YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim doesn’t like the new Google+/YouTube commenting system. In fact, he’s pretty upset about it. On his YouTube page, Karim left a quick note, questioning the new direction by Google.
Google has been working hard to bring their services together, and the unification is starting to show. From design aesthetics to cross-functionality, the Google ecosystem is starting to take shape. One place that has been left to languish a bit, historically, has been YouTube. A juggernaut in its own right, Google wisely proceeded with caution when making changes to the popular video service.
You know that YouTube, primarily a video viewing and sharing service, has become bigger than itself when people start using it listen to music more than just to watch. It seems that YouTube plans to capitalize on this latest user trend by launching a subscription-based music service soon.
YouTube is great for watching the occasional video, but sometimes the need to stay glued to the screen is tough. There are times when you just want to tear away and do something else with your day, and it would be nice to listen in on the audio.
Google has beaten analyst expectations this quarter, with $14.9 billion in consolidated revenue and $11.9 billion in net revenue. In their earnings call, which wrapped up moments ago, Google noted their revenue was up 12% over Q3 2012.
This week Google has been extremely busy updating nearly every major app of theirs for Android. This afternoon we reported on Google Hangouts, an improved card UI-style Gmail, and more, and now we've learned they have just pushed out updates for YouTube and Google Search. I don't know about you guys, but it sounds like they're getting everything ready for an announcement.
Just yesterday Google made a rather vague statement about a new offline viewing feature coming to its YouTube mobile apps in November. Now we're getting to hear more about how it will work and how it will affect content providers.
There is no denying that YouTube has become part and parcel of today's video watching culture, but it is, at least through official methods, completely dependent on an active Internet connection. This causes no small amount of aggravation whenever one's viewing experience on a tablet or smartphone is ruined by a suddenly broken connection.
It seems that Google is quietly augmenting Chromecast's list of supported media sources. Reports are coming in that some YouTube vidoes that are embedded in third-party websites have randomly sprouted a button that would let users stream the video to Google Chromecast.
Imagine being able to watch each and every single NFL Football game right on your smartphone, tablet, or computer all through YouTube. Doesn't that sound amazing? I love technology, Android, and Football, so this is the best news I've heard all month. Reports are surfacing that Google wants to take on DirecTV for the NFL Sunday Ticket, and offer it up on YouTube.