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Kremlin woos bloggers but YouTube generation is not 'selling out'

Moscow - Russian authorities may have succeeded at quashing dissent on television and mass media but a new generation of voters has found a way to still get relevant news: on YouTube.

YouTube to ban ads on hateful and demeaning videos

YouTube has announced a revision of its ad policies that will see all monetisation revoked from videos with hateful, incendiary and demeaning content. The company has also addressed videos which use characters from family entertainment "inappropriately."

YouTube's dramatic design overhaul is now official

Over a year since Google started public testing of a radical overhaul of YouTube's website, the company has made the new look official. The revamped design is the most substantial change to YouTube in years. Google said future features will arrive faster.

U.K. MPs want social media companies fined for illegal material

A Commons committee is recommending social media companies be fined for not removing illegal material from their platforms quickly enough or at all. The report also recommends these firms be required to pay policing charges regarding illegal content.

Scientists find extremely rare live giant shipworm in Philippines

We have known about giant shipworms for a long time but no one has ever seen a real live specimen until now. Scientists got their first look at some of the strange creatures after spotting their shells on a YouTube video.

YouTube is working on a new look that includes a dark theme

YouTube is quietly testing a substantial overhaul of its web interface on desktop devices. The design is bigger, bolder and brighter, unless you enable its optional dark mode. The feature has long been requested by YouTube fans.

YouTube blocks ads on channels with less than 10,000 views

In an effort to weed out bad actors, such as people uploading copyrighted content, YouTube will no longer allow creators to make money until their channel reaches 10,000 views.

Google could lose $750 million from YouTube advertiser boycott

Google could lose up to $750 million from the advertiser boycott related to ads appearing next to extremist content, according to a note from analysts at Nomura Instinet.

Thor doesn’t know how to pay his rent and it’s hilarious Special

Thor’s adventures on Earth continue in part two of what is beginning to look like a Marvel web series starring the Asgardian god.

Netflix celebrates International Women’s Day with fave women Special

Netflix releases video in support of International Women’s Day and “A Day Without a Woman”, featuring some of their most popular female characters.

YouTube targets cable TV with new streaming subscription

YouTube has unveiled a new live TV streaming service that aggressively targets cable channels. Billed monthly, the service is half the price of most TV subscriptions and includes access to dozens of national and regional networks on every device.

The world now watches YouTube for one billion hours every day

YouTube has reached a new milestone, announcing people watch videos on its platform for over one billion hours every day. As the company fights increasing competition from rivals such as Facebook, the figure highlights the amount of content available.

YouTube's unskippable 30-second ads are finally going away

Google has announced it is ending support for the 30-second "unskippable" adverts that currently play before many YouTube videos. The unpopular pre-roll advertisements have long been criticised by users. Google acknowledged the format isn't ideal.

YouTube livestreams now have their own tip jar

Google has unveiled a new YouTube feature designed to help creators make more money from their livestreams. Super Chat acts as a kind of virtual tip jar, letting viewers pay to have their comments promoted to the top of the stream.

Families of Orlando victims suing Google, Facebook and Twitter

Detroit - Families of three men killed in the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando last June are suing Facebook, Twitter and Google (as the owner of YouTube). The suit alleges the defendants gave material support to ISIS by enabling the shooter to become radicalized online.

YouTube now supports brighter, sharper high dynamic range videos

YouTube has announced support for HDR videos. It's now possible to watch and upload HDR videos on YouTube, although an HDR display is required to take advantage of the benefits. The technology brings more vibrant colours and detailed shadows.

YouTube MCN leaders UUUM and Yoola announce their partnership Special

The top largest Japanese and Russian Multi-Channel Networks (MCN) on YouTube, Yoola and UUUM, announced their upcoming partnership. The two entertainment giants aim at expanding their reach by bringing millions of dollars in the production budget.

YouTube-to-MP3 converter service sued by record labels

YouTube-mp3.org is a popular site that rips audio from YouTube videos and it is being sued by a group of major record labels.

Google unveils YouTube Go, an app designed for offline playback

On its 18th birthday, Google has announced a new YouTube app that places an emphasis on offline viewing. Users will be able to download content to watch when disconnected. The app will target emerging markets and particularly concentrate on India.

French woman claims YouTube tried to 'soften' questions for Juncker

Paris - A French woman who interviewed European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker claims she came under pressure from YouTube not to ask difficult questions.

YouTube gets social with new Community tab

YouTube has announced a preview of a feature that will see its platform become more like a social network. Currently available to a handful of select channels, the new Community tab allows users to post text, images, live videos and GIFs in their feed.

Interviewing the Interviewer: YouTube star DanielxMiller Special

YouTube host DanielxMiller chatted with Digital Journal about being the host of "The Underwear Expert," his own channel and the entertainment scene.

Twitter, Facebook took stronger action to block pro-attack posts

San Francisco - Social media giants Twitter and Facebook took unprecedented steps last week to stop some users from celebrating carnage from the suspected terror attack in Nice, France.

FTC alleges that Warner Bros. paid thousands for game reviews

Warner Bros. has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after the entertainment giant allegedly spent thousands of dollars in exchange for positive reviews from popular YouTubers.

Interview: Australian singer/songwriter Kanishk releases debut EP Special

The Indie-folk musician, 22, put out his first solo offering, 'In the Water,' on June 10 after three years spent honing his skills as a songwriter and posting tracks online. He talks to Digital Journal.

Resident's images of Sydney's freak storm show nature's fury

Sydney - The worst storm to hit Sydney, Australia in 42 years left behind it a path of horrendous destruction, including the deaths of three people. Over 80,000 homes were without power due to fallen trees and power lines. But the storm's fury was documented.

Op-Ed: Are those 'raw cookie dough' recipes on the Internet safe to eat?

In the wake of the huge General Mills flour recall last week, more information has come out in the news media, including the story of one young teenager who was hospitalized, fighting for her life after taking a bite of raw cookie dough a few days before.

YouTube now lets you send messages to friends from its app

YouTube is building its own messaging system that will sit within the main YouTube app. The feature, available in early access to some users now, is designed to encourage you to share videos more often. You won't need to leave the app to contact friends.

Amazon unveils its own version of YouTube, Amazon Video Direct

Amazon has launched a new service to rival Google's YouTube in a surprise announcement today. Amazon Video Direct allows anyone to upload their own videos. The clips can be viewed by anyone with an Amazon account, or be limited to Prime subscribers.

World Jewish Congress slams YouTube over neo-Nazi videos

Berlin - The World Jewish Congress on Monday accused the German unit of YouTube of failing to stop neo-Nazis from using the online video channel to distribute thousands of anti-Semitic tracks.
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