Tag "YouTube"

WhatsApp Beta for iPhone supports ‘in-app’ playback of YouTube videos

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How many times have you received a YoTtube link and have been annoyed that you have to open it in YouTube app? WhatsApp is currently fixing your problem by integrating in-app playback support for YouTube videos. In the new version

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ overtakes ‘Gangnam Style’ to become the most viewed YouTube video

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Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ has overtaken K-pop’s viral sensation Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ for the title of YouTube’s most watched video of all time. Gangnam style held the record for the most viewed YouTube video after surpassing Justin Beiber’s “Baby”

Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter join hands to combat terrorism

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Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter have joined hands to combat growing terrorism across the globe. The quartet has announced a new partnership aimed at reducing the accessibility of internet services to terrorists. Called the “Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism,”

YouTube launches VR180 video format to boost VR adoption

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Acknowledging that every online user is not equipped enough to watch 360-degree videos, Google-owned YouTube has launched a new format for content creators. Christened VR180, it allows producers to shoot videos that are immersive when viewed in a VR headset

YouTube lays out plan to fight extremist content on its platform

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In the recent months, social media platforms have been under pressure to do more against content that promotes extremist and terrorist propaganda. Now, YouTube has outlined four steps that it’s taking to curb extremist activity on its platform. “While we and

Apple reportedly hires former YouTube exec for renewed video push

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Apple has hired Vijay Karunamurthy, a former YouTube executive to lead its video efforts, reports Bloomberg. Karunamurthy, who had worked on early versions of YouTube and later founded “Nom”, a foodies app apparently joined Cupertino giant in April, the same month his Nom app

New YouTube guidelines for regulating controversial content

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YouTube has learned its lessons. After facing a tonne of flak from the major brands for displaying controversial content, the Google-owned company has released new guidelines for content creators. In a bid to keep advertisers happy and allow content creators

Instagram & Snapchat, the most detrimental social networking app for teenagers: Study

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While social media platforms are proving out to be a boon for business owners, on the other end, it is leaving a negative effect on teenagers. We all knew it, but now we have numbers to prove the fact. According

YouTube Kids now available on smart TVs

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Now parents will have more device options to run YouTube Kids for their children, instead of just a smartphone. YouTube Kids, the children-friendly version of Google’s popular YouTube video app is now expanding to a bunch smart TVs from Samsung, Sony

YouTube lowers the bar to 1K subscribers to livestream from smartphones

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Why wait for 10,000 subscriber base, when you can live stream your video content even with 1,000 subscribers? Yes, you read that right! YouTube has reduced the threshold of 10,000 subscribers to 1,000 subscribers for broadcasters to live stream directly to

Twitter launches ‘Lite’ version in search of growth in emerging markets

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Twitter is leaving no stones unturned to reverse its fortune and stagnant user base. Making a move in the same direction, the micro-blogging site has launched a lighter, speedier, and more data-friendly version of Twitter, called Twitter Lite to attract more people

YouTube TV goes live in five major US cities for $35 a month

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The cable box may soon become a thing of past. Joining the bandwagon of Netflix, Hotstar, and Hulu, Google is rolling out YouTube TV for both iOS and Android platform in five major US cities: New York, Los Angeles, San

YouTube Go now available in India in beta mode for data-savvy mobile users

After announcing YouTube Go in September, last year, YouTube has now made the beta version of YouTube Go available for download in the Google Play Store in India. Considering the demand for a fast video app among India’s mobile-internet savvy population,

YouTube is relying on you to translate the video descriptions

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With more than one billion users around the world, YouTube represents 76 languages on its platform. And as it gets a bit tricky to find content in a particular language, YouTube is asking users to translate the video in their

Apple hires former YouTube & Spotify exec Shiva Rajaraman

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In a bid to boost its video and music strategy, Apple has hired former YouTube and Spotify executive, Shiva Rajaraman. Citing sources familiar with the matter, The Information reports that Rajaraman will report to Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of internet

With YouTube’s push India witnesses massive growth of content creators in 2016

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YouTube has been significantly boosting its effort to make India one of the most active content creator communities in Asia. Last year, the Google-owned company launched several features to lure content creators to make exciting videos and expand their fan

Verizon and AT&T next to boycott advertising on Google’s network

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Along with Havas, the world’s sixth-largest advertising and marketing company, AT&T and Verizon have also joined the boycott against Google for displaying their brand’s ads alongside controversial content – videos promoting terrorism or anti-Semitism. AT&T and Verizon are the latest to

YouTube addresses concerns over censoring LGBTQ+ content

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With over a billion users, YouTube is the biggest and the most popular reservoir of media content. However, the video-sharing platform was recently under the radar for censoring LGBTQ+ content in the Restricted Mode. Restricted mode is an optional feature

Google adds feature to stream videos within Gmail

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Google is bringing one more – minor but significant – update for Gmail. After adding the ability to send and receive money through Gmail, users can now also stream video attachments on the web, without downloading the video. Initially, users had to first

Google launches Family Link with better parental control features

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Google is finally answering many parents’ prayers by launching ‘Family Link‘ which allows parents to not only keep a tab on their kids online activity but also manage and track screen time, daily limits, device “bedtimes,” and which apps kids