AT&T and the Chernin Group run a joint venture called Otter Media. Otter Media has now purchased a controlling stake in Fullscreen, which is one of the most popular YouTube channels.
YouTube has launched a new payment service that lets fans send donations to channel owners. The donations feature is available to users in the U.S., Australia, Japan, and Mexico.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has acquired Directr, an app that is used by small businesses to create marketing videos. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Directr will continue to run under its own brand. The team behind the product will be joining YouTube though.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) may be spending around $250 million to acquire Fullscreen, a company that creates content on YouTube.
Google Inc (GOOG): YouTube confirms music subscription service, indie music videos may be taken down
YouTube, the popular video website owned by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), has confirmed that it is close to launching a new music subscription service. Unfortunately for YouTube users, some of the videos run by indie labels will be taken down due to a dispute over payments. Some of the artists that are signed by indie labels include Vampire Weekend, Adele, and Arctic Monkeys.
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According to The Wall Street Journal, a YouTube channel called PewDiePie generates $4 million per year. The channel was created by Felix Kjellberg. Kjellberg creates “Lets Play” videos for his 27 million subscribers.
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and video streaming services seem are in the midst of some heated back-and-forth over bandwidth capping issues. To demonstrate how ISPs throttling bandwidth, Netflix started to release an ISP Speed Index report that ranks the best to worst ISPs based on video quality. Now Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) subsidiary YouTube has created a similar report.
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A black bear recently wandered into the backyard of a home in New Hampshire where it met with two bulldogs. “Our Bulldogs actually broke through the railings on our farmer’s porch to confront our guest,” said the description of the video. Apparently the black bear was interested in the bird feeder, but the dogs did not like seeing the intruder. Check out the video to see what happens next.