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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, […]

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Tips to create viral YouTube ads

New York: In order to create viral YouTube ads, brands should arouse strong emotion, keep ads to a moderate length of 1-1.5 minutes and use authentic characters, a study has revealed. YouTube is a low-cost and flexible platform for sharing ads with a wide viewership. According to the study published in the Journal of Marketing, […]

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YouTube not to shut 'guidance' despite abuse issues

San Francisco: YouTube does not want to turn off recommendation despite concerns that its algorithm helps videos with young children spread among sexual predators, The New York Times reported. By suggesting what users should watch next, YouTube’s automated recommendation system drives most of the platform’s billions of views. But this system may also recommend videos […]

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YouTube brings back NextUp for content creators

New Delhi: To support upcoming content creators on its platform, Google-owned messaging app YouTube on Tuesday opened entries for NextUp 2019 with three new editions — NextUp for Artists, Women To Watch and Gamers. YouTube’s NextUp, which was launched in India last year, provides creators with an opportunity to be mentored by production and channel […]

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YouTube Premium launches cheap 'Student Plans' in India

New Delhi: YouTube on Wednesday introduced a new plan for students for YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium in India that will allow eligible college students to get discounted access to music, global originals and movies — ad-free for Rs 59 and Rs 79, respectively. “The ‘Student Plans’ are currently available to full-time students from […]

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How YouTube engineers plotted to kill Internet Explorer 6

San Francisco: A former Google employee has revealed how a group of engineers plotted to kill Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 on its YouTube platform nearly 10 years ago. According to a report in The Verge on Saturday, YouTube in 2009 started displaying a banner to Internet Explorer 6 users, warning that support for Microsoft’s browser would be “phasing […]

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Indian expat wins $4 million Abu Dhabi jackpot

Abu Dhabi: An Indian expat from Sharjah became the latest multi-millionaire of the Big Ticket raffle after winning 15 million dirhams ($4 million) in a big money draw here. Shojith KS, an Indian national from Sharjah, on Friday night won with the number 030510. The draw was live streamed on Youtube. But the expat is […]

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India is YouTube's fastest growing market: Pichai

San Francisco: India offers great potential for Google-owned YouTube’s growth and the latest in the journey is YouTube Music that has been downloaded more than 15 million times in the country, CEO Sundar Pichai has said. Admitting that recent ad product changes in YouTube and Search are hurting its top-line growth, the company sounded bullish […]

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Sunny Leone Breaks Down!

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone reportedly broke down during Arbaaz Khan’s chat show ‘Pinch’. Arbaaz’s web show Pinch is all about inviting Bollywood celebrities to open up and share about their social media interactions. Sunny was the latest celebrity to appear on the show and responded to the trolls. Sunny opened up about her way of […]

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Odia video ‘Subharambha’ will give you goosebumps!

Countless music videos are uploaded everyday on social media but only a few give us goosebumps. One such video is ‘Subharambha’ which was launched on ‘Panaa Sankranti’ (Odia New Year) on YouTube. Based on Pandit Godabarisha Mahapatra’s timeless classic “Utha Kankala,” it is the first music video of ‘Uttisthata Jagrata’ campaign. “Our motto is to […]

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YouTube reaches 265 million users in India

Mumbai: Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday announced that India was its largest and fastest growing audience in the world with more than 265 million monthly active users. “India is now both our biggest audience and one of our fastest growing audiences in the world. YouTube today has become the first stop for users to consume content, […]