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Category: YouTube News

YouTube Is Demonetizing Small Channels, And That's A Good Thing

YouTube has announced changes to its monetization program, telling content creators with small channels that they'll no longer be able to monetize unless they can grow their subscriber base to above 1,000 subscribers, with 4,000 hours of view time in the past 12 months. This is a new benchmark, the previous being a set 10,000 lifetime views in order to join the YouTube Partner Program and...
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YouTube Says T-Mobile Is Throttling All Video Even If It Isn't Part Of 'Binge On' Program

T-Mobile has made some big changes in the last few years, but the way it manages data caps has worried some net neutrality advocates. Its last big announcement was Binge On, which exempts services like Netflix, Hulu, and others from data caps, but YouTube has now started complaining that T-Mobile throttles all video. According to the Wall Street Journal, YouTube has complained that T-Mobile...
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YouTube Gaming Arrives This Summer

In a move that should surprise absolutely no one, Google is launching its big competitor to Twitch—YouTube Gaming. And, yes, it's going to basically recreate the Twitch experience on Google's sprawling platform, with a few added features. YouTube Gaming will also exist as a separate entity from YouTube, at least in the sense that searches made on YouTube Gaming shouldn't pull in normal...
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This Exploit Could Have Wiped Out Every YouTube Video Known to Man

Don’t you wish you could “thank God for no Friday” by deleting every copy of Rebecca Black’s awful viral hit “Friday” from YouTube?  Or perhaps spite your most disliked artist by wiping YouTube clean of their music videos, whether on their official channel or on unofficial ones?  A researcher named Kamil Hismatullin found a way to do that, and at the end of the day, we’re glad this close call...
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YouTube Is Testing An Easy GIF-Making Feature

The animated GIF is almost 30 years old, but it remains a staple of Internet humor. At long last, YouTube is testing a feature that may allow people to quickly and easily convert snippets of online videos into looping, six-second animated GIFs.YouTube hasn't officially announced this feature, but Andy Baio (@waxpancake on Twitter) spotted the option Thursday. When you click the “Share” option...
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