YouTube is hiring specialists to talk to conservative and progressive video makers

YouTube is seeking managers to maintain relationships with conservative and progressive political publishers. The Google-owned company posted two job listings on its careers page three days ago for “Strategic Partner Manager” — one for conservative political publishers and one for progressive ones. It’s unclear how many new hires YouTube is seeking for each role or whether the jobs had been previously posted. “One of the ways we work with top creators is by connecting them with a YouTube Partner


YouTube is seeking managers to maintain relationships with conservative and progressive political publishers. The Google-owned company posted two job listings on its careers page three days ago for “Strategic Partner Manager” — one for conservative political publishers and one for progressive ones. It’s unclear how many new hires YouTube is seeking for each role or whether the jobs had been previously posted. “One of the ways we work with top creators is by connecting them with a YouTube Partner
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YouTube is hiring specialists to talk to conservative and progressive video makers

YouTube is seeking managers to maintain relationships with conservative and progressive political publishers.

The Google-owned company posted two job listings on its careers page three days ago for “Strategic Partner Manager” — one for conservative political publishers and one for progressive ones. It’s unclear how many new hires YouTube is seeking for each role or whether the jobs had been previously posted.

“One of the ways we work with top creators is by connecting them with a YouTube Partner Manager, ” a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement to CNBC. “We have experts for many of our content categories and are growing the partnerships team that works specifically with news creators — for both conservative and progressive news outlets. ”

Both job descriptions say the role will include initiating and managing partnerships with political publishers and “working to drive adoption and deeper understanding of YouTube.”

“At YouTube, we believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share, and build community through our stories,” the descriptions say.

The hiring search comes as YouTube faces increasing criticism from both sides of the political spectrum when it comes to how it moderates political content on its platform.

Earlier this week, LGBTQ YouTube creators filed a class-action complaint against the company claiming it discriminated against them by restricting their content and revenue opportunities and favoring content from right-wing stars. Meanwhile, conservative politicians such as Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and President Donald Trump have accused YouTube’s parent company of censoring conservative voices, although they provided no evidence of such censorship.

Google has said it does not censor political speech that doesn’t violate its policies.

YouTube came under fire for its handling of harassment against LGBTQ creators when Vox journalist Carlos Maza spoke out about harassment he experienced at the hands of a conservative YouTube host named Steven Crowder. Maza tweeted a compilation of Crowder’s attacks on his race and sexuality in May, setting off calls for YouTube to address the harassment.

YouTube appeared to flip-flop on its approach but is now working on a “creator-on-creator harassment” policy, its head of product, Neal Mohan, said at an event in July, according to The Verge.

For the strategic partner manager jobs, YouTube is seeking candidates with six years of relevant work experience in politics or conservative or progressive media. It says the ideal candidate should be “comfortable advising partners on YouTube channel development strategies and representing the political publisher landscape within the organization, ensuring we provide the right products and services to support our partners in reaching their goals.”

On LinkedIn, YouTube posted each job in at least two site locations, including one in Washington, D.C., and one in California, but notes in each listing that the role may also be located at a third site, in Playa Vista, California.

Correction: This article has been revised to correct the spelling of Neal Mohan’s name.

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LGBTQ YouTubers file discrimination lawsuit, say leaders just paying ‘lip service’ to concerns

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California. Several LGBTQ YouTube creators are criticizing executives’ promises and apologies “lip service” in a new class action complaint. The complaint, which accuses YouTube of discrimination and fraud, includes eight plaintiffs who have their own channels about the LGBTQ community and have thousands of subscribers. CEO Susan Wojci


YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California. Several LGBTQ YouTube creators are criticizing executives’ promises and apologies “lip service” in a new class action complaint. The complaint, which accuses YouTube of discrimination and fraud, includes eight plaintiffs who have their own channels about the LGBTQ community and have thousands of subscribers. CEO Susan Wojci
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LGBTQ YouTubers file discrimination lawsuit, say leaders just paying 'lip service' to concerns

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki speaks during the opening keynote address at the Google I/O 2017 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 17, 2017 in Mountain View, California.

Several LGBTQ YouTube creators are criticizing executives’ promises and apologies “lip service” in a new class action complaint.

