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Topic: YouTube

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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FreshBooks ships iPhone-ready card reader, YouTube app gets native iPad Pro support

02/23/2016, 05:02 pm

FreshBooks on Tuesday launched an iPhone-based card reader, competing against the likes of Square, while Google separately updated the YouTube iOS app with iPad Pro compatibility.

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Netflix boasts 37% share of Internet traffic in North America, compared with 3% for Apple's iTunes

01/20/2016, 08:01 am

Netflix this week revealed that in 2015, its streaming video service accounted for 37 percent of peak download Internet traffic in North America, more than doubling YouTube, and coming well ahead of Apple's iTunes.

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T-Mobile adds 14 more services to Binge On, attacks throttling and net neutrality complaints

01/07/2016, 01:01 pm

T-Mobile added 14 new partners in its controversial Binge On program on Thursday, while CEO John Legere simultaneously rebutted critics accusing the company of improper data throttling and/or violating the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules.

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T-Mobile's Binge On throttling all video to 1.5Mbps, regardless of source, EFF says

01/05/2016, 10:01 am

For Binge On users, T-Mobile is indeed throttling all video -- despite the carrier's statements to the contrary, according to a report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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T-Mobile says it's 'optimizing' YouTube video, not throttling it

12/30/2015, 04:12 pm

Looking to deflect allegations, T-Mobile denied that it's throttling YouTube for users of its Binge On perk, instead saying that it's presenting "mobile optimized" content.

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T-Mobile accused of downgrading YouTube video quality without consent

12/23/2015, 11:12 am

T-Mobile is reportedly downgrading the quality of YouTube clips viewed by customers, even though the service isn't a partner in T-Mobile's Binge On program.

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YouTube reportedly seeks to license TV shows and movies for Red subscription service

12/03/2015, 12:12 am

YouTube is said to be seeking out licensing deals for television shows and movies as it fortifies its position in an online video arms race with competitors Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, a sector Apple could wade into next year with a rumored over-the-top streaming service.

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Google announces ad-free YouTube Red subscriptions with Music service & offline caching

10/21/2015, 05:10 pm

Google on Wednesday revealed YouTube Red, a $10-per-month subscription plan that will lift some of the limits of regular YouTube while also revamping Music Key as YouTube Music.

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