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Vevo Just Got Hacked

Another day, another multinational video service brought to its knees by a group of rogue hackers with a bone to pick. Read More >>

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40,000 LEDs Change the Colour of This Lexus in a Flash

Can’t decide what colour Lexus to get? With the company’s one-of-a-kind LIT IS saloon, you can choose a different colour, design, and even animation every morning as you head off to work. Instead of paint, the vehicle is covered in 41,999 programmable LEDs turning it into a giant, rolling display. Read More >>

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All UK Music Videos to Show BBFC Ratings Online — But Rihanna’s Pubic Mound is Safe

UK authorities have decided that a trial run of BBFC ratings for pop videos was a good thing that saved some young minds from being warped -- or at least pushed back the process by several months -- and are rolling out the requirement to display an age rating alongside all online music promo videos across the UK. Read More >>

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Prince Quits Internet in Mystery Sulk Over… Money or Ads or Something

Prince has binned all of his internet presences, deleting his Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud and Facebook profiles, and even going so far as to delete most of the videos on his Vevo/YouTube account. There's been no official statement as to what's up this time, but it's probably something boring to do with streaming revenues like the rest of them. [Guardian] Read More >>

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Officially NSFW: YouTube’s Naked Lady Problem (NSFW)

Until last week, I'd never actually listened to anything that Robin Thicke had released. Then someone dropped Blurred Lines into our group chat. And, well, I liked it. Because, well, nekkid. Rather than disappear into a cloud of censorship, the YouTube left the video up for six days. Read More >>

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Would You Pay For an Ad-Free YouTube?

Reports from both Fortune and The Guardian indicate that Google is planning to start a subscription music service like Spotify soon. But the craziest little nugget buried in the reports is that YouTube might be getting an ad-free option. Imagine no more Vevo ads. Hello, holy grail. Read More >>

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OUYA Gets Square Enix Onboard, Signs Media Deal and Launches New Limited Edition Hardware for Backers

Media company VEVO is the latest tech firm to get itself excited about the potential of the OUYA Android gaming console, signing up to the crowd-funded hardware project as its official media provider. It is a media box as well as a games machine after all. Read More >>

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Music Video Megamart Vevo Might Find New Home at Facebook

The go-to service for music videos on YouTube could be heading to Facebook of all places. Because we all know how well it works out when social networks become a place for musicians to hang out (*cough* MySpace). Read More >>