U2 hits YouTube

November 24, 2006

News:  What a nice gift to start the holiday season!  Here’s an incredible video of U2 performing “Elevation” live, just posted by U2 on YouTube:

And “With or without You”:

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Esmee Denters explains herself

November 24, 2006

I’ve already blogged once about Esmee Denters, the 18-year-old singer from the Netherlands with an amazing, soulful voice. Here’s an endearing video of Esmee explaining a little bit about herself. She seems very sweet — she wants to go into social work to help people and, though feeling awkward about talking about herself on video, made this video to respond to her fan emails. One thing I want to know: Do people really say “ya’ll” in the Netherlands?

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CBS delighted with YouTube results

November 24, 2006

News:  After only a month of posting clips of its own shows on YouTube (such as David Letterman), CBS is quite happy about the results.  CBS clips have been viewed over 29 million times in the last month, including 3 of the Top 25 most watched clips on YouTube.  David Letterman has seen a slight spike in his TV ratings.

Quincy Smith, president of CBS Interactive, said: “YouTube users are clearly being entertained by CBS programming they’re watching as evidenced by the sheer number of video views. Above all the other good news, what’s most exciting here is the extent to which CBS is learning about its audiences as never before.”  (More from BBC and Brand Republic)