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Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

Facebook Says It’s Trying to Fix Its Stolen Video Problem

You always hear about Facebook catching up to, and even surpassing YouTube as a destination for video. And it’s no joke – Facebook is a video powerhouse. But you may or may not have heard about some of the criticisms of Facebook concerning its meteoric rise in video content – mainly, that the majority of the video content that gets …

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YouTube Gaming Is Now Live On Web, Android & iOS

YouTube Gaming Is Now Live On Web, Android & iOS

Back in June, Google announced YouTube Gaming, saying it would launch in the summer. It was described as a whole new app and website for gaming, and appeared to be a competitor to Twitch, which Google previously tried to buy (it’s now owned by Amazon). On Wednesday, Google announced that it’s now available. Have a look: “YouTube Gaming is your …

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YouTube’s Newest Creative Studio Is Coming to Mumbai

YouTube’s Newest Creative Studio Is Coming to Mumbai

Google has announced the location of its newest YouTube Space – Mumbai, India. It’s the second such creative space in Asia (Tokyo). YouTube Spaces, a project first launched in 2012, provides places “where creators can collaborate, innovate and experiment with new content for audiences around the world to watch and love.” These spaces help foster YouTube videomakers creativity via workshops, …

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YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

Some in the UK feel that YouTube videos, like movies and other forms of art/media, need age ratings. According to The Guardian, YouTube and Vevo have collaborated with two organizations – the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) – to make sure new music videos made in the UK come with age ratings. “Keeping …

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YouTube Finally Ditches the 301+ View Count

YouTube Finally Ditches the 301+ View Count

The 301+ tyranny is over. YouTube has announced that it’s doing away with the dastardly practice of assigning the “301+” view count on popular new videos. As YouTube explains in the above image, the 301+ placeholder count was instituted with good intentions. When a popular video was acquiring views at a rapid rate, YouTube paused everything at 301 while it …

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Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

A few years ago, Google went all in with Google+. Google+ is Google, remember? In an effort to unify all Google products under a common banner, Google tied everything to Google+ – including YouTube. This made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move. Google+, as we all know, didn’t really turn out how …

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YouTube, Facebook, Twitter Battle For Video Creators

YouTube, Facebook, Twitter Battle For Video Creators

It’s hardly news that the video and advertising battle between Facebook and YouTube is heating up, and this has never been more evident than it was on VidCon last week, when both companies as well as other competitors showed off their offerings and tried to woo some of the Internet’s big video stars. For the past decade, YouTube has been …

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YouTube on Android Is Making Crappy Vertical Videos More Bearable

YouTube on Android Is Making Crappy Vertical Videos More Bearable

Do you watch or upload a lot of videos on YouTube? Are you sickened by what you see on a daily basis? Do you ever get so frustrated with video orientation that you often hurl your phone across the room in a blinding rage? Vertical Video Syndrome (VVS) is a condition that affects one in every two people. Symptoms include, …

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YouTube Launches 360 Degree Video Ads

YouTube Launches 360 Degree Video Ads

Google just announced the launch of 360 degree video ads on YouTube. Google introduced 360-degree videos on YouTube back in March. From the viewer’s perspective, they were particularly cool when viewed on Android, as you could move your phone around to alter the perspective. You could use your mouse to drag it around on the desktop, but it just wasn’t …

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Selling To Customers Through ‘Shoppable Videos’

Selling To Customers Through ‘Shoppable Videos’

Everyone knows online video can be a great way to market businesses and products, but some businesses are finding that it can be quite beneficial for actually selling products. “Shoppable video” is a trend that has been slowly rising for several years, but new capabilities from a variety of platforms indicate that it could be poised to become much bigger. …

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Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

YouTube is a wonderful thing – arguably one of the top three most important websites in history. YouTube comments, on the other hand, are a cesspool. Sometimes it’s easy to look at the trolling, the virtiol, and the downright stupidity being spewed beneath any given video and think hey, everyone knows it’s YouTube. Nobody actually takes any of it seriously. …

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Facebook Has a New Video Ad Option That Only Charges Advertisers After 10 Seconds of Viewing

Facebook Has a New Video Ad Option That Only Charges Advertisers After 10 Seconds of Viewing

What amounts to a video “view” on Facebook? For regular videos, Facebook will give it an official view if it’s watched for three seconds. For video ads, a “view” is really an impressions for advertisers. Facebook’s video ads structure charges advertisers for each impression their ad receives. And since Facebook autoplays videos in the news feed, all someone has to …

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