Remember when reports surfaced in 2014 suggesting that Google had purchased Twitch for a cool $1 billion? That, of course, never actually happened, but Google knows how important live streaming of games is to the future of gaming and its ability to monetize it all. This afternoon, Google announced a service called YouTube Gaming, which yep, is their Twitch competitor. (more…)
First of all, today is April Fools’ Day. Don’t believe anything that happens in the next 24 hours, especially anything that appears on the internet. Today is both entertaining as hell, and also the most annoying day on Earth every single year. Companies like Google started in on the jokes yesterday and haven’t stopped yet this morning. Some are good – others, not so much. But hey, it’s all in good fun (until we can’t take it anymore and want it to be April 2).
Second, we have a rolling post of some of the better April Fools’ pranks over here. We started it yesterday and will continue to add to it throughout as more good ones arrive.
Finally, if you can’t take a bit of sarcasm and fun and lightheartedness, and find yourself just criticizing April Fools’ Day like a crusty old blogger, just go back to bed and wake up tomorrow. (more…)
Google took to its YouTube blog to announce today that NCAA March Madness is now on Google Search and YouTube.
Starting with this year’s tournament, you will be able to watch game highlights, pre and postgame shows, and more through the new NCAA March Madness channel. The channel will be populated with the latest news surrounding the tournament, including clips from shows on TBS, CBS, TNT, and truTV. (more…)
An updated version of YouTube is rolling out through Google Play, bringing with it two new important features for those of you who enjoy uploading videos while on-the-go.
In the update, uploaders will benefit from a video trimming tool, allowing you to control where exactly cuts in a video are made. In addition, inline video previews before uploading will give you a better understanding of what exactly you are sharing with the world. (more…)
A kid friendly version of YouTube, called YouTube Kids, launches for Android on February 23, according to a USA Today report. In stats given from YouTube, the streaming site is becoming more of a family hotspot, so it is only natural that Google and YouTube would like to hide kids away from all of the evil things that take place on there. And by evil, I mean it. Have you read any YouTube comments recently? They cause cancer. (more…)