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Google intends to file for bankruptcy in Russia

It looks like trouble is brewing in Russia, where Google is set to file for bankruptcy due to the seizure of its assets. Since the seizure, the company claims that it has been unable to pay its staff, suppliers, and vendors. It is believed that roughly 1 billion roubles or around $15 million have been...

YouTube Music rolls out a revamped playlist UI to some users

YouTube Music has been steadily gaining new features and improvements as of late. In March, the service picked up Snapchat integration, allowing users to share their favorite songs on Snapchat Stories. Then last month, the streaming service added a couple of new features such as an improved radio algorithm for better artist discovery, Family Shelf,...

YouTube TV starts rolling out new account switcher UI for a better family sharing experience

Towards the end of last month, YouTube TV started testing 5.1 channel audio support on more streaming boxes, including Google TV, Android TV, and Roku devices. In addition, the YouTube TV team revealed that it was working to enable 5.1 channel surround sound on Apple TV, Fire TV devices, and even some game consoles. Although...

You might see advertisements on YouTube Shorts soon

YouTube introduced 'Shorts' back in 2020, as a new video format and viewing experience intended to directly compete with TikTok and Instagram Reels. However, Shorts are mostly only helpful for creators as a way to draw people to their regular YouTube videos, because Shorts can't generate ad revenue. That is now starting to change, as...

Google introduces a “reject all” cookie button in Europe after being fined €150 million

Google on Thursday announced new changes to the cookie consent banner after being fined €150 million by European regulators earlier in January. Users visiting Search and YouTube in Europe while signed out or in incognito mode will soon see an updated cookie dialogue with reject all and accept all buttons. Previously, the cookie choice screen gave...

YouTube and MLB team up to stream 15 upcoming games for free

Major League Baseball is the largest professional baseball organization in the world, and its 2022 season just started earlier this month. MLB already has some of the most complicated distribution and streaming deals of any sport or television, and now MLB and YouTube are mixing it up further with a new streaming deal. Major League Baseball...

YouTube is bringing its Shorts shelf to desktops and tablets

In 2022, almost every app wants to become a TikTok -- that's seemingly the cool fad to follow nowadays. And that's arguably a good thing, as clones and copycats boost the creativity and heat up the competition. One of the most popular TikTok replicas is YouTube Shorts. This section lives in a dedicated tab of...

Apple’s app tracking crackdown is costing Facebook & YouTube billions

Smartphones are slowly taking over our lives -- there's no denying that. For the past few years, more and more features have been surfacing. This makes us depend on our phones and replace other analog items in the process. As a result, these screens are becoming the focal point of our lives, where we store...

YouTube tests a stricter moderation system to fight comment spam

In its latest attempt to crack down on spam comments, YouTube is experimenting a stricter moderation system. The move comes as many high-profile YouTubers have reported a significant uptick in spam and inappropriate comments in recent months. "YouTube has a problem. Spam," says Linus Sebastian of Linus Tech Tips channel in his video dating February 1st....

YouTube returns as the exclusive livestream partner for Coachella

Since 2011, the best way to watch Coachella from the comfort of your own home has been via YouTube. The video streaming service has made a live feed of the world-renowned festival available for users to view at home on their mobile phones or on their desktops, and this year is no different. This is...

You can now share YouTube videos directly to Snapchat

Snapchat is the pioneer of the Story feature that many social media platforms have been copying. The app launched as a convenient tool to send expiring photos and videos to friends. It then started evolving to include more features -- such as the map, memories archive, and much more. The latest addition to this (arguably) dying...

Google Play Protect is flagging certain versions of Vanced Manager

Google recently cracked down on Vanced, one of the most popular YouTube app alternatives for Android, and sent its developers a cease and desist order. As a result, the developers took Vanced offline, forcing users to look for other YouTube Vanced alternatives. But that doesn't seem to be the end of the Vanced saga. Since current...