Over 1 Billion YouTube Videos Now Have Captions

“I envision a future where everything will be captioned, so the more than 300 million people who are deaf or hard of hearing like me will be able to enjoy videos like everyone else,” said Liat Kaver, a YouTube Product…

Fired From Bakery Job, Alonzo Lerone Resets His Life as a Successful YouTube Creator

This is a story of inspiration for all of you wannabe YouTube creators who are afraid to follow your dreams. Alonzo Lerone was working in a bakery, posting some videos on YouTube, but not really believing that he could make…

Facebook to Enable Mid-Roll Ads in User Posted Videos

Facebook is finally bringing monetization to videos that are posted by its users, letting video makers include mid-roll ads, according to Recode. “Industry sources say the social network is going to start testing a new “mid-roll” ad format, which will…

Google’s DoubleClick Bringing Video to Native Ads

Google’s DoubleClick announced today the ability to include video with both mobile and desktop native ads. This is important considering that more than half of all ad queries on DoubleClick’s publisher platform are on mobile. “With the addition of video…

YouTube Now Supports HDR Videos

YouTube announced today support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), improving the brightness, image contrast and color range of videos. This is yet another step in YouTube’s goal of offering content that can play on large HDTV screens. “HDR videos have…

Facebook Adds Scheduling Feature to Live Videos

Facebook has added the ability to schedule live videos, something popular broadcasters have wanted in order to gather an audience before going live. The feature is being launched this week for Verified Pages, but will go live for everybody soon…

New YouTube Community Tab Makes It a True Social Platform… and a Facebook Competitor

Youtube had previously added a “Community” tab for some popular channels, they are now broadening the feature to 12 YouTube channels and to possibly all channels in the coming months. Channels include the Green brothers, The Game Theorists, Karmin, The…

Inspiring Story on Starting a For-Profit Vlog

Ryan Lung started his YouTube video channel after graduating from Cornell University in 2011 and searching out daily video updates on YouTube as entertainment because he didn’t have a TV. That experience inspired him to launch his VlogAfterCollege YouTube channel.…

LinkedIn Influencers Can Now Add Videos

LinkedIn has added a video option for LinkedIn Influencers in varied professions to offer advice. It appears that the video are spawned from questions created by LinkedIn, with many Influencers creating a video to a question. I imagine that the…

Facebook’s Future: Video, Search, Messaging and VR

Facebook’s goal is to connect with everyone, yes every single person in the world. Not just that, but Facebook wants to connect to everyone at all times, in every waking moment. Facebook envisions a future where you will always be…