Tag: YouTube

YouTube Driving Global Consumption of Music, Says IFPI

If you are listening to music, chances are you’re on YouTube. A music consumer report by the industry’s global body IFPI published on Tuesday found that 86 percent of us listen to music through on-demand streaming. And nearly half that time, 47 percent is spent on YouTube. Video as a whole accounted for 52 percent of […]

YouTube Music Streaming Service to Be Launched on May 22, YouTube Red to Be Rebranded as YouTube Premium

Google’s YouTube said on Wednesday it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and unveil soon a premium service that will charge more for its original shows. YouTube Music, which will be launched on May 22, comes with extra features like personalised playlists based on individual’s YouTube history and other usage patterns, YouTube, owned […]

YouTube ‘Take a Break’ Feature Rolling Out on Android Devices

YouTube is kicking off Google’s plans to help users balance technology and life. At Google IO 2018, the search giant had announced a Wellbeing initiative to help users understand their digital habits and curb device addiction. Video streaming platform YouTube is also a part of the initiative, under which users will be able to schedule […]

Microsoft Says Working on ‘Trustworthy, Fair AI’ to Curb Fake News Menace

Alarmed by the mammoth spread of fake news, Microsoft is working round-the-clock on building “trusted” algorithms to control false news on its platforms like Bing Search engine and professional networking website LinkedIn. According to David Heiner, Strategic Policy Advisor at Microsoft, the problems Facebook and YouTube are facing with fake news today have alerted tech companies the […]

Blocking ‘fake engagement’ to keep the count honest

When you see that a YouTube video has “16,685 views,” take that with a grain of salt. Not all of those views may have been by human beings. There are services that will, for a fee, spam a social media site with computer-generated views, likes, comments and other actions to boost a posting’s apparent popularity […]