Viacom Denies It Wants YouTube Data

On a day when iPhone app madness has swept the planet (or planet blog at least), there is a bunch of news involving YouTube. First – Viacom today issued a statement about recent court ruling that ordered YouTube to hand over its user data to the media giant. Except they are lying and so wanted the data. In other YouTube news, Liz Gannes reports that YouTube is going to allow geosearching its videos which should help with local search. On the bad news front, looks like they will be able to monetize only 4% of their videos.