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YouTube is rolling out mobile live streaming
Feb07

YouTube is rolling out mobile live streaming

Got more than 10,000 subscribers on YouTube? Congratulations because a new YouTube feature announced today will allow you to broadcast to people on your mobile. It means that as a creator you will be able to start a live broadcast on the app on your smartphone or tablet. Don’t worry because you have less than 10,000 subscribers—the Google-owned video streaming company said a global roll out is only a couple of weeks away. So brace...

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YouTube’s new feature lets you fast-forward any video by double-tapping
Feb04

YouTube’s new feature lets you fast-forward any video by double-tapping

YouTube wants you to have it easier when viewing or checking out videos on its Android and iOS apps. The video streaming website has launched a new feature that lets you double-tap on either the left or right side of your screen to fast forward or backward any video of your choice. With this update, you can skip a video forward or backward by 10 seconds, reports TNW. Available to both Android and iOS versions of the app, the new...

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Facebook copies Snapchat yet again with “Facebook Stories”
Jan25

Facebook copies Snapchat yet again with “Facebook Stories”

It’s happening again—Facebook has launched its own version of Snapchat Stories. This is coming months after Instagram, also owned by Facebook launched its own version of Stories. The new feature, which has already gone live in Ireland, is still being tested by the social media behemoth, and could get a global launch if all goes according to plan, reports Recode. A Facebook spokesperson said: “We’re hoping to bring Stories...

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YouTube testing in-house messaging app feature on iOS and Android
Jan19

YouTube testing in-house messaging app feature on iOS and Android

YouTube is gradually changing into a more social platform, and not hiding the fact that it has the capacity to succeed. The video streaming website is taking on Facebook with its new feature, which according to TechCrunch, is already being tested in Canada. According to the report, the Google-owned company is currently testing a new in-app messaging feature on iOS and Android, which will allow users to exchange clips, texts and links...

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Apple Music and Spotify overtake YouTube in music streaming
Jan05

Apple Music and Spotify overtake YouTube in music streaming

In a dramatic market twist, more people made the switch from YouTube to Spotify and Apple Music in in 2016 in terms of paying for music streams in the US. This piece of information came from none other than BuzzAngle in its latest data released on Wednesday. “We at BuzzAngle Music are proud to release our first-ever yearly report, on 2016 U.S. music consumption. 2016 was another successful year in music, with overall consumption...

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EU says Twitter and Facebook not doing enough to tackle hate speech
Dec05

EU says Twitter and Facebook not doing enough to tackle hate speech

Apparently Twitter and Facebook are not doing enough to tackle hate speech, and the EU has vowed to go tough on them. The European Commission said it will force both companies to go hard on trolls if they fail to act or adopt stricter measures to deal with the issue that is fast assuming an alarming dimension. Vera Jourova, the EU Justice Commissioner was quoted in the Financial Times as urging the companies to expedite action on hate...

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