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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

YouTube Music hits 3 mn downloads in India

Mumbai: Online music streaming app YouTube Music announced that it has hit three million downloads within a week of its launch in India. Earlier in March, Google-owned content sharing app YouTube launched its paid service called YouTube Premium and its music streaming app, YouTube Music in India, to take on international music streaming platforms like […]

Music label T-Series becomes world's No.1 YouTube channel

Mumbai: After a close battle with Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie’s channel, Indian film production house and music label T-Series has finally managed to become the worlds No.1 YouTube channel. T-Series is leading by more than 60,000 subscribers now as currently it has garnered over 91,774,917 subscribers while PewDiePie has subscribers with a count of 91,705,546. The […]

AI couldn't catch NZ attack video streaming: Facebook

San Francisco: Facing flak for failure to block the live broadcast of the New Zealand terrorist attack last week, Facebook on Thursday said that its Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools were not “perfect” to detect the horrific video. Vowing to improve its technology, the social networking giant, however, ruled out adding a time delay to Facebook […]

YouTube revamps Strike rules, intensifies punitive action

San Francisco: Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has revamped its community guidelines and after almost a decade, updated its Strike rules. “Starting February 25, all channels will receive a one-time warning the first time they post content that crosses the line, with no penalties to their channel except for the removal of that content,” the […]

Earth is flat, said YouTube

San Francisco: In a major goof-up, popular video-sharing platform YouTube projected it upon impressionable minds that — the Earth is flat — raising the number of people who now seriously believe the planet to be a flat unending stretch of land, a study said. The fact which is to the contrary was proved almost five […]

YouTube will no longer recommend conspiracy videos

San Francisco: Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has announced that it will no longer recommend videos that “come close to” violating its community guidelines, such as conspiracy or medically inaccurate videos. The video sharing platform will no longer recommend videos “claiming the earth is flat, or making blatantly false claims about historic events like 9/11”, […]

YouTube expands test 'Explore' feature to more devices

San Francisco: Google-owned video sharing platform YouTube has expanded its test “Explore” feature to iPhones, iPads, Android phones, tablets and web that is intended to help users find relevant content recommendations based on their search history for viewing. YouTube confirmed that the test feature now comes with ‘On the Rise’ recommendations, suggesting content from smaller, […]

YouTube revises guidelines to address dangerous pranks, challenges

San Francisco: Aiming to let its users know that dangerous viral pranks such as the Bird Box challenge or the Tide Pod stunt have no place on the platform, video-sharing giant YouTube has updated its community guidelines. The move comes in the wake of Bird Box challenges that are going viral, and that urge participants […]

YouTube to remove share activity feature

San Francisco: Video-sharing giant YouTube has announced that it will kill the feature that allows users to automatically share their YouTube Activity on micro-blogging site Twitter after January 31. Twitter currently allow users to share their YouTube activity via options such as going to YouTube Settings, then to Connected apps and choosing “Share your public […]

Google denies it altered YouTube code to slow down Microsoft Edge

San Francisco: Google has denied it altered YouTube code to break Microsoft Edge, thus slowing down its performance while users streamed YouTube videos — a claim made by a former Microsoft intern. Microsoft Edge is a graphical web browser included in Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile and Xbox One devices, replacing Internet Explorer as the […]

Comedian Bhadana most subscribed YouTuber from India

New Delhi: With 11.8 million subscribers, comedian Amit Bhadana has topped the list of top YouTube creators in 2018, the Google-owned video sharing platform said on Thursday. Following him closely is another homegrown comedy star Bhuvan Bam, who runs the channel BB Ki Vines at YouTube, with over 11.2 million subscribers, according to the “YouTube […]

T-Series Likely To Beat PewDiePie, Rule YouTube Universe

Indian music label T-Series will soon become the most-subscribed channel on YouTube surpassing the controversial Swedish YouTuber, PewDiePie. T-Series is presently ruling the world of YouTube with as many as 28 channels excluding its main Bollywood channel. The company’s videos have already been viewed, in total, over 53 billion times and gaining over 100,000 subscribers […]

Google probing 'malicious' attack on its internet traffic

San Francisco: After several users complained that they were either unable to access Google services like YouTube on Tuesday, the tech giant confirmed the root cause of this was “external” and under investigation. Internet research firm ThousandEyes, however, claimed that “traffic to certain Google destinations appears to be routed through an ISP in Russia and […]

YouTube launches investment in educational content, creators

San Francisco: Google-owned YouTube has announced an investment of $20 million in educational content and creators to expand its initiative to support people across the world in sharing knowledge and pursuing learning on the platform. YouTube said on Monday that it was creating a new Learning Fund programme to support creators who make some of […]

Videos showing 'how to hack Facebook' running on YouTube

London: Even as Facebook struggles to deal with a fresh data breach that affected nearly 50 million of its users, Google’s video streaming platform YouTube continues to host tutorials that claim to provide people ways to hijacking Facebook accounts, the media reported. Hours after Facebook revealed the breach on Friday, some YouTube videos, which were […]