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YouTube will remove annotations, people in videos will be pointing to nothingness
YouTube will remove annotations, people in videos will be pointing to nothingness
YouTube has finally confirmed that it will be removing annotations from its platform altogether. The see-through floating boxes are going to ...... 28 Nov 2018
YouTube offering ad-supported movies
YouTube offering ad-supported movies
YouTube is now offering some feature-length films for free, supported by advertisements. It added the films to the service quietly in October ...... 19 Nov 2018 - 1 comment
YouTube lands on Nintendo Switch
YouTube lands on Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch users can now watch YouTube videos on the console, with support for 360-degree content. The availability of YouTube for Nintendo ...... 09 Nov 2018
YouTube deletes Red Dead Redemption 2 clips
YouTube deletes Red Dead Redemption 2 clips
YouTube has removed clips of Red Dead Redemption 2 after a BBC report pointed out videos showing a non-playable character being assaulted and killed. ...... 08 Nov 2018
Google paid $3 billion to rights' holders through Content ID
Google paid $3 billion to rights' holders through Content ID
Google reveals it paid out more than $3 billion to rights' holders through its Content ID tool on YouTube. Content ID is part of Google's ...... 08 Nov 2018
YouTube's Dark Theme is on Android - How to Enable
YouTube's Dark Theme is on Android - How to Enable
The latest official YouTube app for Android has gotten a new Dark Theme and you can easily switch to it. Google previously revealed that ...... 07 Sep 2018 - 1 comment
EU Copyright proposals prompt warnings from rights' groups, tech platforms
EU Copyright proposals prompt warnings from rights' groups, tech platforms
Once again, policymakers in the European Union will be voting on very controversial Copyright Directive that could drastically change the web. ...... 05 Sep 2018
YouTube MP3 download sites targeted by music industry
YouTube MP3 download sites targeted by music industry
The music industry has its sights set on the high number of websites and mobile apps that enable users to download the music from YouTube videos. ...... 04 Sep 2018 - 1 comment
Reports: More users pirated KSI vs Logan Paul than paid to watch it
Reports: More users pirated KSI vs Logan Paul than paid to watch it
According to some reports, more people watched pirated streams of KSI vs. Logan Paul online that paid to watch the official stream. The official ...... 27 Aug 2018
Google raises its age limit to 16 - includes YouTube, Android, Gmail, ..
Google raises its age limit to 16 - includes YouTube, Android, Gmail, ..
In several European countries, Google has recently raised its minimum age limit to 16 years. This means that minors under 16 cannot create new ...... 25 Jul 2018
YouTube's Picture-In-Picture mode rolling out to more Android devices
YouTube's Picture-In-Picture mode rolling out to more Android devices
According to reports, non-premium YouTube users are getting the picture-in-picture feature on their Android devices. The PiP feature will ...... 28 Jun 2018
YouTubers complain about subscriber notification issues
YouTubers complain about subscriber notification issues
YouTubers have used VidCon to vent their frustration at YouTube over declining viewership due to subscribers not being notified of new videos. ...... 26 Jun 2018 - 4 comments
Singles chart will include YouTube video views in UK
Singles chart will include YouTube video views in UK
The Official Charts Company in the UK will begin counting YouTube video views in its singles chart ranking from Friday. User-uploaded videos ...... 25 Jun 2018
IGTV pushes Instagram into video space
IGTV pushes Instagram into video space
Instagram will compete with existing video giants like YouTube following the launch of IGTV this week. The Facebook-owned social network ...... 21 Jun 2018
Hackers remove Despacito from YouTube
Hackers remove Despacito from YouTube
Hackers that call themselves Prosox and Kuroi'shi have successfully hacked YouTube. They managed to remove the most successful music video of ...... 10 Apr 2018
Google expands data-saving YouTube Go availability to over 130 countries
Google expands data-saving YouTube Go availability to over 130 countries
Last fall Google released their new data-saving YouTube Go app. If you are fortunate enough to have an unlimited data plan on your smartphone ...... 02 Feb 2018
Report: YouTube reaches music deal with Sony, Universal
Report: YouTube reaches music deal with Sony, Universal
Bloomberg is reporting that YouTube has reached licensing deals with Universal and Sony, a vital ingredient for its music service plans. ...... 19 Dec 2017
YouTube VR is now available on Steam, supports HTC Vive
YouTube VR is now available on Steam, supports HTC Vive
