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Video: YouTube’s Worst Commenters Take Over Conan’s Audience


Earlier this month, it was announced that YouTube comments will be powered by Google+.  This means that you will be required to use your Google+ to be able to make any comments.  This move was extremely controversial and a petition was signed against this change.  To make fun of the change, Conan O’Brien prepared a skit about it.  “YouTube no longer takes anonymous comments, so all the worst ones have gathered in our studio,” says the description of the video.

YouTube Capture App For iOS Supports Multiple Video Editing

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Google has updated the YouTube Capture app for iOS to support video editing features that will strongly benefit video editors and vloggers.  Now you can record videos using the tap and hold gesture that was popularized by Vine.  There is also an option to press the record button for longer videos. 
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YouTube Comments To Be Powered By Google+


A couple of months ago, YouTube announced that they would be rolling out a new commenting system that is powered by the Google+ social network.  YouTube tested Google+ on channel discussion tabs for a few weeks and it is now rolling out to all of the videos on the website.  The roll-out started this week and will be fully effective over time.  Google believes that comments on YouTube should improve in quality when being associated with a person’s identity in Google+.  YouTube is also going to rank comments based on relevancy instead of chronology.  For example, the number of +1s that a comment receives will base the ranking.

Video: Javonte Douglas Dunk Goes Viral


YouTube user HoopmixtapeBlog uploaded this video of Central Florida Patriots’ sophomore Javonte Douglas dunking at a game.  Javonte is 6’7 and has the guard/forward position on the basketball team.  In this dunk video, his head was actually above the rim.  This video has hit over 1.7 million views since being uploaded on Monday.
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Who Won At The YouTube Music Awards?

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Yesterday was the night of the first YouTube Music Awards. The YouTube Music Awards was the first YouTube fan powered music celebration. Eminem was the Artist of the Year and Girls’ Generation won the Video of the Year. The event was hosted by Jason Schwartzman and Reggie Watts. Below is a list of the winners:
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YouTube May Be Launching A Subscription Music Service This Year

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Rumor has it that YouTube will be launching a new subscription-based music service that would compete against services like iTunes Radio, Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio.  Billboard reports that the music streaming service will closely resemble Spotify, but with video features.
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YouTube: 40% Of Traffic Is Now Mobile

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Yesterday Google announced their financial results for Q3 and in part of the call, the company talked about YouTube’s traffic is now 40% mobile compared to 25% last year.  Two years ago, YouTube’s traffic was only 6% mobile.  The YouTube team has been investing heavily on delivering a seamless experience on the web and Android.

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Old Kanye West Song ‘Gone’ Hits Billboard Top 20 Due To Viral Video Of Woman Quitting Her Job


Kanye West’s eight year old song Gone has hit the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 song after a video of a woman quitting her job went viral.  Marina Shifrin posted a video doing a dance to the song Gone as she declared in the video that she was quitting her job at Next Media Animation.  Shifrin can be seen dancing around the offices of Next Media. 
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