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  • Senate body asks govt to unblock YouTube

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate standing committee on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Information Technology to unblock YouTube at the earliest...

    The Senate committee took up the issue to understand why YouTube was still blocked...

  • Syrian war archives at risk as YouTube bans graphic content

    Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos have been uploaded to YouTube every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to intimate scenes like a father cradling his dead children...

    However, now Syrian activists fear all that history could be erased as YouTube moves to rein in violent content...

  • Let YouTube ban go

    THE federal government has placed a ban on YouTube in a move to unjustly punish the service provider for showing blasphemous content...

    YouTube is an essential research tool in the hands of the youth to acquire knowledge free of cost...

  • As YouTube marks 10th year, Facebook emerges as video threat

    MENLO PARK: It’s 10 years to the day since the first clip (“Me at the Zoo”) was uploaded on YouTube, and the service — now owned by Google Inc — has dominated online video-sharing ever since...

    Google does not disclose viewership or revenue numbers for YouTube, although the company said in January 2012 that it had reached 4bn daily views...

  • 10 years on, YouTube is a hit but faces challenges

    WASHINGTON: Ten years after its launch, YouTube has become a household name for online video but faces an array of rivals in the market and lingering questions about its business model...

    A decade later, YouTube has more than one billion users, with localised service in 75 countries and 61 languages...

  • POPARAZZI: WHERE ARE PAKISTAN’S YOUTUBE STARS?

    But before any of these graduated to the level of their Indian counterparts, the Pakistani state laid down a ban on YouTube, the world’s premier online video platform...

    Was it worth it to stay on YouTube and hope that people continue to use proxies to log on to their channel? Or was it better to go to an alternative option, like Dailymotion? The problem was that YouTube’s distribution, recommendations and existing online community...

  • Nielsen tries to quantify the Hulu, YouTube effect

    Nielsen, the ratings service, announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on traditional TV...

    Hulu and YouTube have not revealed how many people have subscribed for the live TV services that they launched in the spring as a counter to...

  • Youtube turns 'local' for Pakistan

    KARACHI: World's largest video-sharing website, Youtube, on Tuesday announced that it has launched localised versions of the site in Pakistan...

    According to a media release issued by Youtube's parent firm Google, visitors to YouTube from Pakistan will see their country-specific YouTube site by default...

  • Localised domain for YouTube launched, SC told

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court was informed on Tuesday that a localised domain of the popular video sharing website YouTube, which has hitherto been blocked in the country, had been launched...

    The news came as Google formally announced the launch of Urdu language support and local domain services for YouTube in Pakistan...

  • Analysts pinpoint IS strategy via Twitter, YouTube

    PARIS: Tweets and YouTube videos by fighters from the Islamic State (IS) group have allowed analysts to pinpoint their movements in Iraq and Syria, highlighting the group's increasing push towards government strongholds...

    IHS ranks the most reliable Twitter and YouTube accounts from known IS militants, as well as opposition activists and government sources, using the geo-location data from around 4,000 entries a month to map attacks...

  • Despite localisation, YouTube remains blocked

    ISLAMABAD: Despite having been launched globally, Internet users in the country still cannot access ‘YouTube PK’, the popular video-sharing website domain localised specifically for Pakistan...

    On Tuesday, Google announced that YouTube was now also available in Urdu...

  • Twitter, YouTube analysis pinpoints IS strategy

    PARIS: Tweets and YouTube videos by fighters from the self-styled Islamic State group have allowed analysts to pinpoint their movements in Iraq and Syria, highlighting the group’s increasing push towards government strongholds...

    IHS ranks the most reliable Twitter and YouTube accounts from known IS militants, as well as opposition activists and government sources, using the geo-location data from around 4,000 entries a month to map...

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