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.

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 […]

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YouTube Music Replaces Play Music As A Preinstalled App On Android 10
If you install Android 10 on your device and you’re wondering where the Play Music app has gone, it turns out that Google has announced that with Android 10, they have decided to replace the Play Music app as the preinstalled music app with YouTube Music, so don’t be surprised if you find it in place of Play Music.

For The First Time, Apple’s iPhone Event Can be Live Streamed On YouTube
Whenever Apple hosts an event, they typically make it available for live streaming. However, in the past, the company has made it exclusive to their platforms, where you could either only stream it on an iOS device or a Mac device using their Safari browser. Apple has since slowly expanded its availability, where last year’s event could be watched live on Twitter.

How to Unblock YouTube Videos
YouTube is probably the best place to find good video content. However, nowadays, due to copyright issues and legal troubles, you might find some YouTube videos to be age-restricted and blocked for some countries. Hence, it becomes an inconvience at times when you don’t want to sign in or if a video is not available in your country.

PewDiePie Is The First Individual YouTuber To Hit 100 Million Subscribers
These days technology has opened up all kinds of doors when it comes to a career. No longer are people limited to more traditional jobs, and where one could do jobs on the internet that could potentially make them millions. PewDiePie is a name that many are familiar with, and rightfully so.

YouTube Removes Robot Battle Videos After Mistaking It For Animal Cruelty
Platforms like YouTube are home to millions of videos, which means that it would be a near-impossible task for humans to moderate all of its content. This is why the company uses algorithms and tools that are designed to help it identify certain types of content automatically and flag it for removal.

YouTube To Kill Off Its Built-In Messaging Feature In September
For a while now, YouTube has had a built-in messaging feature in which users could message each other and chat and share videos. However, it wasn’t always so obvious that the feature was present, which could be why after a couple of years of the feature being around, Google has announced that YouTube’s messaging feature will be killed off.

YouTube Originals Will Be Free To Watch After September 24
YouTube has largely relied on ads to generate revenue and to pay its creators. However, at some point in time, the company experimented with the idea of a paid service in the form of YouTube Premium, where for a monthly subscription, subscribers would gain access to features like YouTube Originals.

YouTube Premium Now Allows 1080p Offline Downloads On iPhones
Users who want to elevate their YouTube experience are encouraged to purchase a YouTube premium subscription which opens up several features. It allows them to play videos in the background, for example, and removes ads. It also lets them download content for offline viewing. YouTube premium subscribers will appreciate that they can now download videos in 1080p on their iPhone. Unfortunately, this is not the case for Android users.

6-Year Old Korean YouTuber Just Bought An $8 Million Home
Thanks to technology, making money no longer needs to be confined to more “traditional” jobs where one goes to an office from 9-5. Tech has paved the way for all kinds of new career opportunities, such as being a YouTuber in which there are more than a handful who are finding financial success with it.

YouTube App For The Nintendo 3DS Will Be Shutting Down In September
Nintendo’s 3DS is more than just a handheld gaming console. The console also comes with support for some apps, such as the YouTube app that allows gamers to watch videos on their consoles, a nice break from just playing games all day. However, if you do use the YouTube app quite a bit, you might be disappointed to learn that the app will be going away in September.