Companies have pulled their ads from YouTube after the problem with child videos on the platform surfaced. Video blogger Mark Watson, who discovered the issue, said he found a 'wormhole into a softcore pedophilia ring' on the website.
Internet February 20, 2019
YouTube has now confirmed that it’ll be making changes so people don’t get as much recommendations for extremist content. But is it really as simple as that?
Internet January 26, 2019
iOS users will soon be able to flip through YouTube videos just by swiping. The Instagram Stories-like feature is crucial to have on YouTube’s mobile app, where 70 percent of viewership occurs.
Apps/Software January 15, 2019
Mark Rober, the guy behind the glitter bomb that splashes glitters and farts on porch thieves, aired his apology for staged reactions on his video. Apparently, two of the robbers knew the person who volunteered to help the ex-NASA engineer.
Viral December 23, 2018
Bakita said that Google added a hidden code on YouTube videos causing Edge browser to use more energy. Google then started to advertise Chrome as having better energy performance when playing videos.
Internet December 20, 2018
Ex-NASA engineer Mark Rober took six months to create the glitter bomb. The amusing booby trap is his way to take revenge at 'porch pirates' who steal Amazon delivery packages right off peoples' doorstep.
Viral December 18, 2018
Some YouTube creators will see their subscriber count dip down going forward, YouTube says. The company is performing a routine purge to keep the service as clean as possible, and part of that is eliminating spam accounts.
Internet December 14, 2018
More creators will be able to use YouTube Stories moving forward. Pretty soon, users with 10,000 or more subscribers will be able to take advantage of YouTube’s own take on the popular Stories format.
Internet November 30, 2018
YouTube wants more people to watch its original content, which is why it’s going to make them available to stream for free starting next year. Expect ads, of course.
Internet November 28, 2018
YouTube is going to clear out all existing annotations for good. They never really worked that well on mobile, so the news doesn’t come as a surprise.
Internet November 27, 2018
Apparently, YouTube is coming to Nintendo Switch on Nov. 8. The app has languished in terms of video streaming services since its release, but that gap might finally be closing little by little.
Video Games November 5, 2018
YouTube services went dark late Tuesday night for at least an hour stirring a buzz on the web. This has prompted the Philadelphia Police Department to send out some very hilarious tweets.
Internet October 18, 2018
YouTube video service suffered an outage late Tuesday night, rattling the online community, who were greeted by '500 Internal Server Error' messages.
Internet October 16, 2018
Facebook Watch has now gone global, allowing it to better challenge rivals YouTube and Netflix. Does the social network's video platform have what it takes to dominate the video streaming space?
Apps/Software August 30, 2018
YouTube has probably never taken down an advertisement simply for being too scary for audiences. Until now, that is, thanks to a film called ‘The Nun.’
Movies/TV Shows August 16, 2018
YouTube’s dark mode is now finally available for Android users after first coming to the iOS version of the app. It’s not really that ‘dark,’ though.
Apps/Software July 30, 2018
YouTube is definitely slower on other browsers. That’s because the redesigned YouTube relies on a special element only found on Chrome, but thankfully, there’s an easy fix.
Internet July 26, 2018
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