iTunes? Old news. Radio? Ancient history. Buying a new CD? Maybe every now and then.
CNN's Suzanne Malveaux interviews Bibi Tanga, who mixes funk, African beats, & 3 different languages in his music.
Most of the time reading comments on the Internet is like attending a slightly dysfunctional family dinner, full of passionately argued, half-baked political theories and tasteless jokes.
Western governments, including the United States, appear to be stepping up efforts to censor Internet search results and YouTube videos, according to a "transparency report" released by Google.
Targeted political advertising is heading to a new but very familiar frontier -- YouTube. If you live in Syracuse or Long Island, New York, and go to the popular video sharing site in the next two weeks to find a news clip or view a favorite home decorating show, the first thing that will pop up on your screen will be a political ad.
In a move sure to attract attention from the music industry, a small group of coders claiming to be part of Anonymous is putting together a social music platform. The rather ambitious goal: Create a service that seamlessly pulls up songs streaming from all around the internet.
Saudi Arabian comedians are using YouTube and social media to poke fun at social issues.
One year after the Syrian conflict began, the numbers are staggering: more than 8,000 killed, tens of thousands detained, and dozens of towns decimated, according to the United Nations.
CNN's Kristie Lu Stout shows you the simple way you can turn off Google's web history.
Air travel is one of the safest ways to get around, but once in a while you see something that reminds you why so many people are phobic about getting into a flying metal tube.
From a distance, he appears to be taking a nap. His long, delicate eyelashes are closed as his head rests on a blanket.
We already knew about YouTube's redesign, which tech-savvy readers have been enabling for the past 10 days. As of now, however, the new YouTube is available to everyone.
A bill moving through Congress is intended, on its surface at least, to do something relatively simple: Crack down on the illegal pirating of movies, music and other copyrighted material.
With the help of a marching band, a hotel employee quits his job and becomes a YouTube sensation. Jeanne Moos reports.
It appears that YouTube is getting a facelift. And Google+ might be a big part of the new look.
CNN's Kyra Phillips reports on a video that shows a Texas judge beating his teenage daughter.
Tara grew up thinking that spankings or a smack on the arm were normal punishments for breaking a plate or playing her music too loudly. She never knew what would set her father off, and her mother never intervened, so she did her best to avoid him, walking on eggshells whenever he was around.
It should come as no surprise that content providers want to make money from YouTube, particularly on smartphones, which are among the hottest-selling gadgets on the planet.
She is living in a hydrangea-free world, and she is a hydrangea-free girl.
The State Department is slamming an amateur video put on YouTube showing the American ambassador being harassed by a Syrian supporter of President Bashar al-Assad, calling it a "feeble attempt to divert the world's attention from what's really happening to the Syrian people."
CNN's Brian Todd reports on a massive cyberspying operation targeting dozens of governments and companies worldwide.
Google's social network, Google+, is late. Facebook has a big lead, having ousted MySpace, which in turn deposed Friendster, the site that started us all on this path towards recreating our social fabric as a network of connected personal nodes.
CNN's Josh Levs shows some of the best videos for and about dads.
It's an empirical fact: There are people out there who hate you.
The translation of the voice below the macabre YouTube video clip reads, "Look at the bruises on his face along with his broken neck." The clip is a two and a half minute gruesome catalogue of wounds on a 13-year-old child's body.
On Sunday, after President Obama decided not to release photos of the newly deceased Osama bin Laden, I opened my sports section to a picture in which "Rajon Rondo's arm is bent into an unnatural position," as the caption said with clinical detachment.
Can't get to a television set for the royal wedding on Friday?
Friday's nuptials between Prince William and Kate Middleton won't be the first royal wedding to captivate Anglophiles from around the world. But it will be the first with its own Twitter hashtag.
YouTube Friday began hosting live streams. But don't go looking for how to get your basement version of Wayne's World on the internet just yet: For now, this power is reserved for pre-approved "trusted partners," not for the kitten-on-the-keyboard masses.
The lights come up on the stage. The red curtain parts. The conductor begins leading a large chorus, its resonant voices chanting, in Latin, the words of a poem: "Light, warm and heavy as pure gold and angels sing softly to the newborn babe."
Conductor Eric Whitacre shows off his project, leading a virtual chorus of singers around the world at TED 2011.
