Tag: YouTube

Google Agrees to Meet with YouTubers Union Right Before Deadline

Last month, FairTube—a collaboration between a group that calls itself the “YouTubers Union” and Europe’s largest trade union, IG Metall—sent Google a list of demands to achieve better working conditions. The letter gave YouTube with a deadline of August 23 to respond or else it would face “a shitstorm,” according to Jörg Sprave, the founder […]

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YouTube disables 210 channels tied to Hong Kong disinformation campaigns

Google’s YouTube is the latest digital platform to confirm it has been manipulated to spread disinformation about the Hong Kong protests. In a blog post, the video streaming company said it disabled 210 channels after it determined they were engaging in coordinated efforts to spread anti-protest propaganda. Earlier this week, Twitter and Facebook also took […]

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YouTube Originals Will Be Free To Watch After September 24

YouTube has largely relied on ads to generate revenue and to pay its creators. However, at some point in time, the company experimented with the idea of a paid service in the form of YouTube Premium, where for a monthly subscription, subscribers would gain access to features like YouTube Originals. Advertising However, perhaps the experiment […]

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Lizzo Covered Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ In An 8-Year-Old Youtube Video And It’s Still Amazing

[embedded content] Lizzo has risen to stardom when her 2017 song, “Truth Hurts,” gained popularity after being featured in the Netflix original movie, Someone Great. After breaking out into the mainstream, the singer has gone on to perform at award shows, play a high energy set on NPR’s Tiny Desk series, and even make a […]

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StreamElements helps brands partner with influencers without leaks

Let’s say you have a trailer for a new season of content for your popular live-service game. And someone on your marketing team has the idea to work with influencers to debut the video. That’s a nice thought, but it’s also a logistical nightmare. Every streamer introduces several new points of failure; the video could […]

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YouTubers In Europe Are Unionizing In A Bid For Greater Transparency

Every now and then, videos that are uploaded are taken down and sometimes channels are even temporarily suspended. This is due to alleged violations of YouTube’s policies which are understandable, although given that YouTube doesn’t always communicate this clearly to those in violation have left many creators disgruntled about the way the company handles such […]

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The YouTubers Union Is Not Messing Around

The YouTubers Union, a community-based movement fighting for the rights of content creators and users, has joined forces with IG Metall, Germany’s largest union and Europe’s largest trade union. Together, they have launched a joint venture called FairTube and sent a letter of demands to YouTube accompanied by a video explaining their concerns, demands, and […]

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VR ads in 2019: What’s working, and what’s not

Look at a typical advertising trade pub in 2019 and you’ll see headlines around big marketing-first brands like Apple and Nike, buzzy technologies like voice, AI, and blockchain, and rallying cries against power and privacy violations. In 2016 and 2017, it was virtual reality that dominated these headlines. But as those new tech trends emerged, […]

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Logan Paul’s Bizarre Interview On Fox Business Has Left People Confused

YouTube Logan Paul is only 24-years-old, but he’s already accomplished so much. Over 19 million people subscribe to the former Vine Star’s YouTube channel, onto which he once uploaded a video of him filming a suicide victim in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, earning him widespread derision. He was mocked late last year for an over-emphatic tweet […]

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Conspiracy Theorists Are Going Wild Over the Moon Landing Anniversary

Photo via Nasa. This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. “Happy anniversary everybody,” YouTube host Matt Billon says into the camera. “Fifty years ago, they faked going to the moon. It’s an amazing accomplishment.” “I hope they’re celebrating with something big…” he says while trailing off to think of a killer joke. “… like fake […]

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YouTube now lets premium subscribers toggle between audio music tracks and their official videos

YouTube is introducing a new feature that allows premium subscribers to toggle between audio tracks and artists’ official videos. Since last May, the Google-owned company has offered YouTube Music, which includes audio tracks and their associated official videos, for millions of artists. Users can also upgrade to YouTube Music Premium for $10 per month, which […]

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Senators Ask The FTC To Investigate How Social Networks Curate Their Content

How do websites like Facebook, Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter determine topics that are supposedly relevant to you? Presumably, this is based on how you use their websites, where based on your searches, history, browsing habits, and so on, it will surface information that it thinks is most suitable for you. Advertising However, there have […]

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