Spotify hip-hop programming head leaves for YouTube

YouTube’s latest streaming music initiative may be off to a rough start, but it’s determined to step up its game. The service has confirmed months-long rumors that it hired Spotify’s hip-hop programming head Tuma Basa (pictured at left) to become its urban music director. The music industry veteran will use his “deep knowledge” to help […]

Google’s 7 YouTube apps and what they do

ANALYSIS: In case you missed it, YouTube is launching a new music-streaming service next week called YouTube Music. It’s actually not entirely new, because YouTube already has an app called YouTube Music in a handful of markets. But the Google-owned company is now getting serious about the service. The revamped YouTube Music will sport a bunc…Read More

YouTube Music subscriptions shake up Google Play Music and YouTube Red

YouTube execs have finally announced the long-awaited revamp for YouTube Music that they say will eventually replace Google Play Music. In interviews with Recode, CNET and USA Today, they revealed the new YouTube Music will soft-launch next Tuesday with a $ 10 subscription packages (you can sign up now for updates right here). Similar to […]

‘Impulse’ Trailer: A Moody Spin-Off of Doug Liman’s ‘Jumper’ Debuts on YouTube Red

Audiences may not exactly be jumping for a spin-off to the poorly received 2008 sci-fi film Jumper. And they may be even less excited to learn that the series will land on YouTube Red, the streaming subscription service that is still struggling to break in. But after the critical success of YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai, and Jumper and Edge […]

Google News to be revamped, incorporate YouTube videos and magazines

Enlarge (credit: Google / Ron Amadeo) A report from AdAge claims that Google News will soon be going through some more changes. According to the report, Google News is getting a “new design” and will “incorporate elements of the [Google Play] Newsstand app and YouTube.” The new Google News will reportedly be powered by Google’s […]

YouTube pulls hundreds of videos over essay cheating ads

YouTube doesn’t have it easy managing the ads it automatically inserts itself, but it’s another challenge entirely to manage the ads baked into the videos themselves. The online video giant has pulled over 1,400 videos after a BBC investigation found more than 250 channels had mid-video ads for EduBirdie, a Ukraine-based essay cheating service. YouTube […]

YouTube gets 1.8 billion logged-in viewers monthly

On stage today at Radio City Music Hall, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki made a surprising revelation: the service gets 1.8 billion logged-in viewers every month. And that doesn’t include people who aren’t logged in — which means the actual number of people watching YouTube is definitely much higher. Last June, the service had 1.5 billion […]

Will Smith’s Grand Canyon bungee jump airs on YouTube September 25th

If you haven’t noticed, Will Smith has found a new surge of creative energy with his YouTube channel. And in March, he agreed to bungee jump over the Grand Canyon from a helicopter on YouTube, after being challenged from the folks at Yes Theory. Now, we know that stunt is going to take place on […]