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  • Here's how you can get an advance preview of YouTube's new design 6 days ago

    New Delhi: YouTube is undergoing a design change and while not everyone will be able to see the tweaked appearance of Google's video site, here are some of the changes noted after a little exercise. The new design replaces the solid control bar with a gradient, simplifies icons, and tweaks...
  • YouTube to offer viewers ad-free option for monthly fee April 9, 2015

    Los Angeles: YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads. On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter to its most-popular content creators asking them to sign off on new contract terms to allow for the change. It's not clear when the option will...
  • VHP calls for ban on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama 'Uttama Villain' April 8, 2015

    Chennai: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has called for a ban on actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama 'Uttama Villain', claiming it will affect the religious sentiments of Hindi speaking people. The VHP is reportedly upset with the lyrics of a song in the film, say it will upset the followers of Hindu...
  • YouTube Kids app is deceiving, targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising: Consumer groups April 7, 2015

    Washington: The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter on Tuesday. Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because it...
  • VP9: How Google is bringing us closer to high-quality, buffer-free videos April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: VP9, a new video compression codec that YouTube is using, is bringing higher quality video to users while using lesser bandwidth. YouTube, in a blog post, explains how this video compression codec "bumps everybody one notch closer to our goal of instant, high-quality, buffer-free videos." VP9 is the most...
  • Facebook rolls out 'embed video' feature for sharing videos onto other sites March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: In what comes as a welcome addition, Facebook has introduced a feature to let users embed their videos onto other sites. Earlier the only way to share a video hosted on Facebook was to link to Facebook page or share it through the site itself. With the new...
  • Amazon-owned Twitch possibly hacked March 24, 2015

    Bengaluru: Amazon Inc's Twitch unit said on Monday there may have been unauthorized access to some of its user account information, according to the live streaming gaming network's official blog. Twitch said it had expired passwords and stream keys, and disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube to protect the users. As a...
  • Twitter starts testing autoplay video feature in its iPhone, iPad app March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: After Facebook, Twitter is now testing autoplay video feature on its iPhone and iPad apps. As a test run, some iOS users in the US who use the Twitter app on their devices will be able to notice videos playing automatically without even pressing the play button. Videos which...
  • Watch this amazing virtual reality video of Google-funded Magic Leap's 'Just another day in the office' March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Augemented reality startup, Magic Leap, has posted a video on YouTube showing off 'just another day in the office,' which bears the branding of Dr. Grordbort, a line of steampunk-esque guns, comics, and other products. It further shows the user interface of the game, complete with Google's apps....
  • WordPress faces temporary ban in Pakistan March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: WordPress.com has been temporarily blocked in Pakistan. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)has reportedly asked the Internet Service Providers across the nation to disable access to the site. The reason for blocking the site hasn't been confirmed. However, a report in TechCrunch noted that when a WordPress site is accessed...
  • Mumbai girls overwhelmed over response to their 'rap against rape' video March 18, 2015

    Mumbai girls say that they are overwhelmed over the response their 'rap against rape' video got. "There is a lot of buzz around our video. The motive of our youTube channel is to strike healthy debates over various issues," they said. ...
  • Watch: Mumbai girls rap against rape March 18, 2015

    Pankhuri Awasthi and Uppekha Jain, who describe themselves as actors posted the 'Rap Against Rape' video on YouTube. Whilst rapping, both women are seen holding up placards with words such as #DomesticViolence and #rape. In the rap, they describe themselves saying, "We're not rappers. We're just a couple of girls...
  • YouTube reportedly planning a paid video service March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Google's YouTube is reportedly planning to launch its own monthly subscription video service for the best original content on its site. The video-site is said to be exploring the prospects of a VOD service that will be ad-free and stream certain video content that's part of the program. A...
  • You can now upload your 360-degree videos to YouTube March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: YouTube has now started to support 360-degree video uploads. Users can watch the 360-degree videos on the YouTube app for Android, and by moving the phone or tablet around they will see all the different angles while the video plays. They can do the same on youtube.com or...
  • Ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Modi government respects freedom of press March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the government move on the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The government headed by Narendra Modi fully respects the freedom of press and the freedom of articulation of views." ...
  • Is banning of Nirbhaya film a regressive step? March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Nirbhaya's father now objects to documentary 'India's Daughter' March 5, 2015

