YouTube Sets Record

5:10 PM -- Today on Contentinople:

  • YouTube received record traffic in December 2008, according to comScore. Google properties accounted for 5.9 billion video views, with YouTube making up 99 percent of that traffic.

  • Microsoft launched its new celebrity gossip site, Wonderwall, today. Unlike competitors Perez Hilton and TMZ, Wonderwall scrolls horizontally, in a layout more similar to a magazine. Wonderwall doesn't use Microsoft's Silverlight player, but plays videos using MSN Video instead.

  • In the past three months since Netflix and Microsoft made the Netflix Watch Instantly streaming service available on the Xbox 360, 1 million Xbox Live users have downloaded the application and watched 1.5 billion minutes of streaming video.

And in today's News Bits, the House passed a bill to delay the digital transition.

— The Staff, Contentinople

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