Tag: YouTube

YouTube wins back AT&T, one of the biggest advertisers in the U.S., after extremist content controversy

Nearly two years after pulling its ads from YouTube after they appeared alongside controversial content, AT&T has announced that it is returning to Google’s video-streaming platform. Because YouTube’s ad platform is programmatic, meaning software decides where ads are placed rather than humans, brands haven’t always had as much control as they would like in terms […]

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Dangerous ‘Bird Box’ Challenge Videos Are Now Banned On YouTube (Ditto Tide Pod Challenges)

NETFLIX Sorry, world: You’ll have to find some other site to post your videos of you almost killing yourself. YouTube has always said they police content that featured dangerous or harmful behavior, partly to stave off copycats. Now they’re really putting their money where their mouth is: On Tuesday, as per Variety, the platform issued […]

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How YouTube’s Ban on Dangerous Stunts Will Affect Creators

Via Getty Images and Netflix. In response to viral internet dares like the Bird Box and Tide Pod challenges, YouTube has updated its content guidelines to ban videos of people doing dangerous shit for the views. Officially, “challenges that present an apparent risk of death are not allowed on YouTube,” according to the platform’s updated […]

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App Annie: China drove 40% of mobile app spending and nearly half of all downloads in 2018

China may be slowing iPhone sales worldwide, but Chinese people are driving Apple’s App Store business. In fact, China accounted for nearly 50 percent of all app downloads in 2018, pushing the global downloads count to reach a record 194 billion, according to research firm App Annie. China, which is the world’s largest smartphone market, also […]

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‘Youtubers Life OMG!’ Is the Smash Hit Game About Being a Vlogger

This article originally appeared on VICE UK. When Roxanne Parsons was six years old, her mom noticed that she would narrate her daily life. “She would fill in the silence, like, ‘Look at that outside the window,’ and, ‘That’s so great,’” explains Emma, Roxanne’s mom. “It wasn’t really until a bit later that I realized […]

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How Epic is empowering smaller studios to harness influencer marketing

It’s tough for small studios to get attention for their games. Even as someone who plays and thinks about games a lot, I don’t make a lot of space in my brain for new ones from unknown studios. The best way to get my interest is to get my friends on Discord playing a game. […]

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YouTube Adds Native Support for 2018 iPad Pro; Instagram Once Again Optimized for iPhone XR, XS Max

Apps need to support device displays if people actually want to enjoy them, but sometimes the rollout takes time or leads to more issues. For example, let’s take a look at YouTube. Despite the fact that Apple launched the 11- and 12.9-inch in late 2018, here we are in January of 2019 and YouTube is […]

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This YouTube master class is down to just $29 today

There’s a reason why some of the world’s biggest artists and innovators have skyrocketed to fame shortly after launching a viral YouTube video. With a practically unlimited global reach, this online streaming service offers an unparalleled advantage when it comes to attracting new users and fans to your brand or business, and knowing how to […]

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RIP: 15 tech companies and products that bit the dust in 2018

The year 2018 may be remembered for its many launches, from well-funded augmented reality (AR) startups to future-gazing big data platforms. But for every new entrant to the technology industry, there was probably at least one company or product that went in the opposite direction. As we approach the end of another turbulent year for tech, […]

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Damn, It Looks Like Part of That Glitter Bomb Video Was Fake

Hello and welcome to another thrilling installment of Everything Pure Is Secretly Tainted, everybody! Earlier this week, former NASA engineer Mark Rober posted a video on YouTube documenting how he used his gift for inventing weird shit to exact some sweet, sweet revenge on a few thieves who stole packages off his porch. It was […]

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This YouTuber Owned Package Thieves with a Genius Glitter Bomb Fart Trap

The holiday season is upon us, which means Jeff Bezos’s elves are two-day shipping tons of toys and goodies across the land or whatever. It also means it’s a great time for package thieves to start stealing boxes off of porches. But while most of us just whine about our missing mail to Amazon, an […]

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YouTube took down 58 million videos in Q3 2018

(Reuters) — YouTube took down more than 58 million videos and 224 million comments during the third quarter based on violations of its policies, the unit of Alphabet’s Google said on Thursday in an effort to demonstrate progress in suppressing problem content. Government officials and interest groups in the United States, Europe, and Asia have been […]

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