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Google Q1 boosted by YouTube ads


Google reported higher quarterly revenue and profit as rising online ad volume offset a hit from the strong dollar. Revenue for the quarter that ending March rose 12 per cent to $17.26 billion, from $15.42 billion a year earlier. “Excluding the net impact of foreign currency headwinds, revenue grew a healthy 17 per cent year on year,” Google Chief Financial […]

Minecraft YouTube vids clock 3.9bn views in March


Minecraft remains the most popular game franchise on YouTube by a considerable margin, with videos of the crafting game notching up 3.9 billion views in March 2015 alone according to a chart produced by research firms Newzoo and Octoly. Minecraft was well ahead of second-placed Grand Theft Auto, with its videos attracting 1.4 billion views in March. Mobile game Five […]

Amino certified for YouTube on TV

Amino’s latest range of IPTV/OTT devices now support YouTube on TV – allowing consumers to view videos from the online video portal full screen on their televisions.   The A150/A550 and Live Advanced Media Platform device series both completed certification approval recently and will now include the YouTube on TV HTML5 application.   An Amino API allows easy integration with […]

YouTube ad-free SVoD service

YouTube will launch a subscription version of its online video service, for which viewers will pay to remove its advertising. The Google-owned video portal revealed its plans in an email to channel owners, while also informing them that if they do not sign up to participate, they will have to set all their videos to “private”. The news follows the […]

YouTube plans live gaming channel


YouTube is preparing to take on gaming broadcaster Twitch TV with its own live game streaming service. The online video giant has been interested in live game streaming since its owner, Google, allegedly bid for Twitch last May, according to tech site Daily Dot. In the end, Twitch accepted a $970 million offer from Amazon. YouTube began testing a live […]

YouTube adds 4K search

An update to Google’s video service YouTube has added the option to search for 4K resolution videos on both the online site and Android app. YouTube has supported 4K videos for some time, but this is the first time that users have been given the option to set search filters to include 4K videos – thus making finding ultra-HD content […]

YouTube adds 360 degree videos

YouTube has added 360-degree videos to its service, with users able to watch the content through their browser as well on their phones when paired with a virtual reality headset. The online video portal suggests that the new tool could be used to let viewers “see the stage and the crowd of your concert, the sky and the ground as […]

Top 10 YouTube games channels 2.2bn views a month


The 10 most popular games channels on YouTube generated more than 2.2 billion video views in January alone, led by Let’s Play gamer Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg with 417.9 million views that month. PewDiePie topped

YouTube launching kids’ app

YouTube will launch a new app specifically for children on February 23rd in a bid to make using the service safer. The app will run separately to the main YouTube service and it will initially be available in the US only, but will be reportedly rolled-out in the UK at a later date. The move has been welcomed by the […]

YouTube launching ad-free subscription service


Google is preparing to launch an ad-free YouTube subscription service. The online video portal is in the midst of “fine-tuning the experience” which is likely to launch in a few months, according to Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations, speaking at the Code/Media conference in California. Kyncl added that a subscription offering was important to YouTube because […]

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