April 1, 2010

Digi-TimeZ and TV TimeZ and Casting CallZ, OH MY!

YouTube began rolling out a major overhaul of its video pages, featuring a larger video player, a more subtle, streamlined interface and advanced recommendation features. The right side of the page now features a curated list of recommended videos matched by topic and genre designed to get viewers to stick around longer.

Twitter has updated its homepage, adding a sample of "Top tweets" (featuring famous people and major brands) front and center and scrolling "Trending Topics" across the top of the page.

You can now pay for your Starbucks fix using mobile payments via the free Starbucks Card Mobile iPhone app. Expanding from a test market in Seattle, the app will be accepted at more than 1,000 Starbucks and Target locations nationwide, making it largest mobile payment initiative yet launched in the U.S. Use the app and get free brewed coffee refills.

Casting Call: CBS is hosting an opening casting call for Big Brother 12 in New York City on April 10, beginning 12 noon at Roy Arias Studios, 300 W. 43rd St., NYC, 5th Floor, Suite 505. Producers are seeking males and females, age 21-60 who are attractive, fun, outgoing, energetic with personality-plus. Also, having a New York accent is considered a plus. During the on-camera auditions, be prepared to talk with producers for about two minutes on why you would be a great house guest and what makes you unique. Visit www.CBS.com and download the online application, have it filled out and bring it with you to the audition along with a photo ID.

ABC: Flashforward, Grey's Anatomy, Private
CBS: Survivor, The Mentalist, CSI
CW: Vampire Diaries, Supernatura
FOX: Bones,
NBC: The Office [repeat](8-9p), The Office [repeat] (9-10p), Marriage Ref