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Content is king: social media apps update picture and video features

Social media is an ever-changing animal that brings about new trends, wants and needs everyday. Trends are not dictated by brands or social media entities, but by the users themselves. And while the adage that “content is king” still holds true for the most part, it is not content that can just be read: it lives, moves and breathes. In other words, pictures and videos are the content that rule the social media stratosphere as of this moment. The new updates on social media apps testify to this as well.

YouTube Creator Studio, Fan Funding announced at VidCon

There are millions of people viewing millions of videos everyday on YouTube but there thousands l of special people who constantly upload the content that we fanatically view and manage the channels that we frequent. While the plain YouTube app is decent enough for uploading, viewing and searching for videos, channel managers and creators need something more special for their mobile needs. As promised, Google has released a YouTube Creator Studio app specifically for them.

Sony releases Live on Youtube app for Xperia Z2

Sony Mobile has created a fresh new app to complement the camera features of its flagship phone for this year, the Xperia Z2, and it is called “Live on Youtube”. Pretty straightforward with the title, you might have already guessed that this is an app that allows you to webcast straight from your phone to all of the internet via the ubiquitous video platform. No prizes for guessing right, sadly.

YouTube app update brings live video to Chromecast

YouTube has received an update today, complimenting the slew of other Google apps we’ve seen rolling in new or changed. This one is the biggest update for the service in some time, as it now allows for live channels to be casted to a Chromecast device. There were other changes as well, like an alteration to the playlist and comments system.

Chromecast now supports YouTube live streams

Coming without any formal announcement from Google, it has been discovered the Chromecast supports YouTube live streams. There is a catch for Android users though. At this time the live streams appear to be supported only when using a desktop browser. It seems likely to believe Android support is coming, and possibly we'll learn about that when Google offers a more official announcement.

Susan Wojcicki, Google’s Ad boss, will now head up YouTube

Susan Wojcicki, who has been in charge of Google’s Advertising and Commerce division, will be taking over YouTube. In a statement, Google CEO Larry Page said “Susan has a healthy disregard for the impossible and is excited about improving YouTube in ways that people will love”. With her new appointment, further management moves will occur, with one person taking on a mystery role.
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