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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 […]