The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Call it a work in progress. YouTube is now trying to stanch the increased flow of spam on its site, just weeks after a new system was employed to clean it up, the company recently said.
By Zach Miners | 26 November, 2013 18:58
A brief YouTube outage on Monday was the one of the biggest recent glitches for the popular video site, according to a company that uses complaints on Twitter and other sources to measure the impact of online outages.
By Stephen Lawson | 19 November, 2013 00:03
In a testament to the rise of on-demand entertainment, Netflix and YouTube now consume just over half of all downstream traffic in North America, while peer-to-peer file-sharing services continue to plummet, according to a new study.
By Zach Miners | 11 November, 2013 19:21
YouTube is overhauling comments on videos to highlight the ones that actually mean something to viewers, the site said Wednesday.
By Zach Miners | 06 November, 2013 23:40
Now that YouTube officially supports 15-minute videos, Andy Warhol's dictum that we'd all be famous for 15 minutes has proven more than a little prescient. Viral video is nothing to scoff at. There's more than just page-view bragging rights at stake--there's real money to be made. (Get popular enough, and YouTube will cut you in on ad revenue.)
By Christopher Null | 18 September, 2010 10:30
Google's services have been riding a bit of a rollercoaster in China over the last several days. A one-hour or even 12-hour blockage wouldn't hurt the company. It's the potential for a much longer blockage that could be problematic for Google, says one analyst.
By Sharon Gaudin | 13 November, 2012 11:53