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Google ad boycott could aim ire at ad-serving software

SAN FRANCISCO: Google’s money-making foundation is strong enough to endure a current boycott by advertisers, but the movement could rattle the practice of software “programmed” ad placement, analysts said on Thursday. The internet giant’s core business of serving up advertising along with online search results appeared to be safe from the boycott, motivated by companies…

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Apple drives further into Facebook, Snap territory with video app

SAN FRANCISCO: With the release of a new video app called Clips, Apple Inc is inching one step closer to fully engaging in the messaging world, where its huge base of iPhone users could help it compete with Snap Inc’s Snapchat and Facebook Inc’s Messenger.

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Google apologizes to ad clients for YouTube content fiasco

Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) and HSBC (HSBA.L) pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites.

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YouTube unveils streaming television service

San Francisco: YouTube on Tuesday unveiled a streaming television service offering bundles of live channels, in a direct challenge by the Google-owned network to traditional cable and pay TV. YouTube TV was tailored for younger generations seeking news, films and more programs without subscribing to cable or satellite service, according to YouTube chief executive Susan…

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Advantages of Social Media

  Syed Adnan Ali Chishti Ever wondered what folks turn to first thing in the morning after getting up, even before answering the call of nature? Yes! You guessed right! They browse Social Media on their gadgets. I’m sure we all have already come across much negativity by society pertinent to over-usage of Social Media…

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YouTube stars can live stream from mobile, make money from fans

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said it was rolling out live streaming from mobile devices for users with more than 10,000 subscribers, adding a feature that will help them make money, as it takes on Facebook Live. YouTube said in a blog post on Tuesday it would roll out the feature to other contributors soon. (   …

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YouTube introduces “Super Chat”, a new way for creators to make money

By: Muhammad Farooq Dhedhi YouTube has launched a new feature “Super Chat” which will help video creators make money while connecting with their fans during a live stream. Super Chat feature allows fans to get noticed by the streamer during the live stream. To get the attention from the creator, fans have to pay to…

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Indian YouTuber detained for “Kissing prank”

Indian YouTuber Sumit Verma has been imprisoned after posting a video in which he played a disgusting prank by walking up to random women in public places, kissing them and running away. According to the Delhi police spokesman Deependra Pathak, this matter was taken very seriously and Sumit was interrogated by the cyber police. Verma…

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5 ways to make money online!

Written By: Noman Naushad Lalani As the use of internet is snowballing around the world, “how to earn money online?” has become one of the most frequently asked question. It is really not that challenging, just choose a niche you think you are proficient in, build a strategy and get ready to put in continuous…

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Twitter suspends white supremacist accounts

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter accounts of white supremacy advocates who cheered Donald Trump’s election victory were mute on Wednesday, suspended as the social network battles hateful vitriol spewed by “trolls.”

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After “Gangnam Style” Psy again hits the charts

The music video of Psy’s single “Gentleman” has attracted more than 2.676 billion views on YouTube. Psy’s management agency YG Entertainment said the video surpassed a viewership of one billion people at midnight on October 29. The 2013 single “Gentleman” is Psy’s second song that crossed the one billion mark, following his 2012 sensation hit…

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Google announces exciting new plans for Pakistani Youtube users

KARACHI: Youtube has officially launched the offline video saving feature in Pakistan, which allows users to be able to watch videos without being connected to the Internet, provided they had them buffered. Especially for cellphone Youtube users, this feature has been particularly popular in emerging countries where many face connectivity issues. Through this, a user…

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‘Dangerous’ Morocco actress launches YouTube channel

Moroccan actress Loubna Abidar, who took refuge in France following a backlash over a role as a prostitute, is launching a YouTube channel to discuss controversial issues with people back home. “Hello to those who love me, hello to those who support me. Hello also to those who don’t like me, to those who insult…

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Malaysian rapper detained for ‘insulting Islam’: report

KUALA LUMPUR: A popular Malaysian rapper and film director has been arrested over a music video which allegedly disrespects Islam, the national news agency said. Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was arrested at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport where he was returning from overseas, the Bernama agency said late Sunday. The word “Allah”…

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Beyonce dominates MTV video nominations, Taylor Swift shut out

NEW YORK: Beyonce’s critically-praised visual album “Lemonade” on Tuesday earned the R&B singer a career-best 11 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards, in a list that included multiple nods for Adele and rapper Kanye West but nothing for Taylor Swift.

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Twitter service slowed in Turkey

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter pointed Friday to “intentional slowing” of its service in Turkey, as reports surfaced that social media was being sidelined during a coup attempt.

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Facebook gets in game-streaming with Blizzard

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Monday announced that it is getting into the eSports game, jumping into the field of video games as spectator sports against Amazon-owned Twitch and Google’s YouTube Gaming. Later this month, people will be able to use Facebook accounts to log in to Blizzard Entertainment computer games such as “World of Warcraft.”…

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Facebook, Twitter, Youtube face hate speech complaints in France

PARIS: Three French anti-racism associations said on Sunday they would file legal complaints against social networks Facebook, Twitter and Google’s Youtube for failing to remove “hateful” content posted on their platforms. French law requires websites to take down racist, homophobic or anti-semitic material and tell authorities about it. But French Jewish students union UEJF and…

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YouTube plans Internet television service: report

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube plans to launch a service that streams cable television channels to viewers over the Internet for the price of a subscription, Bloomberg, a U.S.-based news agency reported on Wednesday. YouTube has made a priority of creating the service, called Unplugged, which could debut as early as next year i.e. in 2017, according to…

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Facebook expands live video

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook Inc on Wednesday expanded its live video product, Facebook Live, giving the feature prominent placement on its app and rolling out features to make it easier for users to search and comment in real time. The move is the biggest challenge yet by Facebook to online rivals, including Twitter Inc’s Periscope live-streaming…

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