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YouTube working on TikTok rival called Shorts – report

Apr 02, 2020 - 11:49 AM

Shorts will reportedly be a feature inside the main YouTube app, and will let people use licensed music on YouTube as soundtracks

YOUTUBE. This illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US Youtube logo application on the screen of a tablet. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP


LIST: More sports action hits on YouTube

Apr 01, 2020 - 9:36 PM

As leagues remain shut down, here are some YouTube channels that can satisfy your sports craving

Photos from Jamie Squire/AFP (Patrick Mahomes) Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP (Brady), Shutterstock (Rey Mysterio and Undertaker), Harry How/Getty Images/AFP (LeBron James) and Jeff Haynes/AFP (Tim Duncan)


YouTube to default to standard definition worldwide – report

Mar 25, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Users will still be able to choose to use high definition if they want to

YOUTUBE. This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows YouTube logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP


YouTube, Amazon Prime downgrade to standard definition in EU

Mar 21, 2020 - 10:43 AM

The throttling follows a similar move from Netflix to alleviate EU networks

YOUTUBE. This illustration picture taken on July 24, 2019 in Paris shows the logo of the US Youtube logo application on the screen of a tablet. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Toei launches YouTube channel for classic live-action shows, anime

Mar 19, 2020 - 5:25 PM

YouTube channel Toei Tokusatsu World will be available worldwide, save for Japan, and will begin uploading content on April 6, beginning with the first two episodes of 70 different classic live-action shows and anime

TOEI TOKUSATSU WORLD. A new YouTube channel for classic live-action shows and anime is coming. Image from Toei.

Yes you can! Work out at home with these YouTube channels and apps

Mar 13, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Can't head to the gym? We got you, fam

Screenshots from YouTube.com/blogilates, and YouTube.com/ OfficialBarStarzz, and YouTube.com/yogawithadriene

LOOK: Rihanna 'sat' on Bretman Rock, and he's still not over it

Mar 07, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Neither are we, to be honest!

Lofi hip hop radio anime girl resumes studies after erroneous YouTube takedown

Feb 25, 2020 - 9:10 AM

Anime girl continues her relentless pursuit of scholarly excellence

Screenshot from YouTube/ChilledCow


The internet is not safe

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:34 PM

It's time we discuss some of the running issues that necessitate an actual Safer Internet Day for both kids and adults

YouTube steering viewers to climate denial videos – nonprofit

Jan 16, 2020 - 7:55 PM

YouTube says it downplays 'borderline' video content while spotlighting authoritative sources and displaying information boxes on searches related to climate change and other topics

YOUTUBE. This photo illustration taken on March 23, 2018 shows YouTube logos on a computer screen in Beijing. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Kathryn Bernardo launches YouTube channel

Jan 04, 2020 - 11:09 AM

The actress shares a short video to introduce her new vlog, Everyday Kath

EVERYDAY KATH. The actress launches a new YouTube channel. Screenshot from Kathryn Bernardo on YouTube

WATCH: Rappler's most-watched videos of 2019 on YouTube

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:54 PM

Rappler looks back at the videos that shaped the year that was

Eight-year-old Ryan Kaji is highest paid YouTuber, earns $26 million in 2019

Dec 19, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Ryan, who unboxes toys and plays with them on his 'Ryan ToysReview' channel, was also 2018's highest Youtube earner with $22 million

PewDiePie to take Youtube hiatus in 2020

Dec 17, 2019 - 12:23 PM

Youtube vlogger PewDiePie tells his 102 million subscribers that he will be gone 'for a little while'

A ‘Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’ feature is the top trending video on YouTube PH for 2019

Dec 15, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The segment about Alexandra Siang got over 10 million views on the video platform

TOP VIDEO. A 'Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho' feature tops YouTube PH's Rewind. Screenshot from Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho

'Zebianna' lyric video is top music video for YouTube PH in 2019

Dec 14, 2019 - 7:27 PM

BLACKPINK's 'Kill This Love' and a live performance of 'Pauwi Nako' trail 'Zebianna'

YOUR LSS. The lyric video for 'Zebbiana' is tops the music category for YouTube Philippines. Image from Skusta Clee's Instagram

YouTube bans 'implied' threats

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:12 AM

'We will no longer allow content that maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation,' says global head of trust and safety Matt Halprin


Grieving Bretman Rock asks for respect after PH fans crash father’s funeral

Nov 22, 2019 - 5:23 PM

'I just don’t understand why people think it's okay to ask me for pictures when my eyes are literally swollen from crying. How you gonna say, "Condolences, can we take a picture?"' Bretman shares

Here’s how much a YouTube Music subscription costs in the Philippines

Nov 14, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Prices start at P65 (for students!)

