December 4, 2014

Top News Stories –

The Obama’s light up –
President Barack Obama, wife Michelle and their daughters, Malia and Sasha switch on the lights of the Christmas Tree at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at the Ellipse near the White House in Washington DC.
2014_National_Christmas_Tree2014 National Christmas Tree

Psy’ched out –
Psy’s Gangnam Style video has been watched so many times that the YouTube’s counter is being upgraded from 32-bit to 64-bit. The old 32-bit system only counted up to 2,147,483,647 views with Gangnam Style hitting 8,000 more than that. The mew 64-bit system will count up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 views (around 9 quadrillion). (See Video of the Day and List of the Day below)
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Apple accused of wiping competitors tunes –
A US district court has heard lawyers accuse Apple of “deleting” songs from rival services from some iPods in 2007-09. Users with non-iTunes music received a message telling them to restore devices to their factory settings when they tried to sync them. Apple said that the move was a legitimate security measure. The case has been going on for more than a decade and could result in Apple paying out $1bn in damages.

Nobel Prize medal sells for $4.75m –
The Nobel Prize medal of American geneticist James Watson sold for $4.75 million at auction in New York today. It is the first time a Nobel Prize of a living laureate has been sold and almost doubled the estimate price. The Nobel Prize was awarded to Dr Watson in 1962 for his discovery of DNA’s double helix structure in 1953.
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Video of the Day –

Gangnam Style – Psy

List of the day –

List of most viewed YouTube videos (as of 26 April 2015) [Wikipedia]

Rank Video name Uploader / artist Views Upload date
(as of April 26, 2015)
1 “Gangnam Style”[3] Psy 2,313,983,847 July 15, 2012
2 “Baby”[4] Justin Bieber featuring Ludacris 1,160,000,626 February 19, 2010
3 “Dark Horse”[5] Katy Perry featuring Juicy J 921,658,090 February 20, 2014
4 “Roar”[6] Katy Perry 893,854,028 September 5, 2013
5 “Party Rock Anthem”[7] LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 858,589,503 March 8, 2011
6 “Love the Way You Lie”[8] Eminem featuring Rihanna 851,801,370 August 5, 2010
7 “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”[9] Shakira featuring Freshlyground 841,367,204 June 4, 2010
8 “Bailando”[10] Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente De Zona 837,703,728 April 11, 2014
9 “Gentleman”[11] Psy 827,500,572 April 13, 2013
10 “On the Floor”[12] Jennifer Lopez featuring Pitbull 826,399,446 March 3, 2011
11 “Charlie Bit My Finger – Again!”[13] Harry and Charlie Davies-Carr 817,888,282 May 22, 2007
12 “Blank Space”[14] Taylor Swift 789,072,425 November 10, 2014
13 “All About That Bass”[15] Meghan Trainor 777,167,864 June 11, 2014
14 “Wrecking Ball”[16] Miley Cyrus 763,299,644 September 9, 2013
15 “Counting Stars”[17] OneRepublic 762,937,861 May 31, 2013
16 “Shake It Off”[18] Taylor Swift 755,393,951 August 18, 2014
17 “Thrift Shop”[19] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 695,336,660 August 29, 2012
18 “Chandelier”[20] Sia 686,672,853 May 6, 2014
19 “Call Me Maybe”[21] Carly Rae Jepsen 672,490,024 March 1, 2012
20 “Danza Kuduro”[22] Don Omar featuring Lucenzo 667,169,495 August 11, 2010
21 “Propuesta Indecente”[23] Romeo Santos 662,924,477 September 9, 2013
22 “The Lazy Song”[24] Bruno Mars 655,553,094 April 15, 2011
23 “Rolling in the Deep”[25] Adele 640,938,739 November 30, 2010
24 “Happy”[26] Pharrell Williams 638,324,184 November 21, 2013
25 “Somebody That I Used to Know”[27] Gotye featuring Kimbra 631,772,862 July 5, 2011
26 “What Makes You Beautiful”[28] One Direction 630,691,006 August 19, 2011
27 “Ai Se Eu Te Pego”[29] Michel Teló 627,510,241 July 25, 2011
28 “Bad Romance”[30] Lady Gaga 621,450,810 November 23, 2009
29 “Not Afraid”[31] Eminem 614,198,215 June 4, 2010
30 “Wake Me Up”[32] Avicii featuring Aloe Blacc 611,578,995 July 29, 2013

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