Google cites mobile growth in strong Q2

Google announced solid results for the second quarter of 2015, which it said reflected growth across a range of products, “most notably core search, where mobile stood out, as well as YouTube and programmatic advertising”. Ruth Porat, CFO, said in …

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Facebook plans revenue sharing model to monetise videos

Facebook will share ad revenue with video creators in the hope of attracting better content and more advertising, a move aimed at smartphones on which 75 per cent of its videos are watched. In total, videos are watched around four …

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Google to launch YouTube Gaming app

Google will be launching its YouTube Gaming app and website this summer, starting in the US and UK, which will give more than 25,000 games their own home page, “a single place for all the best videos and live streams …

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YouTube, Facebook apps dominate global data usage while games rule in Asia – App Annie

When it comes to data usage within apps, YouTube leads the way with Facebook coming in just behind, according to App Annie’s first report looking at how people act inside mobile applications on smartphones and tablets. The app analytics company …

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Advocacy groups want FTC to investigate “hyper-commercialised” YouTube Kids app

A coalition of consumer and youth advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US, arguing that Google has used “unfair and deceptive practices” in connection with its new YouTube Kids app. The complaint details …

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YouTube launches family-friendly app

YouTube launched an app for children that only features videos safe for kids, and will feature larger images and bold icons to accommodate “little thumbs”. It is currently only available in the US via Google Play and Apple’s App Store, and will soon …

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AT&T-Chernin venture snaps up Fullscreen stake

Otter Media, the joint venture of AT&T and media holding company Chernin Group, formed in April, announced its intention to buy a majority stake in YouTube content provider Fullscreen in a move to establish firmer foot in the online video market.