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YouTube Working on Adaptive Streaming for Mobile and TV

YouTube is working on adaptive bitrate streaming for mobile and TV, because buffering is awful. Buffering and other kinds of interruption caused $2.16 billion in lost revenue last year for the online video industry, and people tend to leave after a couple of seconds of bad video.
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YouTube to Launch Music Subscription Site Soon?

Lots of talk about subscription channels lately in YouTube Land. Today, Fortune is reporting that YouTube plans to launch a Spotify-style service on their huge video destination site soon, like perhaps by the end of the year. It's no surprise they're thinking about it, since YouTube is, of course, a large music discovery site.