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How Halo 5 YouTube Live-stream Smashed All Sales Records for Xbox

In October 2015, Xbox hosted a six-hour live-streamed event on YouTube which helped Halo 5 break sales records for the brand. Over the course of the event, around 8M viewers tuned in, with a dedicated 700K gamers staying for the full 6 hours.
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YouTube's CES Keynote: Four Reasons Why Digital Video Will Win the Decade

YouTube's Robert Kyncl gave the keynote speech at ‪#‎CES2016‬, and delivered the kind of strategic insight, critical data, tactical advice, and latest trends in the digital video marketing business that will give you a colossal return on that investment. We have the full unmissable transcript of the speech that you won't want to miss.
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Why YouTube Red is a Step In the Right Direction for Online Video

YouTube has confirmed details of its new subscription service which will provide an ad-free user experience for viewers who sign up. It's a huge change in the YouTube business model, but we think it's a step in the right direction for those who want to get the most out of the site.
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Facebook Content ID for Video is Coming, Addresses Freebooting

The issue of freebooted video content being uploaded to Facebook is a serious issue for many media companies, brands, and creators. But today, Facebook has publicly addressed the problem and promised more robust rights management for licensed video content.
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Why the YouTube 301+ View Counter Change is Important

The YouTube view counter freezing at 301+ views has been a source of frustration for many creators over the years, even though it was introduced to stop spammers inflating views by whatever means they could. Now it's being dropped in favor of more up-to-date stats, and that's a good thing for everyone.
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Why YouTube Will Be Better Off Without Google Plus

In a bid to overhaul the comments system on YouTube, Google forced users to integrate with its social platform, Google Plus. But now Google has reversed the decision, which is good news for YouTube users, and probably for YouTube itself in the long run.
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ATTN B2B Marketers: How's Video Working for You? [Survey]

As part of our annual Video Marketing Survey, we want to get a better understanding of the wins, as well as challenges, that face the B2B video marketer. If you're part of a B2B marketing team, we'd love you to participate in this short, 25 question survey.
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Why YouTube’s 10th Birthday Was a Missed Opportunity to Look Forward

YouTube is celebrating its 10th birthday this month by taking a look back at some of the highlights of the past decade. And that's all great, but where are the usual strategic insights, new data and announcements of exciting feature developments we usually get when YouTube has something to celebrate?
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Spotted: Is Google Testing Sitelinks for YouTube Videos?

Google sitelinks offer users a shortcut to the best search results for a branded site. They have been live since 2005 for websites but is Google testing out the feature for individual YouTube videos too now?
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Spotify Fires Back at YouTube, Adds Own Video Content

YouTube wants to capture a slice of the music streaming market with its MusicKey service, but its main competitor in that field, Spotify, is firing back by introducing video content to its own platform, including music videos, news and entertainment, and original content from providers like Comedy Central and Tastemade.
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Top Ten Letterman Late Show Clips on YouTube (But Good Luck Seeing Them All)

David Letterman's legendary 'Late Show' residency ends tonight, and we take a look at 10 of the most viewed Letterman clips on YouTube. His innovative approach to the genre not only blazed a trail for other 'traditional' broadcasters, but gave the viewing public an appetite for compelling content which millions of online video creators are fulfilling.
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Attn Brands: Discover a GoldMine of 2M+ Video Creators via Tubular Creator Profiles

Many brands understand the immense power Influencer marketing can have on reaching the right audience. But how do you find the right Influencer to help endorse or promote your product on YouTube, Facebook Video, Vine, or Instagram Video? Tubular Creator Profiles are now open to the public, and they can help you find the right creator to collaborate with.
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YouTube Removes Facebook as a 'Connected Account' for Creators

YouTube has quietly removed the ability for channels to add Facebook as a 'Connected Account'. Many creators will be unaware of the change, or the fact that they now have to either post the YouTube link to Facebook themselves, or use a third-party app to do so.