Google plans to create 20 special channels on its YouTube site, and will spend $100 million to create original programming to populate them, according to sources who talked with the Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft has a surprising ally in its argument that Google is an abusive monopolist: Samuel Miller, the prosecutor who led the federal government's first antitrust case against Microsoft more than a decade ago.
Microsoft plans to file a formal complaint with the European Commission Thursday, accusing Google of abusing its position as the region's dominant search engine.
UPDATE We've just heard from the NHL, who tell us: "The NHL is not in discussions with YouTube to stream live games. The NHL has not had conversations with the Google spokespeople mentioned in the Bloomberg report."
Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial, museum and research facility, has launched a YouTube channel in Farsi, the primary language of Iran. This is being added to the already existing channels in English, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian and Spanish.
The 22-year-old man under arrest in Saturday's massacre in Arizona railed against government "mind control" and illiteracy in online missives and had "kind of a troubled past," as the local sheriff put it.
Do you work at home? If so, you've got a lot of company.
Fran Townsend weighs in on a California pilot's video that reveals apparent shortcomings in security.
A person is rescued from the tracks seconds before an an oncoming train arrives at a Spanish metro station.
YouTube has officially launched its new TrueView ad format, allowing site visitors to avoid watching ads they're not interested in.
Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, is asking YouTube to remove videos featuring cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.
A New York congressman sent a letter to the chief executive of YouTube Sunday, asking that the company remove all videos featuring Anwar al-Awlaki -- a man the congressman called the "bin Laden of the internet."
CNN.com's Kevin Voigt talks about some of YouTube's biggest money makers.
For Stanford University student Feross Aboukhadijeh, what started off as a bet fueled by youthful ambition and technical bravado, ended up an Internet hit and quite possibly a job.
Live-streaming video on YouTube, until now a rare novelty, may be getting a lot more common.
We watch more than 2 billion YouTube videos every day, but let's admit it -- we're usually viewing a top 25 clip, a video forwarded by a friend or an old standby like David After Dentist (some of those 66 million views must be repeats).
"It's like building a Japanese garden at Pearl Harbor or a big swastika in Auschwitz."
Good news for everyone out there who's ever thought to themselves: "A 10-minute video of my cat eating ribs on the kitchen floor is just too short."
It's hard to remember, but viral videos actually existed before YouTube.
Two Hollywood giants team up with YouTube for a film about a single day of life on earth from user-submitted videos.
Working in the garden. Caught in traffic. Having fun on vacation. Caring for a loved one. Whatever people are doing around the world on Saturday, YouTube wants to see it.
The techno music thumps in the background, but Michelle Phan's voice is a contrast, soothing like a lullaby. In precisely seven minutes and 33 seconds, if you follow Phan's meticulous instructions, she can transform you into the wide-eyed Lady Gaga from the "Bad Romance" video.
More hated than daft football referees, the trumpeting vuvuzelas of the World Cup have become a stand-alone phenomenon.
There is still time to get your YouTube video showcased at Guggenheim museums. But not much.
YouTube is ready to take the wraps off its latest vision for how online videos can be enjoyed on larger screens.
Sometimes Google takes a break from its mission of organizing all the world's information and decides to embark upon an artsy project that encapsulates ... organizing all the world's information.
The Democratic National Committee has launched a new website where anyone can upload videos. Call this the political YouTube.
Google triumphed in a nasty, three-year war with Viacom on Wednesday as a federal court ruled that Google's YouTube subsidiary is not liable for its users' copyright infringements.
Judson Laipply didn't expect much from his cheaply made video, "Evolution of Dance." It was a calling card, a way for the "inspirational comedian" to get noticed, when he uploaded it to YouTube on April 6, 2006.
A set of documents released Friday reveal just how nasty the Viacom and YouTube legal battle has become.
Michael Jackson's children appear to be having lots of fun playing with the camera on their computer.
YouTube's movie rental service is still in its infancy, and it still only offers a small selection of films, but that could change quickly. YouTube exec Hunter Walk told MediaPost that the site will soon offer its users the ability to charge rental fees for their uploaded videos.
One of the longer-lasting Internet memes in recent years has been the parody trend of the 2004 German film Der Untergang (also known as "Downfall").
