A YouTube TV outage happened right in the middle of one of the most important matches of the 2018 World Cup. The streaming service apologized for the blunder, while also offering a free week of service to affected users.
Google July 14, 2018
YouTube is fighting the war against re-uploaded videos with a new tool called Copyright Match. Similar to Content ID, it will scan and search for users who upload the same content as other channels and take them down.
Internet July 13, 2018
A new Incognito Mode started rolling out to YouTube for Android, allowing users to search and watch videos in private without their history being recorded. Here's what you need to know.
Apps/Software July 11, 2018
YouTube is fighting its fake news problem with tons of money. The Google-owned company pledged to spend $25 million to help organizations build better video facilities, educate teens on critical thinking, and accompany video searches with informative articles.
Internet July 11, 2018
Facebook owns four of the top five most downloaded iOS apps of all time, according to App Annie. The report, which was released to celebrate the App Store's 10th birthday, also revealed the top games for the operating system.
Apps/Software July 3, 2018
YouTube Premieres allows creators to upload pre-recorded videos and premiere them as livestreams. This way, they can focus on engaging with their fans as they watch videos together.
Internet June 22, 2018
YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, the company’s rebranded streaming services, are finally rolling out to more countries. YouTube Music is a Spotify or Apple Music alternative, while YouTube Premium is the new YouTube Red.
Apps/Software June 19, 2018
The Wall Street Journal released a report that Instagram was deliberating on testing out a new vertical video feature. This feature would allow app users to expand the length of the video content.
Apps/Software June 6, 2018
YouTube brought its in-app direct messaging service to its website. The communications feature was previously introduced to Android and iOS users who were able to share videos and have conversations on the app simultaneously.
Apps/Software May 25, 2018
Google is replacing Play Music with a new service that costs the same. Reportedly launching on May 22, it’s the company’s latest effort to catch up to rivals Spotify and Apple Music.
Apps/Software May 17, 2018
Researchers used YouTube videos to study dog bites. They were able to identify the breeds of dogs that commonly bite, as well as behaviors leading to bites.
Animals May 13, 2018
The YouTube app now supports HDR video streaming on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. The feature kicks in automatically, so no app update is necessary.
Apps/Software May 12, 2018
The YouTube app for iOS has now finally enabled HDR playback. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X users can now watch content with greater colors, better contrast, and more dynamic visual clarity overall.
Apple May 11, 2018
Google Play Music was reported to get shut down soon after forcing all of its users to a new music streaming service. The rumored YouTube Remix service will take its place.
Apps/Software April 25, 2018
In the last three months of 2017, YouTube took down 8.3 million videos that were mostly made up of spam or adult content. The video-sharing website attributed the numbers mostly to machines, which have helped flag the objectionable videos.
Google April 24, 2018
YouTube is set to release a modified version of YouTube Kids that will only offer videos curated by actual humans instead of an algorithm. The move is a means to prevent children from stumbling upon inappropriate content.
Internet April 7, 2018
An active shooter at the YouTube headquarters injured three people and killed herself. Google CEO Sunda Pichai, as well as the CEOs of YouTube, Apple, Twitter, and others, expressed their regrets and support to those affected by this tragedy.
Google April 4, 2018
YouTube will soon launch a music streaming service, its answer to Spotify and Apple Music. How does it plan on attracting converting free users into subscribers? Bombarding them with ads, of course.
Internet March 22, 2018
YouTube will be adding fact-based links in conspiracy theory videos to dispel false information presented to users. This is YouTube's latest move in a fight against misinformation.
Internet March 14, 2018
iOS users can now enable dark mode on the YouTube app, and Android users will also be getting it soon. The feature was first teased for mobile back in January.
Apps/Software March 14, 2018
Those who want to get a YouTube TV subscription will now have to pay $40 a month. Old users don’t need to worry, though: they’ll be grandfathered into the previous $35 pricing model.
Internet March 13, 2018
Google is being sued by a former employee for alleged discrimination against white and Asian men. This is not the first time that Google has been sued by its former employees.
Google March 4, 2018
Google has developed a tool that allows users to change their backgrounds without the need for a green screen. Available in limited beta, it is powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Apps/Software March 3, 2018
YouTube Live introduced three new features for both content creators and viewers. The live streaming service now offers chat replays and location tags and will soon also enable automatic English captions.
Google February 27, 2018
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 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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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