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is a video-sharing website where users can upload videos. It is currently (7/2012) the largest such site, and was founded in 2005 by  Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim, who all worked at PayPal before. While it mainly featured movies from regular folks (and some illegal user uploads) at the beginning, but eventually YouTube grabbed enough market share to attract higher quality content over the years. Now, there is something for everyone, and YouTube continues to push for high-quality content, while keeping the support from amateur video-makers. The company was acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.6B.

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YouTube TV Expands To 14 More Markets In The US

08/17/2017, Earlier this year, YouTube TV was launched but its availability was kind of limited. However over the course of the next few months, we’ve seen the service start to expand to various markets in the US, and now it looks like the expansion has continued...

YouTube Testing Live Watch Counter

08/15/2017, When you tune into a live stream, usually you get a counter that tells you how many people are tuned into the stream at the moment. However when it comes to pre-recorded videos, what you get is a counter telling you the total number of views that video...

YouTube Gets In-App Messaging Feature

08/07/2017, Your YouTube viewing experience is about to get more social. The Google-owned company has sent out an update for its mobile app today that adds a mobile-only messaging feature. This in-app feature enables users to share a video with friends and even chat...

Seven Months Later, Despacito Is The Most Viewed YouTube Video

08/07/2017, To say that Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” is a hit would be a massive understatement. It has become a phenomenon in its own right. The track has become very popular across the globe and since YouTube is the preferred destination for...

Speed Controls Could Be Arriving For YouTube’s Mobile App

08/07/2017, If you watch YouTube a lot on your computer, there’s probably a good chance that you’re familiar with the various controls and features of YouTube, such as the ability to change the speed of a video. For example users can slow a video down or speed it...

Researchers Believe They Know Why ‘Gangnam Style’ Became Viral

07/26/2017, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” is a worldwide phenomenon where upon its release, it spread like wildfire to the point where even YouTube’s view counter could not keep up. It was also the first YouTube video to hit the 1 billion mark, but given that Psy has...

YouTubers Can Now Block Spam Comments Automatically

07/23/2017, While the comments section for websites is immensely helpful for people look for feedback or to generate discussion, more often than not these days the comments section is filled with trolls, harassers, and spammers who are usually bots that post links to...

YouTube Video Editor Will Be Shut Down Soon

07/23/2017, As YouTube is the most popular online video service in the world, you might not think that there are some features on the website that no one uses, but that’s the case as far as the YouTube video editor and photo slideshows are concerned. YouTube...

YouTube TV Expands Availability To 10 New Cities In The US

07/20/2017, Several months ago, YouTube TV was officially launched. However at its launch, the service was not available in all markets across the US, but then again this is pretty normal since we guess that YouTube probably wants to take it slow to ensure that...

WhatsApp Will Soon Support YouTube Videos Within The App

07/17/2017, If there is one gripe that we’re sure many users have of WhatsApp is that whenever you share a YouTube video, it comes in the form of a link where clicking it will exit the app and launch YouTube. This means that the conversation will be interrupted as...

YouTube GIF Thumbnails Now Live For Most Users

07/16/2017, If you’ve used YouTube on the desktop recently you might have noticed a slight change in the user experience. YouTube GIF thumbnails are now live for a larger number of users. Google’s online video streaming service actually launched this...