The viral music video briefly crashed YouTube’s code this week after surpassing a record 2,147,483,647 views, more than two years after the clip was first posted online.

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Egypt jails eight gay men for three years

2014-11-01 20:06

An Egyptian court has jailed eight men for three years over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding.

Tech giants unite to censor beheadings

2014-09-04 10:41

US companies have partnered to block content from extremists showing violent footage, but freedom of expression experts question the ethics behind the policy.

Japanese man captured in Syria

2014-08-18 08:10

Japan is looking into reports that a Japanese man has been captured by Islamist militants in Syria, but is not aware of any statement claiming responsibility or making a ransom demand.

Choked on a sea lion, be careful what you eat

2014-07-17 10:00

A great white shark that washed up on an Australian beach this week had a sea lion stuck in its throat which likely caused its death, fisheries officials say.

YouTube weighs premium content funding

2014-07-13 21:59

YouTube has embarked on a new round of discussions with Hollywood and independent producers to fund premium content, two sources say.

Indie music gives YouTube ultimatum

2014-05-22 17:15

The independent music trade organisation has given YouTube 24 hours to withdraw threats over plans to launch a music streaming service.

DA ad scores nearly half a millions hits on YouTube

2014-04-19 14:30

The DA's "Ayisafani" (It's not the same) election TV advert - originally pulled off the air by the SABC - has garnered nearly half a million views on YouTube.

YouTube sees money in gaming-video eyeballs

2014-04-01 21:15

To imagine how YouTube might one day become a money-spinner for content producers, consider the power of the irreverent video gamer and online star PewDiePie over his young, free-spending audience.

After Twitter ban, Turkey blocks YouTube

2014-03-27 20:15

Turkey has blocked YouTube, a week after it banned the social media website Twitter, provoking a backlash of condemnation by Western nations and freedom of speech activists.>

Turkey may ban YouTube, Facebook

2014-03-07 22:34

Turkey's embattled prime minister has warned that his government could ban popular social media networks YouTube and Facebook after a number of online leaks.

WhatsApp deal shows growth of messaging apps

2014-02-24 08:42

The astonishingly high price paid for the messaging service WhatsApp underscores how mobile apps are transforming the way we communicate, shaking up the global telecom sector.

What's on YouTube? YouTube Nation lets you know

2014-01-14 17:00

What's on YouTube? Ask YouTube Nation, a new daily online series from DreamWorks Animation.

PSY and Ylvis top YouTube 2013 video hit list

2013-12-12 11:55

A Norwegian comedy duo and South Korean rap music sensation PSY have topped a list of hit videos shared at Google-owned YouTube this year.


This time around Rebecca Black, made famous for her YouTube hit Friday, has dedicated another song to a weekend day, Saturday. She's trying to get Friday out of her head it seems...

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Steve Kardynal is a YouTube god, and his latest Chatroulette video where he performs Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball is internet gold.

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YouTube readying paid music service

2013-10-26 09:00

Google's video-sharing arm YouTube is preparing to launch a subscription music service to allow consumers to watch videos and listen to music ad-free, industry sources say.

Guy transforms himself into Miley

2013-10-10 07:42

Joseph Harwood, an androgynous make-up artist, turns himself into various celebs, the most recent one of him emulating Miley Cyrus.

'I got a girl pregnant'

2013-09-20 15:00

South African YouTuber prank calls his mother and her response is awesome!

'I got a girl pregnant'

2013-09-07 09:00

South African YouTuber prank calls his mother and her response is awesome!

Raunchy Blurred Lines parody goes viral

2013-09-04 10:37

A feminist parody of Robin Thicke's controversial hit Blurred Lines has gone viral on YouTube after being briefly banned from the video-sharing website for being too raunchy.

Six pranks to watch when you are bored at work

2013-08-28 13:24

Here's a list of six pranks that will totally keep you busy if you get bored at the office.

1D proves they have the Best Song Ever

2013-07-24 18:37

Boy band One Direction's new music video Best Song Ever has broken a VEVO record on YouTube for getting the most views for a music video within 24 hours.


Spider dog video most shared on YouTube

2014-12-10 21:59

A prankster video depicting a dog disguised as a giant spider has been the most-shared item on the Google-owned YouTube platform in 2014.

YouTube adds subscription service to music mix

2014-11-13 09:10

Google is remixing the music on YouTube with the addition of ad-free subscription service "Music Key" and a new format designed to make it easier to find free songs.

YouTube to go offline in India

2014-09-15 15:55

YouTube users in India will soon be able to save videos from the Google-owned service, making it possible to watch them offline.

Firms halt spread of grisly videos

2014-09-03 23:11

Firms have implemented plans to stem the spread of grisly videos after the Syria beheading of last week.

The winners, the losers and the madness of this year's Teen Choice Awards!

2014-08-11 07:42

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of The Fault in Our Stars rode a victorious wave at the Teen Choice Awards.

Watch: Plane nearly rams into whale

2014-07-17 07:38

A dramatic video of a sea plane just missing a surfacing humpback whale as it came in to land in Alaska has become a hit online, and the man who shot it says it was blind luck.

Soon you won’t see any Adele videos on YouTube anymore

2014-06-18 13:26

In a controversial move, YouTube has announced that it will be removing videos of artists such as Adele, Arctic Monkeys and Radiohead from its site "in a matter of days".

Social media key for terror groups - study

2014-05-14 21:36

Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks.

Turkey's top court rules Twitter ban violates rights

2014-04-02 20:58

Turkey's top constitutional court has ruled that the government's ban on the online messaging service Twitter violated rights, local media reported.

Turkey's Erdogan cancels election rallies

2014-03-28 18:23

Embattled Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn from election rallies to rest his voice, after weeks of campaigning marred by leaks and corruption allegations.

Disney in $500m YouTube deal

2014-03-25 11:03

Disney says it is buying YouTube channel operator Maker Studios as the family entertainment giant seeks to stay in front of younger viewers.

YouTube ordered to take down anti-Muslim film

2014-02-27 19:00

A US appeals court has ordered YouTube to take down an anti-Muslim film that sparked violent riots in parts of the Middle East and death threats to the actors.

Waterkloof 2 before parole board

2014-02-21 22:29

Two of the "Waterkloof Four" have appeared before the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board, pending a review of their parole.

YouTube set to rake in $5.6bn from ads in 2013

2013-12-12 21:01

Industry tracker eMarketer forecasts that YouTube will rake in about $5.6bn from ads this year, pocketing nearly $2bn as profit.


2013 according to YouTube

2013-12-11 14:00

The peeps at YouTube did a massive colab with popular YouTubers to recreate the videos that defined the year of 2013. And it twas epic.

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US man showers dollar bills on shoppers

2013-12-02 13:57

A 29-year-old man who says he was trying to spread holiday cheer by tossing 1 000 dollar bills at the Mall of America in Bloomington, has been cited for disorderly conduct.


You thought Rebecca Black's Friday was bad - check out the latest teenager viral video Chinese Food by Alison Gold.

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Lady Gaga to perform at 1st YouTube Music Awards

2013-10-01 09:34

YouTube is launching its own music awards and Lady Gaga, Eminem and Arcade Fire will perform at the first-time event.

Debate on 'open internet'

2013-09-15 13:31

Debate is back on in Washington on US regulations on "net neutrality" which bar internet broadband providers from blocking or discriminating against services or content.

'I got a girl pregnant'

2013-09-04 11:46

South African YouTuber prank calls his mother and her response is awesome!

6 fake movies we wish were real

2013-09-04 08:13

These trailers for fake movies look so cool you can't believe Hollywood isn't cashing in...

FaceMashups - Funny or creepy?

2013-07-30 14:45

FaceMashups on YouTube merges the faces of famous celebrities while they are doing video interviews, which creates some hilarious but somewhat unnerving celebrity spawn.

Drumming 'ouma' a YouTube hit

2013-07-23 15:00

A white-haired, bespectacled drummer has become a hit online with more than 2 million views of her solo jam session at a local music shop.

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