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Video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos add

Category: Movies & TV (10)

Founded in 2005.

Countries: United States (48%), (16%), United Kingdom (13%)

Main connections: Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), Uptown Funk, Google

Linked to: Google, Hulu, PayPal, Time




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According to a story that has often been repeated in the media, Hurley and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos that had been shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco add something


When YouTube was launched in 2005, it was possible to upload long videos, but a ten-minute limit was introduced in March 2006 after YouTube found that the majority of videos exceeding this length were unauthorized uploads of television shows and films add something


"'YouTube"' is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos add something


The video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, and can still be viewed on the site add something


YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005, six months before the official launch in November 2005 add something


An early example of the social impact of YouTube was the success of The Bus Uncle video in 2006 add something


In 2006, "Time" praised Web 2,0 for enabling "community and collaboration on a scale never seen before", and added that YouTube "harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as its wisdom add something


Jay Brannan - Brannan appeared in the 2006 movie "Shortbus", which included one of his songs in its soundtrack, and began to build a fan base by performing on YouTube


Bianca Ryan - By March 2006, a copy of Ryan's audition had climbed into the 100 "Top Rated in Music" videos at YouTube


YouTube entered into a marketing and advertising partnership with NBC in June 2006 add something


Jessica Lee Rose - In June 2006, Rose debuted as "lonelygirl15", a fictional teenage homeschooled character named Bree who appeared in many video blogs on the popular video-sharing website YouTube


The site grew rapidly, and in July 2006 the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, and that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day add something


Esmee Denters - On 25 August 2006, Denters made a page on the video website YouTube


At the same time, a new version of the YouTube logo was introduced with a darker shade of red, the first change in design since October 2006 add something


The owner of the site, Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment, filed a lawsuit against YouTube in November 2006 after being overloaded on a regular basis by people looking for YouTube add something


David Choi - Choi's humorous YouTube love song, entitled "YouTube ", was uploaded on December 30, 2006, and brought him "overnight" fame


Google does not provide detailed figures for YouTube's running costs, and YouTube's revenues in 2007 were noted as "not material" in a regulatory filing add something


It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000 add something


David Pogue - From 2007 to 2011, Pogue appeared on CNBC's "Power Lunch" in a taped, three-minute comic tech review, which appeared on the "New York Times" website,, as well as iTunes, YouTube, TiVo, and JetBlue


Randy Pausch - His lecture, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams", was nominated at the 2007 YouTube Video *awards


Henrik Lundqvist - In 2007 a video appeared on the website YouTube with a drunk man impersonating Lundqvist


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - In 2007, YouTube, Geocities and several blogger webpages were blocked by a Turkish court due to the violation of this law


Steve Nash - In 2007, Nash wrote and produced an 81-second commercial for Nike titled "Training Day", directed by Julian Schnabel's daughter Lola, which gained popularity as a viral video on YouTube


Brad Linaweaver - Linaweaver restored the cannon to working order and subsequently posted a 2007 video of it being fired several times on YouTube


Krista Ayne - She appeared in an "American Pie"-inspired video for rapper Pittsburgh Slim's 2007 song, "Girls Kiss Girls", that one newspaper called "a YouTube sensation


Hazell Dean - The music video for "Trade Him for a Newer Model" was released on YouTube by Levine in 2007


Scott Clifton - On January 14, 2007, Clifton began operating his YouTube video blog


Demetri Martin - On March 22, 2007, Demetri made another appearance on "The Daily Show", talking about the Viacom lawsuit against Google and YouTube


Charlie McDonnell - After setting up the YouTube channel, "charlieissocoollike" on 3 April 2007, McDonnell started posting video blogs to a small audience


In June 2007, YouTube added an option to watch videos in 3GP format on mobile phones add something


In June 2007, YouTube began trials of a system for automatic detection of uploaded videos that infringe copyright add something


Since June 2007, YouTube's videos have been available for viewing on a range of Apple products add something


YouTube Mobile was launched in June 2007, using RTSP streaming for the video add something


On June 19, 2007, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was in Paris to launch the new localization system add something