A 10-minute YouTube video called "The Yippity Yo Cooking Show" falls somewhere to the left of "Saturday Night Live" at its most surreal: The host, "Zaylee Jean," alternates between extreme seriousness and manic outbursts, with diction so slurred that it's subtitled (in the cartoonish Comic Sans font).
A Hollywood production company films little kids reenacting "Scarface" as if they were performing in a school play.
Google Inc., owner of YouTube, said an outage of the popular video-sharing site Thursday was technical and not caused by outside tampering.
A bitter feud between Google's online video site YouTube and media conglomerate Viacom turned ugly on Thursday, as both companies hurled accusations at one another about engaging in deceptive and illegal practices.
If you spend any time on the Internet, you've no doubt seen "David After Dentist," the YouTube video of a woozy 7-year-old boy in the back seat of a car, struggling to understand the effects of anesthesia.
"David After Dentist" is a YouTube smash. In 2009, David's dad talked to Eric Lanford about his son's instant fame.
After his recent TED talk, Jake Shimabukuro explains his happy little instrument.
CNN's Jim Clancy talks with an Iran anti-government demonstrator who says he's not afraid to die for the cause.
3:05 a.m., Friday (6:35 p.m. ET, Thursday) CNN reporter Ivan Watson reports on "The Situation Room" that "ordinary activists" have described feeling "demoralized and disappointed" that there weren't as many protesters in the streets as they had hoped. Watson also reported that there was confusion among protesters about where to march and when to hold signs aloft.
A 62-year-old's rhythmic fashion review has become the Internet's first viral sensation of the new decade.
Anti-droopy pants song takes nation by storm. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on groundswell of support for "Pants on the Ground."
Google Inc.'s YouTube said Wednesday it plans to introduce a movie rental service on Friday.
As a California court prepares to wade once again into the thorny issue of same-sex marriage, a side debate has developed over the role of online media in the courts.
It's hard to imagine a video of lawyers debating points of constitutional law going viral on YouTube, but the audience for the Proposition 8 trial -- a lawsuit seeking to overturn California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage -- is potentially vast. Unfortunately, that audience will have to wait.
YouTube this week announced the biggest viral video sensations of 2009, with Scottish singer Susan Boyle topping the list.
Thousands of people tuned in to watch the CNN/YouTube climate change debate, which took place Tuesday at the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
A new deal ends a six-month music video blackout for British users of YouTube. CNN's Adrian Finighan reports.
More kids than ever are roaming around the Internet.
A stolen Statue of Liberty replica has resurfaced in a disturbing video posted on YouTube that shows someone decapitating the blindfolded lady and smashing her head into pieces.
Singer-songwriter Zee Avi was discovered after posting songs on YouTube. Her self-titled debut album was released in May.
The famed Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, is filled to capacity on a Wednesday night, and it's only 8:30 p.m. What kind of star could bring out this kind of crowd -- and at such an L.A. early hour?
The YouTube and Carnegie Hall generations collided Wednesday night in New York City as a nearly sold-out audience looked on in amazement.
Universal Music Group and Google are now partners in the music-video business.
Not so long ago, music companies were doing all they could to keep their music away from online video sites. Now Vivendi-owned Universal Music Group is partnering with Google's YouTube to do for music videos what Hulu.com has done for TV. After much speculation, the companies Thursday afternoon announced plans for Vevo.com, a premium music site that will feature all of UMG's artists.
YouTube is in talks to acquire licensing rights to full-length content from Sony Pictures, home of such films as "The International" and "Spider-Man," sources familiar with the negotiations told CNET News.
China has blocked the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube but did not offer a reason for the ban.
CNN's Director of Web Operations Simit Shah explains the technology behind blocking Web sites and ways to beat it.
YouTube began pulling music videos from its United Kingdom Web site Monday after talks with Britain's music licensing group collapsed in a dispute over how much the video-sharing site should pay to host the songs.
Their paths crossed on YouTube on an August night last year.
A 15-year-old has created a free-music service by harnessing YouTube's vast library of music videos.
Universal Music Group, the nation's largest recording company, and YouTube are closing in on a final agreement to create a new premium music video Web site, according to sources close to the negotiations.
Pope Benedict XVI launched his own channel on YouTube Friday in an effort to use new technology to reach a younger audience.