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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

YouTube reducing recommendations of rules-skirting videos to improve experience

Jan 28, 2019 - 4:14 PM

The tweaks – reducing recommendations for videos which hold misinformation or skirt the rules of YouTube – are said to affect less than 1% of its videos but should bring about a better experience

WATCH: Bretman Rock and Shay Mitchell surprise fans with video collab

Jan 20, 2019 - 11:40 AM

Bretman, Shay, food, makeup, ASMR, and a whole lot of laughs – what more can you ask for?

YouTube clarifies rules on pranks as risky memes rage

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:08 PM

The clarifications 'make it clear that challenges like the Tide pod challenge or the Fire challenge, that can cause death and/or have caused death in some instances, have no place on YouTube,' the company says

YouTube mobile apps to get Autoplay on Home tab function

Dec 04, 2018 - 6:39 PM

YouTube videos will automatically play on the Home tab as users scroll past. The feature works on Android and iOS

Troye Sivan is coming to Manila in 2019

Dec 04, 2018 - 1:04 PM

(UPDATED) The singer-songwriter is taking his 'Bloom' concert tour to Asia in 2019, with Manila as his fourth stop

Ariana Grande releases documentary series on Youtube

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:39 PM

Thank u, yes!

Youtube ending annotations feature in January 2019

Nov 28, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Annotations have since been overtaken by other features, namely end screens and cards, which are both mobile-friendly and less obtrusive

YouTube rolling out free, ad-supported movies in U.S.

Nov 19, 2018 - 1:48 PM

No word yet on whether the free movies will hit Philippine shores or other regions


5 tips to help you on the journey to professional YouTubing

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Here's a quick roundup of tips for getting off the ground when starting your own YouTube channel

SO YOU WANNA BE A YOUTUBER. Jolly Estaris leads a session offering tips to prospective YouTubers in getting off the ground. Screenshot from YouTube.

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Europe is trying to devise a strategy to tax profits from the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and digital platforms such as YouTube and Airbnb

Of course, Twitter folks had fun with #YouTubeDOWN

Oct 17, 2018 - 11:54 AM

Count on Twitter to provide the LOLs


YouTube back up after outage of around 2 hours

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) YouTube declares at 11 am that the site and its services have been restored

YOUTUBE DOWN. This is how YouTube appears upon trying to load it, Wednesday morning, October 17. Screenshot from YouTube.


Children drowning in 'digital diet of pizza and sweets'

Oct 15, 2018 - 8:02 AM

With YouTube replacing Disney as the most-loved brand among young children in the US, and streaming giants encouraging binge viewing, a whole generation risk being brought up on cultural junk food, kids television program makers say

Russia warns Google against election meddling

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Russian Central Election Commission member Alexander Klyukin says the commission sent an official letter to Larry Page, the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, regarding Alexei Navalny's use of YouTube.

GOOGLE. The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Europe's news agencies blast Google, Facebook for 'plundering' content

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Critics, however, say that the new proposed copyright law in Europe may restrict the usage of memes and remixes by everyday internet users who often use content without securing the rights


Hit replay! PH among top viewers of K-pop group BTS' YouTube channel

Aug 30, 2018 - 5:27 PM

If you're overusing that replay button, you're not alone

10 MILLION. The Bangtan boys' YouTube channel hits 10 million subscribers. Image from BTS' Instagram account

YouTube's viewing stats track how long you spend watching videos

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:02 PM

You will now see how much time you spent viewing content today, yesterday, and over the past week.

YOUTUBE VIEWING HABITS. Fabled video repository YouTube will now give you stats on your viewing habits. Images from YouTube blog.

BTS' 'Idol' breaks record for biggest music video debut on YouTube

Aug 28, 2018 - 11:40 AM

'Idol' breaks a YouTube record previously held by a Taylor Swift music video

RECORD BREAKERS. Korean idol group BTS shatters even more records. Image from BTS' official Instagram account

KSI-Logan Paul fight earns millions as boxing keeps distance

Aug 28, 2018 - 10:16 AM

A rematch between the two YouTubers, who have 37 million subscribers between them, is a question of when, not if – even if the boxing aficionados do not approve


Google deletes accounts with ties to Iran on YouTube, other sites

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:07 PM

Thirty-nine YouTube channels, 13 Google Plus accounts, and 6 accounts on their blogging platform Blogger have been removed

GOOGLE. AFP Photo/STR


IN NUMBERS: The fake YouTube views market

Aug 21, 2018 - 5:23 PM

For about $14, a client can buy 1,000 'views' for a YouTube video


Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Jack Dorsey explains that it is journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumors or sensationalized issues

Sharon Cuneta celebrates 40 years in showbiz with concert

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Sharon also formally launches her presence on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube

MILESTONE. Actress Sharon Cuneta answers questions at a press conference on her concert in celebration of  her 40th year in showbiz this year. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Tom Felton stars in new YouTube thriller

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:49 AM

The 'Harry Potter' leads the cast of Paul WS Anderson's 'Origin'

TOM FELTON. The British actor stars in a new sci-fi thriller by YouTube. Screenshot from Origin YouTube channel

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Jul 11, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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YouTube to offer $25M funding to boost 'trusted' news sources

Jul 11, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The first partners in the program will be US-based Vox Media, Jovem Pan of Brazil and India Today

MEDIA FUNDING. The grants "will enable our partners to build key capabilities, train staff on video best practices, enhance production facilities and develop formats optimized for online video," YouTube said. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


