YouTube, the biggest video-sharing site of the world, is getting even bigger.
Founded in February 2005 and acquired by Google Inc in 2006, YouTube recently hit one billion monthly unique users.
Announcing the milestone, YouTube team said, "Nearly one out of every two people on the Internet visits YouTube. Our monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences."
The team pointed out that if YouTube were a country, it would be the third biggest in the world after China and India, in terms of population.
In a move which underscores YouTube's bid to clean up its `Comments' section, the Google-owned video sharing site is urging its users to drop their `anonymous' usernames, and post their real names.
The new move by YouTube marks the online video service's push away from anonymity, as having the users use their real names will help the service ensure a greater uniformity with the other services being offered by Google, especially the Google+ social networking service.
On Monday, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released the findings of a new study which showed that with more and more people now turning to YouTube for news, the Google-owned video-sharing site is fast becoming a major news platform.
According to the study, titled "YouTube and News: A New Kind of Visual News," a 15-month observation – from January 2011 to March 2012
According to a new TorrentFreak report, an earlier-this-month letter by YouTube's Associate Product Counsel Harris Cohen has revealed that Google intends taking the legal route against one of the bigwig YouTube conversions sites.
Making Google's position clear in letter dated June 8, Cohen has reportedly written to the YouTube-MP3. org conversion site owner, `Philip,' the Internet search giant intends filing a lawsuit against the site.
Video-sharing site YouTube has redesigned its homepage to lure more and more TV viewers online by making it easier for them to find and watch their desired channels.
The reprogrammed homepage of YouTube features channels occupying the wide, middle column. One can find one's profile on the left along side other channels, while recommended videos can be found at the right.
YouTube is emphasizing on channels as it could help the site in integrating its own professional channels as it is trying to attract more regular TV viewers to the site.
Google’s new doodle, is trying to do something new with the world of music. It is trying to incarcerate both of Les Paul's unbelievable involvement to modern melody: The electric guitar with solid-body, revealed in the look and hum of today's Google emblem; and multitrack soundtrack, offered, in some degree, by the Google’s intelligent record quality.
This interactive Les Paul compliment fixed the mind's eye of easy chair guitarists throughout the country, undoubtedly destructing office efficiency in the course. Google also permitted public to play with the help of their keyboards.
A new smartphone from Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia, dubbed the Nokia X7-00, has recently been spotted on video sharing service YouTube.
The leaked handset in the video shows four speakers, most probably Dolby enhanced, in a surprisingly slim body. The handset in the video is running the latest Symbian^3 operating system.
The phone in the video can be seen running a racing game, viz. Need for Speed Shift. As per sources, the unreleased handset has a set of features that are very close to the existing N8 smartphone, but its focuses chiefly on music.
Getting ahead of over 23,000 other candidates, two inhabitants from Metro Vancouver have been chosen for an upcoming video display at the Guggenheim Museum, in the New York City.
Nicole Duquette of Richmond and Sterling Pache of Vancouver have been successful in making to the list for the YouTube Play show that is scheduled for Oct. 21. Their videos are amongst the 125 selected videos.
2 out of every 3 users of the million viewers, who visit YouTube, expressed their interest in the 'NSFW. A hunter shoots a bear!', an advert launched by Tippex.
The ad starts basically with a hunter who is camping in the woods. The first scene starts in the morning with a hunter brushing his teeth. Suddenly, a bear appears in the scene moving behind the hunter's back. The camcorder notices the bear, which alerts the hunter that something weird is happening, and he reaches for the shotgun.
The recent study has claimed that tobacco industries make use of the online video sharing site for indirect mode of advertising and at the same time, seems to get a ban on the same.
The study done at the University of Otago, New Zealand, has stated that tobacco industries are making use of platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.
Studies have suggested that approximately 71 per cent of the video-posts used on YouTube were essentially pro-tobacco, advertising brands that comprised of Marlboro, L&M, Benson and Hedges, Winston and Mild Seven.
In a recent development, the users can now post videos for the duration of 15 minutes on YouTube. The earlier limit on the site was 10 minutes.
The upload limit was introduced by the site in the wake of warding off the pirated movies and TV shows.
The move has been possible due to the Content ID system. This is a YouTube technology, which major movie studios, music labels and 1,000 other content owners use to manage their videos and block unauthorized versions.
The latest Leanback service launched by YouTube, will now let the users to watch videos in a full-screen mode, without any interruptions and disturbances.
The new beta service has the capability of picking up the options for a particular user as per his account information and old preferences.
Leanback provides different sets of options categorized as per the type for the over-worked and weary users. One can create a personalized chain of default videos on his or her account.
There is another happy news for the couch potatoes. On Wednesday, Google's YouTube have introduced a latest technology called as Leanback, which has the ability to play YouTube videos incessantly.
This innovative approach of You Tube is expected to attract a number of consumers, who are fond of sticking to the screens of TV, rather than spending 15 minutes or so on You tube.
What users will have to do to access to Leanback, is just to pick a search term and the videos streams continuously, one after the other.
Fans of Justin Bieber, reported the hacking of YouTube on Sunday, telling that they received messages saying that Bieber has died.
Experts are speculating the involvement of 4Chan in the hacking, adding that a number of other defaulter sites might have joined the move.
One of the users spotted HTML insertion susceptibility in YouTube's comment system, following which, the notorious sites including 4chan have allegedly been operating YouTube.
As the testers typed a
A federal jury member has taken the side of Google in the alleged copyrighting case against its video sharing website YouTube, filed by Viacom in 2007. The latter had filed a lawsuit against the former in an alleged breach in copyrights, when a number of Viacom videos were uploaded on YouTube.
Viacom alleged that Google and YouTube have been ignorant towards the copyrighting violation. It claimed that the videos were uploaded without its permission.