Obama, Lady Gaga Race Toward 10 Million Facebook Fans
Stepping away from the upcoming midterm elections for a moment, there is another heated competition that has been getting some press.
In this case, however, the results will likely have no impact on which party assumes control over Congress. The contest in question here is between President Obama and Lady Gaga who, according to CNN, are competing to be the first living person to garner more than 10 million fans on the popular social networking site Facebook.
This Week in Review: YouTube scores a win over Viacom
- By Laura McGann
- June 29, 2010
“Victory over Viacom for YouTube: This week a U.S. District Court judge sided with Google in a high-profile case that could shape how content (or at least Jon Stewart and SpongeBob clips) get consumed on the web.
In the $1 billion lawsuit, Viacom, which owns MTV, Comedy Central, and Nickelodeon, claimed that YouTube’s business model attracts users who want to see entertainment for free, including its protected material. YouTube claimed it’s not responsible for checking every video before a user uploads to ensure it doesn’t violate copyright law.