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Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 865 with 5G, better in-display fingerprint scanners, and more

Qualcomm has announced a slew of new technology at their annual conference, all of which should make 2020 a very exciting year. We’ve got improvements to existing processors and security technology, plus some leaps in 5G connectivity. Snapdragon 865 5G The Snapdragon 865 is probably the biggest thing everyone had their eye on, and I […]

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Google delays Pixel 4 security patch roll-out until next to pack in more handset specific fixes

“O, December update, wherefore art thou December update?” If you are the owner of a Pixel 4 or 4 XL, you might be wondering why the December update hasn’t begun rolling out to your brand new phone. There’s no need to worry, the Pixel 4 isn’t an app so Google hasn’t killed it off, instead, […]

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Google Disability Support is more accessible with sign language specialists

Google is now ready to offer live help for accessibility features regardless of your hearing. The search firm now offers Disability Support through American Sign Language, letting you troubleshoot through video chat if you're deaf or hard-of-hearing…
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Ask Engadget: How can I make a gift card feel more personal?

The support shared among readers in the comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fac…
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Google Stadia will have 10 more games at launch

After first announcing that its cloud-streaming Stadia game service would launch with just 12 titles, Google has nearly doubled that number, according to a tweet from Stadia boss Phil Harrison. The service will now arrive with 10 additional games, br…
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[Deal] Save 20% on phones, gaming consoles, TV’s and more with eBay UK’s Black Friday discount code

If you’ve had an item on your eBay (UK) watchlist that was a little too expensive to justify purchasing but that you really, really wanted, now is the time because the auction site has just kicked off its Black Friday deals (early, I know) by offering a 20% discount on items from its biggest sellers. […]

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Samsung has combined RAM and ROM into one package for even smaller, more efficient devices

Samsung has made a big move towards even smaller, more efficient mobile devices. They currently offer LPDDR4X RAM in up to 12GB packages for tons of memory in mobile phones, and they make high-speed, eUFS storage to hold everything a device could need, but now they’re combining the two for even bigger space savings. Innovation […]

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Realme might be dropping their Android skin and taking a more stock approach

Realme is one of Oppo’s sub-brands, and it’s generally a pretty well-received manufacturer for its excellent hardware relative to the price. But like many of those high-value competitors, the software tends to irritate more users than it entices. It looks like Realme is finally coming to grips with that, and they’re planning to ditch their […]

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FCC votes to approve the Sprint T-Mobile merger, clearing one more obstacle

The Sprint and T-Mobile merger has had plenty of road blocks, but it’s been on a steadily moving trend towards approval these last few months. Now the FCC has approved the merger, which is probably the last major hurdle to clear before it can go through. There are still some things to hammer out, but […]

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No more original quality Google Photos backups for the Pixel 4

A major selling point of previous Pixel phones was that they would come with unlimited original quality photo backup. That was actually a pretty big deal for enthusiast photographers, since they could safely store all of their high-resolution photos without worrying about running out of the measly 64GB of space on the Pixel phones or […]

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NVIDIA will remaster more games with RTX ray tracing

Quake II RTX is far from the last game to receive an NVIDIA ray tracing upgrade. DSOG has discovered that NVIDIA is hiring a producer for its Lightspeed Studios unit to lead work on a "game remastering program" that will add RTX ray tracing to more…
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Amazon announced a ton of new Echo hardware today, including an Apple HomePod competitor, smart glasses, and more

Amazon hosted a huge hardware event today, and they announced a ton of stuff. Some of these announcements are simply refreshed Echo stuff, but there are some brand new products here that integrate Alexa into your life in legitimately new and exciting ways. Let’s dig in. Amazon Echo learns some new tricks Amazon is updating […]

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After Math: More, more, mooooooore

Woke up this morning with the "more, more, mooooooore" refrain from Lady Marmalade stuck in my head despite not having heard that song in close to a decade because sure why the hell not. So, since I can't get the demonsong out of my ear, let's get it…
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You’re more likely to get help from Reddit than Google’s official support channels