Prince (musician) - In October 2007, Stephanie Lenz filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Publishing Group, claiming they were abusing copyright law, after the music publisher had YouTube take down Lenz's home movie in which the Prince song "Let's Go Crazy" played faintly in the background


Access to YouTube was blocked in Turkey between 2008 and 2010, following controversy over the posting of videos deemed insulting to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and some material offensive to Muslims add something


YouTube was awarded a 2008 Peabody Award and cited for being "a 'Speakers' Corner' that both embodies and promotes democracy" add something


Prince (musician) - At the 2008 Coachella Music Festival, Prince performed a cover of Radiohead's "Creep", but immediately after he forced YouTube and other sites to remove footage that fans had taken of the performance, despite Radiohead's demand for it to remain on the website


Charlie McDonnell - He participated in the Euro 2008 Zeitgeist Google conference, where he spoke about YouTube along with Mia Rose and Peter Oakley


Rielle Hunter - In 2008, Maria Russo, the reviewer of websites for the Los Angeles Times, mentioned that Hunter had been among the earliest adopters of YouTube for viral marketing purposes, and was the first filmmaker who exploited that venue for political campaign marketing


Charlie McDonnell - In 2008, McDonnell participated in a video-blog collaboration with four other YouTube personalities, entitled "FiveAwesomeGuys," a spin-off project of the "FiveAwesomeGirls" which featured hayleyghoover and italktosnakes and ran from 28 January to 31 December of that year


Marisa Miller - Miller starred in a 2008 viral video on YouTube with All Star baseball player Ryan Braun for Remington's ShortCut hair clippers


In March 2008, a high quality mode was added, which increased the resolution to 480x360 pixels add something


Rivers Cuomo - In March 2008, Cuomo started a video series on YouTube called "Let's Write a Sawng


KevJumba - Wu, along with other popular YouTube personalities, is paid to broadcast a streaming show on BlogTV. He has been a member of BlogTV since March 29, 2008, and as of November 2, 2008, he had produced 70 live and 23 recorded shows with over 300,000 viewers of the live show and 100,000 viewers of the recorded shows


Jason Beghe - Bunker published a three-minute portion of the three-hour interview to YouTube in mid-April 2008, and in the video Beghe calls Scientology "very dangerous for your spiritual, psychological, mental, emotional health and evolution


Jason Beghe - The video was taken down from YouTube on April 17, 2008 but was reposted by multiple other YouTube users shortly thereafter


Jason Beghe - By April 18, 2008, at least 45 users had reposted the video interview using their own YouTube accounts


Amber Lee Ettinger - On May 7, 2008, Barely Political posted a YouTube video with Ettinger and former Democratic and Libertarian Party presidential candidate Mike Gravel, entitled " Mike Gravel Lobbies for the Obama Girl Vote


KevJumba - By May 29, 2008, Wu had become one of three East Asians under the age of 21 to be in the top five of YouTube's all-time most subscribed users with 187,000 subscribers and more than 5,9 million views


Julia Nunes - Following YouTube success, as of June 2008 Nunes arranged a distribution deal for "Left Right Wrong" with Burnside Distribution Corporation, and the album can now be purchased through some mainstream sources


KevJumba - By June 5, 2008, he had become the number one subscribed comedian on YouTube, and third most subscribed uploader overall


A TiVo service update in July 2008 allowed the system to search and play YouTube videos add something


In July 2008, the Culture and Media Committee of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom stated that it was "unimpressed" with YouTube's system for policing its videos, and argued that "proactive review of content should be standard practice for sites hosting user-generated content" add something


Ryan Braun - In August 2008, he filmed a YouTube video with supermodel Marisa Miller for Remington's ShortCut clippers


In September 2008, "The Daily Telegraph" commented that YouTube was "notorious" for "some of the most confrontational and ill-formed comment exchanges on the internet", and reported on YouTube Comment Snob, "a new piece of software that blocks rude and illiterate posts" add something


Amber Lee Ettinger - In late September 2008 Ettinger made a YouTube video with Independent candidate Ralph Nader in which he argues that he should be included in the debates


