Here’s how YouTube wants to secure its campus and better protect employees in the wake of April’s shooting attack (GOOG, GOOGL)

Greg Sandoval/Business Insider YouTube has told officials in San Bruno, California, that they intend to bulk up security at the company’s headquarters, the city’s community development director told Business Insider. Some of the upgrades come as YouTube seeks to expand its San Bruno campus.  The talks follow the April shooting attack on YouTube by a  […]

A Totally Fake ‘Party Down’ Revival is Coming to Ryan Hansen’s YouTube Premium Show [TCA 2018]

Ever since its cancellation after two seasons, fans of Party Down have been hoping for a continuation. The show’s creators were writing a movie, but even after revivals of X-Files, Full House, Roseanne, Will & Grace and Arrested Development, there hasn’t been a Party Down revival. Now fans can get a glimpse at a Party […]

Vertical video sheds its black bars on YouTube, Android app adds dark mode

The YouTube desktop site was designed for 16:9 video, with videos in any other aspect ratio—most commonly 4:3 for old TV material or 9:16 for vertical smartphone video—padded with black bars until they fit the 16:9 box. In a change that Google is currently rolling out, those black bars are now being scrapped, and the […]

Jordan Peele’s YouTube Series ‘Weird City’ is a Shared Universe Anthology [TCA 2018]

After the success of his Oscar-winning film Get Out, Jordan Peele has gotten some TV deals. He is creating a reboot of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, but creating another anthology series for YouTube Premium. Both promise to tell surreal, bizarre, twisty stories, but the Weird City stories will be more connected than standalone […]

YouTube comes down on Alex Jones for hate speech, child endangerment content

Enlarge / Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. (credit: Sean P. Anderson / Wikimedia Commons) YouTube issued a strike to the channel of radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones this week after some of his videos were found to have violated YouTube community guidelines. According to a report by The Verge, YouTube removed four videos from […]

This YouTube video shows what it’s like to play ‘Fortnite’ on an 80-foot IMAX screen

YouTube/Unbox Therapy When you have a chance to play video games in an IMAX theater, you take it.  That’s what Lewis Hilsenteger of the Unbox Therapy YouTube channel did in a video posted on Friday.  Normally, you’d play Fortnite and other games on your TV with a games console, like the Xbox One or PlayStation […]

Sony tries to upload movie trailer to YouTube, posts entire movie instead

Enlarge / Khali the Killer from Sony Pictures Entertainment. (credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment) Sony Pictures Entertainment endeavored to post a trailer for its limited-release film Khali the Killer on YouTube to encourage viewers to watch the movie on Blu-ray, on streaming platforms, and in select theaters. Instead, the company uploaded the film in its entirety—apparently by […]

Jordan Peele’s “Twisted-Ass Science Fiction” Anthology ‘Weird City’ Coming to YouTube Premium

Jordan Peele shocked the world with his directorial debut Get Out early last year, and he’s been remarkably busy ever since. His list of active projects has grown to an impressive length, and now he’s adding yet another one to the top of the pile: a show called Weird City, which he calls a “twisted-ass science […]