YouTube boycott by advertisers could cost Google $750 million in revenue
The boycott of video-hosting platform YouTube by advertisers could cost its parent company Google $750 million in revenue, a media report said. Over the past few weeks, major consumer brands, including Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and McDonald’s have pulled out their ads from the platform as they are protesting the placement of their ads which were appearing next to offensive content, including videos posted by terrorism-affiliated groups. Although Google promised that it was taking step...
YouTube uses AI to caption video sound effects
Last month, YouTube announced automatic video captions that are machine-generated, and now it has announced a new type of automatic captioning that builds upon that — the captioning of sound effects within a video. The idea here is to give those who are deaf or hard of hearing the ability to perceive the non-spoken parts of a video by writing … Continue reading...
After YouTube boycott, Google pulls ads from more types of offensive content
 Google is pulling display ads from being placed alongside a wider range of content on YouTube and other sites, in the wake of a spike of criticism that its automatic, programmatic advertising seemingly cannot stop mainstream brands from appearing alongside extremist and offensive material. Read More ...
YouTube is getting rid of video annotations
YouTube giveth, and YouTube taketh away. The Google service has announced that it is getting rid of annotations, the obnoxious boxes that popup over a video to provide a link to a different video or some random, usually unwanted message, such as, “Mike meant to say…” or a spelling fix. Getting rid of these boxes used to mean carefully hovering … Continue reading...
Thousands of Twitter accounts hacked by Nazi swastikas
Thousands of Twitter accounts, including high-profile ones belonging to Forbes, Amnesty International and the BBCs North American service, were compromised on Wednesday, resulting in them tweeting propaganda related to Turkeys escalating diplomatic conflict with Germany and the Netherlands. The hijacked accounts have all posted the same Turkish-language tweets with a Nazi swastika followed by the hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda (#NaziGermany and #NaziHolland). The text after the hashtags...
Thousands of Twitter accounts hacked by Nazi swastikas
Thousands of Twitter accounts, including high-profile ones belonging to Forbes, Amnesty International and the BBCs North American service, were compromised on Wednesday, resulting in them tweeting propaganda related to Turkeys escalating diplomatic conflict with Germany and the Netherlands. The hijacked accounts have all posted the same Turkish-language tweets with a Nazi swastika followed by the hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda (#NaziGermany and #NaziHolland). The text after the hashtags...
Thousands of Twitter accounts hacked by Nazi swastikas
Thousands of Twitter accounts, including high-profile ones belonging to Forbes, Amnesty International and the BBCs North American service, were compromised on Wednesday, resulting in them tweeting propaganda related to Turkeys escalating diplomatic conflict with Germany and the Netherlands. The hijacked accounts have all posted the same Turkish-language tweets with a Nazi swastika followed by the hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda (#NaziGermany and #NaziHolland). The text after the hashtags...
Thousands of Twitter accounts hacked by Nazi swastikas
Thousands of Twitter accounts, including high-profile ones belonging to Forbes, Amnesty International and the BBCs North American service, were compromised on Wednesday, resulting in them tweeting propaganda related to Turkeys escalating diplomatic conflict with Germany and the Netherlands. The hijacked accounts have all posted the same Turkish-language tweets with a Nazi swastika followed by the hashtags #Nazialmanya and #Nazihollanda (#NaziGermany and #NaziHolland). The text after the hashtags...
Facebook, Twitter still failing on hate speech in Germany as new law proposed
 Facebook and Twitter have once again been criticized in Germany for failures to promptly remove hate speech being spread via their platforms. Read More ...
Crunch Report | Intel Acquires Mobileye
Today’s Stories Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed… Read More ...
Crunch Report | Intel Acquires Mobileye
Today’s Stories Intel buys Mobileye in $15.3B deal, moves its automotive unit to Israel Pandora’s on-demand music service finally arrives Facebook tells developers to not use data for surveillance YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends New iPad models being tested around Cupertino, logs show Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha Filmed… Read More ...
YouTube launches Uptime, an experimental app for watching videos with friends
 Looking to turn watching YouTube videos into a more social experience, a team from Google’s internal incubator, Area 120, have launched Uptime, an app that lets you watch videos together with your friends. The app is initially available only for iOS devices, and it feels very different from the standard YouTube experience. The app has a youthful, lively design and includes… Read More ...
Watch videos with distant friends via new Google app Uptime
A new app from Google wants to make your video watching experience a more social one. Because who says you have to binge watch The Great British Baking Show all by your lonesome? Meet Uptime. The post Watch videos with distant friends via new Google app Uptime appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | YouTube TV Is Live
An in-depth review of the highly anticipated Nintendo Switch, YouTube launches YouTube TV, Uber’s CEO apologizes for being mean to a driver and Craig Newmark donates $1 million to ProPublica. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
YouTube TV is streaming giant’s answer to services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue
YouTube has finally unveiled its long-awaited live TV streaming service, dubbed YouTube TV. It will launch soon in major U.S. markets for $35 per month, with more cities to follow after launch. The post YouTube TV is streaming giant’s answer to services like Sling TV, PlayStation Vue appeared first on Digital Trends....
YouTube TV unveiled: live television with major networks, sports, and DVR
We’ve been hearing about it for a while, and now it is officially here: YouTube TV, the service’s own live streaming television service. Here no doubt to take on the likes of PlayStation Vue, DirecTV NOW, Sling TV and similar, YouTube TV gives subscribers access to major networks like ABC, CBS, and FOX, as well as major sports networks, an … Continue reading...
A billion hours of video content is consumed daily by YouTube users, says company VP
YouTube on Monday said that a billion hours of video is being watched daily at the Google-owned online viewing venue in “big milestone” for the service. “Let’s put that in perspective,” YouTube vice president of engineering Cristos Goodrow said in an online post announcing the achievement. “If you were to sit and watch a billion hours of YouTube, it would take you over 100,000 years.” Online video consumption has been soaring, with Google, Facebook, Twit...
YouTube is coming to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top box
 Google and Comcast announced a new deal this morning that will see the YouTube application installed on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes nationwide later this year. The integration will allow X1 users to launch the app by saying “YouTube” into the X1 voice remote, as well as browse featured content on YouTube, search the entire library, including by voice, and sign into… Read More ...
Reliance Jio announcement to begin shortly; here is how to watch it
Reliance Industries Limited is holding a press conference at 1:30 PM today. The company Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani will be addressing the audience to deliver a statement. The nature of the statement or any announcement related to any launch is not known at the time of writing. The press conference will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook along with the live tweets on Twitter. You can check the embedded live stream down below or by following Flame of Truth and Jio...
YouTube just hit another ‘one billion’ milestone, this one for auto-captioned videos
YouTube revealed this week that it now has more than a billion captioned videos on its site. Primarily for those with hearing impairments, the feature launched in 2006 with the company automating it three years later. The post YouTube just hit another ‘one billion’ milestone, this one for auto-captioned videos appeared first on Digital Trends....