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YouTuber Who Claimed To Have Cured Her Own Cancer Dies From Cancer

A YouTuber who claimed that a raw vegan diet cured her cancer and homosexuality died. She ran her YouTube channel along with her niece, the channel is called Liz & Mari.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 22, 2018

YouTube TV Adding More Channels And Markets, But That Also Means A Price Increase

YouTube TV is reportedly adding new channels and reaching more markets. At the same time, the base price will reportedly see a $5 increase for new subscribers.

Internet February 15, 2018

YouTube CEO Tells Facebook To 'Get Back To Baby Pictures'

YouTube chief executive Susan Wojcicki goes after Facebook after she's questioned about the social media website's video ambitions. Wojcicki tells Facebook to stay in their lane.

Google February 13, 2018

Apple Uploads 3 HomePod Tutorial Videos To Teach You How To Use Your Smart Speaker

Apple has uploaded three HomePod tutorial videos on YouTube that discussed the speaker’s basic setting configurations, the touch controls, and making full use of Siri to listen music on the smart device.

Apple February 12, 2018

Facebook Reportedly Beefing Up Its ‘Watch’ Tab To Become The Next YouTube

Facebook is trying to take on YouTube. Sources say the social network is beefing up its Watch tab by allowing more content creators in and employing a different monetization strategy.

Internet February 7, 2018

YouTube Go Is Branching Out To More Than 130 Countries

After a successful test run, Google announced that it plans to bring YouTube Go to other territories. According to the developers, the data-friendly app will become available in more than 130 nations soon.

Apps/Software February 4, 2018

Heads Up, Apple TV Users: You Can Now Download The YouTube TV App

YouTube TV is now available on tvOS devices, Google announced shortly after making the app available on certain Roku streaming devices. The $35-a-month live TV subscription service is now on the most important platforms.

Apple February 2, 2018

Google Shuts Down Hackers Who Hijacked YouTube Ads For Cryptocurrency Mining

Hackers hijacked YouTube ads to exploit users' CPUs for cryptocurrency mining, but YouTube addressed the issue. The company says it blocked the malicious ads and removed the attackers from its platform.

Google January 29, 2018

Hackers Hijack Google’s DoubleClick Advertisement System On YouTube For Cryptocurrency Mining

Attackers took advantage of Google’s advertising platform to put cryptomining currency code inside YouTube ads. The perpetrators primarily used Coinhive to facilitate the attacks, a controversial subscription service.

Security January 27, 2018

Facebook Takes A Page From Twitch's Playbook, Lets Users Tip Their Favorite Game Streamers

Facebook has launched a content monetizing program to convince video gameplay streamers to switch to Facebook Live. The initiative is seen as the company’s bid to take down rivals like YouTube and Twitch.

Internet January 27, 2018

Hulu With Live TV Surpasses YouTube TV In Paid Subscribers

Hulu and YouTube launched live TV services back in 2017, and now the paid subscriber numbers have been revealed. Hulu is in the lead with about 150,000 more subscribers than YouTube.

Internet January 24, 2018

Tide Pod Challenge Videos Being Removed From Facebook, YouTube

Facebook and Google ordered the removal of videos that showed the Tide Pod Challenge on their respective platforms, which include YouTube and Instagram. The dangerous stunt of ingesting liquid detergent, mostly by teenagers, went viral on social media.

Internet January 19, 2018

YouTube Introduces Tighter Requirements For Video Monetization Following Logan Paul Controversy

After the controversy surrounding Logan Paul's inappropriate behavior regarding an apparent suicide, YouTube updated its requirements for content creators to qualify for video monetization.

Internet January 17, 2018

Some Users Are Seeing A Dark Mode Option On YouTube App For iOS

YouTube is adding a Dark Theme option on the iOS version of its mobile app. It seems to be a slow rollout, and there’s no word yet whether Android users will receive it, too.

Apps/Software January 17, 2018

YouTube Removes Logan Paul From Google Preferred Over Vlogger's Controversial Japan Suicide Video

YouTube cut ties with vlogger Logan Paul over the controversial suicide video from Japan's Aokigahara Forest. The video platform removed Paul from Google Preferred and put other plans with the vlogger on hold.

