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 TV Sees A Price Hike, Will Now Cost $65 A Month
When YouTube TV first launched back in 2017, the company announced that a subscription would cost customers $35 a month. However, fast forward about 3 years later, YouTube has instituted yet another price hike where the monthly cost of a subscription to the service will now cost $65.

YouTube’s 24-Hour Views Record Broken By Blackpink’s ‘How You Like That’
Several years ago, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” K-pop song broke several YouTube records when it was released. Fast forward to today, it seems that many new K-pop releases have also been beating various YouTube records, like when K-pop group BTS managed to reach 74.6 million views within the first 24-hours of releasing “Boy With Luv”.

YouTube Is Testing Out Its Very Own TikTok Rival
With all the success that TikTok is having (recent controversies aside), it’s not surprising that other companies are looking to create something similar, and it looks like YouTube is one of them. The company has announced that in one of their latest experiments, they will be testing out a new feature that allows users to upload 15-second video segments from their mobile devices.

Weird URL Bug Lets Users Skip YouTube Ads And Paywalls
Don’t like watching YouTube ads at the start or in between videos? It seems that thanks to a bug, you’ll actually be able to skip ads entirely. All users have to do is add an extra period at the middle of the video’s URL and it will skip the ads. It also seems to work with websites that have paywalls.

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YouTube Music Will Now Let Users Pre-Save Upcoming Albums
Back in the day before the digital age of music, we’re sure that some of you out there used to go to record stores to place a pre-order for an upcoming album release. These days, you can do that pre-ordering online, but what about music streaming? If you’re using YouTube Music, it looks like that’s going to be a feature you can look forward to.

YouTube Finally Introduces Video Chapters To Make It Easier To Watch Long Videos
If you’ve ever watched a long-form YouTube video or tutorials, you might notice that in the video’s description, the creator might link timestamps so that users can skip directly to the part of the video that they want to go to. For example, they can skip out on the introduction, or jump to the part of the tutorial that they are interested in.

This YouTuber Is Teaching Other YouTubers How To Make Convincing Apology Videos
If you follow the world of “influencers” and YouTubers (sometimes the same thing), then chances are you’ve come across several controversies, scandals, and drama. More often than not, this results in that particular person issuing an apology video in which they act all somber to show that they are truly sorry for whatever trouble they might have caused.

YouTube Will Introduce Fact Check Information Panels To Fight COVID-19 Misinformation
These days people are hungry for news related to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Everyone is obviously trying to gain an understanding of what’s going on, what kind of developments are there, and what people out there have to say about it. Naturally, there is also a ton of misinformation out there that could lead to disastrous consequences.

Netflix Just Made A Bunch Of Documentaries Free To Watch On YouTube
No thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, it has forced many of us to start working and studying from home. In order to discourage people from stepping out of the house unless absolutely necessary, companies are coming up with ways to keep people entertained by making some services free and by giving away content like games and movies.

YouTube To Start Removing Videos That Falsely Link The COVID-19 Virus To 5G
While technology has no doubt helped us in the current crisis with the COVID-19 virus outbreak, it also has the potential to detract from the situation. This is due to the fact that we are all connected which means that spreading information (and misinformation) has become a lot easier than ever.

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.