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Google

Google Brings Targeted Mobile App Install Ads to YouTube, Search

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Google on Tuesday announced plans to bring targeted mobile app install ads to YouTube and Search. Through the Google Play store, the company is already able to analyse which search terms result in the highest number of downloads for any given app category. If someone is looking for a last minute hotel room, for instance, […]

YouTube Music

YouTube (Again) Delays On-Demand Music Streaming Service

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YouTube, which originally planned to launch its on-demand music streaming service late last year, has pushed its debut to the second quarter or beyond. The deferment is caused by the online video company’s desire to “get it right,” according to an executive briefed on YouTube’s plans. Under contracts that its parent company Google signed a […]

Turkey and YouTube

Turkey Unblocks YouTube After Court Rules Ban Violated Human Rights

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A Turkish court on Friday ruled that a blanket ban of social-media website YouTube violated human rights and ordered most of the restrictions be lifted, citing a top court ruling this week that scrapped a similar ban on microblogging site Twitter. The state telecoms authority on March 27 blocked access to YouTube, Google’s video-sharing site, […]

Yahoo

Yahoo Wants to Poach YouTube’s Stars to Create a Competing Video Site

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Google-owned YouTube hasn’t had a serious competitor for years. But Yahoo would like to try: The Web giant has been working on a plan to lure some of YouTube’s most popular stars and networks to show their stuff on the site, according to several sources close to the situation. The strategy in the works — […]

Turkey and YouTube

Turkey Has Blocked Access to YouTube

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After cutting off Twitter access within its borders, Turkey is now blocking its citizens from visiting YouTube. The latest act of internet censorship comes only one day after a Turkish court ordered the government to lift its Twitter ban and temporarily restore access to the service. Turkey is accused of blocking internet sites to stifle […]