01/03/2014, 09:01 am
While VP8, Google's initial attempt at a royalty-free video codec, failed to gain much traction, the search giant is now focusing its efforts on ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its new VP9 codec, with a large-scale unveiling with YouTube multiple hardware partners set to take place next week, according to a new report.
08/20/2013, 04:08 pm
Google's iOS YouTube app has received an update that brings multitasking capabilities, and a new music service is taking on established brands like Pandora and Spotify with a "pay what you can" business model.
06/06/2013, 08:06 pm
In an interview on Thursday, YouTube's vice president of sales Lucas Watson disclosed that mobile ad sales have tripled over the past six months, suggesting the removal of Apple's ad-free version formerly baked into iOS was a key factor in driving revenue.
Google tells Microsoft to take down unofficial YouTube app from Windows Phone store due to lack of ads [u]
05/15/2013, 08:05 pm
Google's YouTube on Wednesday sent a cease and desist letter to Microsoft requesting the company remove the made-for-Windows Phone YouTube client app from its store, citing a number of reasons for the takedown, one of which being an inability to garner advertising revenue.
04/15/2013, 05:04 pm
Google on Monday updated its YouTube app for iOS, adding a number of new features like support for live streaming, a new personalized subscription feed and the ability to queue videos for TV playback.
02/28/2013, 02:02 pm
Google on Thursday announced an update to its YouTube app for iOS that adds a new streaming feature similar to the AirPlay capability built into Apple's devices.
12/04/2012, 06:12 pm
Coming on the heels of its Gmail refresh, and a host of other iOS app updates released on Tuesday, Google made available its native YouTube app for Apple's iDevices, bringing an optimized user experience for iPad and the iPhone 5's 4-inch screen as well as other enhancements.
09/21/2012, 07:09 pm
Google's YouTube announced on Friday that it will continue to feed content to its legacy iOS app for iDevices running iOS 5 and below, allaying fears that the service would be shut off to push users toward the new standalone app.
09/11/2012, 04:09 am
Coming one day before Apple is expected to announce a next-generation iPhone running iOS 6, which will no longer include a built-in version of YouTube, Google on Tuesday rolled out a standalone version of the app giving iPhone and iPod touch users access to the ubiquitous online video sharing portal. Apple's iPad is not yet supported.
11/23/2011, 03:11 pm
Stepping up its competition against Apple's iTunes, Google on Wednesday added hundreds of movies from Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks to rent on YouTube, including the Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.
05/09/2011, 09:05 pm
YouTube managers officially announced on Monday a new initiative that will see thousands of major Hollywood studio films available for rent from the site, in an attempt to challenge Apple's share of the Video on Demand market.
05/07/2011, 12:05 am
After a security researcher publicized a vulnerability in the Mac version of Skype, the company revealed plans to release a public fix next week. A new rumor suggests that Chinese video site Youku is in talks with Apple to swap out the pre-installed YouTube app for its app on iPhones sold in China. Also, Apple is reportedly negotiating an "expansive licensing agreement" with voice recognition company Nuance.
04/26/2011, 05:04 pm
An initiative by Google to launch movie rentals through its YouTube service will reportedly arrive without the catalogs of some of the movie industry's most prominent studios, who are infuriated that the search giant continues to allow users to access video piracy sites through its search results.
01/25/2011, 09:01 pm
Apple has begun showing a new commercial that highlights a growing number of iPad-specific apps, now pushing past 60,000 titles.
09/16/2010, 12:09 pm
Apple's forthcoming iOS 4.2 update for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch includes a number of subtle improvements that have not yet been publicized, including expanded features for YouTube and FaceTime. AppleInsider offers a closer look.
08/18/2010, 01:08 am
Video sharing site Vimeo has launched a new embedable HTML5 video player aimed at Apple's iPhone and iPad.
06/14/2010, 09:06 pm
The mobile version of iMovie demonstrated during Apple's WWDC keynote will be exclusively available for iPhone 4 and will not work on iPad.
02/10/2010, 07:02 pm
Hulu is rumored to be working on an iPad-friendly version of its site which could be ready by the iPad's March launch date.
01/21/2010, 07:01 pm
Google this week added support for HTML5 playback of videos in its own Chrome browser as well as Safari from Apple. The new feature allows users to watch video without the longstanding Internet standard: Adobe Flash.