Tag Archives: YouTube

Vergecast: Recapping Code Conference and Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s difficult week

Fresh off of Code Conference, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul discuss YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki’s apology and difficult week, and consider whether there’s any viable alternative to Youtube amid all the backlash the company’s received in recent weeks. They also discuss the leaked photo of the upcoming Pixel 4 and ponder the strategy behind the leaked photo. And later, a recap ... Read More »

YouTube, Google Play Music pass 15 million subscribers, next target Apple Music

Google’s paid music services have eclipsed 15 million subscribers, according to two people familiar with the numbers, a milestone for a company that has struggled to build subscription media businesses. The figure includes subscribers to two services — YouTube Music and Google Play Music, an older service that is being folded into YouTube Music — said the people, who asked not to be identified ... Read More »

THE GOLDEN AGE OF YOUTUBE IS OVER

Danny Philippou is mad. He’s practically standing on top of his chair as his twin brother and fellow YouTube creator Michael stares on in amusement. Logan Paul, perhaps YouTube’s most notorious character, laughs on the other side of the desk that they’re all sitting around for an episode of his popular podcast Impaulsive. Anyone who’s watched the Philippous’ channel, RackaRacka, won’t be surprised by Danny’s ... Read More »

How YouTube India spurred a thriving content economy cutting across genres, languages, demographics

India’s YouTube stars are rushing against time just days ahead of the YouTube FanFest. The event, which takes the platform’s biggest stars to live stages worldwide, is in India now. YouTubers say FanFest is “a lot of craziness”. So, chasing them down for conversations in the midst of their frenetic schedules was not easy. “Mera abhi tak FanFest ka script likhna ... Read More »

Jack Black Bucks YouTube Conventions, But Can He Outlast Them?

Actor Jack Black addresses the audience during a ceremony awarding him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)CHRIS PIZZELLO/INVISION/AP On December 21st 2018, Jack Black decided to give YouTube a holiday gift and announced the start of his gaming channel, Jablinski Games, that would “be bigger than ... Read More »

YouTube drops paywall from some Originals, explores advertising

YouTube drops paywall from some Originals, explores advertising The details are still in the works, but some programs will become ad-supported.   In a strategic about-face last week, YouTube announced it will drop the paywall from its Originals programming and make the shows available on the free ad-supported platform with 2 billion users. Until now, only consumers paying for the subscription-based ... Read More »

YouTube Advertising Crackdown Puts Some Creators Out of Work

YouTube’s crackdown on inappropriate material is inadvertently depriving some creators of as much as 80 percent of their monthly sales, a blow to the very people who helped make the site the most popular place to watch video online. The swift drop in revenue, a side effect of YouTube’s attempt to remove ads from offensive videos, has caused some users ... Read More »

Google Parent Alphabet Reports Strong Results on Mobile Ads, YouTube, Other Bets

Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported profit in the recently-ended quarter leapt as money poured in from ads delivered to mobile devices and returns improved on “other bets.” Alphabet profit was up 32.4 percent to $6.7 billion (roughly Rs. 43,555 crores) on in the quarter on revenue that increased 24 percent to $27.8 billion (roughly Rs. 1,80,724 crores), up 24 percent from the ... Read More »

Google has reportedly found Russia-linked ads on YouTube, Gmail, and search

Google has found evidence that a Russian government campaign used the company’s platforms to spread propaganda, according to a new report from The Washington Post. The report follows investigations from Facebook and Twitter that uncovered similar ads, apparently designed to influence Americans around the time of the 2016 election. GOOGLE’S INVESTIGATION IS STILL IN ITS EARLY STAGES Google’s investigation is still in ... Read More »

Q&A With Joey Graceffa: YouTube Showman, Dystopian Novelist, Nail Polish Thought-Leader

YouTube star Joey Graceffa, with his upswept mane, arched eyebrows — and just a glint of madness in his eyes — was a natural choice to play the enigmatic host of YouTube Red original series “Escape the Night,” a mega-collab in which a famous cast member gets killed off each week. Now in the middle of the season 2 run, Graceffa said he had ... Read More »