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MixBit aims to cash in on YouTube success on iPhone [UPDATE: Android too!]

MixBit aims to cash in on YouTube success on iPhone [UPDATE: Android too!]

With the creation of YouTube came the first widespread use of video on the internet - the creators of this phenomenon aim to see lightening strike twice with the app MixBit for iPhone. While this app may eventually be available for other mobile platforms such as Android*, the app itself is being launched initially for the top-selling Apple phone, where several of the original founders of YouTube hope a video editing and mixing community can most effectively take off.

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SlashGear 101: What is Chromecast?

SlashGear 101: What is Chromecast?

Google's Chromecast device is a Web media player, introduced by the company just a bit over a year after they first showed of a machine with very similar capabilities: the Nexus Q. Where the Nexus Q came into play as a bocce-ball-sized TV "box", Chromecast is the size of a USB dongle, small enough to fit in your pocket. It connects through a television's full-sized HDMI port and you'll be able to pull it up with the input button on your television remote, the same as you would a DVD player.

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NSA and FBI reportedly pulling data directly from Google, Microsoft and more [UPDATE]

NSA and FBI reportedly pulling data directly from Google, Microsoft and more [UPDATE]

Yesterday, it was revealed that a secret court order initiated by the FBI strong-armed Verizon into handing over detailed phone records of millions of US consumers to the NSA. Such an action made it obvious that other activities of a similar nature are likely taking place, something confirmed today by The Washington Post, which says it has acquired a "top-secret document" showing the NSA and FBI pulling detailed content from central servers of nine major US companies.

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YouTube adds slow-motion video effect feature

YouTube adds slow-motion video effect feature

YouTube has slowly added effects and different things users can add to their videos, allowing them to edit them from within YouTube while retaining all the comments, URL, and such that are already applied to the video. Today the video hosting service added a new feature to Enhancements - Slow Motion. Says the announcement, this feature allows users to slow down videos, giving the appearance they were filmed with a slo-mo camera.

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YouTube gets Google agreement for Windows Phone 8: official after all

YouTube gets Google agreement for Windows Phone 8: official after all

After a bit of a quarrel between Microsoft and Google over what kind of application they thought they were building for YouTube, they've shaken on a co-developed final iteration. If you've been using the Microsoft-made YouTube app recently, you may have noticed a change: advertisements were dropped, and you were even able to download videos for a while. Google didn't like that.

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Microsoft tweaks Windows Phone YouTube app to appease Google

Microsoft tweaks Windows Phone YouTube app to appease Google

On May 15, we reported that Google had ordered Microsoft to pull its YouTube app for Windows Phone, citing two reasons: a lack of advertisements, and the ability to download videos that have been blocked from mobile viewing. Rather than saying it would pull the app, Microsoft had responded with a remark that it would "be more than happy" to toss advertisements into the mix if Google would give it access to the APIs. Today is the deadline Google specified in its cease and desist letter, but rather than pull the app, Microsoft has elected to tweak it instead.

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Nintendo to nab ad revenue from YouTube users’ gaming videos

Nintendo to nab ad revenue from YouTube users’ gaming videos

YouTube allows certain users to earn revenue from advertisements displayed on their videos, while others upload videos simply for the joy of it. What neither of those two types of users are happy about is the revelation that Nintendo will acquire all revenue proceeds earned by those users' videos featuring games by the company. Nintendo's response is a tad passive aggressive, suggesting that users have to deal with it or else their ability to upload the videos will be blocked entirely.

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YouTube expands Live Streaming feature to more accounts

YouTube expands Live Streaming feature to more accounts

YouTube began experimenting with live streaming a few years ago, offering it to show a few big events as they happened. In 2010, the feature was expanded a tad to a few networks, with plans to expand it again in the future. It has been a slow process, but the offering is being expanded again, this time to a wider range of users who have "eligible accounts." Along with the expansion is a tool to give users a thumbs up or down about whether they qualify.

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