Arizona State University: ASU, Crash Course partner for series of educational YouTube videos

Arizona State University: ASU, Crash Course partner for series of educational YouTube videos. “Arizona State University will expand access to its academic content to a vast new audience through a new partnership with Crash Course, a YouTube channel of educational videos that has 10 million subscribers. EdPlus, the ASU unit that creates technology and partnerships to develop new ways of teaching and learning, is working with Crash Course to create a series of entry-level course videos, starting with English composition.”

CNN: YouTube to reduce video quality worldwide to ease strain on internet networks

CNN: YouTube to reduce video quality worldwide to ease strain on internet networks. “Videos on YouTube will now default to standard definition for all users worldwide, a step down from the typical high definition that users normally see. The move is aimed at easing the burden on internet infrastructure as lockdowns and other emergency policies have kept millions at home.”

CNET: Inside a pro-Trump YouTube disinformation network that spans Vietnam to Bosnia

CNET: Inside a pro-Trump YouTube disinformation network that spans Vietnam to Bosnia. “YouTube removed at least 20 channels posting false or divisive content to generate ad dollars. The channels used voice-over actors to read scripts. At least one of them was hired on Fiverr, the freelance marketplace.”

Reuters: Google parent Alphabet shared YouTube revenue after U.S. SEC request

Reuters: Google parent Alphabet shared YouTube revenue after U.S. SEC request . “Alphabet Inc began disclosing revenue for its YouTube video service this year after U.S. securities regulators asked the Google parent to give more ‘quantitative and qualitative’ data on the business, according to filings released Monday.”

Reuters: Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices

Reuters: Social media giants warn of AI moderation errors as coronavirus empties offices. “Alphabet Inc’s YouTube, Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) warned on Monday that more videos and other content could be erroneously removed for policy violations, as the companies empty offices and rely on automated takedown software during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Tech Hive: YouTube TV’s regional sports situation is a total mess for cord-cutters now

Tech Hive: YouTube TV’s regional sports situation is a total mess for cord-cutters now . “Around the country, YouTube TV subscribers are finding that they can no longer watch the regional Fox Sports networks they were getting before. In some cases, subscribers have lost all regional sports coverage, yet they’re paying the same $50 per month as subscribers in other parts of the state or region, where the same team coverage remains available.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Upload and Listen to Your Personal Songs in YouTube

Make Tech Easier: How to Upload and Listen to Your Personal Songs in YouTube. “YouTube is always looking for ways to make its website more user-friendly. To that end, they recently rolled out a new ‘YouTube Music’s cloud library’ feature. With this feature you will be able to add songs and albums from your personal computer to your YouTube account and play them alongside the regular content that the site offers.”