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YouTube adds “Shopping” ads below currently playing videos
Nov06

YouTube adds “Shopping” ads below currently playing videos

The holiday season is before us and in order not to be left out, YouTube is adding “Shopping” ads right below currently playing videos. The company made the announcement on Tuesday, stressing how the move would help inspire shoppers with “gift-giving ideas.” Talking about inspiration, YouTube said its new effort was inspired by stats that show that 48 percent of today’s shoppers are open to buying from new retailers during the holiday...

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YouTube Music will arrive preinstalled on Android devices
Sep27

YouTube Music will arrive preinstalled on Android devices

Google has announced that YouTube Music will come preinstalled on Android. The company said this will be the case going forward for devices that run Android 10 out of the box. That also means YouTube Music will now take the place of Google Play Music on your device. Users have had to download YouTube Music as a separate app from the Play Store. Newer versions of Android 9 Pie will also get the app bundled into their devices in the...

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Google fined record $170 million for alleged child privacy violation
Sep04

Google fined record $170 million for alleged child privacy violation

These are not the best of times for Google and its subsidiary as things continue along the downward spiral. The tech giant has been fined a record $170 million for allegedly violating child privacy. YouTube actually is the guilty one here; and the Federal Trade Commission announced this Wednesday that its investigation showed that the streaming service allegedly violated a children’s privacy law. According to the FTC, Google allegedly...

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YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall—but not without ads
Aug18

YouTube Originals no longer behind paywall—but not without ads

Everyone loves some good quality entertainment sometimes; but this is sometimes not achievable especially if this comes with a monthly subscription. Even if we do get entertained by some of the videos we watch on YouTube, it is nothing compared to getting original content—YouTube Originals. Well, if you don’t have issues seeing ads while gulping content you originally would have paid for as a way of subscription every month, then the...

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YouTube adds a dedicated channel to celebrate the new EPL season
Aug12

YouTube adds a dedicated channel to celebrate the new EPL season

The English Premier League kicked off last Friday, and YouTube has created a dedicated channel to celebrate it. Football [soccer] is the most popular sporting event in England, and adding a dedicated YouTube channel is a smart move by Google, and will no doubt attract thousands of visitors to website everyday—weekends in particular. Announcing the new channel via its Twitter page, YouTube said “we’re celebrating the @PremierLeague...

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YouTube now allows you to livestream games from your Android phone
Aug03

YouTube now allows you to livestream games from your Android phone

The YouTube app for Android has added a new feature that lets you livestream games from mobile. Per XDA Developers, a new feature that gives you the ability to stream live content from your Android phone’s display has been activated. This new feature did not come as a surprise considering how important gaming has become to YouTube. Over the last couple of years, livestreaming on YouTube has become hugely popular, and the company is...

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