VidCon is still kickin’

VidCon is a weird event. Over the last 13 years, the event has transitioned from just a fan convention to an industry-forward gathering where you’ll mingle with venture capitalists and Hatsune M

MrBeast explains YouTube’s algorithm

At the first VidCon since 2019, YouTube’s top earner in the U.S., MrBeast, got on stage to talk to YouTube’s director of discovery Todd BeauprĂ© about one of the biggest questions on creat

Khaby Lame dethrones Charli D’Amelio as the most-followed TikTok creator

Just in time for VidCon, TikTok has a new most followed creator on the platform: Khaby Lame, a 22-year-old from Senegal who rose to fame by stitching and dueting other TikToks, wordlessly fixing viral

Snap will pay 25 Black creators $120k in a new accelerator program

On stage at VidCon, Snap announced its first accelerator program for emerging Black creators. Over the course of a year, Snap will pay 25 selected applicants $10,000 a month ($120,000 total) to help l

PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’

My Chemical Romance yesterday released their first single since 2014. Kendrick Lamar just dropped a new album. But did you know that this morning, Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s seminal hit &#82

Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According to a clutch of heavy-hitting investors, this dynamic is particular

VidCon joins the list of events canceled by COVID-19

If you heard the collective grieving shriek of a thousand Instagram influencers, YouTubers and their followers, it’s because VidCon has been canceled. It’s the latest mega-event to fall pr

What VidCon means for the future of social media platforms

VidCon caters to online creators, their fans and the brand marketers and entertainment companies that want to leverage their influence.

VidCon, seed-stage dilution, advertising, privacy, and building a career in design

The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019 Extra Crunch media columnist Eric Peckham took part in all the craziness that has become VidCon this past week, where 75,000 influencers, YouTubers, adverti

Viacom acquires VidCon, a gathering of YouTube stars and fans

Viacom has acquired VidCon, a move that seems designed to help the media giant connect with younger audiences. Viacom’s blog post describes VidCon as “the premier event for the worldwide o

Samsung’s Gear 360 VR camera hits the U.S. on an extremely limited basis

Samsung keeps pulling back the old football for stateside consumers when it comes to the Gear 360. Shortly after it was first introduced back in February at Mobile World Congress, the company noted th