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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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MGM titles finally arrive on YouTube and Google Play in North America

Notably missing from the Google Play and YouTube repertoire of content, has long been iconic studio MGM. But now, they're missing no more. MGM has become the fifth major studio to partner with Google, and over 600 titles will be making their way into the catalog. The only catch thus far -- in...
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YouTube app update brings HD quality to capable Froyo and Gingerbread devices

It seems that Google have gone and snuck another little YouTube update into the Android Market. This one is directed towards anyone on Android 2.2 and 2.3, and brings HD video streaming to anyone on those platforms with a capable device. That isn't going to be a good portion of you, but if you're...
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Google TV YouTube app update coming, faster and with new features

The official YouTube app for Google TV will be seeing a big update over the next few days, says Google TV product manager Jurek Foryciarz .  The update will make the app work "faster with smoother navigation", and also bring a handful of new features designed to make the app work better with the...
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Youtube Remote bug fix update brings the app to v3.1.0

To go along with the Google Maps, Listen and Goggles get updates -- Youtube Remote was also updated, though nothing really big was implemented into the app. As noted in the change log it just adds shuffle queue and addresses some previous bugs. What bugs? We don't know, but it's now sitting at v3....
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Xperia Active gets drowned, stabbed, bludgeoned and run over by a Jeep

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Active survived our own dunking test as part of our review, but one YouTube user decided to take things a little further recently, with some heavy-duty tests of his own. These included sending it hurtling into a puddle to test water-resistance, as well as stabbing and...
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YouTube adds Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks rentals

Google has been working hard to gather more media content these days and now, coming shortly after their Google Music announcement comes the news they've fleshed out a deal with Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks Studios to bring much of their content to YouTube. Fans of animated movies? We’ve got the...
Android Central

Galaxy Nexus features explored in new instructional videos

If you're one of the few lucky people who managed to bag a Galaxy Nexus at Phones4U in London today, then Google has some brand new instructional videos to help you get to grips with your shiny new plaything. The videos cover everything from first-time startup to the new NFC-enabled Android Beam...
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YouTube for Android reaches v2.3.4 - Adds + 1 button, Annotations and Watch Later queue

The latest YouTube for Android is now rolling out to folks. This version, v2.3.4 now adds a +1 button to the mix and you can now add annotations as well. For videos you're not wanting to watch right away but rather when you get home on say your computer or Google TV -- there is now a watch later...
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Droid Bionic shows off its bionic eye in this boot-up video

Youtube link for mobile viewing Well, we knew it was coming eventually. User hksscom on YouTube has posted a video of the Motorola Droid Bionic's bootup sequence. The video shows off the iconic Droid eye winking and moving. After the sequence, the video shows off some new Blur design and runs the...
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Youtube app updated to fix the last update

The last Youtube update seem to bork things up a little bit? No worries. A new update has been pushed to update the old update. So as long as you've updated your update with this latest update, you should be good. Follow?Here's the official changelog: "Bug fixes for some devices."Everybody better...
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YouTube app updated, now allows more control over your uploaded videos

 The official YouTube app has been updated to v. 2.2.14, which brings a host of improvements. Prior to this update, users were limited with what they could do with their uploaded videos. Now, they are able to customize them much more, such as editing the title and tweaking privacy settings. Also...
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Concert footage from LG's 'Bring Your World Alive' event in Hell's Kitchen now on Youtube

LG's mighty proud of the Thrill 4G, and we can't say we blame them -- check out the hands-on and see why.  To celebrate the launch, they threw a big bash on July 25 in New York with musical guest Jane's Addiction, and the concert footage from the party is now on line for every one to have a look at...

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Those barmy chaps at the Carphone Warehouse have taken their battle-testing of the Motorola Xoom to the extreme, starting off using Google Maps on the back of a motorcycle and culminating with some light 3G browsing on the wings of an airplane. In the video, which we've embedded above, they also...

HTC shows off Sensation in new promo videos

  In case you hadn't noticed, HTC unveiled a new phone today. The HTC Sensation will launch this summer in Europe, Asia and the U.S., with some impressive specs alongside a completely revamped version of HTC Sense. Following today's Sensation launch event in London, HTC has released two new...

HTC gives its Flyer tablet an official 6-minute video

The HTC Flyer (see our hands-on at Mobile World Congress and with the Wifi-only version coming to Best Buy) is one of the most anticipated Android tablets, with its aluminum unibody design or the Scribe system that lets you write on just about anything. So whether you are a HTC fan, someone...

Watch Sprint announce the EVO 3D and EVO View 4G at CTIA

Phil and Dieter got to sit about 10 feet away from Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and others as they made the announcements surrounding the Sprint HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G, but the rest of us at home had to tune in via the live blog. Now that CTIA 2011 is said and done, Sprint has uploaded the video from...

Another visual pondering of the future of Android device activations

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A new video on the official Android Developers' YouTube channel offers a fascinating look at the rise of Android since the release of the first handsets running the OS. The data spans the entire globe and shows spikes coinciding with the launch of popular phones like the Motorola Droid in the U.S...

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Motorola really went overboard with this one. Moto has posted thirty videos online that outline all the features of the highly anticipated, Motorola Atrix 4G. The videos cover everything from entertainment, importing contacts, using webtop to print, setting up corporate email, etc.If you've been...

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While we're still a little on the fence about all this 3D on mobile devices business that hasn't stopped LG or YouTube from working out some arrangements to bring us the best 3D can offer. The latest press release from LG and YouTube outlines what they have been working on for the LG Optimus 3D:...

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