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YouTube 'Super-Flagger' Program Has Been Quietly Active Since 2012

YouTube is using a team of 'Super Flaggers' to identify and report offensive content that violates its TOS. Most of the 200-strong group are individuals, but there are some “government agencies or non-governmental organizations such as anti-hate and child-safety groups” involved too.
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YouTube for Kids? Google is Building a Child-friendly Video Site

YouTube is developing a new child-friendly site in a bid to completely filter out those videos more suitable for adults than those under 10 years old. Google is talking to developers, and creators of children's content, to offer a site that parents can trust.
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At Last! UK Gets Google Chromecast Release 9am March 19th

Rejoice, UK lovers of streaming media. After a considerable (and baffling) delay, Chromecast is set to hit the shelves in Britain this coming Wednesday. PC World, Dixons and Currys will be selling the dongle from 9am on the 19th March.
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Fun Video Friday: True Detective, Oreos and Scooby Dooby Doo

'First Kiss' and 'Obama vs Galifianakis' may have dominated social media, and the news headlines this week, but we still have a lot of love for some of the other videos you may have missed in the last 7 days. Welcome to Fun Video Friday.
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Google Adwords Updates TrueView Video Advertising Options

If you use Google's Trueview advertising platform then you should be aware that there are some significant changes being made to formats and settings for video advertising on YouTube videos, YouTube search and on the Google Display Network.
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Disney to Buy YouTube Network Maker Studios? [Report]

Disney is reported to be in talks to acquire Maker Studios, in a bid to acquire one of the biggest, and most successful YouTube networks around. The deal is rumored to be worth around $500 million and could be a major coup for Disney.
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STOP PRESS: The New BBC iPlayer Launched Today (Via a VPN Near You)

The BBC is rolling out a new version of its world famous iPlayer for computers, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs - and we have to say that the new features make it look very cool. Those outside the UK will need VPN access if they want to watch the latest Top Gear or Downton Abbey episode though.
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Vimeo-on-Demand Turns One, Company Shines Spotlight on its Employees

Vimeo-on-Demand, one of the best places to find truly indie filmmakers and their works, turns one year old. To celebrate, Vimeo tossed in a few more features to help you out. Plus, they've decided to shine some light on the employees that don't get a lot of face time but without whom, Vimeo wouldn't exist, or have such cool new features. Well done Vimeo and Happy Birthday Vimeo-on-Demand!
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No Sex Please, We're Vine. Go Elsewhere for Your Adult Content

Soon you may be able to watch the best of Vine content with hand-picked video lists chosen by a dedicated Vine editor. Vine's app currently supports category pages but that content is based on user input from it's 40 million members. There's just one catch - if your favorite category is sex, you will have to go to Tumblr because Vine is banning explicit adult content.
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Google Glass Women's Day PSA Evokes Emotion While Losing Message?

Google Glass is becoming a powerful storytelling tool. The visceral first-person view evokes strong emotions in many. But are all uses of Glass as a viewpoint good? Whether they are or not, they are all part of an ever-growing tapestry of stories told through the device. Some will help us evolve our storytelling and some will not. Today the buzz is all about an International Women's Day PSA attempt through Glass.
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Machinima Lays Off 42 Staff, YouTube to Take Back Ad Sales

It's been less than four months since Machinima trimmed 10% of its workforce, but today it announced that another 42 staff are to go. The video-gaming MCN will now outsource its ad sales to YouTube, making it more reliant on Google for ad revenue than it would probably like.