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YouTube’s TV streaming service experienced a massive outage at the worst possible time — and customers were not happy

For many soccer/football fans, YouTube TV went down at the worst possible time on Wednesday: during the semifinals match-up between England and Croatia, and a crucial moment in the World Cup tournament.
A photojournalist stands in front of a police cordon during a 2016 protest in Paris, France

YouTube will combat fake news and conspiracy theories by highlighting reputable news sources when big news breaks

YouTube is taking the fight against fake news to the next level. The Google-owned video-sharing service said Monday that when big news breaks it plans to steer users to stories and video from authoritative news sources.
Even Kate Hudson has gotten in on the ASMR trend. Here, she plays with sequined clothing in an ASMR series for W Magazine.

There’s a massive internet community that’s obsessed with videos of ‘brain-tingling’ sounds, and the people who make them earn...

Unlike most of YouTube, ASMR is about listening, not watching. People have created hours of videos where they mix slime, conduct fake eye exams, and scratch on books, among other things, all to create tingles in the listeners' brains and spines. And plenty of people do this to pay the bills.
A 37-kiloton blast known as "Priscilla" explodes during an Operation Plumbbob nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site on June 24, 1957. The device was detonated from a balloon.

Hundreds of never-before-seen nuclear blast videos show terrifying explosions in the ocean and Nevada desert

The US government detonated hundreds of above-ground nuclear explosions from 1945 to 1963 — until the first nuclear test-ban treaty was signed. Now a team has rescued thousands of classified films that were kept in high-security storage.
Lana Del Rey.

6 songs that spike over 1,000% in YouTube views on July 4th

Lana Del Rey's "National Anthem" leads a list of six songs on YouTube that spiked over 1,000% in views on July 4th last year, compared to their daily averages in 2017, the company said in a release.

Susan Wojcicki convinced Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and the Google board to buy YouTube, and it all started with ‘a purple Muppet singing a nonsen...

Susan Wojcicki saw the potential for user-generated videos when Google launched Google Videos, Google's own free video-sharing website, and saw an investment opportunity in YouTube when it scaled faster than Google Videos but couldn't afford to stand on its own.

Here are the 10 most popular iPhone apps of all time

In honor of the App Store's 10th birthday month, app analytics firm App Annie compiled a comprehensive look at the most popular apps of the last decade in terms of worldwide downloads.
Susan Wojcicki, Google's 16th employee and the CEO of YouTube.

Here’s where Google’s first 21 employees are now

Out of Google's first 21 employees, only six still work for the search giant. Among them: Susan Wojcicki, Urs Hölzle, Sergey Brin, and Larry Page. The rest have moved on to angel investing, philanthropy, and for many, lives of luxury.

How to use IGTV, the new Instagram app for watching and creating long-form videos

Instagram has launched IGTV, a standalone app for creating long-form videos. The app is geared toward celebrities and influencers, but anyone can create their own videos and upload them to the app.