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Blasphemous content: IHC summons Secretary Interior in-person

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court summoned Secretary Interior in-person in a plea challenging blasphemous contents allegedly shared by some individuals on Youtube and Facebook accounts, on October 3. Justice Shoukat Aziz Siddiqui directed the respondents to submit reply of the petition till next date of hearing in a plea moved by a citizen Shoaib Safdar….

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Zayn Malik releases new music video

LOS ANGELES: Zayn Malik has released the music video of his latest hit song “Dusk Till Dawn ft. Sia”. Australian singer Sia Kate Isobelle Furler aka Sia has provided the vocals in the song. The song is written jointly by Malik, Sia and Greg Kurstin. The music video of the song is directed by Mark…

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YouTube gets a new logo

MANILA: YouTube on Wednesday refreshed its logo and layout across platforms, bringing with it new features. The redesigned logo removes the red highlight on “Tube,” a television reference and instead placed a red “press play” icon beside “YouTube” in a narrower and bolder typeface. It was the first redesign since Google-owned service started 12 years…

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Merkel reaches out to young voters on YouTube

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning Wednesday for the youth vote on YouTube ahead of September 24 elections, said her favourite emoticon was the “smiley” and dismissed fears about a potential World War III. The 63-year-old leader, in power for nearly 12 years, also said she hoped to appoint equal numbers of male and female…

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‘Despacito’ declared most streamed song ever

New York: Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” whose reggaeton beat has swept the globe, on Wednesday was named the most streamed song of all time. The song’s label, Universal Music Latin Entertainment, said “Despacito” in its original and remixed versions had reached 4.6 billion streams across platforms including YouTube and Spotify. “Despacito” — a…

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Indian police book comedy group AIB for ‘Modi meme’

MUMBAI: The Mumbai police department on Friday registered an FIR against a social media entertainment channel, AIB, for allegedly making a ‘meme’ featuring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Police officials of cyber crime branch said that the FIR of defamation under the Indian Penal Code and of transmitting obscene material in electronic form under the…

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Dhinchak Pooja’s music videos taken down from YouTube

MUMBAI: Music videos of Dhinchak Pooja – India’s latest viral sensation – have been taken down from YouTube after a copyright claim was filed on them. According to an Indian news website, the video surfacing website remove Dhinchak Pooja’s videos after a person named “Kathappa Singh” filed copyright claim on them. She became a sensation…

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YouTuber posts video of travelling with int’l footballers to Pakistan

NEWS DESK A Youtuber posted a video of himself flying to Pakistan from Dubai alongside international footballers in a private jet. Irfan Junejo, in his video titled “Flying in a private jet with Ronaldinho”, starts off by saying that he did not mention the details as to what he is upto as he might jinx…

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Google live streams Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s performance

Google, the search engine giant, has streamed the performance of world-renowned Sufi singer Rahat Fateh Ali live on video-sharing website YouTube from its global headquarters in Mountain View, California, US. “We’re excited to welcome Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (RFAK) for a Talks at Google event hosted by VP Anwar Akram,” Google announced. Rahat Fateh…

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SAMAA adds another feather in its cap

SAMAA TV has added another feather to its cap by becoming the most watched Pakistani news channel on popular video-sharing portal YouTube. In a short span of time, SAMAA has more than 500, 000 subscribers, which are more than any other news channel in Pakistan. Watch details in our report.  

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True beauty lies in a Salon

By: Zara Maqbool A salon is like a second home for almost all the women irrespective of which part of the world they are from, of course the factor of affordability being there.  At least once a week a visit is a must for a single service or a range of services be it hair…

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UK lawmakers criticize social media over response to extremist content

LONDON: Social media were heavily criticized by a committee of British lawmakers on Monday for failing to do enough to remove illegal and extremist material posted on their sites, and for not preventing it appearing in the first place. Platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook has been criticized over their moderation policies after high-profile…

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No more ads for YouTube channels under 10,000 views

YouTube has announced that creators from now on will not be able to monetize their content until their channel achieves 10,000 lifetime views. The YouTube Partner Program (YPP) was setup in 2007 allowing content creators to instantly create a channel, upload videos, and immediately start making money. With this business model, You Tube grew into…

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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube banned in ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has banned use of social media websites in its offices across the country, Samaa reported. According to officials, the ECP staff, including in provincial and on-field offices, has been banned from using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. ECP spokesman said the decision has been taken in the wake possible…

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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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