“Whatever promises, apologies, and misunderstanding explanations Google/YouTube has given to the LGBTQ+, they were and continue to be ‘lip service’ as described by one LGBTQ+ YouTuber following his meeting with YouTube’s management in 2017,” the suit states. “Instead of fixing the problems, Defendants Google/YouTube have doubled down on their anti-LGBTQ+ animus and discrimination that now pervades the platform.”

The complaint, which accuses YouTube of discrimination and fraud, includes eight plaintiffs who have their own channels about the LGBTQ community and have thousands of subscribers. They are seeking unspecified restitution and damages.

YouTube did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

It’s part of an ongoing chain of criticism directed at YouTube, which most analysts believe contributes at least $15 billion a year to Google’s revenues. Over the last year, YouTube has faced backlash for its vague policies, including when it suspended the monetization of a popular conservative creator Steven Crowder hours after defending him. Crowder harassed people of minority groups including gay journalist Carlos Maza.

CEO Susan Wojcicki apologized to the LGBTQ community at a tech conference but stood by her decision to host homophobic slurs. That motivated Google and YouTube employees to organize a protest march against the company in the annual Gay Pride Parade.

In an interview last week, Wojcicki again tried assuring creators she and company leaders cared about the LGBTQ community by speaking with YouTuber Alfie Deyes who appeared skeptical of the company’s decision-making process. That same week, The Washington Post reported that the company made exceptions to its policies for popular conservative creators.

In the complaint, plaintiffs allege YouTube favors popular right-wing YouTube stars and pointed to a Brazil-based YouTube star who, like Crowder, reportedly made a profit from videos that contained homophobic slurs and conspiracy theories. The plaintiffs on the case include Chase Ross, whose videos like “How to come out” and “Trans 101” have drawn in 164,235 subscribers.

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Apple just released four YouTube videos consisting of sounds designed to give people a tingly feeling

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Thousands of YouTubers want to unionize, and they’ve got the support of Europe’s largest trade union

But now, tens of thousands of YouTubers have formed a movement demanding greater transparency from the company, and Europe’s largest trade union is backing them. If YouTube’s algorithms determine that a video violates their advertising guidelines, it removes all ads from the video, also known as demonetization. Sprave started the YouTubers Union Facebook group in March 2018 as a place for dissatisfied creators to gather and organize against YouTube’s new advertising rules. Sprave’s took his effo


But now, tens of thousands of YouTubers have formed a movement demanding greater transparency from the company, and Europe’s largest trade union is backing them. If YouTube’s algorithms determine that a video violates their advertising guidelines, it removes all ads from the video, also known as demonetization. Sprave started the YouTubers Union Facebook group in March 2018 as a place for dissatisfied creators to gather and organize against YouTube’s new advertising rules. Sprave’s took his effo
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Thousands of YouTubers want to unionize, and they've got the support of Europe's largest trade union

YouTube has turned ordinary people into celebrities and created an entirely new class of professionals who make a living on the platform.

But now, tens of thousands of YouTubers have formed a movement demanding greater transparency from the company, and Europe’s largest trade union is backing them.

YouTubers get a cut of the revenue when ads are placed in their videos. But in response to backlash from brands whose ads were being shown on inappropriate videos, in 2017 YouTube decided to implement stricter policies to prevent ads from appearing next to offensive content. If YouTube’s algorithms determine that a video violates their advertising guidelines, it removes all ads from the video, also known as demonetization.

Jörg Sprave is a YouTuber based in Germany who builds and tests extreme slingshots and crossbows. He started his channel in 2009 and now, with over 2.2 million subscribers, being a YouTuber is his full-time job.

In 2017, Sprave noticed that his videos were being demonetized seemingly without reason, preventing him from earning money on the platform. “I fail to understand YouTube’s decisions,” he wrote in a Facebook post in April 2017. Sprave started the YouTubers Union Facebook group in March 2018 as a place for dissatisfied creators to gather and organize against YouTube’s new advertising rules. The group now has over 20,000 members.

Sprave’s took his efforts to the next level in July, when the YouTubers Union partnered with IG Metall to start the FairTube campaign. IG Metall is a German union founded in 1949 with over 2 million members, making it Europe’s largest trade union. Although it was originally founded to advocate for the country’s metalworkers, IG Metall has expanded to represent other industries.

YouTube has pushed back against FairTube and IG Metall’s claims of unfair treatment. “We’re deeply invested in creators’ success,” a YouTube spokesperson told CNBC Make It. “We also need to ensure that users feel safe and that advertisers feel confident that YouTube is safe for their brand. We take lots of feedback as we work to get this balance right.”

