YouTube

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.

YouTube ‘Shorts’ Wants To Challenge China’s TikTok
Trends in social media are ever-evolving. Previously, Snapchat was pretty much what all teens and young adults used, but these days, TikTok seems to be pretty popular. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that other companies are looking to develop something similar of their own.

YouTube To Lower Video Stream Quality Worldwide
The other day, YouTube confirmed that they will reducing the quality of their streams in Europe. This is done to ease the amount of bandwidth users consume while they are stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak, which in turn will lessen the burden for internet service providers.

YouTube Will Also Be Reducing Stream Quality In Europe
Recently, Netflix announced that over in Europe, they will be reducing the quality of its streams. This is because of the coronavirus outbreak where many people are now being forced to stay at home for work and school, and as such, many are turning to streaming more than ever. This has resulted in Europe’s internet service providers experiencing a greater strain than ever on its network.

Pentagon To Block Employee Access To YouTube To Prevent Its Networks From Being Stressed
Due to the fact that the coronavirus outbreak doesn’t seem to be showing signs of slowing down, many companies and government organizations around the world are practicing what they are calling social distancing, where people try to stay away from each other as much as possible to reduce the chance of catching the virus or spreading it if they already have it.

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YouTube’s Explore Tab Is Now Rolling Out For iOS And Android
A couple of years ago, YouTube was testing out a new way for users to find and discover new videos. As it stands, YouTube relies on a Trending section where users can discover hot new videos, but it looks like the Trending tab will be going away as YouTube has since announced that finally, after years of testing, they will be replacing it with the Explore tab.

YouTube TV Subscriptions Made Through Apple’s App Store Will End In March
Apple’s App Store provides a place where users can manage their subscriptions easily. This is because Apple allows users to directly subscribe to various services through in-app purchases, but the only problem with that is that companies need to pay Apple a cut of up to 30% for all in-app purchases.

YouTube TV Could Be Getting An Apple TV Channels-Like Feature
Streaming services like Netflix allow users to stream directly from the company’s catalogue of TV shows and movies. However, unlike Netflix, Apple has a slightly different approach where on the Apple TV, there is a feature known as Channels in which it allows users to subscribe to various streaming services directly within Apple TV.

YouTube Music Could Soon Allow Users To Upload Their Own Library
While YouTube Music pretty much does what it advertises, where it can stream songs on demand, one of the features that seems to be lacking compared to some other streaming services is the inability for users to upload their own music libraries. This is important because due to licensing and regional issues, some songs that you want might not be available for streaming.

YouTube Music For Android Updated With A Lyrics Section
Most of us love to sing along to songs, but sometimes we don’t always know the lyrics. So what do we do? We pull up a website that has the lyrics for us, but if you’d rather not interrupt the process by pulling up another app on your phone, not to worry if you’re a YouTube Music subscriber.

Classic YouTube Desktop Interface Will Be Phased Out In March
As with most companies, YouTube has tweaked its design over the years where it has evolved to better suit the needs of its users, and also to adapt to current trends. This is a good thing, of course, but if you still prefer the old and classic YouTube desktop interface, you might be interested to learn that YouTube will be killing it off this coming March.

Samsung Sero Rotating TV Closer To a Global Launch
The Samsung Sero TV has debuted in South Korea as a concept device, but at CES 2020, it seems ever closer to becoming a full-on product with future global availability.

Google Giving Free Nest Mini Devices For International YouTube Premium And Music Subscribers
It’s not surprising that companies would want to lock you into their ecosystem. This makes sense as it means that you would keep using their products and services and eventually become too dependent on it to quit. For those who are using YouTube Premium or YouTube Music, you might be in luck.

YouTube Superstar PewDiePie Will Be ‘Quitting’ YouTube In 2020
YouTube sensation PewDiePie is no stranger to controversy and has been on the platform for the longest time ever. However, it seems that come 2020, the YouTuber has announced that he will be taking a break. Exactly for how long remains to be seen, but either way, it seems that we might see less of him in the new year.

YouTube May Delete Your Channel If You Don't Make Enough Money
The title of this news might sound misleading but that is how YouTube’s new terms of service appear to be.With its latest update to the terms and conditions, it has got all the content creators confused with something specific.Under the section for “Account Suspension & Termination“, a controversial statement has been added:“YouTube may terminate your access, or your Google account’s access to all or part of the Service if YouTube […]