If you’ve bought anything from Google directly, you might have had a bad customer service experience, especially if you had any issues that you needed resolved. Unfortunately, Google kinda sorta sucks at fixing issues, as we’ve noted before with a Google Fi nightmare. But that’s not the only instance of people having serious issues after […]

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AT&T and T-Mobile announce joint effort to block more robocalls to your phone

T-Mobile and AT&T are probably two of the unlikeliest partners to team up for literally anything, but we’re about to see what it’s like anyway. It’s not like they’re partnering together for anything really business-related, anyway, and it’s got nothing to do with mergers between the two of them or any other carrier this time. […]

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Google Play Games receives more useful but bland design

Google continues to update their mostly unused Play Games app and the latest revamp sports a more useful layout that lacks any pizaz of the previous design. Very few people still use game hubs like Google Play Games, but that hasn’t stopped Google from keeping theirs up to date over the last year with the […]

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Google Hangouts gets one more new feature just before it kicks the bucket

Google Hangouts is on the way out, and we already knew that. But despite being so late in its life cycle and so close to the end of the road, Google has just updated it to add a new feature to it. Pretty strange move, even by Google’s standards. It’s a small feature, but now […]

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Watch this ‘Heartman’ cutscene to learn more about ‘Death Stranding’

Hideo Kojima's upcoming "cinematic adventure" game for PlayStation 4 is still quite a mystery, but this Death Stranding trailer that debuted at Comic-Con last week reveals more about it. Leaks of the video appeared online recently, but now you can wa…
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Nike’s Joyride shoes use tiny beads to make your runs more comfortable

Nike has developed a new shoe technology for both casual and every-day runners. Today, the sportswear giant is taking the wraps off of Joyride, a responsive cushioning system designed to adapt to individual foot strikes and offer high levels of impac…
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Apple and Google show off their more inclusive emoji for 2019

The Unicode Consortium teased the next round of emoji additions for 2019, and now it's clear just what they'll look like when they reach your phone. Both Apple and Google are marking World Emoji Day (July 17th) by showing their adaptations of the doz…
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Giving you more control over your Homepage and Up Next videos

Connecting our users with the content they love is important to us. We want to help viewers find new interests and passions — such as a new favorite artist, a new creator they can follow or simply the best food recipes. But there’s one true expert in what you want to watch: you. One thing we’ve consistently heard from you is that you want more control over what videos appear on your homepage and in Up Next suggestions. So we’re doing more to put you in the driver’s seat. Three specific changes we will be rolling out in the coming days:

  • Explore topics and related videos on your Homepage and in Up Next videos: You can now more easily explore topics and related videos — such as baking videos, the latest late-night talk shows or your favorite music genre, and see more of what you love on YouTube. The options that you see are based on your existing personalized suggestions and are meant to help you find what you’re looking for faster. They could be videos related to the one you’re watching, videos published by the channel you’re watching, or other topics which may be of interest to you. This new feature can be found on the homepage when you scroll up, and on Up Next when browsing. It will be available for signed-in users in English on the YouTube app for Android and will be available on iOS, desktop and other languages soon.

  • Remove suggestions from channels you don’t want to watch: Although we try our best to suggest videos you’ll enjoy, we don’t always get it right, so we are giving you more controls for when we don’t. We’ve now made it simple for you to tell us to stop suggesting videos from a particular channel. Just tap the three-dot menu next to a video on the homepage or Up Next, then “Don’t recommend channel.” After that, you should no longer see videos from that channel suggested to you on YouTube. You may still be able to find them if you subscribe, search for them, or visit the channel page or Trending tab. This new feature is available globally on the YouTube app for Android and iOS today, and will be available on desktop soon.

  • Learn more about why a video may be suggested to you: Finally, sometimes, we recommend videos from channels you haven’t seen before based on what other viewers with similar interests have liked and watched in the past. When we’re suggesting videos based on this, you’ll now see more information underneath the video in a small box. Our goal is to explain why these videos surface on your homepage in order to help you find videos from new channels you might like. This new feature is available globally on the YouTube app for iOS today, and will be available on Android and desktop soon.

We hope you’ll find that these new features help you navigate the incredible breadth of content available on YouTube and more easily find great videos to watch. We’re looking forward to hearing your feedback.

