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YouTube Cracks Down on 'Harmful and Dangerous' Challenges and Pranks

YouTube has set stricter guidelines for "harmful and dangerous" prank and challenge videos. From a report: "We've always had policies to make sure what's funny doesn't cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous," reads the YouTube guidelines. "Our Community Guidelines prohibit content that encourages dangerous activities that are likely to result in serious harm, and today clarifying what this means for dangerous challenges and pranks." YouTube's guidelines now further detail which of t...
Tags: Youtube, Tech


Get more shut-eye in 2019 with help from Google

After a long day, it should be easy to hit the hay at night. But far too often, just as you’re about to drift off, you decide to check why your phone just buzzed...and you’re back to square one.According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults should aim to get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. Many of us, including yours truly, usually don’t get there.If you want a fresh start in the new year, here are some tech tips and healthy habits that will help you catch more zzzzs ...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Youtube, Belgium, Pixel, National Sleep Foundation, Daniele, Google Assistant, Google Wifi, Digital Wellbeing, Google Fit Congrats to Team Colombia, Team Colombia Team Colombia, Dumbbellsndrama Team Italy Team Italy, Matter Shanti Lives Space Valley, StrangeSte Carmensegattini Corih, Beatricelessi Team


Global trends shaping marketing in 2019

It’s tough enough for brands to keep track of the big emerging tech and innovation trends but 2019 is likely to see an acceleration and expansion of this change. From gaming, through to voice, to AI-driven content and social commerce, evolution will be all around us. To help marketers get to grips with this, some of the senior leadership from our offices around the world have shone a spotlight the big trends to look out for and identified their likely impact on the marketing industry in 2019. Na...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Milan, London, Youtube, Berlin, Singapore, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Brands, Seo


Everything You Need to Know About the New Call to Action Extensions for YouTube Ads

Last month, Google announced that the current . Instead of the overlays, YouTube advertisers will now have to use the new call-to-action extensions. Let’s take a look at how the new extensions look. The extension will appear just under the video ad with a larger, more visible call-to-action button advertisers will now have to drive traffic to your website. Even after the user skips your video ad or watches the entire thing, the call-to-action extension will be visible on the YouTube video p...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Sem, Youtube Advertising, Don, Youtube Ads, Call-to-action Overlays, Youtube Leads Campaign


YouTube revises policy, bans dangerous prank videos

SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — YouTube is trying to prevent otherwise bright people from doing dangerous things. The video-sharing network owned by Google is cracking down on harmful or dangerous pranks. Updated policies no longer allow challenges that present “an apparent risk of death” and ban content featuring children “participating in dangerous challenges that pose […]
Tags: Google, Business, News, Youtube, Ap, Nation, San Bruno Calif


YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge

YouTube acts after challenge leads to people doing tasks blindfolded, including drivingYouTube has banned creators from depicting “dangerous challenges and pranks”, after a wave of incidents prompted by a viral challenge involving driving blindfolded pushed it to act.The so-called Bird Box challenge, inspired by the Netflix film of the same name, saw YouTubers imitating scenes from the movie in which characters must perform common tasks while blindfolded. A culture of one-upmanship meant that ra...
Tags: Utah, Technology, Internet, Film, Youtube, World news, Netflix, Jake Paul, Bird Box


YouTube removes advert for far-right Britain First

Film in which leader confronts Muslim outreach volunteers shown before Brexit contentYouTube has removed an advert for the far-right Britain First from its platform, after clips promoting the group began appearing on the video-hosting website.The five-and-a-half-minute unskippable video was displayed before content relating to Brexit and British politics. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Youtube, UK News, Britain, The far right, Brexit


YouTube Finally Explicitly Bans Dangerous Pranks and Challenges After Bird Box Fiasco

YouTube has changed its policies in an attempt to cut down on potentially dangerous challenges and pranks, Engadget reported on Tuesday, updating its rules to explicitly ban them from the site.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Pranks, Engadget, Moderation, Bird Box, Bird Box Challenge


