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YouTube lowers subscriber requirement to 1000 for mobile live-streaming
Apr21

YouTube lowers subscriber requirement to 1000 for mobile live-streaming

Google has lowered its subscriber requirement that required you to have a minimum of 10,000 subscribers before you can stream-live via mobile. The video-streaming website placed that has a benchmark for anyone that wanted to stream via mobile when it first launched the service last February. The change was quietly made early this month with a lot of tech blogs missing out on the update. According to TechCrunch, the update was added to...

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YouTube TV goes live in 5 cities, with 30-day free trial
Apr05

YouTube TV goes live in 5 cities, with 30-day free trial

Google has today launched its internet TV subscription service across five American cities. Called YouTube TV, the service as we reported in March, will be available at $35/month to subscribers. First, there is a free 30-day trial, which is not unusual when introducing a service like this to the public. 30 days is long enough to try out the service and probably make up your mind if you want to go ahead and subscribe for a full month...

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YouTube currently experimenting on new video comment feature
Apr02

YouTube currently experimenting on new video comment feature

YouTube is currently testing a new video comment feature that will do away with the old comment section. Currently available to a handful of users of the Android users of the app, a future update could provide pop-up windows for video comments, reports Softpedia. Few users have reported that the new feature being tested by the video streaming site, will appear beneath the “Up next” section usually displaying related videos. Users,...

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Google announces major shift in policy on ads after protest from several companies
Mar21

Google announces major shift in policy on ads after protest from several companies

Following bitter complaints and withdrawal of ads from YouTube by several blue chip companies in the UK, Google has announced major shifts in policy. The announcement affects Google’s policies on advertising and hate speech. In a blog post on Tuesday, Google promised to give brands greater control over where to place their ads and most importantly, guard against “hateful, offensive and derogatory content: “Recently, we had a number of...

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Banks in UK join McDonald’s, Audi, others to pull out ads from Google over hate preachers
Mar19

Banks in UK join McDonald’s, Audi, others to pull out ads from Google over hate preachers

Not looking too good for Google in the UK right now—the search engine giant has its work cut out. Following the company’s refusal to accept responsivity for content. According to The Independent, banks have joined other multinational companies in the UK to pull ads from Google over hate preachers. The companies are said to be embittered over their ads appearing side-by-sides videos being posted by extremists like the Islamic State,...

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Google’s ‘Uptime’ app lets you watch YouTube videos with friends
Mar13

Google’s ‘Uptime’ app lets you watch YouTube videos with friends

Google’s YouTube is getting more social with a new app that lets you watch videos on the video streaming website with friends. Currently only available to iPhone users, Uptime is an easy to use app that enables you to connect with friends, but not before you have signed in with your Google account. Once signed in with your Google account, you can connect with your friends and watch YouTube videos together in real-time. It features...

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