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Here are more details about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 camera

The camera is becoming one of the most hyped up features of the Galaxy Note 10 for later this year, and some new details have surfaced about just what Samsung might be doing with their next flagship phone. This one comes from Ice Universe, who is usually pretty on point with his Samsung leaks. He […]

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More ways to buy tour tickets on YouTube

Starting today, fans will be able to purchase even more tickets to upcoming shows in the U.S. by their favorite artists. Read more about our new partnership with AXS, the second-largest ticket provider in North America, on our YouTube for Artists blog.


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Putting eyes on a donation jar made people more charitable

A recent paper published in International Journal of Behavioural Biology found a novel way to make people more generous. All it takes is some eyes. Researchers found by sticking eye images on charity donation jars in a supermarket resulted in people…
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[TA Deals] Become more productive with the Complete Project & Quality Management certification bundle (96% off)

If you’re looking to pad our your skillset and improve your productivity, learning to manage major products is a great way to do it. Right now Talk Android Deals is offering a massive discount on the Complete Project and Quality Management certification bundle that will do just that. This bundle includes a ton of courses […]

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Fable’s ‘Wolves in the Walls’ VR is about more than virtual reality

After rebranding itself as a "virtual beings" studio in January, Fable is ready to show us what they mean. At the Tribeca Film Festival this week, it debuted the second chapter of The Wolves in the Wall, a VR experience adapted from the Neil Gaiman s…
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Google begins showing more browsers and search engines to Android users in Europe

After some legal back-and-forth with the EU, Google got hit with a pretty hefty fine over anticompetitive behavior focused on forcing Google Search and Chrome as the default search engine/browser combo on Android devices. The European Commission didn’t like Google heavy handing their own products into Android devices like that, so Google has had to […]

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Updates to YouTube TV: More content and a new price

Two years ago, we launched YouTube TV to bring the best of live TV, delivered the way you want. Since then, we’ve been working to build a package that fits your needs. We expanded nationwide, added 10+ new channels, improved our DVR and launched new features to take your viewing experience to the next level.

As we continue to listen to you and build a best-in-class content and product experience, we have a few updates to share today.

We’ve been listening when you asked for the Discovery network brands. Today, we are excited to announce that we’re bringing eight of your favorite channels to YouTube TV: Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, and MotorTrend. We’ll also be adding OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network later this year. In addition, EPIX is now available for an additional charge.

This means that you’ll be able to follow along on the adventures of Sig Hansen and Captain Keith Colburn on “Deadliest Catch,” watch as Drew and Jonathan Scott create dream homes on “Property Brothers,” and celebrate as Randy Fenoli and the Kleinfeld crew help brides in “Say Yes to the Dress.” Add EPIX to watch Max Easton and his team at MI6 as they look to save the world on “Deep State,” or catch up on the earlier exploits of another British agent in “Moonraker.”

In keeping with our goal of giving you the content you wantwhen you want itYouTube TV now includes 70+ networks, 6 accounts per household (each with its own unique recommendations and cloud DVR with no storage space limits), and 3 concurrent streams. It’s all included in the base cost of YouTube TV. We also provide complete local affiliate coverage, with local feeds from all of the four largest broadcasters in over 90% of the markets where YouTube TV is available, and three of four stations in all the rest. And you can watch YouTube TV on any screenmobile devices, tablets, computers and TVs. We will continue to expand the list of supported devices.

To keep bringing you the best service possible, we’re updating our membership price to $ 49.99/month. The price for members billed through Apple will be $ 54.99/month. This new price takes effect today, April 10, for new members. Existing subscribers will see these changes reflected in their subsequent billing cycle after May 13.