YouTube will “ramp up” enforcement of its policies against dangerous challenges and pranks

YouTube announced several policy updates today, including more stringent enforcement of its ban on videos of dangerous challenges and pranks. In a FAQ posted to its support site, YouTube wrote “we’ve updated our external guidelines to 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.” Its policies also extend to pranks “with a perceived danger of serious physical injury,” ...
Tags: Videos, TC, Safety, Youtube, Tech, Netflix, Pranks, Mike, Martins, Alford, Heather Martin


There's a Fully Working Computer, Including a Retractable Keyboard, Hidden Inside This Mouse

Some hardware hacks only exist as a way to prove they’re actually possible. Such is the case with this ‘Computer Mouse’ that was designed, 3D-printed, and assembled by YouTube’s Electronic Grenade. It’s a fully working portable computer that’s smaller than even the thinnest laptops, but at the same time infinitely…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Diy, Raspberry Pi, Youtube, Tech, Mouse, 3d Printing, Hacks, Mice, Computer Mouse, Electronic Grenade


Nielsen: 16M U.S. homes now get TV over-the-air, a 48% increase over past 8 years

The number of U.S. households without a traditional cable or satellite TV subscription that instead receive broadcast stations using a digital antenna has jumped by nearly 50 percent over the past 8 years to reach 16 million homes, according to a new report from Nielsen. Today, 14 percent of all U.S. TV households are watching television over the air, it found. The measurement firm says there are basically two camps among this group of cord cutters. One, which tends to consist of older viewers w...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Television, Media, Youtube, Tech, Nielsen, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Netflix Hulu, Nielsen Today


YouTube Explains Which Profanities and ‘Inappropriate Language’ Are OK for Ad-Supported Videos

YouTube provided more clarity about how it determines when videos with “vulgarity and inappropriate language” are eligible for ads — and which words and usage contexts it deems just freaking advertiser-unfriendly. The Google-owned video site has long had a policy specifying that videos that include profanities and strong language may be “demonetized,” or stripped of […]
Tags: Google, News, Youtube


YouTube just changed how you navigate videos in its mobile app

YouTube is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The company announced it will this week roll out a new horizontal swiping gesture that lets you move forward and backward through the videos you’re watching. Swiping forward takes you to the next recommended video, while swiping back will take you to the last video you watched. The video will also resume where you left off, in that case, says YouTube. The change is designed to give users more control over video p...
Tags: TC, Mobile, Apps, Video, Youtube, Tech, App


YouTube now lets you swipe through videos like Instagram Stories

We’ve all wasted hours watching recommended videos on YouTube, but now the company is making it even easier to procrastinate your time away. Starting this week, you’ll be able to navigate through recommended videos with a simple horizontal swipe. With each swipe forward you’ll see a new recommend video. Swipe back to return right where you left off on the previous video.It’s basically YouTube’s take on something like Snapchat or Instagram’s stories, which have popularized swiping across video co...
Tags: Google, Startups, Instagram, Youtube, Insider, Instagram Stories


Google clamped down on security by banning contractors and temp workers from its internal Groups forums, and it's raising new workplace problems (GOOG, GOOGL)

Last April, Google's contract, vendor, and temporary workers — known as TVCs — were barred from all internal chat forums running on the company's Google Groups software, former TVCs told Business Insider.  The company cited security concerns as the reason for locking TVCs out of the Google Groups forums — a former TVC told us.  The decision had a "chilling effect" on the contractor community across Google, isolating them from their full-time counterparts and holding them back from being able t...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Business Insider, TVC, Google Pixel, Google Groups, YouTube TVC, Google TVC


Google tightened security by banning contractors and temp workers from its internal Groups forums, and it's raising new workplace problems (GOOG, GOOGL)

