‘Change the YouTube comment section back to its original form’ petition gets 177K signatures and counting
Google has switched YouTube’s commenting to Google+, forcing users to activate the social network and use their real names and many irked users have turned to Change.org with the campaign to revert to the original commenting system has exceeded 177,000 signatures.
Google has integrated its Google+ social network into YouTube and now requires a profile before being able to comment on the video service. This move has since come under fire, even from one of the video sharing site’s co-founders.
Nokia has gotten really good of late at advertising its products at the expense of the competition, but nothing, not even that wickedly clever anti-Galaxy S4 Zoom marketing stunt, showcased the sheer brilliance the Finns are apparently capable of.
Google is planning to launch its own music video subscription service through YouTube, which will include both a free and paid offering. The service will be available for both desktop and mobile platforms.
Despite losing a court battle and agreeing to cease and desist demands, stream-ripper YouTube-MP3 remains online with almost full functionality.
Gaming critic and commentator TotalBiscuit has lashed out at game developer Wild Games for taking his video down, and iterated YouTube’s need to protect the rights of content creators on the site.
Microsoft has pushed out an update to its official YouTube app for Windows Phone, an update that takes it back to the early days when it was just a gateway to the mobile YouTube website.
YouTube’s copyright violation scanner bots are notoriously militaristic, to the point of disregard for lawful fair use. Now one copyright law professor is fighting back.
Come November, the mobile apps for YouTube will allow users to store videos offline and watch them without an internet connection.
Earlier today Google launched a revamped YouTube app for Android. They’ve also released a new update for iOS. The YouTube 2.0 for iOS app brings a couple of new features and much needed improvements.
Windows Phone users will be able to use the official YouTube app by Microsoft again starting today, a little over a month after Google complained and got the app removed from Windows Phone’s app store.
Google today released a brand new update of its YouTube app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update brings a couple of new features, which include closed captions for live streams and video suggestion overlays.
On its eighth anniversary, YouTube has published some interesting stats about its usage.
A former employee for Google by the name of Barney Jones recently came forward to say that the search giant cheated British tax laws to avoid paying higher taxes. Jones, who worked for Google from 2002-2006, is saying the London sales staff would secure ad deals locally but close them in Ireland where the tax
The Youtube app for Windows Phone is finally being updated by Microsoft and will now function like a normal youtube app rather than just linking to the mobile site. It's available for download now.
Samsung has just introduced a gargantuan smartphone being called the Galaxy Mega. This model comes in a 5.8 or 6.3” display and is a direct response to consumers demanding larger and sharper looking displays, but is this just a passing fad?
The old saying about everything being bigger in Texas may soon change to being faster as well. Google recently announced they would be extending their Fiber service into the Austin, Texas region.
YouTube just announced that they officially broke the one billion active user per month mark. This would make YouTube one of the two most actively visited websites on the Internet today.
The popular Harlem Shake phenomenon has become a source of contention between musicians, who claim that their voices were used in the song without their permission.
Iranian officials have recently enforced a nationwide ban on the use of all virtual private networks (VPNs) inside the country. The enforcement comes just three months ahead of Iran’s national elections.