Movies & TV

YouTube is hopping on the internet TV bandwagon

Just a day after Hulu confirmed that it is working on a live TV service to complement its current offerings, YouTube is said to be offering its own internet TV service, simply called YouTube Unplugged.

Could YouTube videos help predict Islamic State attacks? Report says yes

Experts say they may have found a way to turn ISIS's hubris against them. According to a new report from Defense One, traffic spikes on YouTube videos may be able to help predict the extremist group's next attacks.

The new YouTube app uses AI to learn just what you want to watch

An update to the YouTube app has been launched, offering a refined design and better video recommendations, thanks to artificial intelligence. YouTube is also launching new six-second 'bumper ads.'

Microsoft loves Google's codecs, adds WebM and VP9 in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Edge will support more codecs starting this summer. WebM, VP9, and Opus audio will all be built-in to Microsoft's browser, meaning millions of new users will have support for the open source codecs.

YouTube rolls out 360 video live streaming, will showcase Coachella acts

YouTube plans to show off its new 360 live-streaming technology this weekend at the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival. Select artists performances will be streamed in the new format.

RIAA says YouTube isn’t willing to make a ‘real negotiation’ for higher music royalties

Major labels are set to renegotiate contracts with YouTube this year, and many important industry voices hope they get a better deal. But RIAA head Frances Moore says the streaming juggernaut isn't playing fair in the negotiation process.

Coachella goes virtual with three YouTube streams and a VR experience

Coachella will once again allow those unable to make the trek to California the ability to stream performances from select acts, with three live YouTube streams and a new virtual reality experience.

Prince disses YouTube on Twitter, quickly deletes his tweets

Prince recently took to Twitter to express his dislike of YouTube's licensing payments. Before deleting the tweets, Prince indicated poor payments are the reason he holds back content on the popular video streaming site.

Why pay to play when you can watch for free? How YouTube burns indie developers

Late last week, a developer of the video game That Dragon, Cancer spoke up about his concerns with Let's Play videos and their impact on creators of "short, relatively linear" gaming experiences. But is he right?

Netflix, YouTube and Twitter donate to Black Lives Matter activist’s mayoral campaign

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson's campaign to become mayor of Baltimore has received thousands of dollars in donations from executives from major tech and Internet companies such as Netflix, Twitter, and YouTube.

Noted combines social media and digital smarts for better music discovery

Noted is a new music discovery platform that claims to be the first of these services to be truly smart, combining social discovery and algorithm-based discovery with a little of what it calls its "secret sauce" in order to learn users'…

Is Google building a live-streaming YouTube app to take on Periscope?

YouTube, it seems, wants to get into the mobile live-streaming game. Reports suggest the business is building an app along the lines of Periscope and Facebook Live that'd let users quickly and easily launch a live broadcast.