Still, FairTube is not backing down on its demands for change at the company, and it has set a deadline of August 23, 2019 for YouTube to come to the negotiating table. If YouTube refuses, the organizers have threatened legal action to force the company’s hand.

FairTube’s demands for YouTube include:

Transparency in decisions surrounding demonetization

A direct line of communication to a company representative

An independent board to resolve disputes between creators and YouTube

A YouTubers advisory board where creators can weigh in on company decisions

“YouTube calls the YouTubers ‘partners,’ but in reality that’s not the case,” Sprave said in a video announcing the campaign. “YouTube has all the power, and this is not how a partnership works.”

One method is claiming that YouTubers are actually employees of YouTube and not self-employed like the company claims. “There is some evidence that YouTubers may be falsely self-employed. For example, they are continuously rated and monitored by YouTube, and only YouTube managers the relationship with advertisers,” said IG Metall lawyer Thomas Klebe in a video announcing the partnership.

FairTube is also considering appealing to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect last year. GDPR states that individuals have a right to request a copy of their personal data collected by companies. FairTube claims that YouTube’s decisions about whether or not to place ads on individual videos fall under this umbrella, and that data should be made available to YouTubers as part of GDPR.

Whether or not YouTube decides to change its policies as a result, the support FairTube has gained is a clear indication that the traditional notion of work is no longer relevant for many people. Companies ranging from Google to Lyft have struggled to keep up as workers demand greater protections in a rapidly changing economy, and now it seems YouTube is no exception.

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How TikTok became the music discovery platform for the smartphone generation

The Logo of social media app TikTok (also known as Douyin) is displayed on a smartphone on December 14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. But it gained a second life recently on TikTok, where users created and shared choreography for a dance to the track. Now hear thisWhile streaming services do offer some ways for consumers to find new music related to their tastes, TikTok offers something else — pure, crowdsourced discovery. Music has always been a key part of TikTok, tracing back to its origins as a l


The Logo of social media app TikTok (also known as Douyin) is displayed on a smartphone on December 14, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. But it gained a second life recently on TikTok, where users created and shared choreography for a dance to the track. Now hear thisWhile streaming services do offer some ways for consumers to find new music related to their tastes, TikTok offers something else — pure, crowdsourced discovery. Music has always been a key part of TikTok, tracing back to its origins as a l
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How TikTok became the music discovery platform for the smartphone generation

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Jalee Baumann, 15, is obsessed with Mariah Carey’s, “Obsessed.” The song was released in 2009 and wasn’t a terribly big hit compared to the singer’s other works. It peaked on the Billboard 100 at No. 7. But it gained a second life recently on TikTok, where users created and shared choreography for a dance to the track. Baumann gave the dance a shot herself, but it’s “Obsessed” that stuck with her. “Once you’re on TikTok all the time, you start to get the sounds stuck in your head and you can just search up the lyrics to find the real song you’ve been dying to listen to,” Baumann said via Twitter messenger. “All of my friends have TikTok, and they find music like me all the time.” More stories from NBC News: Gilroy Garlic Festival gunman referred to ‘Might is Right’ manifesto before shooting Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, makes call for racial inclusivity, interviews Michelle Obama as British Vogue guest-editor American teen claims he knifed Italian officer in self-defense, judge says Call it guerrilla radio for the smartphone generation. TikTok’s music-infused virality, which traces its origins as an app for lip-syncing along to songs, has made it into an unexpected machine with which young people can discover new songs and artists. The app now shows up on Spotify and Apple Music, where TikTok-focused playlists have tens of thousands of followers; on YouTube, where songs will often be deluged with comments from users who say they found the song on TikTok; and in the music industry, where some promoters are learning to use the app as a springboard for new music. But it’s not just well-known artists who are benefiting from TikTok. The app played a central role in the ongoing cultural phenomenon of “Old Town Road,” a song from rapper Lil Nas X, that is on track to break the record for the longest run in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, which tracks the top songs based on sales, radio airplay and streaming. Radio long dominated how people discovered new music, making radio stations a crucial juncture in the recording industry. Radio’s role in music discovery has even weathered the rise of the internet and streaming services, which reshaped how the industry made money. But radio is not nearly as popular with younger music fans, according to data from AudienceNet, a consumer research agency. In 2018, it found that Americans ages 16-24 spent far less time listening to music on the radio than older people.

