Tag "YouTube"

Facebook is chasing record labels for music licensing deals

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We are well aware of the importance of the video content for Facebook, and how the Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is trying to adopt the strategy for its future growth. Now, to further strengthen its video strategy, Facebook is chasing

Google confirms merging YouTube & Play Music teams for ‘best possible product’

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Google is merging the teams behind its music streaming applications- Google Play Music and YouTube Music into a single division to “deliver the best possible product for users, music partners, and artists.” As first reported by The Verge, the merger

YouTube launches live-streaming feature on mobile devices

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Live video is becoming a rage on social platforms, with companies like Twitter and Facebook embracing the concept of streaming live events. However, YouTube was being reluctant to adopt mobile live streaming. But that’s all about to change. YouTube has

YouTube launches “Super Chat,” now pay to pin your comments on live streams

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YouTube has announced a new feature to help creators make money while connecting with their fans during a live stream: Super Chat. Starting today on select channels, viewers can pay in order to highlight their message in a bright colour,

NVIDIA partners Facebook to allow PC gamers stream live on the platform

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Though game streaming isn’t new to Facebook Live but NVIDIA is making the process a lot simpler and easier by allowing PC gamers with NVIDIA graphics cards to broadcast directly to Facebook Live “with two clicks”, according to company’s latest

Facebook plans to sponsor original video content

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Over years, video content has become one of the major priorities for all kinds of social networking sites. But none of them has pursued it like Facebook. Adding to its continuous efforts to push video content on its platform, now

Now you can watch YouTube videos in your local language

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In a bid to further personalise the online experience, Google-owned YouTube will start showing Indian users content in their local languages on ‘Home’ and ‘Trending’ tabs. The language preference is based on a combination of factors including user’s interface language,

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube join hands to curb ‘terrorist content’

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Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have decided to work jointly on a plan to curb the spread of terrorist content online, the tech giants announced yesterday. The quartet said that together they will create a shared industry database that will

YouTube expands 4K live streaming feature to regular & 360-degree videos

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Aiming to raise the benchmark for live-streaming videos, YouTube has enabled support for 4K live streams to broadcast regular and 360-degree videos in ultra-high definition. “4K video isn’t just a little different from HD video; it’s a giant leap,” YouTube

VLC media player adds support for 360-degree videos

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So after Facebook, YouTube, Google, and Gionee, VideoLAN — the makers of VLC has decided to join the bandwagon to promote VR. VLC media player that allows users to play video format on any platform has now added support for

Get ready for an ’immersive’ experience with YouTube’s new VR app

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If you have Google’s new Pixel phone and Daydream view, then you can watch all of YouTube’s standard content and videos shot with 360-degree cameras in virtual reality mode. Sounds interesting, right! YouTube has launched a new VR app to

SonyLIV launches LIV Kids designed for children

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SonyLIV, the digital video-on-demand platform of Sony Pictures Networks India, has launched LIV Kids, aimed at offering content specially designed for kids. Though currently, the content produced in-house by SonyLIV includes only popular nursery rhymes, the platform will introduce more

YouTube Kids officially launched in India

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Though YouTube has been a great help in teaching my kid various things but as a parent, I have always worried leaving her alone with the tablet because often, while exploring or searching, she unwittingly lands into unsuitable territories. But

YouTube now supports HDR videos

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In a major quality update, YouTube now supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) videos that will allow higher color contrast as well as more detailed shadows and highlights on your HDR TVs with the Chromecast Ultra and soon on all 2016

Amazon India beats Google & Flipkart to become India’s most attractive Internet brand

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MUMBAI, INDIA: ‘India’s Most Attractive Brands Study 2016’ results are out and you will be surprised with the rankings. Leaving the search engine giant, Google behind, Amazon India has been ranked as the most attractive Internet brand in India. “For

New commenting tools for YouTube ensure better control over hate speech

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Regulating opinions and unwanted enticing comments has been a very difficult task for social media. The virtual world has been fighting to bring better filter options to online users or video/content creators, who have always been on the receiving end.

Google teams up with CBS for its upcoming streaming TV service

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Google has landed a deal with CBS for its new TV subscription service that will launch in early 2017, reports The Wall Street Journal. The paid subscription service called “Unplugged” would launch under the YouTube brand with access to a

Google acquires FameBit to bolster branded content deals for YouTube

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Google has got another startup under its wing. The Alphabet subsidiary Google has announced the acquisition of FameBit, a technology platform that connects video creators with marketers who want to sponsor their content. Obviously, it is for Google’s video platform

YouTube makes foray into social networking world with new ‘Community’ feature

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YouTube has finally made its foray into the social networking world with the launch of a Community tab for channels, allowing creators to connect with their audience without publishing a new video. The beta version of this new feature is

YouTube’s ‘demonetization’ controversy

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One can hear a lot of hue and cry around YouTube these days. The reason- YouTube’s new demonetization scheme according to which the world’s biggest video site is preemptively flagging some videos that have “non-advertising-friendly content.” Seasoned ‘Tuber Philip DeFranco