Reuters: YouTube to debut paid music service

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With recent criticism that YouTube’s current free video website might block music videos from labels that do not agree to its terms, the Google subsidiary said Tuesday that it plans to launch a paid streaming music service. YouTube did not comment on the matter, except for stating the ...

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YouTube v5.7 debuts with streaming quality picking

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After updating Hangouts, Google gives some love to YouTube as well. YouTube gets yet another great and long-awaited feature in the newest update. Choose the quality of your YouTube video stream. This feature is long overdue if you ask me. Every time I watch a YouTube video via mobile data I ...

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Watch YouTube videos while using other apps with Viral Popup [App of the Day]

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Google’s stock youtube player is great, but if that app leaves you wanting more look no further than Viral Popup (Youtube Player). Viral Popup is a full-featured Youtube player designed for phones and tablets.  It has a familiar user interface and all the usual options that we have become ...

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Samsung released 3 new Galaxy S5 ads and they’re kind of neat

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Samsung did a really good job in the ads department this time. Under the hashtag #Expect more they introduced 3 new ads and as we said, they’re not half bad. All 3 of them last around 30 seconds touting different features of the Galaxy S5. The first one is featuring a girl advertising a ...

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YouTube to acquire Twitch in billion dollar deal

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YouTube, owned by Google, is acquiring the popular videogame-streaming company Twitch for more than $1 billion.  The deal is an all cash offer and is expected to be annoounced very soon. Twitch is a San Francisco based company that allows users to upload and watch live gameplay videos which can ...

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April Fools’ Day 2014: Google Style (Updated)

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Ah, yes. It’s that time of year again. Google is taking to the web to mislead it’s faithful followers by pulling some pretty elaborate stunts. Last year they tricked users into thinking Google Nose, Google Treasure Maps, and the Closure of YouTube “Submissions” were ...

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Google: We’re aware of issues with YouTube app crashing

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With enhanced functionality being introduced to Google Now, it seems that the recent update to the app has somehow introduced issues with the YouTube app crashing. The good news is Google is aware of it and have advised that a backend fix has been issued so if you were experiencing YouTube ...

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Hardware makers swing into action with new Android Wear

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In just one hour after the announcement of Google’s new Android Wear program, we already have quite a few big announcements regarding the new smartwatch OS. LG and Motorola announced their new smartwatches, while the new DevBytes video explains what Android Wear will look like to ...

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Chromecast-ready apps for Android

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Ongoing list of Android apps with Chromecast compatibility We’ve put together a list of Android apps that have been updated to include support for Google’s Chromecast device. If you’ve gone one of these guys in your home or office then you’ll want to stay abreast of the ...

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YouTube secretly hiding code for offline playback, unlimited Music Pass, background listening

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Tucked away inside of the most recent version of the Android YouTube app are hints of things to come. As discovered by Android Police, the app contains traces of stuff we’ve already heard about as well as new, fun stuff. Chances are good that most of you have already learned of ...

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YouTube readying on-demand music service

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I can’t tell you how many times a week I receive a link to a music video on YouTube. While many of my friends use it to discover music, I have never looked at the site as a way to listen to music. Apparently I’m in the minority. According a report by Billboard, YouTube is... Read More

YouTube ‘Add to Device’ to allow offline playback up to 48 hours later

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An upcoming update to the YouTube experience will soon allow for offline playback of videos on your smartphone. Slated to arrive in November, the “Add to Device” feature will let users watch videos in cases where a data connection is not present. You’ll be able to view clips ...

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YouTube mobile adds short-period offline viewing to upcoming update

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Over at YouTube, they’re running through some updates to the way mobile users can view videos. The main change in that slew is offline viewing, although it may not be exactly as it sounds. According to the YouTube blog: This upcoming feature will allow people to add videos to their device ...

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List of Google’s April Fools Day Jokes

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Yes, today is April 1st and that means you’re advised to be on alert. There are plenty of opportunities to fool you… or at least attempt to fool you.  Google, as is their wont, will often put together a number of April Fools Day blog posts, announcements, and “new ...

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YouTube app update makes watching videos on your Google TV a snap

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Thanks to the latest update to YouTube on Android, we can look forward to sending videos straight from our Android devices to Google TV, quickly and easily. According to the YouTube blog, “…Click the TV icon that appears, and the video will play instantly on your Google TV. Like a ...

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