The future is in virtual reality. Or augmented reality. Or mixed reality. Clearly people are looking for some other reality than the one ...... 15 Dec 2017
Google expands YouTube TV to 34 new markets
Google expands YouTube TV to 34 new markets
YouTube TV is Google's answer, not unlike Sling TV or PlayStation Vue, to people's declining satisfaction with cable TV. Unfortunately it is ...... 13 Dec 2017
YouTube blocked huge amounts of music in Finland
YouTube blocked huge amounts of music in Finland
YouTube has surprised the people of Finland today, as they have been unable to listen to their favorite songs on one of the more popular online ...... 30 Nov 2017
YouTube Go is the diet version of YouTube  here's how to get it
YouTube Go is the diet version of YouTube here's how to get it
YouTube is the number one online video resource bar none, not even close. However, even the largest provider of video content has their problems ...... 29 Nov 2017 - 1 comment
YouTube is the new TV, time to move on cable
YouTube is the new TV, time to move on cable
Streaming TV has come to stay, just accept it Comcast. Obviously online on-demand services like Netflix are hugely popular but YouTube might ...... 27 Oct 2017 - 6 comments
Google's Echo Show competitor plans revealed after YouTube block
Google's Echo Show competitor plans revealed after YouTube block
Earlier this week Amazon revealed a bunch of new Alexa powered smart speakers. A day before that it was also revealed that Amazon's high-end ...... 30 Sep 2017 - 1 comment
Google blocks YouTube from Amazon's new Echo
Google blocks YouTube from Amazon's new Echo
Amazon was the first company to hit the smart speaker out of the park. With their newest addition, Echo Show, it tries to elevate the smart ...... 27 Sep 2017
YouTube brings HDR videos to mobile users
YouTube brings HDR videos to mobile users
Last week it was revealed that Netflix had released an update bringing HDR video to Galaxy Note8 smartphone. Expanding the HDR support to new ...... 11 Sep 2017
Google will merge two subscription services, YouTube RED and Google Play Music
Google will merge two subscription services, YouTube RED and Google Play Music
Google has a huge lead in smartphone numbers around the world. 85 percent of new smartphones come installed with Google's platform but it hasn't ...... 31 Jul 2017
Music on YouTube prevents piracy, study claims
Music on YouTube prevents piracy, study claims
Research based on exclusive YouTube data and a survey of thousands of users in multiple countries shows that YouTube reduces music piracy. ...... 11 May 2017
YouTube is revamping its UI, adds Dark Mode, and you can try it out now
YouTube is revamping its UI, adds Dark Mode, and you can try it out now
YouTube turned 12 this year and to celebrate the last pre-teen year the video platform is updating its look. The new user interface has adopted ...... 03 May 2017 - 1 comment
YouTube to dish out millions in unclaimed songwriter royalties
YouTube to dish out millions in unclaimed songwriter royalties
YouTube is to pay out millions of dollars in unclaimed songwriter royalties for tracks on the service between August 2012, and December 2015. ...... 09 Dec 2016 - 1 comment
Music industry unimpressed with $1 billion revenue from YouTube
Music industry unimpressed with $1 billion revenue from YouTube
YouTube has paid over $1 billion to the music industry from advertising revenue, and that is apparently not enough! Earlier this week, Robert ...... 08 Dec 2016 - 7 comments
YouTube now supports 4K Live Streaming
YouTube now supports 4K Live Streaming
YouTube now supports 4K Live Streaming for both standard video and for 360-degree video, and you can watch it tomorrow. The video giant wants ...... 30 Nov 2016 - 1 comment
YouTube finally adds HDR support
YouTube finally adds HDR support
HDR has been arguably the biggest trend in displays this year. Adding to the clarity and contrast of 4K televisions, HDR brings a completely ...... 07 Nov 2016
Google gives YouTube creators more moderation tools
Google gives YouTube creators more moderation tools
Not too long ago Google tried fusing Google+ with YouTube comments, but that was not the way to go to Google backtracked. Ever since the company ...... 04 Nov 2016
Google is struggling to get people paying for YouTube
Google is struggling to get people paying for YouTube
Why would you pay for something that you get for free? That is a question that streaming services like Spotify and YouTube have been trying ...... 03 Nov 2016 - 8 comments
YouTube offers a badge to users, calls them Heroes
YouTube offers a badge to users, calls them Heroes
There's not a lot of places that can be more vile than a YouTube comment section. And every day thousands upon thousands of illegal videos are ...... 23 Sep 2016 - 5 comments
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