YouTube has cancelled plans for high-end dramas and comedies, people with knowledge of the matter said, a pullback from its grand ambitions for a paid service with Hollywood-quality shows.
On TalkCentral this week, Duncan McLeod and Regardt van der Berg unpack the South African launch of YouTube Premium and YouTube Music.
Social media platforms including Facebook are facing harsher scrutiny after a shooter accused of killing 49 people in two mosques in New Zealand live-streamed the murders over the Internet.
Google has launched YouTube Music and YouTube Premium in South Africa, offering ad-free access to streaming music and all YouTube videos.
Paid music streaming looks set to overtake free services for the first time later this year, as more people opt to pay for the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.
Google has its fingers in every conceivable corner of industry, and then some. But investors can look past the mysteries and the spending splurges as long as the ad business keeps running.
Streaming services pose a significant threat to MultiChoice’s future growth potential, but they are by no means the only risks exercising the minds of the pay-television operator’s management team.
YouTube has updated its guidelines to ban prank and dangerous challenge videos.
Meghan Young is a professional Instagram star. She gets paid to climb beautiful mountains, photograph their glittering summits and post about her adventures to her fans.
While lamenting abusive conduct on Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey said any move to block content based on political or social views would stoke already rising concern about the power of social media companies.