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While streaming services do offer some ways for consumers to find new music related to their tastes, TikTok offers something else — pure, crowdsourced discovery. “When using TikTok, I find a lot of artists and genres of music that I normally wouldn’t listen to,” Nicole Fiala, 17, of Las Vegas, told NBC News via Twitter messenger. “With Spotify, I normally listen to songs and artists that I already knew of, or music very similar to what I’m comfortable with. With TikTok, it’s more diverse.” Music has always been a key part of TikTok, tracing back to its origins as a lip-syncing app called Musical.ly. After the app was acquired by Chiniese tech company ByteDance in 2017, the company rebranded it as TikTok in 2018, but kept the format of the app mostly the same. But the app is not geared for users to consume music, instead using popular tracks as a way for people to have a common thread through their posts. So, Fiala and many other users turn to streaming services and YouTube, which are now showing signs of TikTok’s ability to push people to new music. “On Spotify … you can search for playlists, and I listen to a playlist called, ‘tiktok songs that are stuck in my head,'” Fiala said. That playlist has well over 100 songs and almost than 87,000 followers on Spotify. YouTube has its own Tik-Tok scene. When videos of people putting cotton swabs in their mouths to singer-rapper Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” became a TikTok sensation, the video’s YouTube page reflected it. “Who’s from tiktok too?” one person posted. “50% of the comments are people from TikTok,” another person posted.

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Elon Musk says Teslas will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacts during a conversation at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, June 13, 2019. Tesla owners may be able to stream video from YouTube and Netflix on their car’s touchscreen display. CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter this weekend that the company will “soon” enable video streaming on the in-car display. Earlier this month, two consumer advocacy groups called on the Federal Trade Commission and the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesl


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Elon Musk says Teslas will soon be able to stream Netflix and YouTube

SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk reacts during a conversation at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, June 13, 2019.

Tesla owners may be able to stream video from YouTube and Netflix on their car’s touchscreen display.

CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter this weekend that the company will “soon” enable video streaming on the in-car display. He added that the streaming feature could arrive as soon as August, but could slip to a few months after that.

Drivers will only be able to play videos while their car is parked, similar to how Tesla owners can play video games on the car’s center screen. Musk said that could change if regulators give the green light to full self-driving technology.

“When full self-driving is approved by regulators, we will enable video while moving,” Musk said in a tweet.

Netflix declined to comment. YouTube parent company Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Musk has promised to deliver the company’s advanced driver assistance system, called Autopilot, to hundreds of thousands of cars this year. In April, he said he’s “very confident” Tesla will have autonomous robotaxis on the roads by 2020. Autopilot currently enables self-driving on highways.

But it’s unlikely that regulators will approve the technology anytime soon. Earlier this month, two consumer advocacy groups called on the Federal Trade Commission and the California Department of Motor Vehicles to investigate Tesla’s Autopilot technology.

Additionally, there have been at least three fatal crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system.


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Watch live: Robert Mueller testifies before Congress

Former special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday. Mueller has already said he does not want to discuss anything outside of the 448-page report, which identifies multiple instances of possible obstruction by Trump but did not recommend a charge. Democrats have signaled they want Mueller to speak beyond the findings, while Republicans want to grill Mueller on possible bias against Trump in the investigation. Attorney General W


Former special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday. Mueller has already said he does not want to discuss anything outside of the 448-page report, which identifies multiple instances of possible obstruction by Trump but did not recommend a charge. Democrats have signaled they want Mueller to speak beyond the findings, while Republicans want to grill Mueller on possible bias against Trump in the investigation. Attorney General W
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Watch live: Robert Mueller testifies before Congress

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Former special counsel Robert Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees Wednesday.

The hearings mark Mueller’s first time answering questions in public since May 2017, when he took over the sweeping probe of Russian election interference, possible Trump campaign coordination with Russia and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump himself.

Mueller has already said he does not want to discuss anything outside of the 448-page report, which identifies multiple instances of possible obstruction by Trump but did not recommend a charge.

Democrats have signaled they want Mueller to speak beyond the findings, while Republicans want to grill Mueller on possible bias against Trump in the investigation.