Last April, Google's contract, vendor, and temporary workers — known as TVCs — were barred from all internal chat forums running on the company's Google Groups software, former TVCs told Business Insider.  The company cited security concerns as the reason for locking TVCs out of the Google Groups forums — a former TVC told us.  The decision had a "chilling effect" on the contractor community across Google, isolating them from their full-time counterparts and holding them back from being able t...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Signal, TVC, Google Pixel, Google Groups, YouTube TVC, Google TVC


Want to get fit in 2019? Here's how Google can help

It's been more than a week since we entered 2019. And for most of us, that means we're still working on our New Year's resolutions—or forgot what they were in the first place.Every January, our searches for resolutions spike around the world. We proclaim our best intentions for the new year, but it’s tough to keep promises to ourselves. By the end of the year, most of us are 20 percent less interested in picking up the weights, 30 percent more likely to hit snooze on getting proper sleep and 50%...
Tags: Google, Maps, Usa, Youtube, India, San Francisco, Colombia, Calendar, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Google Fit, Google Calendar, Golden Gate Park, Veggie Recipe House


Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices are still popular despite not having a YouTube app

Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices have 30 million monthly active users, the company told Business Insider at CES 2019. That popularity is despite the fact that Amazon Fire TV devices don't have a YouTube app — a casualty of a streaming feud between Amazon and the Google-owned YouTube. Google's own Chromecast streaming platform had 55 milion monthly active users as of October 2017.  Amazon's Fire TV streaming devices have 30 million monthly active users, Amazon Fire TV marketing director Jenn...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Chromecast, Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, Business Insider, Youtube Google, Roku Google, YouTube Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Google Roku, Jennifer Prenner


Youtube Ads: How to Launch Your YouTube СAmpaign

Cyrus McCormick said: ‘Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a pretty girl through a pair of green goggles. You may know what you are doing, but no one else does.’ Obviously, advertising is an important part of any business strategy. Basically, that is how the prospects hear about your business. That is why you should thoroughly think about this point. Without a doubt, these days there are a lot of startups. Thus, you definitely need to stand out from the crowd. All in ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Youtube, Sales, Social Media, YouTube Marketing, Cyrus McCormick, Youtube Tools, Youtube campaign, Main Formats of Advertising YouTube, TrueView In Stream, TrueView Video Discovery, Eye Squire, YouTube Video Advertising Well, Standard Display Method Choose


YouTube Uploader – Let Others Upload Videos to your YouTube Channel

It is easy to upload videos to your own YouTube channel but there’s one limitation. Only the owner of the channel can upload videos to their YouTube account and they cannot delegate the task to someone else in the team.Google Drive has the concept of shared folders. A folder can have multiple collaborators and anyone can upload files to that folder. Wouldn’t it be useful if such a feature were available for YouTube channels as well? You maintain a single YouTube account and multiple people can u...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Internet, Youtube, Seo, Archives, YouTube Channel, Screencast, How-to Guides, YouTube Uploader, YouTube Data API


YouTube To Disable Automatic Posting To Twitter, Google+

YouTube is disabling the ability to automatically repost activity (uploads, liked videos, etc.) on Twitter and Google+ as of January 31st. "We’ve found that sharing these actions with a custom message (instead of through automatically generated posts) provides a better experience for the sharer and their followers on other social networks," YouTube said in an email to creators. You can continue to easily share videos to your social network: On the watch page on any device: click Sh...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Music, Youtube, Marketing, Social Media, Musicians, Music Business, Musician, Bruce Houghton, Twitter Google, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video


The Accidental Prime Minister Case: SC refuses to grant an urgent hearing

The Supreme Court has refused to grant an urgent hearing to the plea seeking a ban on the trailer of and the film The Accidental Prime Minister. This means that the trailer will remain as is on YouTube and the movie will be released on its scheduled release date of January 11, 2019. The Supreme... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Supreme Court, Internet, Youtube, Government, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Freedom Of Speech, Content, CBFC, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting


Self-Described Proud Boy, QAnon Believer Arrested for Allegedly Murdering Brother With Sword

