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Youtube Announces Supervised Content, More Parental Control

San Francisco: Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube has unveiled a new feature that would help parents to control what their kids watch on the platform by enabling different content settings on the platform. The new feature will give parents the ability to choose from Explore, Explore More and Most of YouTube. “Over the last year, we’ve […]

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YouTube Cracks Down On Music Videos Related To Farmer Protests

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday blocked a music video by famous Punjabi singer Kanwar Grewal titled ‘Ailaan’ that was related to the farmer protests and raked in over 60 lakh views. YouTube has placed a notification on the original video, saying “This content is not available on this country domain due to a legal […]

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YouTube Deletes New Trump Video, Suspends Fresh Uploads

San Francisco: Google-owned YouTube, which is yet to permanently ban the outgoing US President Donald Trump, has removed a new video from his account for violating the content policies. The company has also issued a “strike” against his account, meaning he cannot upload new videos or livestream content for at least a week. “After careful […]

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YouTube Will Now Warn Users To Reconsider Before Posting Offensive Comments

New Delhi: Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube is launching a new feature that is aimed at reducing offensive comments on the platform The feature will warn users when their comment may be offensive to others, giving them the option to reflect before posting. From the reminder, the commenter can move forward with posting the comment […]

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YouTube Now Supports 8K Video Playback For Android TV App

San Francisco: The latest YouTube for Android TV update has reportedly started rolling out limited support for 8K streaming. According to a report in Android Police, YouTube TV for Android v. 2.12.08 version includes support for 8K streaming to TVs running Android 10 and above. The changelog states that the update brings 8K streaming support […]

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YouTube Faces Massive Outage In India, Back Now

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube experienced a major outage in India and elsewhere on Thursday morning and the users were unable to watch videos owing to loading issues. DownDetector website showed severe user reported problems with YouTube, indicating the problem was widespread and numerous users on Twitter reported that YouTube wasn’t working for them. “If you’re […]

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'Baby Shark' Most Watched Video Of All Times On YouTube

San Francisco: The addictive children’s rhyme Baby Shark has become the most-watched video ever on Google-owned YouTube, overtaking the previous record-holder Despacito. Recorded by a South Korean educational entertainment company Pinkfong, the song has now been played over 7.04 billion times, according to YouTube. The two-minute song video features some animated baby sharks underwater and […]

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YouTube In India Hits 325 Million Monthly Unique Viewers

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday said the platform is now being watched by over 325 million unique viewers (over 18 and above) month on month in India and it is the top platform for accessing videos in regional languages in the country. YouTube creators in India are now entering diverse categories, driving massive watch […]

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Google To Boost Fake News, Illegal Content Monitoring On YouTube

Seoul: Google’s video-sharing platform YouTube will cooperate with South Korea to closely monitor and prevent the spread of fake news and illegal content. Google’s Senior Vice President Neal Mohan made the comments during a videoconference with Han Sang-hyuk, chairman of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC). The remarks came after Han requested such cooperation, considering fake […]

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YouTube Targets TikTok With New 15-Second Video Test

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube appears to have taken an aim at TikTok as the Google-owned platform has now started testing a way to record multi-segment videos that run up to a maximum length of 15 seconds. The 15-second video format, made popular by TikTok, is now being increasingly tried by other social media platforms as […]

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YouTube Music Set To Replace Google Play Music

New Delhi: In line with its plan to retire Play Music, Google on Tuesday started inviting users of the service to transfer their music libraries, personal taste preferences and playlists to YouTube Music. “We want to ensure everyone has time to transfer their content and get used to YouTube Music, so we’ll provide plenty of […]

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YouTube reduces its video streaming quality to standard definition in India

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube on Wednesday announced that it is reducing streaming quality for users in India in order “to reduce strain on Internet networks during the coronavirus pandemic.” In India, YouTube will temporarily default HD and ultra-HD streaming to SD content at bitrates no higher than 480p on mobile networks, until March 31. “We […]

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Google Removing Fake Coronavirus-Related Videos From YouTube: Sundar Pichai

San Francisco: Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company has taken down thousands of videos related to dangerous or misleading coronavirus information using its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based technology. In a blog post, Pichai said that since January, Google has blocked hundreds of thousands of ads attempting to capitalize on the coronavirus pandemic. “Last week, […]

