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YouTube plans on revamping its site by introducing around 20 premium channels that would feature professionally produced content. With a reported budget of $100 million, YouTube hopes the changes will have users spending more time on the site. Each channel will feature weekly content consisting of five to ten hours of original programming. In other news, holding class online is becoming a popular method of teaching for many school curriculums. But, many critics argue that the sudden interest in technology is merely a cost-saving measure. The number of students taking online courses has risen 47% in the past two years. And finally, Microsoft is going to partner with Toyota to help create smart-grid technology for Toyota’s electric vehicles. The grids will provide detailed efficiency information to drivers and could help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 75%. Microsoft said it has plans for continued investment in the automotive industry.