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5 Million Google Passwords Leaked, Check Your YouTube Account

Another day, another security breach. In the latest reminder that nothing is really that secure on the Internet, 5 million Google email addresses, usernames and passwords have been leaked to the outside world. If you have updated your Google log-in details recently then you are probably OK. If you haven't updated your password in years, then now might be the time to do that.
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The Top Ten Most Viewed Video Ads on YouTube: August 2014

Every one of the 10 most watched videos ads on YouTube in the U.S. for August 2014 generated over 1 million views, with the top ad attracting an incredible 8 million. The average length of the video ads featured in this month’s chart pan out at around 3 minutes, with the YouTube audience sticking with those ads for at least 2 minutes.
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Facebook Video Auto-play Driving Up Mobile Costs (How to Stop That)

Facebook’s video auto-play feature has had a mixed reception from users who either welcome its convenience, or who find the whole format to be incredibly intrusive. No matter which camp your feet are firmly planted in, if you have the feature enabled, videos that start to play automatically as you scroll through your News Feed could led to increased cell phone costs.
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The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression [Video]

To an outsider, video codecs can seem almost impossible to understand. But, in reality, the main concepts behind codecs aren't so convoluted, particularly when an expert takes the time to break down the meanings. Filmmaker David Kong has created an excellent video tutorial that does just that.
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How to Add Closed Captions to Facebook Videos

Now that Facebook users are watching 1 billion videos on the site every day, any opportunity to make that video content accessible to all users is welcome. Facebook has now enabled the ability to add closed captions to videos uploaded to its site (if you are in the U.S.).
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18-34 Year Olds Are Watching 53% More Online Video [Study]

With digital video now available on an unprecedented number of devices, U.S. based 18-34 year olds are watching 53% more of it than this time in 2013. But don't be fooled into thinking that it's just the Millennials who are consuming more online video. Those aged between 50 and 64 are watching 60% as much, while those of us lucky enough to fall into the 35-49 age bracket are watching 80% more.
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Facebook Users Watch 1B Videos Per Day, 65% Via Mobile

Facebook's drive to make video content an integral part of everyone's New Feeds is paying off handsomely as the site has reported that users of the social network watch an average of 1 billion videos per day. Video views have increased by an incredible 50% between May and July of this year, and around two-thirds of daily views are via mobile devices.
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YouTube Converts More Customers Than Facebook, Twitter [Study]

When it comes to paid advertising campaigns on social networks, new research has found that YouTube is the best platform for introducing new products to potential customers, and is also the best social media site for closing sales with consumers.
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3 Simple Tips to Make Better Training Videos

On this week's Creator's Tip, we bring you 3 short, sharp but very useful tips to make your training, how-to, and informational videos as effective as possible. The longer you can keep your viewers' attention, the higher your engagement will be, and the better your video will perform!
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YouTube Valued at $40 Billion, Worth More Than Twitter [Report]

A new report claims that YouTube could be worth up to $40 billion for its parent company Google, itself valued at around $400 billion. YouTube is also on course to grow from $5.9 billion in video ad sales this year to $8.9 billion in 2016.
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How To Create a Private Playlist on YouTube

The Playlist feature on YouTube is a winner for several reasons - Playlists get indexed by YouTube which is super-handy for SEO purposes, and they have the ability to increase Watch Time which is probably THE ranking factor that YouTube takes into account these days. However, as a person with a YouTube channel, you may want to create a Playlist that isn't for public consumption. We show you how.
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33 Amazing YouTube Facts & Stats to Tweet & Share [Updated]

Ever wondered how many hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every 10 seconds? Or how many billions and billions of hours of cat videos, how-tos, music videos, beauty tutorials, and unboxings we watch every month? YouTube is an amazing space and so generates some incredible stats - we bring you 33 of them. Enjoy!
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YouTube Queues Videos to Chromecast So You Don't Have To

YouTube has announced a small, but handy feature for those Chromecast owners who like to set it and forget it when it comes to viewing. As of this week, viewers will be able to queue up YouTube videos via a new Playlist feature on their YouTube watch page and stream that playlist to their Chromecast device.