1. R

    Owner Of YouTube Ripping Site Settles Lawsuit With RIAA

    Last year YouTube-ripping site was sued by record labels who were seeking the website's permanent shutdown and $150,000 per violation. Today court filings are pointing towards a settlement between the record labels and The website's owner has agreed to pay a...
  2. M

    Facebook's Watch Goes up Against YouTube for Ad Dollars

    Facebook recently launched Watch, a new video service set to compete with YouTube for ad revenue. More users are viewing videos on their phone and tablets and moving away from the TV set. As those users find other means to get the videos, the ad companies are pushing the budgets towards those...
  3. FrgMstr

    Missing Star Wars Soundtrack Prompts Monetization Claim...for Music

    This video has been around for a couple of years, and is worth a watch, just for the lulz if you have not seen it before. What is at the crux of this story is very strange however. As you will see below, it is close award scene from the first Star Wars movie without the awesome musical score...
  4. FrgMstr

    YouTube Statement on Fighting Online Terror Content

    YouTube has updated its blog on its commitment to fight terror content online. YouTube is claiming that its machine learning capabilities has allowed it to remove 75% of the offending content before ever being flagged by a human being, which is very impressive to say the least. It went on to...
  5. R

    YouTube Redirecting Potential Extremist Recruits to Anti-Terrorist Content

    Those wishing to view terrorist propaganda on YouTube are going to have a difficult time. In a blog post yesterday YouTube has announced they are going to use features from Jigsaw's Redirect Method on YouTube. With collaboration between Moonshot CVE and Jigsaw Tech plans on using machine...
  6. FrgMstr

    Ukraine Loves Facebook and Google

    While the EU is going whole-hog (not an Angela Merkel reference) on Google, fining it billions of dollars, our Ukrainian comrades to the east...or west, guess it depends how you want to get there, actually use Facebook and Youtube as "backups." During all the ransomware nastiness last week, it...
  7. M

    YouTube has 1.5 billion Monthly Users Logged on Google Accounts

    YouTube was kind enough to share some new metrics at this years VidCon. About 1.5 billion users have logged onto YouTube monthly using a Google account, that's well over China's population of 1.371 billion from 2015 stats with India trailing at 1.311 billion. Mobile users that are currently on...
  8. cageymaru

    Youtube's Shifting Algorithms Hurt Independent Media

    Ad revenue generated for videos on the Youtube service has shrunk by 99.5% for many channels when major brands pulled their advertising earlier this year. This was due to the ads being run on a few videos promoting terrorism and extremism. Youtube was told to tighten the reins on the type of...
  9. scojer

    VR headset removal

    Google is working on a way to remove the headset so viewers see your face. Looks creepy to me.