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YouTube TV just arrived in these five new markets

YouTube TV just arrived in these five new markets

YouTube TV, the live-streaming television service, has been expanded into five new markets in the US, making it available to yet another large batch of potential new customers. The expansion comes shortly after the company increased the monthly subscription fee from $35/month to $40/month, bringing it closer to the cost of other competing services.

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Our moon in 4K: YouTube has a new best high-res video

Our moon in 4K: YouTube has a new best high-res video

This afternoon the folks at NASA revealed a radical new video touring the moon in 4K resolution. This video was made using images from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). It's a very, very large video, and you're gonna want to watch it on the most massively pixel-dense device you've got on-hand.

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YouTube hit with FTC complaint over child privacy violations

YouTube hit with FTC complaint over child privacy violations

In no small thanks to Facebook's blunder, tech companies, especially the big ones, have come under increased scrutiny over their handling of user data. Considering how it makes much of its revenue from advertising, Google and its businesses are a prime target for such investigations. A coalition of more than 20 consumer advocacy groups have lodged a complaint at the Federal Trade Commission against YouTube, alleging that the video streaming giant knowingly and willfully collects and profits from tracking kids, all without the consent of their parents or legal guardians.

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YouTube Kids app update said to allow only human-curated content

YouTube Kids app update said to allow only human-curated content

As our social networks continue to be dominated by algorithmically suggested content, YouTube has faced some serious criticism in recent months over aimed at children, especially within its own YouTube Kids app. To help address these growing concerns, the company is said to be working on a major overhaul of its kid-friendly app, where the only videos displayed are those approved by a team of human curators.

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YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

YouTube TV adds Firefox support, PS4 users still waiting

The YouTube TV live-streaming television service was slow to expand into new markets and add support for major streaming devices, one of the primary criticisms from consumers. Over the many months since launching, though, YouTube TV has slowly expanded to cover major cities throughout the US, giving most people access to the service. New device support has arrived at a slower pace, making the most recent addition a welcome one.

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YouTube shooter “upset with policies” of video site say police

YouTube shooter “upset with policies” of video site say police

Police have named the YouTube shooting suspect who opened fire at the company's California headquarters yesterday, revealing that she was a frustrated user of the video sharing site. Nasim Aghdam, 39, was a resident of San Diego, and gained access to the YouTube campus through a parking garage, San Bruno police chief Ed Barberini said today.

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YouTube “active shooter situation” brings police to HQ [Updated]

YouTube “active shooter situation” brings police to HQ [Updated]

Police have been responding to an active shooter at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, it's been confirmed this afternoon. News of the incident began on social media, with YouTube employees posting on Twitter and elsewhere that they had heard gunshots, and were being evacuated from the building.

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YouTube’s dynamic player comes to Android at long last

YouTube’s dynamic player comes to Android at long last

Back at the tail end of 2017, YouTube launched a new dynamic player for its iOS app. Though it's always a little weird to see new features for Google services come to iOS devices first, it happens more than you'd initially expect. Now, around three months later, the Android YouTube app is being brought up to speed, with a dynamic player of its own launching today.

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YouTube Red theatrical release plan hints at big strategy shift

YouTube Red theatrical release plan hints at big strategy shift

Upcoming YouTube Red original movie Vulture Club will be released in theaters, according to a new report. The company's original movies and other video content have thus far centered around the YouTube Red product, which is YouTube's subscription service that offers paying customers certain extra features and perks. A theatrical release may hint at a shift in that strategy.

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YouTube bans most gun-related DIY video tutorials

YouTube bans most gun-related DIY video tutorials

YouTube is increasing its push against videos featuring firearms, updating its policy to ban DIY gun-related videos that instruct users on things related to creating ammunition, suppressors and silencers, firearms, and more. The company also now prohibits videos that are used to sell guns or select accessories for them, as well as videos with links to website selling the items.

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YouTube is about to get a lot more annoying for music fans

YouTube is about to get a lot more annoying for music fans

YouTube plans to purposefully make the music video experience more frustrating, in the hope of infuriating heavy users to the point where they cough up for a paid subscription instead. The Google-owned site is, for many, the go-to place for music, with listeners often ignoring the video altogether. Unfortunately, that's not especially helpful for YouTube's bottom line.

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YouTube livestreaming just got so simple even non-geeks can do it

YouTube livestreaming just got so simple even non-geeks can do it

Anyone who livestreams knows that it takes a bit of work to get up and running, especially if you're livestreaming to PC. Whether you're streaming on Twitch, YouTube, or Mixer, you generally need to set up an encoder to handle the heavy lifting, which can be quite the process for someone who is new to the scene. Today, YouTube is looking to make the process of starting a livestream much easier by rolling out new features to YouTube Live.

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