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YouTube

YouTube is a video-sharing service owned by Google founded in 2005 by Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, and Chad Hurley.

Mission Statement

YouTube states that their mission is to "give everyone a voice and show them the world."





Timeline

March 19, 2020

YouTube launches dedicated COVID-19 home page section.

September 19, 2019

YouTube announces sweeping changes to its verification system.

September 19, 2019

YouTube announces sweeping changes to its verification system.

June 18, 2019

YouTube announces that it was reducing its recommendations for borderline videos featuring minors in risky situations.



April 1, 2006

YouTube raises a $8,000,000 series B round from Sequoia Capital.

November 1, 2005

YouTube raises a $3,500,000 series A round from Sequoia Capital.

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By Ian Randall For Mailonline
March 27, 2020
Mail Online
The UK-based charity the Center for Countering Digital Hate has been tracking 50 different groups on Facebook that are peddling health-related misinformation.
Marc Zao-Sanders
March 27, 2020
Harvard Business Review
It's an easy solution for when you feel stuck or bored.
March 26, 2020
Geekologie
This is a video from Youtube channel Macro Universe of a variety of everyday objects viewed through a macro lens, including
Cecilia Kang, Davey Alba and Adam Satariano
March 26, 2020
www.nytimes.com
With people going online more in the pandemic, internet traffic has exploded. That's taking a toll on our download speeds and video quality.
Klint Finley
March 24, 2020
Wired
Meanwhile, Microsoft and Sony plan to throttle game downloads during peak usage hours to help prevent internet congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Press Trust of India
March 24, 2020
@bsindia
YouTube said it is temporarily defaulting all videos on YouTube to standard definition
Shawn Knight
March 24, 2020
TechSpot
YouTube starting today will stream videos at standard definition (480p) quality by default for users worldwide in an effort to ease Internet traffic according to a report from Bloomberg.
Foo Yun Chee
March 22, 2020
U.S.
Facebook will downgrade video streaming quality on its platform and on Instagram in Europe, the latest U.S. tech giant to respond to an EU call to stave off internet gridlock as thousands work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.
BS Web Team & PTI
March 22, 2020
@bsindia
COAI has written to a dozen streaming platform including Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Hotstar, Zee5, Alt Balaji, Voot, Sony Liv, Viuclip, Hoichoi, Netflix, SunNXT and Voot seeking their cooperation.
Gilad Edelman
March 22, 2020
Wired
From protecting privacy to saving the free press, it may be the single best way to fix the internet.
Shawn Knight
March 20, 2020
TechSpot
In a statement issued to TechCrunch, a YouTube spokesperson said they are having ongoing conversations with regulators, governments and network operators across Europe and have committed to temporarily defaulting all traffic in the EU and the UK to standard definition.
Lucas Matney
March 19, 2020
TechCrunch
In an effort to ensure that the latest updates related to COVID-19 are as visible as possible, YouTube announced today that they're launching a dedicated hub on the YouTube home page for stories related to the coronavirus outbreak. For YouTube, the dedicated shelf is a means of promoting "authoritative content" to users. In the U.S., [...]
Tasneem Akolawala
March 19, 2020
NDTV Gadgets 360
The event was slated to be held in London, but HMD Global cancelled it and converted it into an online-only event, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Louise Matsakis, Paris Martineau
March 18, 2020
Wired
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube all announced this week that thousands of content moderators are being sent home--leaving more of our feeds in the hands of machines.
Reuters
March 17, 2020
@bsindia
In a blog post, Google said that to reduce the need for people to come into offices
Sarah Perez
March 16, 2020
TechCrunch
YouTube today warned its creator community that video removals may increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said its systems today rely on a combination of technology followed by human review. But the current health crisis is leading to reduced in-office staffing in certain sites, which means automated systems will be removing some YouTube content [...]
Paresh Dave
March 16, 2020
U.S.
Alphabet Inc began disclosing revenue for its YouTube video service this year after U.S. securities regulators asked the Google parent to give more "quantitative and qualitative" data on the business, according to filings released Monday.
Ben Smith
March 16, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Social media companies are delivering reliable information in the coronavirus crisis. Why can't they do that all the time?
BBC News
March 11, 2020
BBC News
Dax was one of YouTube's first stars, but 13 years later, few people remember his name. Can a vlogging legend seize glory again?
By Joe Pinkstone For Mailonline
March 10, 2020
Mail Online
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Dining, a wildlife photographer from Cornwall who has been active on YouTube for 10 years, was the top beneficiary of this bizarre trend.
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