Category Archives: Video Services

YouTube Originals? Nah.

YouTube Bows Out of Hollywood Arms Race With Netflix and Amazon YouTube has canceled plans for high-end dramas and comedies, people with knowledge of the matter said, a pullback from its grand ambitions for a paid service with Hollywood-quality shows. … Continue reading

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YouTube History Lies

Went looking for a video I knew I watched. It should be there in my History list and Search should have immediately disgorged it from the ever-increasing list. It did not. It’s as if I never saw it! Come on, … Continue reading

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Bizarre WTF YouTube Behavior

Got this just now: My Channel, such as it is, has 3,047 subscribers. I don’t know why. It’s a weird motley of subjects. And since I’m not on camera (a blessing for viewers!) or even narrating any of them (another … Continue reading

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New YouTube Behavior: Desktop MiniPlayer

I’m probably the last person to even notice this … Clicking the icon in the yellow circle …

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New YouTube Behavior: Comment Notifications

I used to be able to right-click on a Comment reply and open the video in a new tab. Not anymore:

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YouTube Versus Quibi: Fight!

Netflix’s biggest competition isn’t sleep — It’s YouTube Jeffrey Katzenberg must be happy after reading this paragraph: “I think one of the main reasons YouTube is so successful in emerging markets is that it is more mobile-centric. Short-form video lends … Continue reading

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More News About Quibi

Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent The latest marquee director to sign on the dotted line with Quibi is Catherine Hardwicke, who will be helming a story around the creation of … Continue reading

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Big Money From YouTube

YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m I’m a bit surprised to see Jeffree Star in the list. Used to follow him on MySpace. Good for him. He’s finally cashing in. It’s this kind of list that makes every site … Continue reading

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YouTube Impersonation/Account Theft Alert

Something might be going on at YouTube. This is so important to them that it was a popup: It hasn’t happened to me (yet?). But I’ve recently had to change some passwords. Still, it might be fairly easy to impersonate … Continue reading

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Quibi’s Microcasting Is A Book Model

TV venture from Katzenberg and Whitman draws inspiration from Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ Jeffrey Katzenberg is drawing inspiration from Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” as he puts together his new short-form video company, Quibi. Speaking alongside Quibi CEO … Continue reading

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