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Google points YouTube lens at Directr, then buys it

Google points YouTube lens at Directr, then buys it

Google is serious about YouTube content. As silly as that may sound, they’ve started a content creators’ studio in Hollywood, and are even enlisting help from major studios. To perhaps serve the content creation master, Google has purchased Directr, an app geared toward more professional-looking videos for small businesses.

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Twitch begins exporting to YouTube [UPDATE: Down until tomorrow]

Twitch begins exporting to YouTube [UPDATE: Down until tomorrow]

This afternoon, Twitch began exporting videos to YouTube. You know what that implies - but before we get too deep into conspiracy theories, we’ll chat about what this means for you, the Twitch user. You the Twitch content creator and you the Twitch viewer, too.

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How do you consume media on Android?

How do you consume media on Android?

Earlier today, we posed a question via Facebook: how do you consume media on your Android device? With so many great services out there, we wanted to know if there was one that stood out for our readers. As it turns out, the options for media consumption amongst our readers is as varied as the services on offer.

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Google’s acquisition of Twitch appears to be confirmed

Google’s acquisition of Twitch appears to be confirmed

It would seem that Google may have even more of a hold on the world of citizen-made videos published to the internet now as word spreads that they’ve acquired Twitch. Word first surfaced earlier this year as this $1 billion dollar purchase was first spoken about by sources speaking with the Wall Street Journal.

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Report: YouTube asks Hollywood for help/content

Report: YouTube asks Hollywood for help/content

YouTube may be in talks with Hollywood studios for original content. According to Reuters, executives from YouTube have been making the rounds in tinsel town, speaking to independent producers as well as big-name studios. The move would move the video upload site into direct competition with Netflix and Amazon.

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Watch YouTube explode with classic concerts

Watch YouTube explode with classic concerts

A vast trove of music concerts has arrived on YouTube this week thanks to the folks at Wolfgang’s Vault. That’s "Where Live Music Lives", if you did not know, Wolfgang’s Vault being the pusher of Music Vault, the YouTube channel where you can see it all happen now.

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YouTube prepping Fan Funding, Creator Studio for iOS, more

YouTube prepping Fan Funding, Creator Studio for iOS, more

In addition to the new Sirius XM "The YouTube 15" show coming next month, the video service has taken the wraps off some planned features it'll be rolling out in the near future. Among these is Creator Studio for iOS, the ability for fans to make donations to a channel, and more.

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Sirius XM’s “The YouTube 15” will showcase Internet stars

Sirius XM’s “The YouTube 15” will showcase Internet stars

The Internet's most popular music stars are about to get an expanded audience, with YouTube revealing today that Sirius XM will be featuring its most popular artists on a new show called "The YouTube 15". This marks a first for the video service.

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Google I/O 2014: What we won’t see this year

Google I/O 2014: What we won’t see this year

With Google I/O starting tomorrow, eager tech fans await what could be in store for us. We’re sure to get a few trinkets like Android Wear, but Google also made some glaring omissions from their session schedule this year. Unlike years past, the company isn’t covering all of their services, and have left a few in the lurch.

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Is YouTube really about to kill indie videos?

Is YouTube really about to kill indie videos?

YouTube's apparent attack on independent artists and labels refusing to concede to its new premium subscription music contract may not see the Google-owned service take their videos down: it'll just cut off their income stream. Reports earlier this week suggested YouTube was taking a heavy-handed approach to some big-name indie artists, threatening to pull their content if they didn't sign up to what insiders claimed were unfair terms.

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YouTube is about to delete big-name indie artist videos

YouTube is about to delete big-name indie artist videos

Indie artists as big as Adele and the Arctic Monkeys could be yanked from YouTube within a matter of days as the streaming video service demands they sign up with a new subscription music platform or find somewhere else to host their content. YouTube plans to begin limited testing of the streaming service, which is expected to support offline and ad-free playback, shortly, ahead of a broader roll-out later in 2014, but independent artists could disappear "in a matter of days." Continue Reading

Iraq bans social networking sites in bid against insurgents

Iraq bans social networking sites in bid against insurgents

Iraq has followed in the footsteps of some of its nearby neighbors, putting a blanket ban on all major social networking websites in a bid to prevent possible political uprising. Reports are coming in saying Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google have all been blocked.

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