YouTube’s Content ID system is so broken it will even flag videos uploaded by a game’s creator.
If Internet history teaches us anything, it’s that even the most successful-seeming online music companies can evaporate almost overnight. Here’s what Spotify is doing to ensure its dominance.
YouTube acknowledges that it is cracking down on affiliate channels, but it doesn’t say why so many copyright flag are coming from unknown companies.
YouTube creators are getting flagged by random and often unrelated companies for posting game-related videos.
Rumors that a YouTube-powered streaming music service is on the way first popped up back in March. But now the service is apparently getting delayed, according to an AllThingsD report citing anonymous sources familiar with the company’s plans.
With the launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, we’ve seen a new drama nearly every day. Here we round up 12 of the most controversial moments from what have been a truly explosive two weeks.
Microsoft says its Kinect voice controls will work with YouTube app on Xbox One.
Forty-thousand Kiwis have a signed a petition on online activism site Care2, asking New Zealand police to apprehend and charge several teen boys who allegedly date- and gang-raped underage girls and then posted details — including their victims’ names — on Facebook.
“We’re hoping to modernize the curriculum to make coding easier to teach,” said Hadi Partovi, creator of Code.org.
The 3DS is also getting Miiverse and YouTube.
Players can’t upload videos to YouTube when the console debuts on Friday.
Despite the multitude of streaming video services now available, Netflix and YouTube continue to dominate, according to Sandvine’s latest Global Internet Phenomena Report.
YouTube cofounder Jawed Karim would like you to know that he’s not impressed by Google’s latest change to how people interact on YouTube.
Currently, you can listen to music in Spotify. Or iTunes. Or YouTube, Soundcloud, Rdio, and any of a dozen other places. Listn, however, is aiming to aggregate all those musical silos into one simplified place to enjoy music — and chat about it.
Rumors of a YouTube subscription music service are once again making their way around the web this morning, which would more or less acknowledge that the video site has a strong presence when it comes to music in general.
It’s about time.
YouTube isn’t going to kill TV any time soon.
What does putting together Bill Nye, YouTube, and NASA get you? A pretty awesome Friday night, if you ask me.
Gree International is focused on publishing fewer, higher quality games in the U.S.
The app, which lets you take videos, slice them up, combine them in novel ways, and even add chunks from other MixBit users, first launched on iOS in August of this year. That’s interesting, because the pair are funded, at least partially, by Google.
The number of songs you’re legally allowed to mix into the personal videos you upload to YouTube is understandably low when it comes to well-known songs.
YouTube is launching new commenting platform today that’s uses Google’s social network, Google+.
Microsoft recently yanked a series of commercials that pretty much ridicule rival smartphone maker Apple. (If you haven’t seen any of them yet, I’d highly recommend checking out the embedded video below if you feel like a good laugh.)
“Plus, being in the Google Hangouts ecosystem you can mix us with other apps,” Lahoutifard told me. “You can activate a prepared logo, namebar, and presentation title, or you can show a PowerPoint.”
Google continues to hold the top spots on the iOS app store, with Google Maps and YouTube taking the first and second most-downloaded spots. And Google Earth jumped from being the 31st to the 9th most downloaded app on iOS in July.
Google’s latest YouTube updates for iOS and Android feel vaguely reminiscent of one of Samsung’s custom Android features.
The Windows Phone YouTube app has been blocked by Google again. Microsoft says the reasons why are being “manufactured” by Google.
Microsoft has launched a new fully featured YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 that has Google’s full blessing.
Vine lets you take six-second videos and post them. Instagram gives you 15 seconds. But a new video app lets you take videos, edit them, combine them, and share them in chunks of any length — up to an hour.
You knew the launch of the first Corvette to bear the Stingray badge of honor since 1976 would be a big deal in social media. The Corvette, after all, is America’s iconic, beautiful, and above all powerful sports car.
Guest Post If content marketing has replaced direct contact, how can companies engage with prospects? Put another way, what do 100 likes of an infographic on Facebook, 1,000 views of a video on YouTube or 10,000 downloads of a presentation actually translate to?
Guest Post Simply put, if you want to really engage consumers, you’ve got to run a content-driven campaign and you’ve got to get that content to a large audience precisely when and where they want them the most.
App Annie released its May apps index this morning– all apps minus games — and the giants are doing well: Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Facebook are well-represented on the top publisher lists. But there’s also some surprises, and some new entrants to the most-downloaded and highest-grossing app leader lists on iOS and Google Play.
If you want to go big on YouTube, you don’t want do be a big corporate brand or repurpose content from the nightly news. You do want to be in the gaming, entertainment, or comedy industries. And you most definitely want to have something to say.
“The revelations about the National Security Agency’s surveillance apparatus, if true, represent a stunning abuse of our basic rights,” the organization’s open letter reads. “We demand the U.S. Congress reveal the full extent of the NSA’s spying programs.”
We’ve contacted all those companies to get a statement from them on why they are allegedly participating, what they are reportedly giving to the NSA, and how their customers and users can trust that anything they transmit or share through those services can ever be private.
“That’s the kind of word game they play,” ex-NSA chief Bill Binney said also at Def Con. “There’s absolutely no excuse for him even implying that he’s not collecting all this data.”
The Washington Post reported today that a number of tech companies are participating in a top secret data mining program for the FBI and NSA, dubbed PRISM.
Guest Post People share for two major reasons: “a) they altruistically want to share the enjoyment of that video with others or b) they selfishly want to be seen sharing or critiquing that video.”
If you’ve ever been annoyed by the speed of your user generated videos on YouTube, then fear not avid creator.