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YouTube outlines four new ways to combat terrorism
Jun18

YouTube outlines four new ways to combat terrorism

Google has outlined four new measures to combat terrorism on YouTube. Recall that the social media has come under intense pressure from different quarters to take more actions against terrorism. Google had in an op-ed published in the Financial Times on Sunday, said YouTube has been working with different governments and law enforcements to rid its platform of content posted by terrorists. Kent Walker, the senior vice-president and...

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YouTube on the Web now offers you option of Material Design
May03

YouTube on the Web now offers you option of Material Design

Finally, you now have an option of a material design on YouTube Web. It sure took a long time, but the good thing is, it will finally be made officially available to everyone—and that includes you, in the coming weeks. For now, only about 1 percent of users can actually use the feature. However, you can opt in to preview the new material design, according to the Google-owned streaming company. To return to the current design, simply...

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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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