Posts Tagged: Google

How Google+ Completes YouTube


On the heels of some major site-wide overhauls, YouTube is now introducing Google+ and YouTube integration. The feature is currently in beta, but open to all YouTube partners. As Google strives to make its multi-product experience more cohesive, YouTube can now be linked directly to Google+ brand pages. This association allows brands and businesses to… Read more »

Embrace the YouTube Culture


Last week a client related an anecdote that made me laugh and shake my head in disbelief. It went along these lines: traveling with a group of vastly-wealthy business folks, she listened as they spoke about taking advantage of YouTube’s popularity to make money. Lacking a creative bone in their bodies, these folks spoke about… Read more »

The Plus Side to Google+


I imagine that we all shared the same sentiment when Google+ initially launched — one more social network I need to update?! It’s been a slow process, but Google is finally beginning to connect the dots for us. Within the next few weeks, YouTube users will be able to link their Google+ page to their YouTube channel. You… Read more »

YouTube and Google Play Add 600 MGM Titles


Hot off the heels of a deal that brought 500 Paramount films to their movie rental service, YouTube has announced another major studio partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. This ink brings over 600 MGM titles to YouTube/Google Play including some of the best action flicks of all time — Terminator, Robocop, and Rocky. They have not made clear all the titles included though, stating instead… Read more »

Why Spotify Needs to be Worth $3.5B


Recent rumors abound that Spotify is seeking a massive round of venture capital funding – a round that would value the company at a reported $3.5B. Initial reactions seem to be, essentially, “Wow, that’s high.” Indeed, $3.5B is a lot of money. But there are many persuasive arguments to the effect that Spotify is worth… Read more »