YouTube Stories February 17

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Google has announced that it will cease allowing 30-second unskippable preroll ads on YouTube videos from next year, reports Campaign.

Google explained that its aim is to provide a better advertising experience for online users. “As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats that work well for both users and advertisers.”

While it’ll be great to lose the most unpopular ad format, it isn’t all good news …

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YouTube Stories February 16

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YouTube Stories February 14

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Yesterday, Disney ended its deal with popular YouTuber PewDiePie after allegations of anti-Semeitc jokes and content. Now, as detailed by a report from Bloomberg, YouTube is distancing itself from the star, as well.

According to the report, Google is removing PewDiePie’s channel from its premium ad service and canceling his YouTube Red series.

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YouTube Stories February 9

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In the latter half of 2016, YouTube announced plans for a new app, YouTube Go. Designed to minimize cellular data usage, the app was destined for a debut in India and today, it’s finally available.

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YouTube Stories February 7

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Live streaming on YouTube has been around in one form or another for quite some time, but only on the desktop. Last year YouTube teased mobile live streaming, but has been fairly selective on what channels had the feature enabled. Now, YouTube is finally expanding that rollout to any channel that has 10,000 subscribers or more.

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