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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. (http://bit.ly/22KeLVl)   …

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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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