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Online music videos to start using age rating system, testing starts Friday

Online music videos to start using age rating system, testing starts Friday

By 1 October 2014

From this Friday a trial will begin of an age based rating system for online music videos. The results from the perspective of users won't appear until the end of the year. Although work will be going on behind the scenes with both YouTube and Vevo agreeing... >>

Facebook squares up to YouTube with video counter in update, due this week

Facebook squares up to YouTube with video counter in update, due this week

By 8 September 2014

Facebook has announced a feature in its next update that looks set to directly attack YouTube. The update features a YouTube style counter for public videos. Facebook, on its blog, has boasted having over 1 billion videos viewed each day with more than... >>

YouTube Music Key leak reveals Google has another subscription service coming soon

YouTube Music Key leak reveals Google has another subscription service coming soon

By 19 August 2014

A subscription music service for YouTube has reportedly been in the work for months, and now a new report has shed some more light on the upcoming service along with some leaked screenshots. Tech website Android Police has claimed Google's new service... >>

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

Kid-optimised version of YouTube could be in the works

By 18 August 2014

Tech companies are always looking for ways to expand their userbase. Last year was all about tackling emerging markets with low-end versions of high-end devices, while year it could be all about...children. According to report published by The Information on... >>

NOW TV box gradually becoming new Roku, adds YouTube

NOW TV box gradually becoming new Roku, adds YouTube

By 1 August 2014

It's a well-publicised fact that the NOW TV set-top-box is made by Roku. After all, Sky owns a significant stake in the streaming device manufacturer. And a recent system update even changed the user interface to look more like the Channels grid found... >>

Man turns kitchen microwave into lethal weapon, survives

Man turns kitchen microwave into lethal weapon, survives

By 31 July 2014

A new YouTube video has shown the world that everyone has access to a lethal weapon in their kitchen. Oh, and it can also warm up your leftovers quite nicely. There are some things in life that definitely need a warning label, and this is one of them:... >>

5 possible reasons why Google wants to buy Twitch and they might not be what you expect

5 possible reasons why Google wants to buy Twitch and they might not be what you expect

By 25 July 2014

It has been reported that Google has set its sights on live game streaming sensation Twitch as its next major acquisition and it must be said that it doesn't come as that much of a surprise to us. Twitch has risen in popularity rapidly and even more so... >>

YouTube adding 60fps playback, Tip Jar, Translator and more in updates

YouTube adding 60fps playback, Tip Jar, Translator and more in updates

By 27 June 2014

King of online video YouTube has decreed it will cement itself as leader by adding even more awesome features including 60 frames per second playback. Check out the below clip from Metal Gear Solid 5 running at 60fps to see the difference. This is one... >>

Nintendo to launch YouTube affiliate programme, will split ad revenue with gamers

Nintendo to launch YouTube affiliate programme, will split ad revenue with gamers

By 28 May 2014

Nintendo is to respond to criticism over its tight YouTube copyright policies by creating an affiliate program to share ad revenues with its loyal fans. A year ago, the troubled games company clamped down on gamers posting videos to YouTube of in-game... >>

Yahoo to launch YouTube rival this summer

Yahoo to launch YouTube rival this summer

By 28 May 2014

As part of its major revival Yahoo will launch its own online video platform to directly rival YouTube, Vimeo and other more established services. The new service will launch in summer, according to a report by Ad Age, and Yahoo is offering better terms... >>