Internet January 12, 2018

YouTube Finally Speaks Out About Controversial Logan Paul Video

YouTube has finally revealed its stance on the controversial Logan Paul incident. The video-sharing website stated it took the proper steps but is also looking into finding alternative consequences.

Internet January 11, 2018

This Nintendo Switch 5.0 Update Leak Is Likely Fake, But It Shows What The Switch Lacks

A YouTube video of the firmware version 5.0 for the Nintendo Switch was scrutinized by fans and experts. It looks real but some flaws suggest it could be fake.

Video Games January 8, 2018

YouTuber Logan Paul Issues Apology For Posting Video Of Dead Body Found In Japan's 'Suicide Forest'

Logan Paul recently posted an apology on Twitter for video taken in Japan's 'Suicide Forest.' His actions were apparently inappropriate but he claims it was not intentional.

Internet January 2, 2018

LOOK: 'Destiny 2' Player Crafts Own Infinite Forest

Due to the negative feedback from 'Destiny 2' fans and poor gameplay experience, a player recreates the Infinite Forest section that supposedly works as expected by gamers.

Video Games January 2, 2018

Amazon Fire TV YouTube App No Longer Works Ahead Of Schedule: Users Redirected To Browsers

The YouTube app, which should be available until Jan. 1, is no longer working on the Amazon Fire TV. Users are being redirected to browsers to access the video streaming service, but there is a workaround.

Apps/Software December 29, 2017

Amazon Files ‘AmazonTube’ Trademark Amid Google YouTube Feud

The Amazon and Google battle has gone a step further with Amazon filing a trademark for “AmazonTube.” This came after Google pulled YouTube service from Amazon devices.

Business Tech December 23, 2017

Amazon Fire TV Gets Web Browsers So You Can Bypass Google’s YouTube Ban

Amazon has found a way for users to access YouTube on Fire TV devices. As Google bans YouTube from Amazon’s products, Firefox is here to the rescue.

Apps/Software December 21, 2017

YouTube Will Be The New Spotify: Paid Service Likely Coming Soon After Deals With Universal, Sony

Heads up, Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal: YouTube is going to enter the already-crowded music streaming space. The company has just signed a deal with two top music labels, indicating a possible 2018 launch.

Business Tech December 20, 2017

Amazon, Google Playing Nice: Chromecast Back At Amazon As Talks To Keep YouTube On Fire TV Commence

Amazon and Google are in 'productive discussions' as Chromecast product listings go up on Amazon again. That could mean that YouTube is going to stay on the Fire TV and return to the Echo Show.

Business Tech December 15, 2017

Sorry, Amazon Echo Show And Fire TV Owners: Google Is Pulling YouTube Off Your Devices

Google has now officially removed YouTube from Amazon Echo Show devices and will do the same thing on Fire TV by January next year. What’s Amazon’s next move?

Apps/Software December 6, 2017

YouTube Is Fighting Its Extremist, Child Exploitation Problem With Over 10,000 Content Police Officers

YouTube plans to increase its content moderator workforce to over 10,000 next year as a way to combat extremist, child exploitation, and other inappropriate and offensive content on the site. It also plans to reevaluate its approach to advertising.

Internet December 5, 2017

Apple Support Now Has A YouTube Channel With iOS Tips And Tricks

Apple officially launched its Apple Support YouTube channel, offering tips and tricks for a number of tasks. The channel currently has 10 'how-to' videos with simple instructions for the whole process.

Apple November 29, 2017

YouTube Has A Real Problem With Child Predators And It Removed More Than 150,000 Videos Because Of It

YouTube's child predator problem is bigger than initially thought. The platform has removed more than 150,000 videos, disabled comments in more than 625,000 videos, closed hundreds of accounts, and removed ads from millions of videos and thousands of channels.

Google November 28, 2017

YouTube Looking Into 'Disturbing' Autofill Results With Child Sex Suggestions: Is Someone Trying To Troll YouTube?

YouTube is facing a weird issue as some autofill search suggestions are about child sex. The spelling of the suggestions indicates that it's a deliberate campaign, and Google has launched an investigation into the matter.

Google November 28, 2017

YouTube Draining Your iPhone's Battery? App Update Finally Brings Battery Drain Fix

YouTube has been a serious battery hog on iOS lately, but that's about to change. The latest app update just rolled out and it finally fixed the battery drain issues.

