It appears that Google is axing 30-second advertisements on YouTube, and is instead placing more focus on six-second "bumper" ads, which will likely see an uptick in frequency starting in 2018.
Internet video sensation PewDiePie has been dropped by Disney after using racist imagery. YouTube has also canceled his Red series, and has taken him off the Preferred advertising system.
It is now possible to download YouTube videos for offline viewing with a beta version of Google's new app, YouTube Go, which can be downloaded to Android devices.
If you're in Canada, you can now try out YouTube's new sharing and chatting feature built into the mobile app. It's been in tests for almost a year but there's no info on when the feature goes global.
Adult streaming sites are exploiting a loophole in Google's video hosting services, utilizing YouTube's private video publishing feature as a backdoor for storing their content.
Google has released a new feature that allows users to promote their comments on YouTube, and be pushed to the front of the line. Right now, the feature is only available on select channels.
Today, the Elbphilharmonie Hall in Hamburg opens its doors for the first time and with a partnership with Google, its first couple of concerts will be streamed in 360-degrees.
Google is seeking to launch its paid service, YouTube Red, in the UK and other European in 2017 with the service already online in Australia, New Zealand, the US, and South Korea.
If you have a supported Samsung TV, a new update will be rolling out that will enable YouTube's HDR content. The update will go live in December and will roll out globally in the coming weeks.
It's that time of year again where YouTube attempts to recap some of the year's most memorable moments. Much like every year, the mash-up features celebrities and YouTube content creators.
Social media sites have come together to create a database of hashed terrorist content that has been removed from a participating site, making it easier for partners to delete content on their site.
Google has announced that it has added support for high dynamic range on YouTube, offering access to HDR videos for those with supported devices, and allowing all users to upload HDR videos.
YouTube and the German-based music rights organization - GEMA - have come to an agreement which means German users won't see blocked content messages on GEMA-members' YouTube videos.
Following in the footsteps of Samsung, Google has announced its own smartphone-powered VR headset, called the Daydream View. Available in November, it will be priced at $79.
In a move to combat music piracy through YouTube, a number of record labels have sued YouTube-mp3.org, claiming that the service promotes copyright infringement through its high volume of users.
YouTube Go is a new official app that will allow users to not only enjoy downloaded YouTube content but also share it without using up any data. The new app will roll out in the coming months.
YouTube, known for its toxic comments and massive number of inappropriate videos is asking its users for help to clean up the website. Through the Heroes program users are expected to report content.
For years content creators have been arguing that the way Facebook reports views and time spent by users watching videos is completely unrepresentative. Today the company admitted as much.
Kim Dotcom will be appealing New Zealand's extradition ruling, which would send him back to the US to face trial for copyright infringement. But in a plot twist, the trial will be livestreamed.
The Google Play Store is the latest service from the search giant that will no longer require a Google+ profile, allowing users to post reviews on the various apps, books and movies available.
A new video uploaded on the Call of Duty YouTube channel, showcases a cutscene from Infinite Warfare, is perhaps the only video from the game that is being received positively by viewers.
Google has announced that its child-friendly YouTube Kids app will now support the premium YouTube Red service allowing kids to watch videos ad-free, and download them for offline viewing.
Microsoft has once again ventured into the video streaming arena, but this time it is targeting business users with its Stream service that will allow enterprises to upload and share their videos.
PewDiePie has responded to allegations of taking money from Warner Bros. to review Shadow of Mordor positively back in 2014 without full disclosure, which the FTC deems as misleading to consumers.
The European Commission has announced a new agreement of collaboration between the Union's institutions and the four major tech companies in an effort to stop illegal online hate speech and extremism.
YouTube has issued a letter to TubeNinja, a video downloader, threatening legal action if they don't cooperate. However, this letter raises the question of whether YouTube has a case for legal action.
In a temporary lapse of common sense, YouTube ended up taking down a user's video subsequent to a copyright claim from Fox after a portion of the video featured in last week's Family Guy episode.
A small test run is going on right now, where a few lucky YouTube users get to experience the new YouTube messenger. The new features allows you to chat to friends directly in the YouTube app.
Amazon has launched its own video service, Amazon Video Direct, as a rival to YouTube. The service allows content creators to earn royalties from their work. $1 million in bonuses is up for grabs.
Released a few days ago, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's YouTube trailer has exceeded one million dislikes making it the eighth most disliked video ahead of Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" and others.
From Edge extensions and edge-to-edge desktops, to web TV, Android One more time, Universal delights, and Samsung's sucky SmartThings security, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's trailer has drawn a record number of dislikes on YouTube forcing Activision to make a statement regarding the adverse reaction of players and viewers.
In a move that will go head-to-head with Hulu and the cable companies, YouTube is reportedly working on a online television service that could launch as early as next year.
New research from ICM Unlimited suggests that music streaming actually increases the sales of vinyl too. The group of people most likely to listen to music on vinyl are those aged between 25-34.
According to a credible new report, YouTube is looking to launch a new livestreaming app. This wouldn't be the first time the service tries to promote live videos but this time it may actually succeed
Microsoft has delivered a range of new features to Skype for Web that it says its users have been asking for, including calls to mobiles and landlines, integrated YouTube playback, and notifications.
After listening to feedback from the YouTube community, the company has announced that it has installed a team to more closely monitor copyright violations, appeals and mistakes.
The latest controversy surrounding reaction videos highlights important issues now faced by YouTube uploaders. Let's forget about trademarks and concentrate on the links with Net Neutrality.
Alphabet has become the world's most valuable company, overtaking Apple. The report shows mobile search as well as YouTube and ads drove Q4 growth. Moonshot projects incurred losses.
New music streaming site, Wefre, launched two weeks ago with a Kickstarter campaign. Now it has postponed the site and cancelled the Kickstarter fearing legal ramifications.
Authorities have reopened access to YouTube after Google launched a localized, Pakistani edition of the site. However questions remain over whether the government can now ban individual videos.
YouTube has released a new advert aimed at small businesses that invokes a bit of nostalgia. The entertaining ad enlists the help of Homer Simpson and his snow plowing business.
As we get closer to the end of the year, "best of" posts are quite common. Luckily, YouTube's is a bit more entertaining, leveraging some of its brightest content creators for a collaborative video.
YouTube Red subscribers might soon be able to stream brand new TV shows and movies as YouTube is reportedly interested in licensing original content from third party producers.
In what is certainly a case for the ages, a court in the Czech Republic sentenced a software pirate to a $373,000 fine with one caveat: a sufficiently viral video would negate any charges.
YouTube says it will no longer blindly follow DMCA claims and instead will defend fair use of music, movie and TV clips when parodied or critiqued, and has warned it will go to court if necessary.
YouTube has added two new VR features to its Android client. The new VR feature will add depth to supported videos, while all YouTube videos will now support a Cardboard VR mode.
After confirming earlier this year the development of an ad-free subscription, we may now have a launch date for the new option. The service is said to be launching in October at $10 a month.
Google has announced that it will soon be possible to stream games from your Android device directly to YouTube. The initial rollout will be focused in Japan and will arrive sometime soon.
A number of users have started complaining that the latest version of Google Chrome is not only bypassing the popular AdBlock Plus extensions but also stopping users from skipping ads.