Sony says direct upload to YouTube launching on PS4 later this year

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At Sony’s E3 press event tonight, the company announced that the PS4 will be receiving the ability to upload game footage directly to YouTube later this year. While the console was previously capable of uploading directly to Facebook (and thereby indirectly to YouTube via a video downloader), the ability to upload to Google’s service directly has been a long-requested feature. Read more

YouTube will start dropping suspended accounts from channel subscriber counts on June 16th

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Today, YouTube announced that it’s deploying a new process to improve the accuracy of subscriber accounts on user channels. On June 16th, Google’s video sharing platform will start pruning suspended accounts from channel subscription counts. Although this will cause a drop in subscribers for some YouTubers, it shouldn’t have any type of impact on their video views, because suspended accounts aren’t active.

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YouTube celebrates its 9th anniversary with a star-studded karaoke party

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Google’s video sharing medium recently celebrated its ninth anniversary and as a look back its rich history Mountain View has shared some interesting statistics about its impact on music. Over 120,000 videos have been inspired by the song Let it Go from Disney’s Frozen and half a million posts have been connected to Psy’s Gangnam Style. While these numbers are indeed impressive, they come up short when compared to the 1.5 million Harlem Shake-themed videos plastered across the web.

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Nintendo to launch YouTube affiliate program for content creators

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After a long battle with YouTubers, Nintendo is ready to compromise. The house that Mario built is ready to play nice with content creators and will soon launch a YouTube affiliate program. According to a pair of tweets from the official Nintendo of Japan Twitter account, the company will share revenue with content producers who make approved gameplay videos under its new YouTube-friendly setup. Nintendo has yet to announce any further details, such as content requirements or when the program will go live, so everyone may not be welcomed. However, it’ll also be interesting to see how this new initiative coincides with the upcoming release of Mario Kart 8, which just so happens to have a YouTube upload feature built directly into the game.

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YouTube’s music streaming service reportedly delayed further due to negotiations with indie labels

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We’ve been hearing rumors of a YouTube streaming music service for what feels like forever, but according to a report out of the New York Times, the service has hit yet another snag. A report last month claimed that the service was delayed because YouTube and Google were approaching it with a “get it right” attitude and wanted to make the first version of the product as good as its competitors like Spotify and Rdio. This report, however, claims that YouTube has run into licensing troubles with independent music labels.

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YouTube plans new app for creators, fan donation feature, crowdsourced captions, more

YouTube announced today that it will be releasing regular “Creator Preview” videos letting creators know about upcoming features so they can provide feedback ahead of time. In the first Creator Preview, the company announced that it’s working on a separate mobile app just for creators in addition to a few other interesting new features: Read more