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Pandora Modes gives you more listening options for music stations

Pandora is giving you more control over your listening experience. Starting today, the streaming service will offer a new feature called Pandora Modes. Designed to help you fine-tune the types of songs that come up on your favorite stations, Pandora…
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Android’s new FIDO2 certification means easier, password-free logins for more apps and sites

New security certification means you’ll soon be able to use your fingerprint or security hardware key to log in across apps and websites for all phones running Android Nougat and up. FIDO2 is a relatively new security protocol being adopted across the application and website security industries which allows the linking of a device’s hardware […]

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PowerUp Toys is motorizing more paper vehicles

PowerUp Toys, the makers of a smartphone-controlled paper airplane kit, is at Toy Fair 2019 with three new gizmos to occupy your free time. The company has an updated version of its popular plane kit with dual propellers, a new motorization kit that…
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Samsung’s entire Galaxy S10 lineup leaks, showing cameras, screens, and more

We’re extremely close to Samsung making an official announcement about their newest Galaxy S phones, which means press renders are due to start leaking. And, right on cue, a few images have popped up detailing three models of the Galaxy S10 family, including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+. While the latter two […]

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Huawei is in even more hot water for stealing T-Mobile tech

Huawei’s 2018 was not good from a PR standpoint, and I don’t think 2019 is going to be much better. The company is now in some trouble for alleged theft of technology from T-Mobile from a few years back, and federal prosecutors are looking into criminal charges against the company, adding to the pile. The […]

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DNC claims Russians launched more phishing attacks after midterms

The New York Times cites court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee that said it believes a Russian group launched a hacking attempt against it after last year's midterm elections. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between President Tr…
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AMC’s MoviePass rival ends 2018 with more than 600,000 subscribers

How is AMC's MoviePass competitor faring as 2018 winds to a close? Quite well, if you ask the theater chain. AMC reports that Stubs A-List has over 600,000 subscribers as of the end of the year, or six months after its June debut. As the company h…
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Black Friday Deals 2018: Smartphone Accessories, Backpacks, Laptops, Gaming Consoles and more

It’s that time of year again where the deals come thick and fast, and everyone gets a little crazy trying to find the most bargainous deals possible. Whether you are trying to save on Christmas presents or you’ve saved up to buy yourself something special, we’ve got some great deals for you after the break […]

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Google Home Hub Review: More than just a photo frame

With Lenovo, LG, Sony, and JBL announcing at CES 2018 that they would launch smart displays with the Google Assistant built-in to take on Amazon’s Echo Show, it was just a matter of time before Google threw its hat into the ring with a device of its own. And sure enough, a little later than […]

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LG officially announced the V40 ThinQ packed with five cameras and more AI

LG has finally announced the heavily leaked V40 ThinQ, offering a phone with a staggering amount of cameras and AI bravado. While LG has struggled to release a phone with the “it” factor to really take on Samsung and Apple, if you’re looking for something that can deliver a phenomenal multimedia experience, this might just […]

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Google’s leaky ship continues with even more Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL renders

There’s pretty much no way to slice it and make it sound better, but Google has utterly failed to keep anything secret about their Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. This is probably the most leaked phone that we’ve dealt with in recent memory, and somehow we’re still seeing more things surface ahead of the […]

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Netflix and Amazon will have to make more European content by law

Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will likely soon have to ensure at least 30 percent of their libraries are dedicated to local content in the European Union. A preliminary agreement on the rules is already in place, and Roberto…
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Alphabet puts down more roots in China with local Waymo office

Google's parent company Alphabet is continuing its push for a presence in China with a new Waymo subsidiary, based in Shanghai. Waymo – one of the world's leading autonomous car designers — has confirmed it has set up a legal entity in the cou…
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More states join lawsuit to keep 3D-printed gun plans off the internet

On August 1st, Defense Distributed was set to upload designs of 3D-printed guns for the public to buy and download. But the day before, a Seattle judge temporarily blocked their release after seven states and Washington, DC sued the company and State…
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More VR in more places

We love VR at YouTube because it’s a powerful way to see and experience the world. Have you ever wondered what it’s like in the ice caves of Antarctica? How about underneath the Victoria Falls or courtside at the NBA Finals? Virtual Reality lets you experience these moments as if you’re actually there. When you have questions about the world, it can transport you to where the answers are.

During the last three years I’ve spent working on YouTube VR, I’ve loved seeing how our creators use this emerging technology to tell stories, share experiences, and make visible things that have previously been left unseen. With a lot of new things happening in VR today, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you a few of the things I’m most excited about: bringing our app to new platforms; adding new features and tools that make VR feel even more immersive; and exclusive new content that can bring you to more places.

