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YouTube's new Super Chat feature announced

YouTube kills Fan Funding, introduces ‘Super Chat’ for live streams

YouTube is killing off Fan Funding, the feature that allowed fans to make one-time donations to their favorite creators, in replace of a new...
YouTube's On the Rise initiative

YouTube’s “On the Rise” initiative to highlight up-and-coming creators

Perhaps in response to the growing complaints about recommendations and alleged algorithm changes, YouTube has launched a new initiative dubbed "On the Rise." On the...
YouTube Labs

Google connects brands with creators in YouTube Labs program

YouTube has been traditionally hands-off in the realm of brand sponsorships, leaving that role to be filled by third party agencies - until now. Through...

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TECHNOLOGY

Mark Zuckerberg teases his Home AI, Jarvis

When Mark Zuckerberg puts his mind to something: he gets it done. Mark Zuckerberg teased us with his new Home AI Assistant for his...
Casey Neistat's video-sharing app Beme has been acquired by CNN

CNN acquires Beme, Casey Neistat’s experimental video sharing app

In a deal worth an estimated $25 million, CNN has acquired flagship vlogger Casey Neistat's video-sharing app Beme. The buyout comes days after Neistat announced he...

Social Blade has risen to the cloud!

  Something wonderful has happened at Social Blade! We've spent the last 45 days preparing some much needed upgrades to the website and all the...
Meerkat changes product's course in response to low usership

Meerkat changes product’s course in response to low usership

In an ever-competitive marketplace of standalone live streaming products, Meerkat has decided to shift their product’s focus. A memo by Meerkat’s CEO Ben Rubin to investors...

Apple Acquires Kinect Sensor Developer PrimeSense

Microsoft’s Kinect console is one of the main reasons they’ve remained so competitive in the gaming market. Being able to control your Xbox 360...

EVENTS

Inside GE²: Seattle's first experimental gaming expo

Inside GE²: Seattle’s first experimental gaming exposition

GE² - or Gaming & Experimental Entertainment - was a first-of-its-kind event for the Pacific Northwest, taking place over two days at the massive CenturyLink Field...
Pride Con 2016

Inaugural Pride Con event canceled without refunding ticketholders

Just ten days away from Pride Con's inaugural event in Anaheim, Calif. - a first year convention focused on the LGBT online video community -...
Susan Wojcicki at VidCon 2016's Industry Keynote

YouTube CEO shares major announcements at VidCon’s Industry Keynote

For the past several years, YouTube has used VidCon as a platform to share new industry findings, announce big ideas and innovations, and talk about...
VidCon set to expand globally in 2017 with events in Europe and Australia.

VidCon to expand globally; Europe and Australia events set for 2017

One day before the 7th annual VidCon event in Anaheim, California, the convention announced it will be expanding overseas in 2017. Next year will see...
VidCon to offer live stream sponsored by YouTube

VidCon to Offer Three-Day Live Stream Sponsored by YouTube

  For the first time ever, VidCon will be offering a free live stream to fans, creators, and industry members that can't make the trip...