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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
Community is Google's newest attempt at making YouTube more social
Community is Google's newest attempt at making YouTube more social
YouTube has announced a new feature which will allow content creators to interact better with their audience. This Facebook's Wall-like feature ...... 14 Sep 2016 - 1 comment
Music industry is once again worried about ripping
Music industry is once again worried about "ripping"
Music industry, like many others, are slow to adapt and because of that slow adaption they've had to come up with all kinds of reasons to why ...... 14 Sep 2016 - 7 comments
YouTube to add 'social network' features to compete with Facebook, Twitter
YouTube to add 'social network' features to compete with Facebook, Twitter
YouTube is working on incorporating more social network-like features for its users in order to fend off competition from Facebook, Twitter and others. ...... 25 Aug 2016 - 1 comment
YouTube is 'The Devil', says manager of Metallica, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more
YouTube is 'The Devil', says manager of Metallica, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more
Peter Mensch, who has managed many huge acts including Metallica, Muse, Snow Patrol and more, described YouTube as 'the devil' to BBC Radio Four. ...... 19 Apr 2016 - 4 comments
YouTube gets 360-degree live streaming & spatial audio
YouTube gets 360-degree live streaming & spatial audio
YouTube has introduced 360-degree live streaming video support, and support for spatial audio as it aims to make its services more immersive for viewers. ...... 19 Apr 2016
Music industry back from a 20 year slump, still blames YouTube
Music industry back from a 20 year slump, still blames YouTube
As many of you know, the music industry, just like Hollywood, loves to play the blame game. Whether it's Napster or Spotify, the new technologies ...... 13 Apr 2016 - 2 comments
YouTube will now let you blur whatever you want in your videos using custom tool
YouTube will now let you blur whatever you want in your videos using custom tool
Three years after YouTube added the ability for video creators to blur faces within their videos, the company has expanded the blurring ability ...... 28 Feb 2016
YouTube 'not liable' for copyright infringement
YouTube 'not liable' for copyright infringement
A German court has found that YouTube is not liable for copyright infringement when a user uploads a video to the service illegally. The ...... 01 Feb 2016 - 2 comments
Alphabet pays $215 million for 550,000 square-foot office center
Alphabet pays $215 million for 550,000 square-foot office center
Alphabet's YouTube division will be expanding significantly, acquiring the 554,000 square-foot Bayhill Office Center for $215 million. The ...... 20 Jan 2016
Desktop YouTube gets Picture in Picture for non-stop music
Desktop YouTube gets Picture in Picture for non-stop music
While YouTube seems to be the perfect website for viewing videos that might not be entirely the case. There are some features that people have ...... 16 Jan 2016
YouTube to also support HDR video, following recent Amazon and Netflix announcements
YouTube to also support HDR video, following recent Amazon and Netflix announcements
This week, during CES, Google announced that YouTube will support HDR video, following in the footsteps of Amazon and Netflix. Robert Kyncl, ...... 11 Jan 2016
YouTubers posted 'deceptive' Xbox One promotional videos, settle with FTC
YouTubers posted 'deceptive' Xbox One promotional videos, settle with FTC
According to the U.S. industry watch dog Federal Trade Commission (FTC), popular YouTubers were paid up to $30,000 to promote the Xbox One as ...... 05 Sep 2015
YouTube and Google+ break up
YouTube and Google+ break up
Google is continuing to remove the Google+ requirements that made the social network a necessity to use across Google services. Google's ...... 28 Jul 2015 - 2 comments
YouTube mobile app gets an update
YouTube mobile app gets an update
Google has released a new version of the YouTube mobile app. The app gets a facelift in form of new three new tab layout. The update features ...... 25 Jul 2015
Google just killed the Streamus Chrome extension and its 300,000 users
Google just killed the Streamus Chrome extension and its 300,000 users
Google has officially killed the Chrome browser extension Streamus, leaving its 300,000 users in the dark. Streamus first launched two years ...... 22 Jul 2015 - 1 comment
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