    Ballia: The family of Delhi gangrape victim has taken a strong exception to making public of their daughter's name in the BBC documentary and has warned of taking legal action in this connection. "Despite clearly telling them not to make the name and photo of our daughter public, they have...
  • Ban on 'India's Daughter': Writer Ruchir Joshi says ban on documentary won't any effect seriously March 5, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Writer Ruchir Joshi said, "There was no problem seeing it and it was very clear, sound was very good, image was very clear. It's not the ban that can be put an effect seriously because YouTube may ban it but there are 100 different...
  • YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary Nirbhaya in India March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Nirbhaya documentary ban: India trying to muzzle free speech, says BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin March 5, 2015

    London: Unfazed by the controversy, the British filmmaker behind the BBC documentary on the Delhi gangrape incident on Thursday accused the Indian government of trying to "muzzle free speech" by banning its telecast in India. Leslee Udwin's 'Storyville: India's Daughter' was due to be aired in the UK on Sunday to...
  • Chetan Bhagat says Nirbhaya documentary a must-watch March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the BBC's documentary on the Nirbhaya case, author Chetan Bhagat said that it's a much watch documentary. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bhagat said, "Forget ban, I would say it's a must watch." ...
  • After government's request, YouTube takes off Nirbhaya documentary 'India's daughter' in India March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." The government had asked the...
  • Government asks YouTube to remove BBC documentary on gangrape March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Government has asked video sharing website YouTube to remove the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape, saying that it is a very sensitive matter. Despite the Indian Government's protest, BBC went ahead and released the documentary on Wednesday night in the UK and also uploaded it on the...
  • Government mulls legal action against BBC for airing Nirbhaya documentary in UK March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is now mulling legal action against British Broadcasting Corporation after it aired the Nirbhaya documentary on the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case in UK. Sources said the government's effort to stop the BBC telecast were on till late Wednesday night and Home Minister Rajnath Singh...
  • YouTube for Android updated with video-trimming feature February 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has announced a new video-trimming feature and inline video previews for the YouTube app for Android.Users can now select the exact frame where the video starts and ends, giving them precise control of their trims.There is now an inline video preview before the video is uploaded. "And...
  • New YouTube Kids app goes live in US; allows parental control for safer browsing by children February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: YouTube has officially rolled out its YouTube Kids app in the US that makes web browsing easier and safer for the little ones. The first ever Google product for the young has a simpler design with larger images and bold icons that makes it easier for even 4-year-olds to...
  • YouTube videos showing liquor consumption considered funny, attractive: Study February 23, 2015

    Washington: In the YouTube universe, consuming alcohol is funny, drinkers are attractive and consequences minimal, a new study has found. The study of the content of leading YouTube videos involving alcohol intoxication has found the videos commonly juxtaposed intoxication with humour and attractiveness while infrequently depicting negative clinical outcomes. Brian A...
  • Samsung's new teaser video hints at a borderless, metallic 'Next Galaxy' S6 smartphone February 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Samsung's latest video for its 'Next Galaxy' gives us a sneak preview of what seems like a sans-border smartphone in metal to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 event in Barcelona starting March 2. The next flagship model in its Galaxy range is already speculated to...
  • YouTube Kids for children to be launched on February 23; will come with parental controls, big icons, minimal scrolling February 20, 2015

    Bengaluru: YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google's online video service will be available for download from February 23 and will feature kid-friendly design, with big icons and...
  • YouTube to launch paid music service in a few months; will be completely ads-free February 19, 2015

    Bengaluru: Google's YouTube is set to launch its long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key in a few months, said Robert Kyncl, the online video service's head of content and business operations, at the Code/Media conference. The beta version of the service is currently being tested and is available...