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Associated Press to publish massive historical video library

Associated Press to publish massive historical video library

Recent history has been memorialized on video, and the Associated Press wants to make sure you and everyone else can watch those videos. As such it is working with British Movietone to upload 550,000 or so videos to YouTube -- collectively amounting to more than a million minutes of digitized footage -- across two channels. This represents the biggest upload of historical video footage to the video website, and will aid in reliving big moments, studying history, verifying facts, and more.

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Vertical YouTube videos at long last

Vertical YouTube videos at long last

The YouTube app for Android - first, not only - has been updated to allow portrait-style videos. This is the first time YouTube has not smashed videos to their smaller, horizontal size when smartphones are held in portrait mode. It's also the first time YouTube has even really acknowledged vertical videos beyond pushing them in at the sides in a horizontal box. Now you can view all the videos your aunt and uncle filmed with their smartphones the wrong way because they can't turn their phones on their sides.

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YouTube’s upcoming paid service hasn’t signed up TV networks

YouTube’s upcoming paid service hasn’t signed up TV networks

Video services have, finally, become a big thing with services like HBO and Showtime recently jumping on board and Dish Network, as of earlier this year, making big waves by launching its online-only television service Sling TV. YouTube, of course, is one of the biggest names when it comes to online videos, but in an entirely different way -- you go to Netflix if you want to watch a movie and YouTube if you want to watch a cat video, even though YouTube also offers paid movies.

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360-degree Video Tour of North Korea

360-degree Video Tour of North Korea

North Korea isn't exactly a country where most of us would want to visit. It's a place that isn't welcoming to outsiders and is known for harsh treatment of its own citizens and frequent executions by a ruler who controls everything in the country. Being known for frequent executions for offenses as slight as falling asleep in a meeting doesn't make a place appealing to most travelers.

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Watch YouTube on Android Wear, because why not?

Watch YouTube on Android Wear, because why not?

You know the smartwatch trend has gone too far when it becomes possible to watch videos on that tiny, wrist-worn screen. And unfortunately, it looks like that's exactly where we're going. Last month it was revealed that the Apple Watch would eventually be getting video playback capabilities through watchOS 2, and now Android Wear users enjoy YouTube on their device thanks to a new app. Have people forgotten they can watch videos on nicer, bigger screens on the phones in their pockets?

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Facebook starts sharing video ad revenue, but there’s a catch

Facebook starts sharing video ad revenue, but there’s a catch

For the first time ever, Facebook has decided that it will share as much as 55 percent of ad revenue to video creators whose content will have some video ads attached to it. While this seems like a move to encourage more video makers to upload to the social networking site instead of, say, YouTube, the arrangement isn't as clear cut as it seems. In particular, Facebook's revenue sharing setup might actually be less favorable to the advertisers that will be the source of that monetary incentive.

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YouTube details new features, targets ‘junk’ comments

YouTube details new features, targets ‘junk’ comments

YouTube has been rolling out improvements and features for its creators, and it has detailed the latest among those efforts. The creator features will have some benefits for all YouTube users, though, included among them being changes that cuts down on the number of so-called "junk" comments that litter the comments' section. There are a total of ten things that YouTube says it has been working on, the full details of which we have after the jump — they include things like mobile video management, improvements to live streaming, and more.

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Gay Marriage Supreme Court ruling celebrated by tech brands and leaders alike

Gay Marriage Supreme Court ruling celebrated by tech brands and leaders alike

This morning the United States Supreme Court announced that same-sex marriage would be legalized across the USA. According to the official decision document, "The Court, in this decision, holds same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in all States." In response, just about every tech company and brand associate have taken the opportunity to celebrate the decision with rainbow flags, jumps for joy, and everything in-between. Companies like Google, Motorola, and Twitter as well as high-profile leaders in tech like Apple's Tim Cook are amongst those joining in on the revels.

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Google News Lab aims to empower the digital newsroom

Google News Lab aims to empower the digital newsroom

Google is looking to stoke the fires of online journalism with Google News Lab, a suite of tools, services, and training for the modern digital newsroom. News Lab builds on last week's update to Google Trends, which added real-time data on the most topical stories, with guidance and case-studies around how existing services like YouTube and Fusion Tables could be turned to reporting. It's not all online, though, with Google partnering up with various journalism incubators.

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Watch Boeing’s vertical Dreamliner take-off from the captain’s chair

Watch Boeing’s vertical Dreamliner take-off from the captain’s chair

At the Paris Air Show, Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner performed the spectacular feat of a vertical take-off. It turns out that Boeing wasn't just filming the flight from the runway. The cockpit was decked out with cameras and Boeing has assembled the footage to take you on a wild ride. Thanks to an innovative "choose your view" feature that YouTube started testing earlier this year, Boeing has released a "multi-view flying display" that lets you toggle between angles of the same scene without missing a beat.

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YouTube Newswire offers curated videos of important events

YouTube Newswire offers curated videos of important events

YouTube has decided to take advantage of the large number of videos showing important events that are uploaded to its service, and it is doing so through its newly announced “YouTube Newswire”. YouTube Newswire is a new hub of sorts for videos of "emerging news events" taken by the eyewitnesses who are there when it happens. Such a hub is being done in partnership with Storyful, which will be taking care of the curation end of things. For viewers, this simply provides a new way to sort through the videos and find ones related to weather, news, and politics.

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