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After 8 years, YouTube is finally shutting down

After 8 years, YouTube is finally shutting down

No, not really. In celebration of April Fool's Day, YouTube went all out with their (highly unbelievable) prank. Now some of you may be saying, "You're one day early YouTube, it's March 31st", but you have to keep in mind that its April 1st in some countries already, like Japan. In its April Fool's Day prank, YouTube stated that after 8 years, the contest that is YouTube, will finally come to an end come midnight, April 1st.

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YouTube’s newest milestone: 1 billion unique monthly users

YouTube’s newest milestone: 1 billion unique monthly users

Where do you go when you want to see clips of your favorite movies, check out music videos, or watch cats in various states of irritation or derpiness? If you're like most Internet users, you turn to YouTube, which is celebrating its newest milestone: over 1 billion unique monthly users. Such a huge number is hard to fathom, and so the video website has dropped a few examples to help put it into perspective.

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Simon Cowell to launch next competition on YouTube

Simon Cowell to launch next competition on YouTube

Simon Cowell, renown for his position as a talent judge for several popular TV series like The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent, and American Idol, will be launching his next competition online. The competition won't just be limited to the vocally talented, like American Idol or The X Factor. It's extended to anyone who has a talent that they're willing to display on YouTube.

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Vimeo on Demand lets content creators charge for videos

Vimeo on Demand lets content creators charge for videos

Vimeo, one of the top video content sharing websites, is implementing a new feature today that will allow Vimeo users with Pro accounts to sell their videos to their audience. The feature is called "Vimeo on Demand", and content creators can choose whatever content they want to sell, whether its films, episodes, skits, anything for whatever price they want. The sellers are able to sell their content through Vimeo or their own personal website.

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Google’s stock may break $1000 within a year

Google’s stock may break $1000 within a year

The folks over at RBC Capital Markets believes that Google's stock may surpass $1000 within the next 12 months. As of today, Google's stock is currently worth $835.04, so the $1000 figure may not be too far off. RBC states that it'd be more accurate to say that the stocks will reach around $950 within 12 months, but under good conditions, such as better advertising revenue, Google's stock can reach up to $1045.

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YouTube co-founder planning on launching rival service

YouTube co-founder planning on launching rival service

A lot of noteworthy news came out of SXSW this year, but under all of the chaos YouTube co-founder Chris Hurley revealed that he's planning on launching a new video streaming and sharing service that could rival YouTube. Hurley says he’s about a month away from launching his new platform, and he says the service will "give flexibility for people to work together and create content."

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YouTube’s One Channel design taken out of beta

YouTube’s One Channel design taken out of beta

YouTube has taken its One Channel design out of beta and made it available for all who want it. The design looks quite different than what users are currently using, and offers many features and improvements that both casual and career YouTubers will appreciate. The features are designed to help users score new subscribers, have snazzy-looking channels across multiple devices, and curate their content.

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YouTube tipped to launch its own music streaming service

YouTube tipped to launch its own music streaming service

YouTube is rumored to be gearing up to launch a subscription-based music streaming service. The video-streaming juggernaut is hoping to become a fully-fledged media juggernaut in the future it seems. The service is said to have a free model which allows users to listen to all the music they'd like, but with ads popping up from time to time. It's no different than when ads pop-up before/while you're watching your favorite YouTube videos. A paid subscription would of course remove the ads for an uninterrupted music-listening experience.

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