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  • Vendor: Google Inc.
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  • Price: Free

YouTube may well be one of the best business decisions Google has ever made. The video sharing site actually was created by a trio of PayPal workers in 2005. In late 2006, Google picked it up for a mere $1.65 billion. That's maybe not quite as much money by today's standards, but at the time it was a huge deal. But it paid off.

Consider: According to Google, more than 1 billion unique visitors use YouTube every month. Some 100 hours of video are uploaded to Youtube every minute of the day. It pumps out hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for its partners. And YouTube means anyone can become a publisher. Anyone can share their world in video, almost instantaneously. You can upload directly from a phone, if you'd like. And with the advent of Google+ and Google Hangouts, you can now use the power of YouTube to communicate your message live, in real-time. It's a free, portable broadcasting studio. It's used by dignitaries. Mothers. Fathers. Families. Students. And more than 6 billion hours of video are watched on YouTube each month.

Not bad for a decade's worth of work, eh?

And, yes. YouTube is home to many a cat video. Because what's the Internet without cats?

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YouTube Gaming on Android

YouTube Gaming goes live for Android, web portal to launch later today [Update: website is live]

Update: The YouTube Gaming web portal is now live as well. Google has also announced the service will only be for US and UK residents at first, with more countries to be added later. Original story: Google is finally making its move to battle Twitch in the popular live game streaming market with...
Google+ and YouTube

Google to remove Google+ signup requirements for YouTube and other products

Users of the Google+ social network soon won't need to use it in order to access other Google services. The company has revealed plans to slowly reduce the requirement for Google+ accounts for services such as uploading videos to YouTube and more. Google has already announced it will be...
YouTube

YouTube update brings new design, video editing tools

The YouTube app picked up an update today that breaks the interface down into three tabs — Home, Subscriptions and Account — making it easier to discover new content. From the Home tab, you will be able to see your recommendations as well as customized playlists based on your watch history....
YouTube Gaming

Hands-on with YouTube Gaming for Android

It's not quite ready for prime time, but Google's early efforts to compete with Twitch look promising. Rumors of Google's intent to compete directly with Twitch have finally started to wander into reality through an upcoming service called YouTube Gaming. The goal is to be be quite similar to...

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YouTube Gaming on Android

YouTube Gaming goes live for Android, web portal to launch later today [Update: website is live]

Update: The YouTube Gaming web portal is now live as well. Google has also announced the service will only be for US and UK residents at first, with more countries to be added later. Original story: Google is finally making its move to battle Twitch in the popular live game streaming market with...
YouTube Gaming

Hands-on with YouTube Gaming for Android

It's not quite ready for prime time, but Google's early efforts to compete with Twitch look promising. Rumors of Google's intent to compete directly with Twitch have finally started to wander into reality through an upcoming service called YouTube Gaming. The goal is to be be quite similar to...
YouTube app

YouTube ditches '301+' in favor of real-time view counting

Google is taking a new approach when counting views on YouTube videos from now on, which will eliminate the infamous "301+" number that until now has shown up on most YouTube videos for the first few hours after they go live. The official YouTube Creators Twitter account used a funny...
YouTube gets snazzy new transparent player controls on the web

YouTube gets snazzy new transparent player controls on the web

Google has flipped the switch on a pretty great change to YouTube on the web that brings transparent player controls to all. The new controls — which you can check out in the embedded video above — appear transparently over the bottom portion of the video, allowing you to keep an eye on all of...
Google+ and YouTube

Google to remove Google+ signup requirements for YouTube and other products

Users of the Google+ social network soon won't need to use it in order to access other Google services. The company has revealed plans to slowly reduce the requirement for Google+ accounts for services such as uploading videos to YouTube and more. Google has already announced it will be...
YouTube

YouTube update brings new design, video editing tools

The YouTube app picked up an update today that breaks the interface down into three tabs — Home, Subscriptions and Account — making it easier to discover new content. From the Home tab, you will be able to see your recommendations as well as customized playlists based on your watch history....
YouTube on Android

YouTube viewing time up 60 percent from last year, mobile viewing has doubled

Speaking on Google's Q2 2015 earnings call (broadcast on YouTube, as you'd expect), new CFO Ruth Porat dropped some new numbers about how YouTube is growing. Total watch time on YouTube is up 60 percent from this time last year, the strongest growth rate Google has seen in two years. Most...
Android Central

YouTube app now supports playing HD videos at the smooth rate of 60fps

Google previously added support for YouTube videos to play at 60fps on the desktop site, and later added that same frame rate for live streaming videos. Now the official YouTube Android app can handle 60fps playback, if the video already supports that high of a frame rate, and the mobile device...
YouTube launches Newswire to better view breaking news

YouTube will verify video from breaking events and make content discovery easier with Newswire

YouTube is rolling out three new initiatives, all aimed at bringing viewers the most relevant content to the breaking news topics they are looking for. When breaking news happens, there is often tons of user footage that gets uploaded to the Internet and YouTube. Realizing that this trend is...
YouTube Gaming is set to duke it out with Twitch with live game streaming and more

YouTube Gaming is set to duke it out with Twitch with live game streaming and more

It looks like YouTube is set to take on Twitch with a big push into gaming content. Announced via Twitter today, YouTube Gaming represents a big push by Google into the live game streaming space, currently dominated by Twitch. The service has been rumored to be in the works for a while, but it's...

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And as long as you don’t update it, you can still use the comment section and use voice to search.

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