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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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YouTube reinstates Daytona Speedway crash video

YouTube reinstates Daytona Speedway crash video

Yesterday, a fan uploaded a video showing the effects of the terrifying aftermath of the DRIVE4COPD NASCAR race. Over 10 cars were involved in the wreckage, and 28 people in the audience were injured when debris from the cars flew towards their direction. Half of the 28 injured had to be taken to local area hospitals for their injuries, and the other half were treated at the care center located in the race track.

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Billboard now takes YouTube views into account in its Hot 100 formula

Billboard now takes YouTube views into account in its Hot 100 formula

Billboard has been offering up charts that show which songs are the most popular in the country and around the world for decades. The company has had its Hot 100 chart for 55 years and the formula used to determine which songs go on that chart has now been changed. Billboard has announced that it now takes a number of plays a song has had on YouTube into account when figuring Hot 100 rankings.

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YouTube no longer working on Blackberry 7 or 7.1 devices

YouTube no longer working on Blackberry 7 or 7.1 devices

Many Blackberry users running Blackberry OS 7 or 7.1 on their devices have been reporting that they can no longer view YouTube videos through the YouTube app on their device. While they're still able to search for the videos, they aren't able to play them. The issue seems isolated to only OS 7 and 7.1 devices, while users with Blackberry OS 5 and 6 are reporting that their YouTube app is working just fine.


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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 29, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today a purported case for the iPad 5 surfaced, and it has more than a little in common with the rear case for the iPad mini. We saw a leaked image of a white Nexus 4, while we also heard that Google is planning a Nexus 4 and 7 refresh for the spring that includes white devices. Speaking of the Nexus 4, the sought after device became available on the Google Play Store once again today, after weeks of being sold out.

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