Experience YouTube VR on Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus
We want everyone with a VR headset to be able to experience YouTube VR. It’s already available on Daydream View, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR. Starting today, we’re expanding access to millions of people with Gear VR headsets. You’ll be able to download the app from the Oculus Store for free starting this week.

Share your VR experience with the YouTube community
We believe that one of the best ways to experience VR is with other people. So today we’re introducing a new feature in the YouTube VR app that lets you watch and discuss videos with others in a communal, virtual space.

This new feature can be accessed from the YouTube VR app by clicking on the “Watch Together” icon beneath the play controls from your Daydream View or Gear VR.

Enjoy new, exclusive VR content
YouTube VR is already home to more than 800,000 experiences in the virtual world, and this summer, we’ll bring you more exclusive experiences.

If music is your thing, you’ll be able to tag along backstage with Portugal. The Man and Hayley Kiyoko as they prepare to go on stage, and get a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of some of our other favorite musicians through the VR180 Rockstar VR series.

You’ll also be able to spend a day with global female leaders, including activist, entrepreneur, and Olympic bronze medalist in fencing, Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim-American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the U.S. in the Olympics on a new episode of our The Female Planet series.

If action videos are more your speed, SoKrispyMedia puts you in the middle of a video game, where you can race to escape a digital world before a glitch traps you there forever.

VR can take you anywhere, and YouTube VR can bring you to more places in the virtual world than anywhere else. I’ve never been more excited about the next places VR storytellers, explorers and the community will take us — letting us experience them as if we’re actually there.

Erin Teague, VR Product Lead, recently watched “After Solitary 360.”


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DeepMind, Elon Musk and more pledge not to make autonomous AI weapons

Today during the Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, the Future of Life Institute announced that more than 2,400 individuals and 160 companies and organizations have signed a pledge, declaring that they will "neither participate in nor suppo…
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Sling TV reorganizes, will offer a new free tier and more on-demand content

The market of internet streaming TV is getting more and more competitive every day, but it’s pretty safe to say Sling TV kickstarted the entire concept. There’s a few more services to choose from today, whether we’re talking about PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, or any of the other smaller, more specific bundles, but Sling TV […]

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More rumors point to Google entering the video game market

If you’ve been keeping up, there have been several rumors that Google is getting into the gaming console market, at least indirectly. The Yeti streaming service, for example, was suggested to compete with GeForce Now and PlayStation Now, and recently some new interactions were tipped off for the Chromecast that would most likely be used […]

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Tesla opens Model 3 orders to more people and trims prices

If you're in line for a Model 3 then we have good news. The company has announced that it's opening pre-orders to all reservation holders in the US and Canada, now that it's able to produce more cars (apparently that tent manufacturing line is helpin…
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Undercover dark web bust leads to more than 35 arrests

The US just broke new ground in its bid to shut down illegal markets on the dark web. A slew of agencies (the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigations, the Secret Service, the DEA and the Postal Inspection Service) have announced the…
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VidCon 2018: Helping creators earn more money and build stronger communities

I just stepped off the stage at VidCon, a conference created from scratch by Hank and John Green in 2010 that brings together fans, creators, and industry leaders to celebrate the power of online video. I talked about how over the last 13 years, YouTube has grown from an ambitious idea into a worldwide movement built on free expression and the power of openness.

With more than 1.9 billion logged-in users who come to YouTube every month and localized versions stretching across 90 countries and 80 languages, we’re opening up the world to anyone with a cell phone and an internet connection.

YouTube is a vibrant community where everyone has a voice. Every day, creators use their voice to entertain, spur action and bring about positive change. That’s why over the last year we’ve doubled down on building the products and tools that the creator community needs. Not only to thrive on YouTube, but to continue to develop the video platform of the future.

The next big steps for creator monetization

YouTube lets creators connect with their community and gives them the opportunity to earn money while doing what they love. Thanks to advertisers, creators around the world have been able to build businesses, creating an entirely new global economy that’s seen incredible growth. The number of creators earning five figures a year is up by 35 percent and the number of creators earning six figures is up by 40 percent. As in previous years, the vast majority of the revenue is coming from our advertising partners. We’ll continue investing here, but we also want to think beyond ads. Creators should have as many ways and opportunities to make money as possible.

