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YouTube: ‘We’ll catch channels who inflate views’

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YouTube is stepping up efforts to catch users who fraudulently boost viewing numbers. It says “When some bad actors try to game the system by artificially inflating view counts, they’re not just misleading fans about the popularity of a video, they’re undermining one of YouTube’s most important and unique qualities.” “While in the past we would scan views for spam […]

German, French YouTube beating UK

YouTube’s 46 generic channels are doing better in Germany and France than those being viewed in the UK. A study by IHS Electronics & Media over the past year states that the German and French offering gathered an average of 14 million views, while the UK offering tempted just 11 million views. However, IHS suggests some valid reasons. The top […]

Aereo confirms Baltimore launch

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Internet TV streaming service Aereo has revealed plans to launch its online television technology in the Baltimore metropolitan region on December 16th. The Baltimore metro area includes 11 counties across Central Maryland. Aereo’s announcement follows its expansion earlier this year to the Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Detroit and Denver metropolitan areas. Aereo will announce additional launch […]

Dailymotion opens subsidiary in Japan

Dailymotion has opened a new subsidiary in Japan: Dailymotion Japan KK and moved to Tokyo with his first employees. With over 11 million unique visitors per month, Japan is Dailymotion’s third largest market behind France and the US with a strong audience growth in mobile in 2013. With its new offices in Tokyo, the new team aims to develop partnerships […]

YouTube enables offline viewing

From November, users will be able to download videos to watch later using the YouTube app on mobile devices. Other video apps like the BBC’s iPlayer already lets users download videos to watch later, which auto-delete in time. On its Creators blog, YouTube says users will be able to watch videos they’ve downloaded as long as their device goes online […]

Google overhauls YouTube app

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Google has updated its YouTube app for Android and iOS systems in a bid to bring the mobile experience in line with that of the desktop. The redesigned interface allows users to swipe videos into the bottom right corner of the screen, allowing them to keep watching content whilst browsing the rest of the site. Other new features include the […]

Opera TV Snap for Dailymotion

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Opera Software has announced the launch of a next-generation TV app technology, with the ability to transform online video into apps for connected TV – at zero cost and all in less than a minute. The new Opera TV Snap technology has already found its first partner in Dailymotion, empowering its official users to reach new audiences on millions of […]

YouTube tips on making profitable content

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YouTube is launching a new video series offering advice for content creators on how to turn their hobbyist channels into money-making enterprises. The ‘YouTube Pro’ the series will explore topics like attracting and managing advertisers, crowd-funding and recording content. The videos in the series, which will be posted at the end of each month, will feature contributions from past YouTube […]

Chernin, Comcast and WPP back Fullscreen

Online video company Fullscreen – the premier global YouTube network for creators and brands – has closed a round of Series A funding. The round was led by The Chernin Group along with Comcast Ventures and WPP. “Fullscreen’s mission is to empower a new generation of video creators to reach online audiences on a global scale,” said Fullscreen CEO and […]

YouTube triples mobile ad revenue

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YouTube has tripled its mobile advertising revenue in the last six months, and a key factor may have been the removal of the YouTube app from Apple’s iOS software. The news comes from a Bloomberg interview with YouTube’s vice president of sales Lucas Watson who commented: “It’s a huge part of our business, and we know that’s where it’s headed.” […]

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