A 26-year-old Seattle man who described himself online as both a member of the far-right Proud Boys group and a believer in the sprawling QAnon conspiracy theory, Buckey Wolfe, is in custody after allegedly stabbing his brother in the head with a sword on Sunday, the Seattle Times reported.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Seattle, Far Right, Seattle Times, Proud Boys, Online Extremism, QAnon, Buckey Wolfe


Updated: Case dismissed – Fresh PIL seeks a ban on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ movie

Update 2, 2pm: The matter was earlier listed to be heard by the bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice Sanjeev Narula, but was transferred to the bench headed by Chief Justice Menon this morning. During the hearing, the producers of the film, represented by Advocate Sangram Patnaik, objected to... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Justice, Internet, Youtube, Government, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Freedom Of Speech, Content, Menon, CBFC, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Muralidhar


Google and Lenovo have teamed up to make an $80 smart alarm clock that will wake you up gently every morning

Google and Lenovo teamed up to create an $80 smart alarm clock.  The Lenovo Smart Clock can tell the time and weather, play podcasts and the news, and wake you up gently with brightness and animations.  The clock will go on sale this spring.  LAS VEGAS — Google and Lenovo have teamed up once again.  At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, Google unveiled the Lenovo Smart Clock, a touchscreen alarm clock with Google Assistant built in. The clock, which will cost $80 when it goes on sale this sp...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Disneyland, Lenovo, Consumer Electronics Show Google, Google Home Hub, LAS VEGAS Google


How we’re supporting smart regulation and policy innovation in 2019

The past year has seen a range of public debates about the roles and responsibilities of technology companies. As 2019 begins, I’d like to share my thoughts on these important discussions and why Google supports smart regulation and other innovative ways to address emerging issues.We’ve always been (and still are) fundamentally optimistic about the power of innovative technology. We’re proud that Google’s products and services empower billions of people, drive economic growth and offer important...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Eu, Public Policy


Principles for evolving technology policy in 2019

The past year has seen a range of public debates about the roles and responsibilities of technology companies. As 2019 begins, I’d like to share my thoughts on these important discussions and why Google supports smart regulation and other ways to address emerging issues.We’ve always been and still are fundamentally optimistic about the power of innovative technology. We’re proud that Google’s products and services empower billions of people, drive economic growth and offer important tools for yo...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Eu, Public Policy


16 ways to go on a digital cleanse if you use Google products religiously (GOOG, GOOGL)

If your New Year's resolution was "Spend less time on my phone," it can already feel challenging to stick to it.  Luckily, Google has some built-in tools to help you relax and de-stress, or use less technology altogether.  In fact, there are 16 hidden features inside Google's most popular products to help you combat your tech addiction. Now that the new year is here, many of us are trying to form new habits, like eating healthier or exercising more often. But if your resolution is to spend le...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Samsung, Trends, Lg, Google Home, Google Home With Google Home, Bedtime Google


Fresh PIL seeks a ban on ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ movie

Pooja Mahajan, a Delhi based designer, has filed a fresh PIL in the Delhi High Court seeking a ban on the release of the trailer and the film The Accidental Prime Minister. Mahajan had initially filed a writ petition seeking a ban on the trailer from YouTube and Google and not the film. However,... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Internet, Youtube, Government, Censorship, Social Media, Policy, Freedom Of Speech, Content, Delhi, Delhi High Court, CBFC, Mahajan, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting


YouTube Ass Jake Paul Appears to Run Through Traffic Blindfolded for Bird Box Challenge

Whether or not you liked Bird Box, Netflix’s apocalyptic December 2018 movie about an unseen phenomenon that drives people that witness it into suicidal or homicidal madness, it’s turned into a terrible meme. Mimicking a pivotal sequence from the movie in which several survivors make a perilous journey while…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Netflix, Viral Videos, Jake Paul, Bird Box, Maybe Dont, Bird Box Challenge, Jake Paul Appears, Bird Box Netflix



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