Apps/Software November 27, 2017

YouTube Returns To The Amazon Echo Show: Vimeo, Dailymotion Coming As Well

Here's some good news for Amazon Echo Show owners: YouTube is back and Amazon says more video services such as Vimeo and Dailymotion will be added, too. However, the new YouTube looks and feels so different.

Gadgets November 23, 2017

YouTube Just Flagged Google’s Official Chromebook Ad, Yet Another Sign That Its Algorithm Is Dumb

Everyone knows YouTube’s algorithm for automatically flagging videos isn’t perfect, but a new flub suggests it’s actually far worse. YouTube just removed a video from Google promoting the Chromebook Pixel after marking it as spam.

Internet November 19, 2017

More Time On Social Media Does Not Harm Mental Health: Study

Researchers have found no link between the use of social media networks and mental health problems among young adults. Here's what they have to say.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 4, 2017

YouTube TV App Rolls Out To Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, Smart TVs, And More

YouTube TV is officially rolling out to more platforms, especially streaming devices, set-top boxes, and smart TVs. YouTube TV wants more presence in people’s living rooms, it seems.

Apps/Software October 31, 2017

How Amazon Plans To Cope With Echo Show Losing YouTube: $30 Discount, Beefier Video Platforms

Amazon has just put the Echo Show on sale, slapping it with $30 discount. The company is also reportedly planning on making its video platforms more friendly for advertisers to compete with YouTube.

Smart Home October 10, 2017

No More YouTube On Amazon Echo Show, Because Google

Amazon Echo Show users won’t be able to watch YouTube on their smart speakers anytime soon. Google has blocked its video broadcasting platform from the device, saying it violated the terms of service.

Gadgets September 27, 2017

YouTube Launches HDR Option On Select LG, Samsung, And Sony Xperia Phones, But Several Users Are Reporting Major Problems

The YouTube app now supports a number of HDR playback options for HDR-compliant smartphones. But several users who got to try the new feature have started reporting major performance and playback issues.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 9, 2017

Record Labels Win Legal Battle Against YouTube MP3 Ripping Site: Watch Out, Pirates

A popular site used for pirating YouTube content will soon shut down. YouTube-mp3.org has agreed to a settlement to avoid going to court, agreeing to hand over the site to the RIAA, among other things.

Internet September 5, 2017

YouTube Gets A Makeover, Vertical Video Support, And A Brand New Logo For The First Time Ever

Google has revamped YouTube desktop website and mobile app, giving it a cleaner overall look and adding in a couple of handy features. The update even includes a new and somewhat overdue logo.

Internet August 30, 2017

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Writes A Heartfelt Response To Former Google Engineer’s Viral Anti-Diversity Memo

YouTube’s CEO has now responded to the controversial anti-diversity memo from now-former Google engineer James Damore. Susan Wojcicki says that sexism in Silicon Valley persists, expressing frustration over the memo for exposing unfounded bias to the new generation.

Internet August 11, 2017

Users Claim Verizon Is Throttling Their Streaming Speeds On Netflix And YouTube

Is Verizon placing data caps on users who use Netflix and YouTube? Verizon says no, but some users have reported speed caps when accessing Netflix or YouTube.

Internet July 22, 2017

YouTube To Keep Online Terrorist, Extremist Videos Away From You With The Redirect Method

As promised, Google has unveiled one of the first few steps in its fight to halt the spread of extremist and terrorist propaganda videos on YouTube. It’s called the Redirect Method, and it’s just going to get better over time.

Internet July 21, 2017

Bigger Isn't Always Better: YouTube Aims To Fix VR By Cutting It In Half

VR still hasn't caught on, but Google's VR 180 may change that. With affordable, easy to use cameras, Google wants to make VR video production easier than ever.

Wearable Tech June 23, 2017

How YouTube Plans To Counter Extremist Videos: Bury Them

Google has announced new measures to counter extremist videos on YouTube. Under the new policy, offensive videos that don't really violate specific guidelines will just get buried, and no ads will appear alongside them.

Internet June 19, 2017

Google Escalates Fight Against Terrorism: Here Are The 4 Things That It Will Do

Google outlined four things that it will do to escalate its fight against terrorism and extremist content online. The Alphabet unit has also committed to teaming up with colleagues in the tech industry, including Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter.

Google June 19, 2017

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