In November 2008, 720p HD support was added add something


In November 2008, YouTube reached an agreement with MGM, Lions Gate Entertainment, and CBS, allowing the companies to post full-length films and television episodes on the site, accompanied by advertisements in a section for US viewers called "Shows" add something


Magibon - Magibon returned to Japan in November 2008, appearing at the "YouTube Live Tokyo" event at Studio Coast in Tokyo on November 23 alongside other YouTube personalities and musicians such as BoA and Kreva


Julia Nunes - On November 22, 2008, Nunes performed her song "Maybe I Will" on YouTube Live '08 in San Francisco


BoA - BoA performed "Eat You Up" as well as other songs at YouTube's Tokyo Live concert, and performed in New York City on December 3, 2008, as well as the Jingle Ball at the Anaheim Honda Center on December 6, 2008


An independent test in 2009 uploaded multiple versions of the same song to YouTube, and concluded that while the system was "surprisingly resilient" in finding copyright violations in the audio tracks of videos, it was not infallible add something


Charlie McDonnell - In the autumn of 2009, McDonnell featured with three other YouTube users on the BBC Switch documentary series "Chartjackers"


U-God - Radio/Baby Grande was critically acclaimed received 4.5 out of 5 stars and had the leadoff video single "WU-TANG" featuring Method Man with over 3 million YouTube views.


In January 2009, YouTube launched "YouTube for TV", a version of the website tailored for set-top boxes and other TV-based media devices with web browsers, initially allowing its videos to be viewed on the PlayStation 3 and Wii video game consoles add something


In February 2009, YouTube announced a test service, allowing some partners to offer video downloads for free or for a fee paid through Google Checkout add something


In March 2009, a dispute between YouTube and the British royalty collection agency PRS for Music led to premium music videos being blocked for YouTube users in the United Kingdom add something


In April 2009, a similar dispute led to the removal of premium music videos for users in Germany add something


Susan Boyle - The video went viral after being uploaded to YouTube on 14 April 2009


Charlie McDonnell - In May 2009, McDonnell created an alternate YouTube account, "CharlieAtE3", which followed McDonnell when he traveled to E3 2009


Tommy Cooper - YouTube was heavily criticised by the press when footage of the incident was posted on their website in May 2009


Esmee Denters - Denters added the official music video for the debut single "Outta Here" from her debut album of the same name, to her official YouTube page on 22 May 2009, and her second single "Admit It" on 3 September 2009


In June 2009, YouTube XL was introduced, which has a simplified interface designed for viewing on a standard television screen add something


Debbie Gibson - Gibson gave a sneak peek of a new song on June 5, 2009 through her YouTube video blog uploaded herself


In a video posted on July 21, 2009, YouTube software engineer Peter Bradshaw announced that YouTube users can now upload 3D videos add something


Scott Hall - On August 24, 2009, Hall began hosting a show on YouTube, called "Last Call with Scott Hall"


The dispute was resolved in September 2009 add something


Immortal Technique - On September 11, 2009, a "snippet" of the song was released on YouTube


Charlie McDonnell - In October 2009, McDonnell was named as one of a number of prominent YouTube users who would be participating in a project called "RNLI Shout"


In November 2009, 1080p HD support was added add something


In November 2009, YouTube launched a version of "Shows" available to UK viewers, offering around 4,000 full-length shows from more than 60 partners add something


Susan Boyle - In December 2009 her audition was named the most watched YouTube video of the year with over 120 million viewings, more than three times higher than the second most popular video


Jimmy Jacobs - On December 15, 2009, the promotion Evolve posted a video on their YouTube page called "Unknown", hyping someone named "Abstract Wrestler"


Magibon - As of the end of 2010, Magibon had uploaded nearly 100 videos onto her YouTube channel since July 2006


KevJumba - The web series "Funemployed", launched in the summer of 2010, stars Wu and Philip Wang of Wong Fu Productions and includes other notable YouTube stars such as Nigahiga, David Choi, Kina Grannis, and Chester See. With the large number of fans, this series quickly took off and became a hit, reaching 500,000 viewers in only a few weeks


