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Spammers pay people to constantly click on websites to drive up page views. (Getty Images)

Selling Social Media Clicks Becomes Big Business

“Click farms” have sprung up overseas, where workers tap buttons to increase social media standings.

01/06/2014

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YouTube Launches Pay Channels With Campy Flicks

Roger Corman’s campy B movies, children’s shows like “Sesame Street” and “Inspector Gadget,” and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the offerings on 30 channels that will soon require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube.

05/09/2013

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David Bowie Video Temporarily Banned From YouTube

David Bowie’s controversial new video was yanked from YouTube for a couple hours Wednesday, before the site apologized and returned the video to the site. YouTube did not offer specifics about why it pulled the […]

CBS Seattle–05/08/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s China Attacks On Obama Show Breathtaking Hypocrisy

Romney looks to come back from 47% don’t pay taxes remarks and attacks on China trade. But Romney has so many vulnerabilities on China it is hard to understand why he would pick this issue.

09/28/2012

Bicyclist finds his stolen bike for sale online after weeks of searching and then filmed the sting operation arrest of the culprit. (Photo credit should read RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Finds Stolen Bike Online And YouTube’s Thief’s Arrest

Jake Gillum loves his bike. So when it got stolen in Portland, Ore., while he was on a date, he was determined to get it back.

08/16/2012

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San Diego Fireworks Major Malfunction, Major Fail

The Big Bay Boom show that was supposed to wow crowds for 20 minutes lasted only about 20 seconds after a computer mishap caused multiple bulb-shaped explosions on the bay, lighting the night sky over downtown San Diego and filling the air with deafening booms.

07/05/2012

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Google’s Gone Gaga For Tonight’s Lunar Eclipse

The lunar eclipse on Wednesday, June 15 is set to be the longest in more than 10 years. And Google’s capturing it so we can watch!

06/15/2011