Musically: YouTube lands exclusive on archive Elton John concerts

Musically: YouTube lands exclusive on archive Elton John concerts. “The series premieres on Friday (3 July) with the stated aim of raising $500k in donations for the Elton John AIDS Foundation Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Each week, a new archive concert will be made available in its entirety, starting with gigs from 1976, 1986, 1989, 1995, 2000 and 2001.”

BetaNews: YouTube TV gets a massive price hike, but I’m not canceling

BetaNews: YouTube TV gets a massive price hike, but I’m not canceling. “When I first cut the cord and switched my television service to YouTube TV, the price was a very manageable $35 per month. Then the monthly charge went to up $40 and ultimately landed at $50. When it hit the $50 mark I became nervous, as it was approaching cable TV pricing. Sadly, today, the price jumps once again, this time to $65. Uh oh.”

The Verge: YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech

The Verge: YouTube bans Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, and more for hate speech. “YouTube has banned several prominent white supremacist channels, including those belonging to Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer. Other channels banned include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the channel for Spencer’s National Policy Institute. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube’s policies, a YouTube spokesperson said, by alleging that members of protected groups were inferior. These come alongside other violations that led to YouTube taking action.”

DIY Pizza Kits And Choose-Your-Own Ad Pitches: A Look Behind YouTube’s First Virtual Brandcast (Tubefilter)

Tubefilter: DIY Pizza Kits And Choose-Your-Own Ad Pitches: A Look Behind YouTube’s First Virtual Brandcast. “YouTube’s Brandcast presentation is traditionally the centerpiece of each NewFronts week, held at illustrious landmarks like Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall, and headlined by musical performances from some of the biggest musical acts in the world — from Ariana Grande to Katy Perry. So this year, in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, the video giant retooled with great agility for Brandcast Delivered, a virtual, customizable showcase that YouTube billed — in something of a shot to linear television — as ‘personal primetime.'”

TechCrunch: YouTube’s latest experiment is a TikTok rival focused on 15-second videos

TechCrunch: YouTube’s latest experiment is a TikTok rival focused on 15-second videos. “Users in the new YouTube experiment will see an option to ‘create a video’ in the mobile upload flow, the company says. Similar to TikTok, the user can then tap and hold the record button to record their clip. They can then tap again or release the button to stop recording. This process is repeated until they’ve created 15 seconds worth of video footage. YouTube will combine the clips and upload it as one single video when the recording completes. In other words, just like TikTok.”

Search Engine Journal: Google Explains How YouTube Search Works

Search Engine Journal: Google Explains How YouTube Search Works. “As part of a larger effort to explain how YouTube works, Google published a new resource to answer commonly asked questions about YouTube search results. Google created a whole new website, called How YouTube Works, which offers an in-depth look at all components of the YouTube platform.”

New York Times: In Vintage TV Ads, a Curious Fountain of Hope (and Cheese)

New York Times: In Vintage TV Ads, a Curious Fountain of Hope (and Cheese). “Search YouTube with the word ‘commercials’ and the decade of your choosing, and you will find hundreds of compilations, including transfers of old broadcasts with everything but the advertisements and the breaking news updates edited out. I put on these compilations as background noise when I’m doing chores or eating dinner. It allows me to make believe that I live in a world I never got to inhabit but is still familiar, a time that seems simpler by virtue of the fact that it isn’t actively making me miserable.”

Tubefilter: Dozens of YouTubers, Twitch Streamers, And Gaming Executives Face Sexual Abuse Allegations

Tubefilter: Dozens of YouTubers, Twitch Streamers, And Gaming Executives Face Sexual Abuse Allegations. “The wave of claims appears to have been sparked on June 19 by several women speaking up about uncomfortable sexual interactions with streamer SayNoToRage, who has 173K followers on Twitch and commonly streams first-person shooter Destiny. One fellow gaming streamer, JewelsVerne (4.4K), accused him of keeping his hand on her thigh under the table during a group card game, and another, SarahDanielsTV (50.7K), said she was ‘cornered’ by him and ‘made uncomfortable enough to have blocked one particular incident out of my memory.'”

CNET: YouTube views of sourdough videos jumped 400% in coronavirus lockdown

CNET: YouTube views of sourdough videos jumped 400% in coronavirus lockdown. “YouTube’s average daily views of videos related to sourdough leapt more than 400% between March 15 through the end of May compared with the two-and-a-half month period that preceded it, the Google-owned video company said Thursday. Average daily views of videos with ‘workout at home’ in the title increased more than 200% since March 15 compared with their average for the rest of the year.”

Digital Inspiration: SlideCasts – Sync YouTube Videos with your Google Slides Presentation

Digital Inspiration: SlideCasts – Sync YouTube Videos with your Google Slides Presentation. “SlideCasts let you combine YouTube videos and Google Sides / PowerPoint presentations in a single-player. The speaker video and the slides appear side-by-side and, as the video progresses, the slides auto-change in sync with the video.”

CNBC: Facebook, YouTube usage linked to belief in coronavirus conspiracy theories, study finds

CNBC: Facebook, YouTube usage linked to belief in coronavirus conspiracy theories, study finds. “People using social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube to find information about the coronavirus are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories about the disease, according to new research out of the U.K.”

Tubefilter: YouTube Is Considering Letting Creators Self-Limit The Reach Of Their Videos To Lessen Harassment

Tubefilter: YouTube Is Considering Letting Creators Self-Limit The Reach Of Their Videos To Lessen Harassment. “According to YouTube’s VP of creator products, Ariel Bardin, a substantial part of the platform’s efforts to make itself better for LGBTQ+ users involves seeking policymaking guidance from YouTubers in the LGBTQ+ community. To that end, in the latest Creator Insider upload, Bardin sits down for a half-hour interview with transgender creator, author, and activist Jackson Bird, giving him a chance to ‘ask me the tough hard-hitting questions and call bullshit on me when needed.'”

Make Tech Easier: How to Edit Your Videos Using the YouTube Video Editor

Make Tech Easier: How to Edit Your Videos Using the YouTube Video Editor. “There are plenty of video editors out there, and we already have a big list for Windows, macOS and Linux. However, if you want to do a simple edit, they can be overkill. If you’re uploading your video to YouTube, why not use YouTube’s own video editor? It’s sparse on features, but it’s a good option if you want to do bare-bones editing. Let’s explore what the YouTube video editor can and can’t do and how to use it.”

Vice: Why LGBTQ YouTubers Are Suing Google for Discrimination

Vice: Why LGBTQ YouTubers Are Suing Google for Discrimination. “If you’re a full-time content creator trying to reach an audience, the Google algorithms can be brutal, especially if they seem to be discriminatory. That’s what a group of LGBTQ YouTubers is alleging in its suit against the tech giant, which finally went to its first hearing in a California court last week after months of delays.”

ABC 15 Arizona: Online influencer Jake Paul charged after Scottsdale looting

ABC 15 Arizona: Online influencer Jake Paul charged after Scottsdale looting. “Social media influencer and YouTuber Jake Paul has been charged by police in Scottsdale after allegedly participating in weekend looting and riots. Police said Thursday that 23-year-old Jake Joseph Paul was identified as being present among hundreds of tips and videos sent to officials. He reportedly unlawfully entered and remained inside Scottsdale Fashion Square mall when it was closed.”