In January 2010, YouTube introduced an online film rentals service, which is currently available only to users in the US, Canada and the UK. The service offers over 6,000 films add something


In January 2010, YouTube launched an experimental version of the site that uses the built-in multimedia capabilities of web browsers supporting the HTML5 standard add something


Charlie McDonnell - In January 2010 McDonnell created another alternate YouTube channel, "charlieissoboredlike", for the videos he makes when he has "nothing better to do"


Debbie Gibson - In January 2010 an unofficial clip "Cougar" was uploaded on YouTube


Boris van der Ham - Since January 2010 he has a weekly vlog on YouTube about freethinking and liberalism


In March 2010, YouTube began free streaming of certain content, including 60 cricket matches of the Indian Premier League add something


Aamir Khan - It was expected to be the first Indian film to be officially released on YouTube, within 12 weeks of releasing in theaters on 25 March 2010, but finally got officially released on YouTube in May 2012


On March 31, 2010, the YouTube website launched a new design, with the aim of simplifying the interface and increasing the time users spend on the site add something


According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43 percent and more than 14 billion videos viewed in May 2010 add something


In May 2010, it was reported that YouTube was serving more than two billion videos a day, which it described as "nearly double the prime-time audience of all three major US television networks combined" add something


In June 2010, Viacom's lawsuit against Google was rejected in a summary judgment, with U.S. federal Judge Louis L. Stanton stating that Google was protected by provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Viacom announced its intention to appeal the ruling add something


Fabian Cancellara - In June 2010, Cancellara said that claims made in a YouTube video that he had used an electric motor fitted to his bike to assist him during races were "so stupid I'm speechless"


Charlie McDonnell - On 6 June 2010, McDonnell presented the YouTube Audience *award to "The Inbetweeners" as part of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Television *awards


Charlie McDonnell - Their first single was released via YouTube on 14 June 2010 on McDonnell's channel


Jeffree Star - The video premiered on Star's YouTube channel on June 19, 2010


In July 2010, the mobile version of the site was relaunched based on HTML5, avoiding the need to use Adobe Flash Player and optimized for use with touch screen controls add something


Charlie McDonnell - In mid-July 2010, McDonnell appeared on KTLA with Hank Green, known on YouTube as one of the Vlogbrothers, and Justine Ezarik, known as iJustine, to promote VidCon 2010, the first international conference for online video makers


Andy Whitfield - In August 2010, Whitfield teamed up with Freddie Wong and created a 2-minute YouTube video named "Time Crisis", based on the game "Time Crisis"


Pete Burns - On 13 September 2010, Steve Coy of Bristar Records posted a statement on the Dead or Alive Official Network, announcing the cancellation of all future digital releases by Pete Burns due to postings of Burns's single "Never Marry an Icon" on YouTube


In October 2010, Hurley announced that he would be stepping down as chief executive officer of YouTube to take an advisory role, and that Salar Kamangar would take over as head of the company add something


In October 2010, U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner urged YouTube to take down from its website videos of imam Anwar al-Awlaki, saying that by hosting al-Awlaki's messages, "We are facilitating the recruitment of homegrown terror" add something


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk - In the last week of October 2010, a German company, following a request from the Turkish Internet Board, exploited YouTube automatic copyright-enforcement mechanism to take down the videos


Debbie Gibson - The first official music video from the new album is "I Love You" which was released on Gibson Official YouTube site on October 19, 2010


In November 2010, YouTube removed from its site some of the hundreds of videos featuring al-Awlaki's calls to "jihad" add something


Charlie McDonnell - In November 2010, McDonnell was part of a group of YouTube videos called "The Science of Attraction" where he hosted a few experiments and had his body digitally swapped with somebody else's


In December 2010, YouTube added "promotes terrorism" to the list of reasons that users can give when flagging a video as inappropriate add something


Until December 2010, there was a URL parameter known as "fmt" that allowed a user to force a profile using "itag" codes add something


YouTube has cited the effectiveness of Content ID as one of the reasons why the site's rules were modified in December 2010 to allow some users to upload videos of unlimited length add something


