Let’s celebrate 8 years since YouTube came to our media space. YouTube now averages 100 hours of video every minute and has one billion visitors to the site per month. YouTube was acquired by Google in October 2006 for $1.65 billion.
Google is going to reveal a new paid subscriptions for YouTube. Google is seen to move beyond its main advertising revenue stream. Google could launch the new service next week, with up to 50 YouTube channels offering subscriptions to video content from $1.99 a month.
Google’s Youtube announced that it will no longer accept video entries on April 1 and the website was just an eight-year contest to look for the best video. And the best video will be announced in 2023. The announcement is YouTube April’s fool joke.
YouTube, the video sharing site owned by Google, has surpassed one billion regular users. Facebook reached that milestone in October 2012. And Twitter has more than 200 million active users now.
From YouTube blog:
In the last eight years you’ve come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all over the world. Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built businesses for passionate, engaged audiences. Advertisers have taken notice: all of the Ad Age Top 100 brands are now running campaigns on YouTube. And today, we’re announcing a new milestone: YouTube now has more than a billion unique users every single month.
The next Bond movie is about the hit the cinema and the theme for Skyfall is sung by Adele. Hear it now on YouTube.
So what is Skyfall about? In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
Google’s Youtube has released official YouTube app for Apple iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone. Google is doing this to counter the lost of YouTube app when Apple releases iOS 6. You can download it here.
The YouTube app features:
- Enjoy YouTube’s vast video catalog, including official music videos
- Find videos and channels more easily with voice search and query autocomplete
- Subscribe to channels and instantly access your subscriptions with the channel guide UI
- Read comments, browse related videos, enable subtitles and more – all while watching
- Easy video sharing to Google+, E-mail, Facebook and Twitter
Apple is on the verge of launching new iPhone and iOS 6 next week.
We all know Apple will get rid of Google Map when iOS 6 comes out for iPhone and iPad. But the latest announcement is that the Google YouTube app will also no longer be supported.
Apple said its license to include YouTube in iOS had expired. And users can still access YouTube through Safari browser. And Google is making a new YouTube app that will be available in the App Store.
YouTube is gently prodding users to use their real name when you comment or upload a video. If you decline, Google makes you select a valid reason, like “My channel name is well-known”. Google is doing this to fight against strange, rude and offensive comments. This change will improve the quality of the comments you will find on YouTube.
From Google Blog:
Maybe you’ve outgrown that username cutepuppies99, which seemed like such a good idea at the time. Or perhaps your friends are missing out on your mad origami skills, because they don’t know you are the genius behind origamiboy1981.
Starting today we’re giving you the ability to change how you appear on YouTube, with the option to use your Google+ profile on your YouTube channel. One Google-wide identity was something that proved popular with new YouTube users when we began offering it in March, so we are now extending it to existing users.
A new study from The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, has found that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news. Viewers are increasingly looking for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters.
The study shows more than a third of the most-watched YouTube videos came from users and more than half came from news organizations.
Google announced that their video serving website, YouTube, has increased 25% video views over the past 8 months. That is equivalent to 4 billion videos daily. The increase comes from distribution avenues such as smartphones and tablets.