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Ravenshaw University students make film on Baji Rout

Cuttack:  A group of students of Ravenshaw University have come up with ‘Baji Rout India’s  Youngest Freedom Fighter’, a short film on the courage and valour of Baji Rout, a martyr in the history of India’s freedom struggle. The British forces had gunned down Baji Rout, who was born in Dhenkanal district, after he had […]

YouTube Kids brings music, games for 'older' children

San Francisco: In a bid to increase parental control on its platform, YouTube has rolled out a new setting in its “Kids” app that showcases popular music and gaming videos. Known as “Older”, the setting is targeted towards children between ages eight to 12, the Google-owned content sharing platform said in a blog post on […]

More non-skippable ads coming to YouTube

San Francisco: Google-owned Youtube is expanding the concept of non-skippable advertisements on its platform for the creators to monetise their content and earn more revenue. The change will begin rolling out from next week and eligible creators will get a notification in their dashboard, company officials said in a video uploaded on YouTube’s Creator Insider […]

YouTube to let users launch pre-recorded videos as live moment

San Francisco: Google-owned YouTube has announced several new updates to the platform including the new “Premieres” feature that would allow creators to debut pre-recorded videos as a live moment. Premieres are starting to roll out to creators today and will be available broadly soon, Neal Mohan, YouTube’s Chief Product Officer, said in a blog post […]

Indian Cobras between teeth in Jatra show sparks protests

Ganjam: In what could be a violation of the Wildlife Protection Act, a dangerous performance involving torture and cruelty on snakes for the purpose of entertainment during a Jatra show in Ganjam district has reportedly gone viral on social media. The video, which was uploaded on YouTube on May 15, reveals a member of the […]

YouTube executive's Twitter account hacked to spread fake news

San Francisco: As Twitterati searched for news regarding the shooting at the YouTube headquarters in the US, hackers compromised a verified employee’s Twitter account to spread fake news in the midst of the attack, a media report said. According to The Verge, a hacker hijacked the verified Twitter account of Vadim Lavrusik, who works as […]

80% Indian internet users browse YouTube: Google

Mumbai: With the increasing penetration of smartphones, data becoming affordable and ever-growing availability of content, 80 per cent of internet users across all age-groups in the country are accessing YouTube, Google India said on Friday. The Google-owned company highlighted how YouTube is associated with India’s internet growth story at “Brandcast 2018” event as it celebrated […]

Love watching YouTube? Remember it won't make you an expert overnight

New York: Watching YouTube videos, Instagram demos and Facebook tutorials may boost your confidence in performing a task but it probably would not make you an expert overnight, suggests new research. Social media platforms have made it easy to record, share, and access instructional videos, but merely watching them without practicing the demonstrated skills may […]

Google sued for 'hiring discrimination' against white, Asian males

San Francisco: Google has been sued by a former YouTube employee for allegedly pressuring recruiters to only look for female and Latina applicants and that the video-sharing platform had last year stopped hiring White and Asian males for technical positions. The lawsuit claims that the tech giant would only hire people from historically under-represented groups […]

Going live on YouTube just got easier; Know the details

New Delhi: Online video sharing service YouTube on Tuesday rolled out a new enhanced version of YouTube “Mobile Live” that will afford users more ways to watch live videos and interact with the community in real time. YouTube is starting to roll out chat replay so that users can follow the conversation even after a […]

YouTube apologises for Polish PM translation error

Warsaw: Online video sharing service YouTube has apologised for a translation error that misrepresented Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki by suggesting that Nazi German death camps “were Polish”, the media reported. Polish Press Agency reported on Saturday that YouTube apologised for the error caused by “automatic translation”, according to Xinhua. Morawiecki made a public TV […]

Google withdraws YouTube app from Amazon Fire TV

London: Google has blocked YouTube on Amazon’s Fire TV earlier than expected amid growing rivalry between the two tech giants as their businesses continue to overlap. The move is in retaliation for Amazon’s refusal to sell some Google products that compete with the retailer’s gadgets, and Fire TV devices now encourage people to access YouTube […]