Curt Hawkins - Hawkins and Reks created an animated YouTube series called MidCard Mafia in 2011, but the show upset WWE management, so Hawkins and Reks cancelled the series and removed the uploaded shows


Tommy Wiseau - In 2011, Wiseau starred in a YouTube web series called "Tommy Explains It All." The episodes feature Wiseau explaining his views on various topics ranging from "Citizen Kane" to the art of kissing


KevJumba - In 2011, Wu began performing with Yesterday, Today, Forever along with other YouTube personalities


Bob Doris - In a YouTube video, Doris encouraged anyone of Irish decent to tick 'Irish' as their ethnicity in the 2011 Scottish Census


Preston Edwards - He became a YouTube sensation in February 2011, racking up over five million views , after being sent off just ten seconds into a 3-0 defeat to Farnborough


Googoosh - In March 2011, the popstar released a snippet via YouTube of a new song she was working on titled "Bedrood"


In April 2011, James Zern, a YouTube software engineer, revealed that 30 percent of videos accounted for 99 percent of views on the site add something


Curt Hawkins - Hawkins first venture into YouTube came in the form of a short lived YouTube series called "Callin' Spots with Curt Hawkins", which only lasted only two episode as of April 2011


Jo Garcia - In April 2011, Garcia teamed up with Ultimate Fighting Championship ring girl Brittney Palmer to create a video for "Mortal Kombat" that received more than 450,000 views on YouTube


In May 2011, YouTube reported in its company blog that the site was receiving more than three billion views per day add something


In May 2011, an HTML5 version of the YouTube player began supporting side-by-side 3D footage that is compatible with Nvidia 3D Vision add something


Charlie McDonnell - On 15 June 2011, his channel was spotlighted on YouTube's front page in the Entertainment category after being the first UK channel to reach a million subscribers


Corey Taylor - In July 2011 Taylor collaborated with Aaron Lewis while promoting Lewis' solo album, Town Line for a one night only acoustic duet show covering songs such as, Pearl Jam's "Black", Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, and Alice In Chains' Down In A Hole, videos from this show with Taylor and Lewis can be found on YouTube


Nadia Ali - A music video for the lead single from the album, "When It Rains", was released on her YouTube channel on 17 August 2011 with a release date to be announced


Megan Joy - On August 29, 2011, Joy released her own rendition of "Never Never" by Little Dragon on YouTube, as well as a tribute music video to go along with the song


KevJumba - On September 22, 2011, Wu had gained more than 2,000,000 subscribers; he is the 16th most subscribed YouTube channel


Tommy Dreamer - In October 2011, Dreamer started his own YouTube series, titled "The Tommy Dreamer TV"


Megan Joy - On October 4, 2011, the song "Twice", yet another Little Dragon tribute cover, was released on YouTube


Shenae Grimes - The video debuted on on October 17, 2011 and uploaded to Megan & Liz's YouTube channel the following day


Wong Kar-wai - On 18 October 2011, "Mask", his Charles Bukowski -inspired commercial for Japanese cosmetics line Shu Uemura starring Taiwanese actress Sandrine Pinna, was released on YouTube


Tyger Drew-Honey - A music video featuring Drew-Honey performing the song with Daniel and Ramona on the set of Outnumbered appeared on the Children In Need program and was released onto YouTube on 18 November 2011


In December 2011, YouTube launched a new version of the site interface, with the video channels displayed in a central column on the home page, similar to the news feeds of social networking sites add something


KevJumba - As of December 2011, he is YouTube's seventh most subscribed comedian and tenth most subscribed user overall


Jena Malone - In 2012, Malone starred in a two-part series on the YouTube channel 'Wigs' entitled "Dakota" as the mini-series' title character


In January 2012, YouTube stated that the figure had increased to four billion videos streamed per day add something


Tiesto - "'In The Booth"' is a YouTube series that started on January 18, 2012


Charlie McDonnell - On 24 January 2012 McDonnell posted a video of him singing an original song "Time To Reply" on his YouTube channel, which received highly positive feedback


Dolph Ziggler - On February 1, 2012, Nemeth debuted WWEFanNation's "WWE Download" and is the host of the YouTube series