YouTube enlists Kirsten Dunst and George Clooney for comedy

Jun 26, 2018 - 2:44 PM

'On Becoming a God in Central Florida' will center on the US cult of unbridled entrepreneurship and a woman's intense pursuit of the American Dream

YouTube to offer $5 monthly channel memberships for creators

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:22 PM

The monthly fee will give viewers access to exclusive content including livestreams, extra videos or shout-outs on channels with more than 100,000 subscribers


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Jun 14, 2018 - 12:39 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018 - 10:53 AM

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Egypt court orders one-month YouTube block over Islam film

May 26, 2018 - 11:35 PM

A lower court's 2013 order – blocking YouTube after it carried the controversial film 'Innocence of Muslims' – is upheld

Ranz Kyle, Niana Guerrero's manager on what it takes to be a social media star

May 22, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Amron Lopez tells us what it's like to manage digital native creators

YouTube Music, YouTube Premium launched

May 18, 2018 - 12:12 PM

YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are set to compete against Spotify and Netflix. It's currently available in select regions, but a wider rollout is expected

YOUTUBE MUSIC. Google's bringing out its Spotify competitor. Image from Google.

Robert Downey Jr to host YouTube series on AI

May 17, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Robert Downey Jr is moving from Jarvis to real-life robots

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR..Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) w/ Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and Wong (Benedict Wong) in the background L to R. ..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2018

YouTube may be getting incognito mode

May 16, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Like Google Chrome's, the feature will allow users to view videos without leaving a trail


What you missed during YouTube Fanfest Philippines 2018

May 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Missed this year's festivities? We got you covered!

Get to know Ranz Kyle and Niana Guerrero, Pinoy YouTube stars on the rise

May 11, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The siblings talk to Rappler ahead of their YouTube Fan Fest 2018 appearance

Review: 'Cobra Kai' offers more than just nostalgia

May 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

YouTube Red's 'Cobra Kai' takes place 30 years after 'Karate Kid' – is it worth the watch?

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Renee Dominique

May 07, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Catch the singer-songwriter as she plays at Rappler HQ!

Youtube has 1.8 billion logged-in users monthly, renews Coachella deal

May 04, 2018 - 7:29 PM

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki reveals the statistic at the YouTube Brandcast 2018 presentation while Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl announces 3 more years of partnership with the Coachella music festival

YOUTUBE'S SUSAN WOJCICKI. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks onstage during the YouTube Brandcast 2018 presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 3, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images/AFP

Thousands demand justice for Mexican students dissolved in acid

Apr 27, 2018 - 4:10 PM

'The absurd war on drugs is taking our classmates and we will not allow it anymore,' says Jesus Medina, a student leader from the University of Guadalajara

PROTEST. Mexican students take part in a massive protest against violence in Mexico and the murder of three film students who were Kidnapped, tortured and murdered in western Jalisco State last month, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on April 26, 2018. Photo by  Ulises Ruiz/AFP

Mexican YouTube star confesses to dissolving film students' bodies in acid

Apr 26, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The suspect's professionally-shot videos has millions of views, and are part of the criminal investigation of the murders, chief investigator Lizette Torres says

CHRISTIAN GUTIERREZ. The murder suspect, also known as QBA, appears in a screenshot of a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, 'QBA OFFICIAL.' Screenshot from YouTube/QBA OFFICIAL


Child protection groups accuse YouTube of collecting children's data

Apr 10, 2018 - 5:27 PM

‘Just like Facebook, Youtube parent Google has focused its huge resources on generating profits instead of protecting privacy,’ says one complainant


YouTube shooting shows how fake news spirals on social media

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Fake news tagging a person wearing a Muslim headscarf, popular YouTubers, and Hillary Clinton as suspects circulate in the aftermath of YouTube shooting

YOUTUBE SHOOTING. A police officer sweeps a building at YouTube's corporate headquarters where an active shooter situation was underway in San Bruno, California on April 03, 2018. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


Censorship, revenue-sharing issues fueled YouTube shooter's vendetta

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Reports say that the suspect was upset over YouTube's censorship of her videos on animal mistreatment and an ab workout video, and that YouTube wasn't sharing enough money from ads

Censorship, revenue-sharing issues fueled YouTube shooter's vendetta

Apr 05, 2018 - 11:11 AM

Reports say that the suspect was upset over YouTube's censorship of her videos on animal mistreatment and an ab workout video, and that YouTube wasn't sharing enough money from ads

YOUTUBE SHOOTER. This undated photo obtained April 4, 2018 courtesy of the San Bruno Police Department shows shooting suspect Nasim Najafi Aghdam. California news outlets late Tuesday said she appeared to be a vegan-themed content creator who has raged against YouTube on her personal website for what she saw as censorship of her videos. Aghdam photo handout from San Bruno Police Department/YouTube sign photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the ceremonial distribution of the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries at the Sultan Kudarat Sports and Cultural Center in the Municipality of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on April 2, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Female suspect dead, several hurt in YouTube shooting

Apr 04, 2018 - 7:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Four people, 3 suffering from gunshot wounds, are taken to local hospitals, police say. The fourth person hurt suffers a sprained or broken ankle.

OUTSIDE YOUTUBE. Police walk outside of the YouTube headquarters on April 3, 2018 in San Bruno, California. Police are investigating an active shooter incident at YouTube headquarters that has left at least one person dead and several wounded. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP