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YouTube, which boasts one billion unique monthly users, is now exploring paid subscription models. CNET's Sumi Das looks at the arguments for and against charging YouTube viewers for content they've grown accustomed to watching for free.
On Thursday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Dan Farber discuss the latest development in Viacom's copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube and its parent company, Google. Editor in Chief Farber looks at whether YouTube users' privacy will be threatened as a result of a federal judge's ruling that Google must turn over user data.
Turns out the newborn iPhones 4 might have a touch of the old jaundice -- it's ok, it's pretty common, just try to lay them in direct sunlight for a few hours. (No, don't try that. Just call Apple.) Top story today, though: a victory for the Internet! That victory? YouTube wins against Viacom! (Viacom plans to appeal.) Also, Rafe was totally right about that antenna thing, he would like to you to know, and when it comes to Twitter and Facebook, well: it's war.
Viacom loses its lawsuit against Google's YouTube, eBay buys RedLaser bar code scanning app for mobile shopping, and Verizon releases the Droid X just as the iPhone 4 launches with limited availability.
YouTube wants you to share your viewing habits with the world, Comcast wants to be like Hulu, and we have another Twitter book on our hands.
YouTube searches for more money, Google+ adds features that can annoy, and Microsoft gets a design makeover.
Turns out, according to some developers, that the only way to get your hands on a prereleased iPad is to build it a special sealed bunker of its very own, with darkened windows and a chain so it can't get up and walk away on you. People, we are NOT making this up. Also, we dish the dish on Viacom vs. YouTube; get a good, long look at Windows Phone 7; and yeah, Molly's mad about the Android 2.1 delay. No surprise.
Have you ever wanted to hold onto a YouTube clip forever? With Kiss YouTube, you can download the entire flash video file just by altering the URL.
Free YouTube Downloader may not have a simple monosyllabic name, but it is easy to use.
Lonelygirl15 has been a YouTube phenomenon. It's gone from one girl's video blog to an online soap opera with big ambitions.