Jenna Haze - On February 7, 2012, Haze announced her retirement from performing via a homemade YouTube video, followed by a press release


Felicia Day - In March 2012, Day announced that she would be launching a premium YouTube channel, "Geek & Sundry," on April 2


In April 2012, a court in Hamburg ruled that YouTube could be held responsible for copyrighted material posted by its users add something


On April 5, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reinstated the case, allowing Viacom's lawsuit against Google to be heard in court again add something


Felicia Day - On April 29, 2012 she appeared on the YouTube show MyMusic as a Norwegian Black Metal singer named Gorgol


David Booth (ice hockey) - An avid hunter, Booth posted a YouTube video in May 2012 of him baiting and killing a grizzly bear


Ana Free - In May 2012, Ana showcased her album at the first officially YouTube endorsed festival in Singapore, her first ever visit to Asia, sponsored by Warner Singapore, Blackberry and telecoms company Starhub


Jeffree Star - The music video was directed by Robby Starbuck, and was released on Star's personal YouTube account on May 11, 2012


KevJumba - In June 2012, Wu began starring in YouTube videos on a new channel called YOMYOMF


The default settings when uploading a video to YouTube will retain a copyright on the video for the uploader, but since July 2012 it has been possible to select a Creative Commons license as the default, allowing other users to reuse and remix the material if it is free of copyright add something


Jaime King - The video was released July 2012 and can be seen on


It was added to the site on July 15, 2012, and became the first YouTube video to receive over 1 billion views on December 21, 2012 add something


Ryan Star - The video has reached over 1 million views on YouTube as of August 2012


Ronan Keating - The video premiered on Youtube on 1 August 2012 at 9am


Ellie Goulding - On 3 August 2012, Goulding released a trailer on YouTube containing snippets of tracks from "Halcyon"


In September 2012, YouTube launched its first app for the iPhone, following the decision to drop YouTube as one of the preloaded apps in the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 operating system add something


Katerina Graham - That same month the official music video premiered and as of October 19, 2012 has reached 4,843,458 views on YouTube


On November 15, 2012, Google launched an official app for the Wii, allowing users to watch YouTube videos from the Wii channel add something


Charlie McDonnell - As of 19 November 2012, his YouTube videos have over 264,639,977 views in total


In 2013, the Billboard charts began including online streams in its Top 100 lists, allowing the popularity of YouTube videos to influence the position of a song in the charts add something


In April 2013, it was reported that Universal Music Group and YouTube have a contractual agreement that prevents content blocked on YouTube by a request from UMG from being restored, even if the uploader of the video files a DMCA counter-notice add something


On August 27, 2013, YouTube announced that it would remove video responses for being an underused feature add something


On March 18, 2014, the lawsuit was settled after seven years with an undisclosed agreement add something


In May 2014, the independent music trade organization Worldwide Independent Network alleged that YouTube was using non-negotiable contracts with independent labels that were "undervalued" in comparison to other streaming services, and that YouTube would block all music content from labels who do not reach a deal to be included on the paid service add something


In June 2014, YouTube introduced videos playing at 60 frames per second, in order to reproduce video games with a frame rate comparable to high-end graphics cards add something


In a statement to the "Financial Times" in June 2014, Robert Kyncl confirmed that YouTube would block the content of labels who do not negotiate deals to be included in the paid service "to ensure that all content on the platform is governed by its new contractual terms add something


Music Key launched in a limited beta in November 2014, and will become generally available in 2015 add something


On November 12, 2014, YouTube announced the launch of Music Key, a subscription music streaming service, providing advertising-free playback of official music videos hosted by YouTube, along with background and offline playback on mobile platforms add something


On January 27, 2015, YouTube announced that HTML5 will be the default playback method on supported browsers add something


In February 2015, YouTube announced the launch a new app specifically for use by children visiting the site, called YouTube Kids add something


On June 3, 2015, YouTube launched a new tool, Music Insights, as part of Google's YouTube For Artists initiative add something


