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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 […]

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This Video Of Dog Trying To Rescue Her Puppies Is Soul-Stirring!

Upon hearing the frantic cry, members of Animal Aid Unlimited sensed something foul and immediately rushed to the spot to find a stray dog trying to dig her puppies out of the debris of a collapsed house. The video, which has gone viral on social media has garnered over 16 lakh views on YouTube. In the video, the stray dog […]

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Airtel takes on JioGiga Fibre with Xstream STB, smart stick

New Delhi: Ahead of the commercial launch of Jio Fibre on Thursday, Bharti Airtel on Monday announced the launch of Airtel Xstream which will offer Live TV, video, music, news, and sports across an OTT smart stick, Internet-enabled set top box and hand-held devices. The Sunil Mittal company launched a set top box (STB) along […]

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YouTube Originals Released Post Sep 24 To Be Free With Ads

San Francisco: Months after confirming that its Originals programming would soon be free with advertisements, YouTube has finally announced content released after September 24 will be available to non-YouTube Premium subscribers as well. “The new freemium model for YouTube’s original content begins after September 24, 2019. All YouTube Originals series, movies, and live events moving […]

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Op-Ed: Let Us Spread Love, Not Hate!

By Sandeep Sahu Like most controversies of our highly toxic times, this one too had its origins in social media. At the centre of the controversy was a video, first uploaded on YouTube and later shared on Facebook (both deleted now), showing the burning of ‘Madhu Barnabodha’, the grammar primer for Odia language. What lent […]

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Google's enterprise Gmail suffers outage, later restored in India

New Delhi: Google’s enterprise Gmail for businesses suffered an outage on Friday but services were restored soon after. Some users in India faced problems while refreshing, sending and receiving emails on the secure, private and ad-free email service. “Gmail service has already been restored for some users, and we expect a resolution for all users […]

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YouTube Accused Of Being Lenient With Content Rules On Stars

San Francisco: Content moderators have accused Google-owned YouTube of being lenient with its rules prohibiting nudity and other problematic content on stars who help the video-sharing platform generate huge sum of money through advertisements, the media reported. According to a report in the Washington Post, popular creators PewDiePie, Steven Crowder and Logan Paul are among […]

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YouTube testing new interface with larger buttons

San Francisco: With larger and easier-to-interact buttons, Google-owned content sharing platform YouTube is testing a revamped user interface (UI) for the “Up Next” videos on Android. This new interface is more straightforward with larger touch targets. In the top-left corner is a numeric countdown that specifies how many seconds are remaining before the next video […]

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YouTube Premium starts rolling out 1080p offline downloads

San Francisco: Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube Premium is starting to let subscribers download videos in 1080p resolution for offline viewing, up from the 720p limit that was in place until now. Support for the upgraded resolution is rolling out slowly through YouTube’s iOS and Android apps, and Google has confirmed that it would expand […]

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Dhinchak Pooja's new song will spoil your day! Twitterati react

It seems cringe pop artistes will never stop producing their ‘unique’ content and continue to promote a genre that shouldn’t have never existed at the first place. One such artiste “Dhinchak Pooja” is back with her new song “Naach ke Pagal”. Dhinchak Pooja marked her 2015 debut with ‘Swag wali topi’ which was followed by […]

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YouTube fined in millions over kids' data privacy breach

San Francisco: Google has reportedly reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over alleged violations of children’s data privacy laws on its content sharing app YouTube. The settlement comes after an FTC investigation found that Google improperly collected children’s data which is a breach of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, […]

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Shoaib Akhtar backs India for World Cup 2019 win

New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar wants the World Cup to come back to the subcontinent and hence is backing India to go all the way and clinch the title on July 14 at Lord’s in London. So far, India have dominated the tournament, topping the ten-team table by winning seven of their eight […]

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YouTube bans hacking videos; content creators puzzled

San Francisco: YouTube’s recent policy update has added a list of “harmful or dangerous content”, including the addition of “instructional hacking and phishing” videos to the list and the changes have left content creators puzzled, the media has reported. The video-sharing platform has been facing flak for building a business on other people’s copyrights and […]

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YouTube music to auto download 500 songs for users

San Francisco: With an extended offline mixtape feature, YouTube Music would now automatically download up to 500 songs based on users’ likes and listening history for offline listening. This new version of the mixtape feature is called ‘smart downloads’ and the selection would download songs from users’ Liked Songs playlist, other favourite playlists and albums, […]

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Alia Bhatt's new venture 'totally unadulterated'

Mumbai: Alia Bhatt has started a new Youtube channel which will give her fans a peek into the actress’ personal and professional life. The “Gully Boy” actress, who is currently shooting for “Brahmastra”, took to Twitter on Wednesday to announce her new venture. “Something new, something fun, something on YouTube,” she wrote alongside a video […]

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Now try virtual makeup while watching YouTube tutorials

San Francisco: With a new “Augmented Reality (AR) Beauty Try-On feature”, Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube would now let users try on virtual make-up while watching tutorials in real time. “Thanks to machine learning and AR technology, it offers realistic, virtual product samples that work on a full range of skin tones. Currently in alpha, […]