Bollywood producers,

Turkey reinstates YouTube ban

ANKARA: A Turkish court has reinstated a 30-month ban on YouTube just days after it was removed, as a dispute continued over the video-sharing website’s refusal to remove content deemed illegal in the EU candidate country.
Access to YouTube, a unit of Google Inc, has been blocked by the Turkish government since May 2008 after users posted videos Turkey says are insulting to the republic’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
A court in Ankara on Saturday lifted the ban, which