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Yahoo YouTube alternative tipped for summer

Yahoo YouTube alternative tipped for summer

Yahoo is planning to introduce its own YouTube alternative this upcoming summer, according to "people brief on their plans." It is said the company wanted its video service to be known by now, having intended to reveal it last month, but ran into contract snafus that caused a delay.

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Nintendo cutting YouTube creators in on revenues

Nintendo cutting YouTube creators in on revenues

Nintendo, who is seeing slumping sales and even poorer revenue numbers, is readying a program for YouTubers to monetize their video clips. In a statement, Nintendo said they were setting up an affiliate program, and clips used in “appropriate circumstances” could be monetized. It’s a lot like their current agreement with YouTube, but they’re cutting creators in this time.

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YouTube aims to give creators more power with new app, crowdfunding

YouTube aims to give creators more power with new app, crowdfunding

Google’s YouTube is updating their service for creators, giving them more tools and options. The incoming changes should also make it easier to stay mobile, as YouTube’s chiefs are promising a new mobile app specifically for creators. Monetization is also seeing a tweak, giving creators more options to crowdfund right from YouTube.

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Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga on YouTube

Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga on YouTube

While we’re waiting for Star Wars 7 to arrive, the folks behind Star Wars - at Lucasfilm - are releasing a number of long-form clips from their archives. One released in segments will be the classic documentary From Star Wars to Jedi: The Making of a Saga. This documentary has never officially been available to the public before, and is fully narrated by none other than Mark Hamill.

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Google said to be eyeing Twitch.tv

Google said to be eyeing Twitch.tv

Google is rumored to be in talks that would expand the scope of its YouTube brand considerably. It is said to be close to acquiring Twitch.tv, which it will be buying to the tune of $1 billion.

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Roku YouTube channel officially added

Roku YouTube channel officially added

Roku has added YouTube access to all of its current-gen set-top boxes, with the new YouTube channel working any any Roku launched after July 2011. The much-demanded streaming support will mean that users can finally retire the unofficial YouTube channels they've been forced to turn to in order to get Google's service on their TV.

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YouTube music service deferred while Google reevaluate business model and development

YouTube music service deferred while Google reevaluate business model and development

They may not have planned it this ways, but YouTube is the go-to channel for music and videos amongst the young audiences between 12 and 24. Taking into consideration its billion plus monthly users, that includes this segment, a paid on-demand music streaming service seemed the natural progression. Although Google had originally planned to launch the service late last year, the project is still a work-in-progress due to several reasons.

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Turkey accused of intercepting Google DNS

Turkey accused of intercepting Google DNS

After Twitter and YouTube, it’s now time for Google to cry foul. Apparently Turkey is asking their ISPs to intercept Google's public DNS service - primary: 8.8.8.8, secondary 8.8.4.4 – and redirect to their own servers, in order to reinforce the ban on the microblogging site and the video-sharing site, amongst others.

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YouTube blocked in Turkey following Twitter ban

YouTube blocked in Turkey following Twitter ban

Twitter was recently banned in Turkey over failure to remove certain content, something that resulted in a backlash and, as of yesterday, legal ruling that it must be reversed. It seems the battle hasn't been yet won, however, with YouTube now also being blocked in the region due to an allegedly leaked video revealing possible war plans.

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Disney acquires YouTube content producer Maker Studios to reach more millennials

Disney acquires YouTube content producer Maker Studios to reach more millennials

Disney has been on a buying spree over the last year or so. The major purchase for Disney was buying George Lucas' Lucasfilm and announcing that new Star Wars films were coming to theaters. Disney has announced another purchase this week that nets it one of the largest production studios making video for YouTube.

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Valve “Free to Play” gaming documentary video released in full

Valve “Free to Play” gaming documentary video released in full

The team at Valve responsible for releasing the gaming documentary "Free to Play" aren’t making any attempt to pretend it was done for profit in and of itself. Instead, released in its entirety entirely for free, Free to Play is a feature-length documentary aimed at changing the minds of those who view it, or for those that already consider gaming to be a "legitimate" occupation, sport, or activity, to strengthen their resolve.

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YouTube “super flaggers” include law enforcement

YouTube “super flaggers” include law enforcement

YouTube is home to vast quantities of videos, many of which violate its terms of service and guidelines in some way or another. Anyone can flag a video they feel is in violation of the TOS, but some 200 individuals, organizations, and government agencies have so-called "super flaggers" status, giving their flags clout.

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