On August 10, 2015, Google announced that it was creating a new company, Alphabet, to act as the holding company for Google, with the change in financial reporting to begin in the fourth quarter of 2015 add something


On October 21, 2015, the service was re-launched as YouTube Red, offering ad-free streaming of all videos, as well as access to exclusive original content add something


On October 28, 2015, the service was re-launched as YouTube Red, offering ad-free streaming of all videos, as well as access to exclusive original content add something


Youtube's owner Google announced in November 2015 that they would help cover the legal cost in select cases where they believe "fair use" laws apply add something


This ban was finally lifted in January 2016 after YouTube launched a Pakistan-specific version add something


Internet - As of July 2016, the website was ranked as the second most popular site by Alexa Internet, a web traffic analysis company add something


In August 2016, YouTube introduced a notification system for a policy restricting the types of content that may be incorporated into videos being monetized, providing a means to notify users of these violations and allow them to appeal add something


On November 1, 2016, the dispute with GEMA was resolved, with Google content ID being used to allow advertisements to be added to videos with content protected by GEMA. add something


On November 3, 2016, YouTube announced a trial scheme which allows the creators of videos to decide whether to approve, hide or report the comments posted on videos based on an algorithm that detects potentially offensive comments add something


In February 2017, one billion hours of YouTube was watched every day add something


In March 2017, the government of the United Kingdom pulled its advertising campaigns from YouTube, after reports that its ads had appeared on videos containing anti-semitic and terrorism content add something


In early-April 2017, the YouTube channel h3h3Productions presented evidence claiming that a "Wall Street Journal" article had fabricated screenshots showing major brand advertising on an offensive video, citing that the video itself had not earned any ad revenue for the uploader add something


On April 6, 2017, YouTube announced that in order to "ensure revenue only flows to creators who are playing by the rules", it would change its practices to require that a channel undergo a policy compliance review, and have at least 10,000 lifetime views, before they may join the Partner Program add something


On November 11, 2017, YouTube announced it was strengthening site security to protect children from unsuitable content add something


In early 2018, Cohen began hinting at the possible launch of YouTube's new subscription music streaming service, a platform that would compete with other services such as Spotify and Apple Music add something


On January 16, 2018, the eligibility requirement for monetization was changed to 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers add something


It was rolled out in 130 countries worldwide, including Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, and Iraq on February 1, 2018 add something


The service is expected to be launched in March 2018 add something


On April 3, 2018, a shooting took place at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California add something


On May 17, 2018, YouTube announced the re-branding of YouTube Red as YouTube Premium , as well as the upcoming launch of a separate YouTube Music subscription add something


On 22 May 2018, the music streaming platform named YouTube Music was launched add something


In September 2018, YouTube began to phase out the separate YouTube Gaming website and app, and introduced a new Gaming portal within the main service add something


In late November 2018, YouTube announced that it would introduce a s://en add something


" As of November 28, 2018, Youtube did not specify when "Reels" would arrive in Beta or when it would be publicly released add something


In January 2019, YouTube officially banned videos containing "challenges that encourage acts that have an inherent risk of severe physical harm", as well as pranks that "make victims believe they're in physical danger" or cause emotional distress in children add something


Annotations will be removed entirely from all videos on January 15, 2019 add something


In February 2019, YouTube vlogger Matt Watson identified a "wormhole" that would cause the YouTube recommendation algorithm to draw users into this type of video content, and make all of that user's recommended content feature only these types of videos add something


On February 28, 2019, YouTube banned comments on all videos of children with exceptions being given to "trusted partners" who would be "required to actively moderate their comments" add something


In the wake of the Notre-Dame de Paris fire on April 15, 2019, several user-uploaded videos of the landmark fire were flagged by Youtube' system automatically with an Encyclopedia Britannica article on the false conspiracy theories around the September 11 attacks add something


The problem still persisted into June 2019, highlighted by a report from "The New York Times" add something


A July 2019 study found that when users searched for videos related to the climate and climate change, the majority of videos were videos that communicated views contrary to the scientific consensus on climate change add something


In July 2019, It was announced that YouTube will shutdown for Nintendo 3DS systems on September 3, 2019 add something