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YouTube may launch premium subscription service

YouTube may soon launch its own premium subscription service for access to its own original content. The platform will be similar to the company’s new Music Key streaming service, allowing users to watch ad-free videos for a monthly fee, according to a Variety report. This rumor comes from an unnamed …

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YouTube now supports 360-degree videos

Google has just added support for 360 degree videos to YouTube, making the world’s biggest video sharing site much more useful to those with a virtual reality headset. The feature was originally supposed to launch some time in late January but after a small delay, it has finally arrived.  There …

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Would you pay for YouTube? Google think so

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It’s no secret that YouTube is the go to source for instantly watching online videos these days, with YouTube access being a consideration when people are buying anything from tablets and phones, to consoles and TVs, let alone PCs. But now that YouTube is in such a dominant position, as …

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Nintendo has announced its new YouTube revenue program

Nintendo hasn’t been the most YouTuber friendly publisher out there but after quite a bit of backlash and reflection, the company is finally coming around to the idea that Let’s Players should be able to make money off of Nintendo game footage- just as long as the publisher gets a cut. Nintendo’s …

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Microsoft gives YouTubers permission to monetize gameplay

Microsoft has updated its Game Content Usage Rules, giving YouTuber’s and Twitch streamers permission to monetize gameplay footage on all of its titles, although Minecraft, which the company recently acquired for $2.5 billion, has a slightly different set of rules. The new policy states that users can create work based …

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PewDiePie will guest star on South Park tomorrow night

South Park has been tackling gaming a lot this season, we’ve had an episode on the Oculus Rift, another on free to play mobile games and now the trend is continuing, with a new episode focusing on YouTube game commentary, featuring the most popular gamer on YouTube, PewDiePie. The episode …

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YouTube debuts Music Key subscription platform beta

YouTube has been rumoured to have been working on a music streaming subscription service for some time now, with hints earlier this year that it would be called ‘Music Key.’ It turns out that all of that is true, as owner Google has now unveiled the platform, announcing it as …

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Youtube adds support for 60 FPS video

Youtube announced earlier this year that it had plans to implement a 60 frames per second video standard, that those uploading videos at 720P or higher could take advantage of, and it wasn’t lying. Now that feature has been implemented and with the ongoing debate between gamers and developers over …

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Google drops search box support for torrent sites

One of Google’s latest additions to its long standing search engine, was “sitelinks,” which gave you links to some of the world’s biggest sites’ most popular sections from within the Google results pages. It also often bundled a search box to look through that site’s content. That’s great for end …

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Youtube set to open Manhattan production HQ in November

Youtube might not have the best reputation for supporting its content creators when it comes to copyright claims, but what it lacks in the understanding of fair use, it makes up for in its provision of production equipment and facilities for the site’s creators to make use of. Following on from …

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PewDiePie closes Youtube comments for good

The world’s most subscribed Youtuber, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, has announced that he will no longer be allowing Youtube comments on any of his videos. He will however be looking to other avenues for back and forth discussion with the “bros,” through Twitter, Facebook and Reddit. The reasoning behind the move is …

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Google to launch YouTube Music Key streaming service

Google’s long awaited music streaming service may finally see the light of day as new rumors suggest that it will launch under the name ‘YouTube Music Key’ and will feature 20 million songs. The latest leak comes from Android Police, which reveals that Google’s Spotify rival will also feature offline listening …

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Twitch won’t bring audio recognition to live streams

Earlier this week, Twitch launched its new audio recognition service, which mutes past broadcast VODs (Video On Demand)  if any unlicensed, copyrighted music is detected. Streamers were concerned that this service could eventually make its way to live streams but as it turns out, Twitch has no plans to do …

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Google rumored to buy Twitch for $1 Billion (again)

Google is one again rumored to be acquiring Twitch for $1 billion according to sources close to the deal. News of the potential buyout originally hit the Internet in May, the deal really shows the value of live-streaming and sharing game content on the Internet. Twitch has become a huge source of …

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Youtube to add 60FPS feature in future

As part of its yearly VidCon gathering of users and video creators, Youtube has announced a whole host of features that will be coming to the video sharing site over the next few months. Most of it is designed to give creators more ways to interact with their fans or …

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Phil Fish had another Twitter meltdown

Phil Fish has once again proven that he should probably stay away from social media as the developer went on another Twitter rant, which then led to him deleting his account … again. This time Phil was mad at the YouTube community and stated that everyone who has ever claimed …

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PewDiePie is earning over $4 million a year

Like him or not boys and girls, Youtube’s most subscribed channel, beating out international musicians, tutorials on how to put on makeup and even those Epic Rap Battle guys, PewDiePie, is pulling in over $4 million a year with his let’s plays, tutorials and montages. As many fans as PewDiePie …

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Google to drop Youtube Indie music over contracts

Google looks set to strip a number of Indie artists from its Youtube video streaming site due to contract disputes, with the upcoming launch of its paid for, music subscription service. This will see artists like Adele and Radiohead, blocked on the site “in a matter of days,” if the …

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Study claims Youtube music videos hurt album sales

Piracy is often cited as the main detractor for album sales around the world, but a new study from the University of Colorado and Fairfield University has found evidence to suggest that even legitimate Youtube videos could cause a drop in album sales. The study is called Online Music, Sales …

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Sony phony DMCA takedown blocks freely available movie

DMCA takedown requests, especially the one for content that doesn’t belong to the complainee, have repeatedly been shown to be ridiculous since their implementation. Google has had to deal with tens of millions of the things and even some automated takedown tools demanding their own takedown requests be taken down, …

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Disney to buy PewDiePie network for $500 million

Maker Studios is one of Youtube’s biggest networks of collaborators and video makers, featuring names like PewDiePie, Epic Rap Battles of History and Kassem G, but now it could get even larger, as Disney has agreed to purchase it for a whopping $500 (£303) million. That may not be all …

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Google refuses to delist full-movie Youtube link sites

Google has been pretty active in combating piracy on Youtube for some time now and even threw a massive finger to a lot of its hardest working contributors when it introduced the completely uncaring Content ID system which allowed trolls to strip ownership and revenue from videos with a single …

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Youtube is taking steps to curb artificial video views

Youtube has announced that it plans to target those that inflate their video view counts, likes, subscriber numbers or favourites via artificial means, by periodically reviewing all view counts and changing them to their validated amount if they’re phony. According to Youtube software engineer Philipp Pfeiffenberger, the act of increasing …

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