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Facebook's shiny logo isn't all that's new for the social network today: The outfit's also announced how it plans to split video ad revenue with publishers. Like YouTube, Facebook will give content creators 55 percent of ad revenue and keep the rest, according to Fortune. Early publishing partners...

July 1st 2015 at 8:46pm 0 Comments
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Google's been systematically rolling out high frame rate (HFR) video -- that's 60 frames per second -- across its YouTube ecosystem for a couple of months now. HFR debuted on standard videos last October. It hit YT's live streaming service in May and today Google announced that the YouTube mobile...

June 30th 2015 at 8:14pm 0 Comments
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YouTube's always placed huge levels of importance on its community, starting with the people who regularly upload content to the platform. Now, to make things better for video creators, the Google-owned service has revealed a list of features that are in the works. Most notably, YouTube is set to...

June 30th 2015 at 2:26pm 0 Comments
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When Sky announced the launch of a new Kids section on its set-top boxes, it immediately put Google and Netflix in its crosshairs. On-demand TV shows and movies were suddenly front and centre on the homepage, allowing children to select up to 4,000 episodes from cartoons like SpongeBob Squarepants...

June 29th 2015 at 4:35am 0 Comments
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YouTube might have Music Key in its hat (sort of), but apparently it's having issues locking down deals for the proposed ad-free subscription service that'd cover the rest of its media. Google's video wing is having troubles getting content creators onboard with the service, according to The Infor...

June 26th 2015 at 7:34am 0 Comments
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BBC Radio 1 is struggling to keep young listeners tuned in. The station's audience has shrunk to its smallest size in over a decade, but the BBC believes it has a strategy: expanding Radio 1 beyond traditional broadcasting. That means embracing YouTube, iPlayer and now, bite-sized mobile apps. The...

June 23rd 2015 at 6:46am 0 Comments
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At the Paris Air Show earlier this week, Boeing showed off a few of its 787-9 Dreamliner's tricks, including a near vertical takeoff. This new YouTube video shows the flight demo from several angles: one has the fuel-efficient plane in full view, another gives you the chance to watch what went on...

June 18th 2015 at 11:33pm 0 Comments
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The massive amounts of video on YouTube makes it tough to tell if the video you're watching is legit, or an elaborate hoax. So, in a bid to make the streaming video site more useful for people who want accurate information, Google just announced YouTube Newswire, a curated feed of verified eyewitn...

June 18th 2015 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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We're sure a time will come when watching something in 4K won't seem special. Now isn't that time. Astronaut Terry W. Virts is tweeting links to videos shot in Ultra HD during his time on the International Space Station, and predictably it's mesmerizing. NASA started uploading videos in the higher...

June 17th 2015 at 11:20am 0 Comments
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Vessel launched as a YouTube alternative with exclusive early access to ad-free content for $3 a month. Beginning today, it's available for Android in beta form. The service launched in March for iOS with videos from A&E, Rheet & Link, Unbox Therapy, Warner Music Group and others. While mo...

June 16th 2015 at 6:54pm 0 Comments
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Sure, 360-degree video is practically old news at this point, but we've never seen an example that works as well as this. To coincide with the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race, Nismo (Nissan's motorsports division) has uploaded a 360-degree lap of Circuit de la Sarthe, the course that plays venue to...

June 14th 2015 at 7:07am 0 Comments
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We haven't even had a chance to fill our homes with 4K TVs and already YouTube is moving on to 8K. To get an early jump on the coming wave of mega-high resolution videos, Dubai360 says that it has posted the world's first 8K 360-degree video. World's first or not, it's mesmerizing to watch a 24-ho...

June 12th 2015 at 7:03pm 0 Comments