Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube

Facebook Inc-owned (FB.O) social network Instagram launched a mobile app on Wednesday dedicated to user-generated videos up to an hour long, intensifying the competition for consumers’ time among ad-supported streaming services such as YouTube. Called IGTV in a nod to traditional television, the service plans to feature videos from rising internet celebrities, artists and pets, […]

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Almost no one is making a living on YouTube

One of the main attractions of YouTube is that anyone can become a star. There are no gatekeepers. No talent agents or television executives need to be won over. Stars can come from anywhere. And they do. Forbes’ recent list of the richest YouTubers is proof: It’s filled with people who post clips about playing […]

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Making it on YouTube isn’t easier than making it in on the silver screen

Do your children dream of YouTube stardom? Do them a favor: Crush that ambition now. New research out of Germany billed as among the first to review the chances of making it in the new Hollywood shows a vanishingly small number will ever break through — just like in the old Hollywood. In fact, 96.5% […]

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The End Of Smaller Creators | New Monetization Guidelines

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YouTube details how it will punish creators for ‘harming’ the community

YouTube this afternoon detailed new policy changes going into effect after the latest controversy featuring YouTube creator Logan Paul, who had advertising temporarily suspended on his account today over videos featuring the abuse of dead animals. YouTube has been reportedly working on these policy guidelines since the start of the year, as CEO Susan Wojcicki said earlier this month that one […]

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Facebook is planning a more direct assault on YouTube, sources say

Facebook is talking about expanding its TV-like service, Watch, into a rival to Google’s YouTube by opening the platform to more individual creators, according to several people familiar with the plans. This would increase the amount of long-form video content that Facebook can sell ads against, and could reverse a decline in the time users are spending […]

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YouTube stars strike Twitch deal

Amazon’s Twitch and the Disney Digital Network have struck a deal that will see YouTube stars Jacksepticeye, Markiplier, Strawburry17 and LuzuGames broadcasting live on Twitch. Four of Disney’s biggest YouTube personalities could be bringing some of their viewership to rival platform Twitch. Specialising in livestreamed video with a core audience of video game fans, Twitch.tv […]

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Facebook’s new game streaming exclusive is a direct challenge to Twitch and YouTube

Starting today, Facebook is adding an exclusive new partnership to its Facebook Live video streaming platform, which pits it right up against Twitch and Google’s YouTube Gaming. Agreeing to a deal with Germany’s ESL One e-sports tournament organizer, Facebook will be the exclusive home of live streams of Dota 2 and CS:GO competitions run by ESL One. The first among […]

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Here’s How You Can Actually Make Money With YouTube

Specifically, you’ll consistently see that platform’s name rise to the top in articles about making money from home. Yet, while you can certainly make money with YouTube, that objective is not usually achieved in the traditional manner everyone wants you to believe. In fact, to make money from YouTube, you have to dig a little deeper and […]

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Smart Ways To Get More YouTube Subscribers in 2018

If you are thinking about revamping your YouTube channel, here are 20 smart ways to gain more YouTube subscribers in 2018. I recently had the opportunity to attend a YouTube fan-fest with a VIP invitee (thanks to my wonderful acquaintances), and a little interaction with them will shed some light on how these things work out. […]

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