We’ve been working on new tools that not only help creators better engage with their fans, they also enable them to make money while doing it. This is an idea that really began last year with Super Chat, a product that allows fans to purchase messages that stand out within a live chat. We’ve seen tremendous success with Super Chat and have since expanded to Ticketing, Merchandise, Channel Memberships and more. We’re also bringing creators and brands together to form unique marketing partnerships via FameBit.

Channel Memberships

With Channel Memberships, viewers pay a monthly recurring fee of $ 4.99 to get unique badges, new emoji, Members-only posts in the Community tab, and access to unique custom perks offered by creators, such as exclusive livestreams, extra videos, or shout-outs. Channel Memberships have already been available for a select group of creators on YouTube as Sponsorships. We’ve seen a lot of creators find success with this new business model. So, we’ll soon be expanding this to eligible channels with more than 100,000 subscribers on YouTube under the new name Channel Memberships. We hope to bring it to even more creators in the coming months.

Creators who have already been experimenting with this feature on YouTube have seen encouraging results. Since launching in January, comedy creator Mike Falzone more than tripled his YouTube revenue. And traveling duo Simon and Martina have built a closer-knit community and revamped a miniseries exclusively for their members, in more than 30 countries from Finland to the Philippines.

Merchandise

Merchandise has been a part of many creators’ businesses for a long time. We want to make it easier for more creators to sell merch directly from their channel. So we’ve built a product that allows them to do just that. From shirts with a logo to phone cases with a creator’s face, we’ve joined forces with Teespring so creators can choose from over 20 merchandise items to customize and sell via a shelf on their channel. This will be available to all eligible U.S.-based channels with over 10,000 subscribers starting today, and we plan to bring even more merchandising partners and creators in soon.

Just take a look at Joshua Slice’s merchandise shelf. The creator of Lucas the Spider recently turned his hero character into a plushie selling over 60,000 furry friends and generating over $ 1 million in profit in just 18 days, according to Teespring.




Introducing Premieres

The engagement between fans and creators is at the heart of YouTube. We’re working on new ways to help creators strengthen those unique bonds. Livestreams have brought the YouTube community together during the biggest music, science, and gaming events. We’ve also built a Community Tab that allows creators to move beyond just video to build even deeper connections with fans through GIFs, pics, polls, and text. And we’ve started experimenting with our take on Stories, but designed specifically for YouTube creators—coming to all eligible creators with more than 10,000 subscribers later this year.

Today, we’re introducing a new way for creators to upload content to YouTube called Premieres. With Premieres, creators will be able to debut pre-recorded videos as a live moment. When creators choose to release a Premiere, we’ll automatically create a public landing page to build anticipation and hype up new content. When all fans show up to watch the premiere, they’ll be able to chat with each other (and with the creator!) in real time via live chat. It’s as if a creator’s entire community is in one theater together watching their latest upload.

Premieres also unlocks new revenue streams. For the first time, creators can use Super Chat on traditional YouTube uploads and take advantage of Channel Memberships perks that were previously only available on Live videos.

Premieres are starting to roll out to creators today and will be available broadly soon. If you want to experience one for yourself, check out some upcoming premieres from creators such as Leroy SanchezJacksFilmsJackson Bird, and Ari Fitz, with more Premieres coming from  Corridor Digital and Inanna Sarkis soon.

YouTube creators are the heartbeat of our platform. That’s why we’re committed to building products that empower and support the creator community. We hope these tools help creators build a stronger community and earn more money while doing it, because when they succeed, the entire YouTube community thrives.

Neal Mohan, Chief Product Officer, recently watched “Lucas the Spider – Plush Introduction.”


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Watch the ‘Death Stranding’ gameplay footage to be even more confused

The first game from Kojima Studios, "Death Stranding", left audiences' mouths agape during its initial previews during last year's E3. For 2018, Sony once again wowed the audience, this time with actual gameplay footage. Not that that actually helped…
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