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Festive tear-jerkers top YouTube ad leaderboards
With over 85% of Singaporeans visiting YouTube monthly, brands and agencies are fully invested in adopting videos as their preferred digital canvas.
Opinion: Why YouTube’s ad algorithm is killing your favourite creators
YouTube says that machines are allowing them to flag content for review at scale, but this is causing many creators to quit the platform.
YouTube 'encourages' user engagement with new live features
YouTube is introducing more ways to watch live videos and interact with the live community.
Plugging the digital drain on the campus data center
Plugging the drain and creating a digital-ready higher education data center can start with simplifying all this complexity with a lifecycle approach.
CommScope helps data centers become Gen Z YouTube ready
Video is king and data centers have little choice but to prepare for higher speeds and increased stress on their networks.
YouTube gets a new look for kids
Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens....
The age of privacy is over: Understanding the tech behaviour of Gen Z
Their number one desired career was to be a famous YouTuber, followed by a software developer and Twitter celebrity with over one million followers.
SoundHound is getting an AI voice interaction upgrade
The SoundHound app redesign brings AI voice technology to the forefront of the user experience...
Kiwi artist features on the world’s biggest online art exhibition
Facebook and YouTube have a huge impact on our daily lives, it is thus only the natural progression that art would begin to reflect that...
The holographic phone is real! Red reveals its elusive modular smartphone
After several months of waiting, we finally have a few more details on Red’s new modular smartphone...
The end is nigh: Adobe to disable Flash Player by 2020
Browser vendors are integrating capabilities once provided by plugins directly, given this progress, Adobe has decided to end the life of Flash...
Facebook announces the formation of a global internet forum to counter terrorism
"By working together, we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online."
Auckland high-school visited by NZ music royalty
"Building a school for youth like me that leave school early to pursue a career in the creative arts is my ultimate goal."
Safe harbour provision could cost U.S music industry $1 billion, report says
"Outdated regulation is determining where and how people listen to music."
YouTube has just launched automatic sound effect captions
YouTube’s automatic track captioning just got a whole lot more colourful with the introduction of sound effect captions.
Google Hangouts On Air to be swallowed up by YouTube Live
If you're an avid user or broadcaster on Google Hangouts On Air, your're about to become part of the global giant called YouTube.
300k opportunity for Kiwi YouTubers
"There is some exciting talent among New Zealand YouTubers. They have ideas and enthusiasm, and in many cases, significant audiences."
The secret to digital success? Don't get caught
"If you master that, you are an entrepreneur – in a long line of similar (but not all) entrepreneurs."
Is YouTube allowed in the classroom?
What are the rules around this content shared on YouTube? Are schools and teachers allowed to freely show videos loaded on YouTube in the classroom?
Rickrolled? Spare a thought for Rick
Music is usually a very generational thing. With few exceptions, kids will look blankly at you when you mention a song that was big back in your day.
Kiwi youth indulging in illegal downloads
Almost half of those surveyed admit to unauthorised streaming of TV programmes and almost a third indulge in unauthorised downloading of movies.
Move over Spotify, YouTube’s here
New licensing deals means unofficial streams posted by regular users are now more likely to disappear, replaced by official uploads from labels.
Helping those who help: how social media has changed the charity landscape
Social media enables charities to target different audiences, get more people involved and increase awareness of their brand.
NZ Election YouTube channel a one-stop shop for election video
"Having videos from different parties and candidates in one place will help people make an informed decision when they get to the voting booth on 20 September."