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Google stock loses shine, back to 2007 price

Google’s stock is exactly where it was in September 2007, and it has fallen 9 percent since Eric Schmidt announced in January that he’d be stepping down as CEO. The problem, investors say, is that for every reason to believe in Google, there seems to be a counterbalancing reason for concern. Get the full story »

YouTube aims for living rooms in overhaul

Google Inc. is working on a major overhaul of YouTube as it tries to position itself for the rise of televisions that let people watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter. Get the full story »

Columbia College, YouTube to offer digital courses

Columbia College Chicago is partnering with YouTube to launch a program that will train “aspiring content creators” how to produce and market their digital work.

San Bruno, Calif.-based YouTube, which is a subsidiary of Google Inc., is also working with the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. The YouTube Creator Institute, as the program is called, is accepting applications through March 25 for its inaugural classes at each of the two partner schools. In Chicago, the program will accept 10 students and run between June 1 and July 22. Get the full story »

YouTube seeks to extend live sports to NHL, NBA

Bloomberg News | YouTube says it has been talking with the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League to broadcast live games, part of a move into sports programming stated last year with cricket in India.

YouTube in talks to buy video producer

Google Inc.’s YouTube is in talks to buy video producer Next New Networks, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Get the full story »

Viacom appeals ruling in YouTube copyright case

Viacom is appealing a court decision that YouTube obeyed copyright laws even though the Internet video site used to show thousands of pirated clips.

The challenge filed Friday in a federal appeals court in New York had been expected since a June ruling rebuffed Viacom’s copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube and its owner, Google Inc. Get the full story »

YouTube CEO Hurley to step down

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley is stepping down as CEO of the world’s most popular Web site for watching video.

Hurley’s decision to give up the leadership role at the 5-year-old site formalizes a transition that has been in the works for some time as YouTube’s owner, Google Inc., asserted more control. Get the full story »

Google denies ‘net neutrality’ deal with Verizon

Google Inc.  on Thursday strongly denied a report that said the search giant was close to an agreement with Verizon Communications Inc. that would allow the carrier to speed the delivery of online content to Internet users if content creators paid for the privilege.

The purported agreement, reported by the New York Times, would severely undercut the Internet tenet known as net neutrality, in which no form of content is favored over another. The Times suggested an agreement between Google and Verizon could lead to a new tiered system in which consumers pay more  for premium levels of service. Get the full story »

Judge rules for Google in $1B Viacom suit

A federal judge sided with Google Inc. on Wednesday in a $1 billion copyright lawsuit filed by media company Viacom Inc. over YouTube  videos, saying the service promptly removed illegal materials as required under federal law. The ruling in the closely watched case further affirmed the protections offered to online service providers under the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Viacom Inc. had alleged that YouTube, which Google bought for $1.76 billion in 2006, built itself into the world’s largest video-sharing site by promoting the unlicensed use of video taken from Viacom cable channels such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.