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YouTube hits 20mn paid subscribers, 2mn join YouTube TV

San Francisco: Google-owned YouTube has reached 20 million music and premium paid subscribers and over 2 million YouTube TV paid subscribers. YouTube ended 2019 at a $3 billion annual run rate in YouTube subscriptions and other non-advertising revenues, Alphabet Founder and CEO Sundar Pichai announced on Monday. YouTube logged $15 billion in annual ad revenue […]

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Man caused virtual traffic jam on Google Maps with with 99 phones

Berlin: Call it bizarre but a German artist Simon Weckert has posted a video on YouTube, showing how he “hacked” Google Maps with 99 smartphones and a wagon to create “virtual traffic jams” on the streets of Berlin. Weckert put 99 smartphones with Google Maps on into a small wagon cart and then wheeled that […]

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Toddler Who Learnt 'Heimlich' From YouTube Saves Cousin

New Delhi: A nine-year-old boy named Timothy Prather from the US, who learned ‘Heimlich’ from YouTube, saved his three-year-old cousin Connor from choking last week. The Heimlich technique includes giving abdominal thrusts to help a person who is choking. Timothy Prater had seen it in YouTube videos. When Prater’s cousin started stomping his feet and […]

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Billboard 200 Albums Chart To Include Youtube Streams

San Francisco: Billboard has announced video and audio data from Google-owned YouTube, as well as visual plays from several music streaming services, will soon be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart. Apart from YouTube, officially licensed video content plays from the likes of Spotify, Apple, Tidal and Vevo will also be included in the […]

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Regional Languages To Drive Creators In 2020: YouTube India

New Delhi: Google-owned YouTube, which has more than 265 million monthly active users in India, will focus on regional languages to drive the growth of creators on the platform in 2020, a top company executive has said. According to Satya Raghavan, Director, Content Partnerships, YouTube in India, the company’s focus on Indian languages will continue […]

Google, YouTube Remove 300 Donald Trump Ads As US Prez Poll Nears

San Francisco: More than 300 Donald Trump ads have been pulled by Google and its video-sharing platform YouTube for violating the companies’ policies. The campaign videos, notably, ran over the summer. This comes at a time when handling political advertisements on social media has become a growing concern as the 2020 US presidential election approaches […]

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YouTube for desktop gets major overhaul: Report

San Francisco: After testing a host of new features for YouTube for desktop, the company has finally started to roll out a new design for its desktop and tablet homepage, which now features richer thumbnails and higher resolution video previews, media reports said. YouTube now feels confident enough to debut two of them to the […]

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YouTube CEO Donates 200K Trees For #TeamTrees Initiative

San Francisco: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has announced that she is donating 200,000 trees for #TeamTrees initiative to YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson. “Incredible to see the momentum of #TeamTrees and the power of the YouTube creator community raising money for Arbor Day,” Wojcicki Tweeted, alongside a video of her planting a tree outside of YouTube’s […]

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YouTube creators hit by massive wave of account hijacks

New Delhi/San Francisco: YouTube creators, particularly in the auto-tuning and car review community, have become target of a massive wave of account hijacks, a media report said on Tuesday. The account hacks are the result of a coordinated campaign where hackers use phishing emails to lure victims on fake Google login pages from where they […]

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YouTube to shut 'Leanback' TV web interface

San Francisco: YouTube has decided to pull the plug on its TV-friendly web interface, but has not specified any time. The web application is controlled with a remote and used with smart TVs and similar devices. “If you watch YouTube using the Leanback interface on a home theatre PC, you might have to scrounge for […]

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YouTube Changes Counts Views For Record-Breaking Music Videos

San Francisco: Online video giant YouTube is introducing a major change to its music chart system after discovering that artists and labels were using growth hacks to inflate how many people were watching their videos. YouTube is no longer counting “advertising views” when it comes to the company calculating its music charts. Instead, ranking for top-watched […]

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Google to pay USD 170 mn fine for sharing YouTube data from kids

Washington: Google agreed Wednesday to pay USD 170 million to settle charges that it illegally collected and shared data from children on its YouTube video service, a deal critics said was too soft on the internet giant. The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount […]