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 Is Coming To The Oculus Quest
The Oculus Quest virtual reality headset will be shipping on May 21st and those who have pre-ordered it will be delighted to know that Google has confirmed it’s bringing YouTube to this headset. The YouTube VR for the Oculus Quest will offer an experience not unlike the one you get with the app on headsets like the Oculus Go and the Samsung Gear VR.

How To Mirror Your iPhone To An Apple TV
If you have an iPhone, iPad and an Apple TV, you might want to consider taking advantage of the mirroring function as it will let you enjoy content from your mobile device on a larger display. Here’s how you do that.

Google To Test Shopping Links Under YouTube Videos
Google started out as a company that offered users a way to search the web. Need to find a birthday present? Need to buy a new computer? Back in the day, Google would provide users with links to websites that offered up such services. Nowadays, it seems that Google is looking for ways to make some of that money themselves.

YouTube Originals Will Soon Be Free And Ad-Supported
Previously if you wanted to watch YouTube Originals, you’d have to pay a subscription for it. It made sense because not only would this help creators earn more money, but it would also turn the company into a Netflix competitor with their own series of original programming and content, but it seems that it might not have taken off the way YouTube wanted.

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13 MLB Games To Be Streamed Live On YouTube And YouTube TV Exclusively
A new partnership between YouTube and the MLB has been announced today which will see the former exclusively live streaming 13 MLB games on both YouTube and YouTube TV. This will be during the second half of the regular baseball season. This is not the first time that YouTube has teamed up with MLB, it’s already a presenting partner for the ongoing World Series. However, this does happen to be […]

Ad-Supported YouTube Music Now Available Google Home
If you’ve ever wondered if you should sign up and pay for a YouTube Music subscription, the good news is that now you won’t have to if you own a Google Home device. This is because Google has announced that starting today, YouTube Music will be free for users who stream it through a Google Home speaker.

YouTube Will Finally Return To Amazon Fire TV Devices
The long-running standoff between Google and Amazon has finally ended as both companies announced a compromise this morning. As part of the compromise, YouTube will once again be available on Amazon’s Fire TV devices whereas the Amazon Prime Video app will receive Chromecast support and will also be more widely available on Android TV>

YouTube's Algo Placed A 9/11 Attacks Link Under Notre Dame Fire Videos
The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught fire yesterday. The roof was destroyed and the spire fell down. Naturally, there was intense media coverage of the incident given that Notre Dame happens to be one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Plenty of video coverage was available on YouTube where the video streaming service’s fact-checking algorithm erroneously placed a link to the 9/11 attacks under the Notre […]

BTS Breaks YouTube One-Day Viewing Record A Week After It Was Set
To say that K-pop and groups that make such music are just popular would be a massive understatement. K-pop fans are some of the most dedicated and die-hard fans of any genre. Thus it makes sense that the one-day viewing record that was set by a K-pop group was beaten by another K-pop group just one week later.

YouTube Confirms Development Of Original Interactive Programming
Choose your own adventure style books have been around for a long time, but in recent years, Netflix has brought that onto our screens with their interactive shows for kids, and last year they made headlines with the launch of Black Mirror Bandersnatch that brought interactive shows to a wider audience.

Korean Pop Group ‘BLACKPINK’ Is Breaking YouTube Records
Several years ago, Korean musician Psy launched his “Gangnam Style” video on YouTube where it proceeded to break several YouTube records. Fast forward a few years, it seems that another Korean pop group by the name of BLACKPINK has also managed to break several YouTube records, this time with their latest hit single, “Kill This Love”.

YouTube Is Reportedly Moving Away From Original Series
Original series was one of the ways YouTube thought it could get people to sign up for the premium tier. It has tried that for a while but may not have seen the expected results. According to a new report, YouTube has canceled two of its biggest original series and is no longer accepting pitches for new scripted shows.

YouTube Is Bringing Snapchat-Like Filters To Its Stories
Last year YouTube announced that they would be introducing a new feature in the form of YouTube Stories. This would function similar to other Stories features from the likes of Snapchat and Instagram and Facebook, and unsurprisingly it seems that the feature is getting upgraded with new filters that users can take advantage of.

YouTube To Display Fact Checks On Search Results For Sensitive Topics
Like any major online platform, YouTube also has a misinformation problem. A recent study found that videos on YouTube have contributed to the rise in the number of people who believe that the Earth is flat. The company has now decided to launch a new information panel which will be used to display fact checks when users search for controversial and sensitive topics.