YOUTUBE MUSIC. The streaming platform – both for audio and video – is officially in the Philippines. Rappler image

As 'streaming wars' rage, social networks create own TV series

Nov 03, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat are investing in original programs to stream in their platforms

The YouTubers Union: Advocating for YouTube transparency

Sep 17, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Youtubers Union protests the changes to the platform’s advertising rules made in 2017, demanding transparency in the decisions behind video monetization

More than 100,000 hate videos taken down following new policies – YouTube

Sep 05, 2019 - 12:09 PM

Views on videos that are later removed for violating policies have been reduced by 80% over the last 18 months according to YouTube


Google to pay $170-million fine for sharing YouTube kids data

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law

Google to pay out $150-200 million over YouTube privacy claims – reports

Aug 31, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The US Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce its decision on this settlement in September

De Lima urges Google Philippines to take down fake content on YouTube

Aug 26, 2019 - 9:39 AM

Senator Leila de Lima asks Google Philippines and parent company Alphabet to be more aggressive in taking down fake videos on YouTube which serve political agendas


Youtube star PewDiePie marries girlfriend Marzia Bisognin

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:17 AM

The two internet personalities tie the knot after 8 years of dating

[ANALYSIS] YouTube: The new battleground against disinformation

Aug 16, 2019 - 12:07 PM

YouTube is the new battleground in the fight against disinformation

Russia warns Youtube, foreign powers of 'meddling' after protests

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Russia accuses foreign governments and media, including video website YouTube, of backing the demonstrations, which are held to demand free local elections

YouTube star Grant Thompson killed in paragliding accident

Aug 01, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Also known as 'The King of Random,' the 38-year-old Youtube star was reported missing on Monday after he didn't return from a paragliding trip

YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws' – executive

Jul 29, 2019 - 12:41 PM

'YouTube has now grown to a big city...And just like in any big city, you need a new set of rules and laws and kind of regulatory regime," chief product officer Neal Mohan says in an interview


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Jul 23, 2019 - 10:56 AM

5 premium values if you sign up now

Pressure mounts on YouTube to better protect young users

Jun 21, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Consumer and child protection groups are worried YouTube is collecting data on young users and failing to shield them from inappropriate content

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Youtube's announcement is the latest of a series of tech industry moves to filter out hateful and violent content, which have spurred calls for tougher regulation

Google server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:38 AM

In a statement on its Cloud Platform status page, Google acknowledges the issue, saying it was dealing with 'high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube'

YouTuber ReSet found guilty of humiliating beggar on camera

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:08 AM

He is sentenced to 15 months in jail and a 5-year YouTube ban for offering a homeless man biscuit sandwiches stuffed with toothpaste and filming it

Bicolano tycoon sues Bikoy, Facebook, YouTube for cyber libel

May 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Elizaldy Co and Misibis Bay management are seeking P1.1 billion in damages

U.S. YouTube star Austin Jones gets 10 years in prison for child porn

May 04, 2019 - 10:46 AM

Jones admits to persuading girls as young as 14 to send him sexually explicit videos of themselves

Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, JaMill on YouTube FanFest 2019 lineup

Apr 27, 2019 - 12:50 PM

The vloggers will be joined by other international and local creators for the #IRL meetup with their fans

YOUTUBERS. Andrea Brillantes, Alex Wassabi, and JaMill are some of the creators that will be attending the upcoming YouTube FanFest. Photos from Instagram.com/blythe, Instagram.com/alexwassabi, and Instagram.com/jamillph

Mikey Bustos comes out: 'Life is sweet'

Apr 23, 2019 - 4:33 PM

'Freedom,' the comedian says on Instagram

FREEDOM! Mikey Bustos thanks friends and supporters on Instagram. Image from Mikey Bustos' Instagram

YouTube accidentally links Notre-Dame fire to 9/11 attacks

Apr 16, 2019 - 2:25 PM

A spokesman for YouTube, which is owned by Google, says the text box feature had been disabled for live streams related to the fire

EXTINGUISHING THE FIRE. Firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Travel with Zac Efron in his new Youtube vlog

Apr 11, 2019 - 8:08 PM

You can now tag along with Zac Efron on his new adventure travel channel, 'Off The Grid'

UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Under the proposals, a new regulator will have the power to force platforms and others to publish annual transparency reports

MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP


French Muslim group sues internet giants over New Zealand massacre video

Mar 25, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The French Council of the Muslim Faith is suing Facebook and YouTube for 'broadcasting a message with violent content abetting terrorism, or of a nature likely to seriously violate human dignity and liable to be seen by a minor'

CHRISTCHURCH REMEMBRANCE. Young students attend a vigil on March 18, 2019, four days after 50 worshippers were killed in two mosques attacks, the worst on Muslims in a Western country. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

U.S. lawmakers ask tech leaders to explain viral Christchurch video

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:01 AM

The House Committee on Homeland Security ask for a briefing by tech executives regarding the online proliferation of the 'horrific' Christchurch video

CHRISTCHURCH. Police secure the area with tape across the road from the Dean Avenue mosque on March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP


Social media platforms attempt to moderate spread of New Zealand shooting video

Mar 16, 2019 - 1:49 PM

The incident has once again called into question major social media platforms’ ability to police harmful content

HALF-MAST. The New Zealand national flag is flown at half-mast on a Parliament building in Wellington on March 15, 2019, after a shooting incident in Christchurch. File photo by Marty Melville/AFP


Youtube star Lilly Singh to be first female U.S. late-night talk host in decades

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:47 AM

'I think it's a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman to be on a late-night show,' 30-year-old Singh says about her new NBC gig

YouTube to block comments on most videos showing minors

Mar 01, 2019 - 7:47 AM

YouTube announces further steps to crack down on inappropriate comments following an investigation showing how comments and connections on child porn were being displayed alongside innocuous videos

Hit song 'Despacito' breaks YouTube record with 6 billion views

Feb 26, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The video already holds the record for fastest views

Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The closing of the loophole comes after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a 'wormhole' that allowed comments and connections on child porn alongside innocuous videos

YouTube looking to address ‘dislike mobs’

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:49 PM

YouTube is beginning to look for ways to fix artificial, possibly conflict-generated dislikes