Facebook signs multi-year music deal with Universal

San Francisco: Taking on music streaming giants like Google-owned YouTube, Facebook and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced a global, multi-year agreement reportedly worth several hundred million dollars. As part of the deal, UMG will become the first major music company to license its recorded music and publishing catalogues for video and other social experiences […]

YouTube to hire 10,000 people to root out bad content

London: YouTube will hire 10,000 people to monitor and control violent extremism on the popular video streaming platform, along with curbing content that endangers children. Susan Wojcicki, Chief Executive of the Google-owned video-sharing site, said that “bad actors are exploiting” YouTube to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm”. “We will continue the growth of our teams, […]

Child abuse: YouTube cracks down on child-exploiting channels

San Francisco: Cracking down on abuse and child-exploiting channels and videos, YouTube on Wednesday announced it will remove content on the platform that attempts to pass as being “friendly for kids”. “While some of these videos may be suitable for adults, others are completely unacceptable, so we are working to remove them from YouTube,” Johanna […]

Facebook launches new app for video creators

San Francisco: To take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has announced new app for video creators to join its platform. Called Facebook Creator, the app will help the community create original video, go live with exclusive features and connect with their community on the social media giant. The app has been launched globally on the iOS […]

Indians prefer YouTube for music, Facebook for news: Study

New Delhi: Indian internet users largely consume music content on Youtube, while they prefer to catch news updates on Facebook, a study has showed. The findings showed that over three billion views music videos scored the highest viewership on Youtube, followed closely by entertainment videos with 2.4 billion views, while video content for kids ranked […]

Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of you' creates history in India

New Delhi: Grammy Award-winning singer Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of you” has become the first international song in India to cross 200 million views on YouTube, Sony Music Entertainment India announced on Thursday. “This is the first song in India that has reached the 200 million views mark and frankly with all the success the song has […]

Facebook launches YouTube competitor called 'Watch'

San Francisco: In an apparent bid to take on Google-owned YouTube, Facebook has rolled out ‘Watch’ – a redesigned video platform for creators and publishers. The social media giant last year launched ‘Video’ tab in the US which offered a predictable place to find videos on Facebook. “Now we want to make it even easier […]

'Shape of you' most watched international video in India

New Delhi: Grammy Award-winning singer Ed Sheerans “Shape of you” is the most watched international video on YouTube in India. The song, which released in January, also has a huge number of covers on the video sharing website. “We knew we had a hit the day the song was released. It’s appeal is universal as can […]

Now watch historic NASA flight videos on YouTube

New York: If you are a space buff get ready to watch videos of rare historic test flight, launch and landing footages on YouTube, media reports said. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Centre in California was currently in the process of uploading hundreds of archival videos, including those of hypersonic jet takeoffs and shuttle landings, the Verge […]

YouTube ad boycott may cost Google $750 mn

New York: The boycott of video-hosting platform YouTube by advertisers could cost its parent company Google $750 million in revenue, a media report said. Over the past few weeks, major consumer brands, including Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and McDonald’s have pulled out their ads from the platform as they are protesting the placement of their ads […]

Facebook videos dominate social media: Report

New York: Facebook videos continue to dominate the social media, driving growth, engagement and media consumption, a new report has said. Social media analytics platform Quintly examined 167,000 profiles during the last six months of 2016 and found that 47 per cent of those profiles used video of some sort in their Facebook campaigns, including video […]

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Aishwaryaa Dhanush to launch Youtube channel for short filmmakers

Chennai: Filmmaker Aishwaryaa Dhanush, wife of actor-producer Dhanush, will soon launch a YouTube channel under the banner of Ten Entertainment to exclusively promote original content and short films by aspiring filmmakers. This first of its kind channel will market and distribute original short film content in four southern languages – Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. […]

Drugged horse throws groom into air

Ottawa: In a bizarre incident, a Sikh groom’s wedding plans were muddled when the mare he was riding on threw him into the air. The animal was allegedly fed drugs in the city of Surrey, British Columbia, media reported. A YouTube video of the incident showed the groom mounting the mare when she started behaving […]