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YouTube TV comes to 10 more US markets like Atlanta, Houston & Miami

06/23/2017, 12:06 pm

YouTube TV -- Google's recently-launched live streaming service -- will soon expand to 10 more U.S. urban markets, the company announced this week.

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YouTube developing free original shows with Kevin Hart, Ellen DeGeneres & others

05/05/2017, 03:05 pm

Possibly concerned about the growing amount of original video on competiting services like Netflix, Hulu, and Apple Music, Google's YouTube has announced plans to premiere six new shows, starring people like Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Kevin Hart.

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YouTube TV rolls out in five cities with free Chromecast offer

04/05/2017, 03:04 pm

YouTube TV, Google's live TV streaming service, is now live in five major markets in the United States, with Google tempting users to try out its $35 subscription service by offering a free Chromecast, allowing shows to be viewed on a television instead of through the iOS and Android apps.

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AT&T, Verizon join firms pulling millions in ads from Google, YouTube over hate, terrorist content

03/22/2017, 05:03 pm

The U.K. advertising backlash against Google is spreading to the United States. Mobile carriers AT&T and Verizon, Enterprise car rental and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline are among the major ad buyers acting to distance their brands from the offensive and extremist content that saturates YouTube.

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Corporate brands, UK government pull ads from Google's YouTube over extremist hate group videos

03/17/2017, 08:03 pm

A series of major brands have pulled ads from Google's YouTube following reports that their ads are being shown next to terrorist, hate group and other offensive or controversial videos.

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Google launches Uptime collaborative YouTube viewing app exclusively for iOS

03/13/2017, 09:03 am

Google's "Area 120" incubator project has developed Uptime -- an iPhone app for watching YouTube videos collaboratively with other users of the app.

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How Google's lack of human curation spreads and monetizes fake news

03/06/2017, 08:03 pm

Google search is developing a credibility problem that could be blamed on artificial intelligence. In a statement, the company said its algorithms for generating "featured snippet" answers can cause "instances when we feature a site with inappropriate or misleading content," resulting in false answers. However, Google is also the source--and funding--behind much of the fake news on the Internet, thanks to a similar lack of curation for YouTube.

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YouTube TV to offer live TV from four major networks this spring for $35 per month

02/28/2017, 04:02 pm

Google on Tuesday announced YouTube TV, a live TV service launching this spring that will compete with other internet-only providers like Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.

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As Apple hypes original content, Disney & Google sever ties with popular YouTube star PewDiePie

02/14/2017, 03:02 pm

Disney and Google have drawn back their support of "PewDiePie," a leading YouTube star and the centerpiece of the YouTube Red subscription service, after a recent video featured an anti-Semitic joke. The shakeup comes just as Apple has begun teasing two upcoming exclusive programs for Apple Music.

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YouTube debuts iPhone livestreams for people with over 10,000 subscribers

02/07/2017, 12:02 pm

Google's YouTube on Tuesday launched live streaming via its iPhone and iPad app, bringing the feature out of beta as it attempts to compete with similar streaming options available from Facebook and Twitter.

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YouTube app for iPhone and iPad updated with controls in lockscreen, Control Center

02/02/2017, 11:02 am

Google has updated the YouTube app for Apple's iPhone and iPad with easier access to playback controls, particularly when casting videos to TVs, Chromecasts, set-tops, and other devices.

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Safari not able to play new 4K videos from YouTube homepage, likely due to VP9 shift

01/12/2017, 03:01 pm

What appears to be Google's shift to the VP9 codec for delivering 4K video on the YouTube homepage is preventing Safari users from watching videos uploaded to the service since early December in full 4K resolution, but not from viewing webpage-embedded videos in the same resolution.

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Facebook plots mid-video ads in bid to take on YouTube

01/09/2017, 12:01 pm

Facebook is reportedly preparing to test "mid-roll" advertising spots in non-live videos, in a move that would finally allowing video publishers to make serious revenue -- if potentially at the expense of turning off some viewers.

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Apple's MacBook Pro Touch Bar currently lets users scrub through YouTube ads

11/16/2016, 09:11 am

In Safari, the Touch Bar on Apple's new MacBook Pro can currently be used to scrub through YouTube videos -- including normally unskippable 30-second pre-roll ads, owners have discovered.

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Google signs up CBS for upcoming YouTube Unplugged live TV service - report

10/20/2016, 10:10 am

Google has forged a deal to carry CBS channels on its upcoming live TV streaming service, YouTube Unplugged, a report claimed on Thursday.

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YouTube rolls out Periscope-style live streaming support on mobile

06/24/2016, 11:06 am

Putting itself in direct competition with Facebook and Twitter, YouTube is now in the beginning stages of rolling out live video streaming from its main mobile app.

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Amazon makes jump into self-published videos with Amazon Video Direct

05/10/2016, 11:05 am

Amazon on Tuesday revealed Amazon Video Direct, a self-publishing platform for uploading to Prime Video and generating income from plays, competing with the likes of Google's YouTube, but focusing more on professional content.

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YouTube said to be planning 'Unplugged' live TV as soon as 2017

05/04/2016, 04:05 pm

Though best known for user-uploaded videos, Google's YouTube is nevertheless planning to launch a live TV subscription service dubbed "Unplugged," a report said on Wednesday.

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YouTube for iOS gets Slide Over, Split View in time for Apple's new iPad Pro

03/22/2016, 03:03 pm

Just ahead of the launch of Apple's 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Google on Tuesday released an updated YouTube app, implementing some long-awaited iOS 9 multitasking features for iPad owners.

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T-Mobile adds YouTube, Google Play Movies to controversial Binge On program

03/17/2016, 01:03 pm

T-Mobile on Thursday added several more video services to its "Binge On" program, most notably YouTube, one of the focal points of controversy about the promotion.

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