Attorney General William Barr and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein determined that the report didn’t have enough evidence to support an obstruction-of-justice offense. The report also found insufficient evidence to suggest coordination between Russia and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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‘Strictly Dumpling’ YouTuber Mike Chen’s best and ‘most expensive’ food day ever

Food vlogger Mike Chen has had a lot of memorable meals — from an all-you-can-eat lobster buffet in Las Vegas to a massive, 5.5-pound gyoza dumpling in Tokyo. Chen, who started making YouTube food videos six years ago, actually runs six different YouTube channels, with more than 5 million followers overall, including “Beyond Science, ” where he explores “food, news, Chinese culture and mysterious phenomenons.” Chen tells CNBC Make It that he started making YouTube food videos in 2013, “because f


Food vlogger Mike Chen has had a lot of memorable meals — from an all-you-can-eat lobster buffet in Las Vegas to a massive, 5.5-pound gyoza dumpling in Tokyo. Chen, who started making YouTube food videos six years ago, actually runs six different YouTube channels, with more than 5 million followers overall, including “Beyond Science, ” where he explores “food, news, Chinese culture and mysterious phenomenons.” Chen tells CNBC Make It that he started making YouTube food videos in 2013, “because f
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'Strictly Dumpling' YouTuber Mike Chen's best and 'most expensive' food day ever

Food vlogger Mike Chen has had a lot of memorable meals — from an all-you-can-eat lobster buffet in Las Vegas to a massive, 5.5-pound gyoza dumpling in Tokyo. As the host of “Strictly Dumpling, ” the food reviews YouTube channel that has nearly 2.6 million subscribers, Chen, 38, regularly attracts millions of viewers per post with videos showing him trying foods around the world, from “legendary” ramen in Japan to McDonald’s in India or Vietnamese street food. Chen, who started making YouTube food videos six years ago, actually runs six different YouTube channels, with more than 5 million followers overall, including “Beyond Science, ” where he explores “food, news, Chinese culture and mysterious phenomenons.” Born in China but raised in the U.S., Chen is a former Morgan Stanley financial analyst who left that job after a year, in 2006. He now works for the non-profit media company NTD Television, where he serves as the head of digital strategy, according to his LinkedIn page. Chen tells CNBC Make It that he started making YouTube food videos in 2013, “because food is the love of my life.” “I’ve always felt that the best way to explore a new culture is taking a bite out of it,” Chen says. “Everywhere in the world food is both historical and modern and encompasses the people, the land and the essence of its cultural identity.”

Recently, Chen sat down with CNBC Make It to talk about his favorite hacks for finding great food while traveling, and the best and “most expensive food day” of his life in 2017, when he spent nearly $1,000. CNBC Make It: What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? Mike Chen: It’s the best meal I’ve ever had, it’s just purely because it was the first meal I’ve ever had of that particular dish. And it was so mind-blowingly good. I will never forget the day I had an A5-grade Wagyu steak in Kobe, Japan. I mean, I had that thing for lunch, and it changed my life. It changed my everything. I mean, my soul is like different now, because the Wagyu did stuff to it that is just miraculous. And then after lunch I said, “You know what? For dinner, I also want Wagyu.”


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YouTube launches on Fire TV, ending dispute between Amazon and Google

YouTube will launch on Amazon Fire TV devices on Tuesday. YouTube Kids and YouTube TV will launch later this year, Google said. Amazon did not sell Google products, such as the Google Home speaker and Nest cameras, which compete with the Amazon Echo and Amazon’s Ring cameras. Google decided to pull YouTube from Fire TV due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. YouTube will be available Tuesday on the Fire TV Stick, TV Cube and Toshiba, Element, Insignia and Westinghouse TVs with Amazon’s Fire


YouTube will launch on Amazon Fire TV devices on Tuesday. YouTube Kids and YouTube TV will launch later this year, Google said. Amazon did not sell Google products, such as the Google Home speaker and Nest cameras, which compete with the Amazon Echo and Amazon’s Ring cameras. Google decided to pull YouTube from Fire TV due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. YouTube will be available Tuesday on the Fire TV Stick, TV Cube and Toshiba, Element, Insignia and Westinghouse TVs with Amazon’s Fire
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YouTube launches on Fire TV, ending dispute between Amazon and Google

YouTube will launch on Amazon Fire TV devices on Tuesday. YouTube Kids and YouTube TV will launch later this year, Google said. Amazon Prime video will also be available on Google Chromecast products and Android TVs.

Google had originally promised to relaunch YouTube on the Fire TV in April after it pulled the app in December 2017 as competition between Google and Amazon began to heat up in the streaming space.

Amazon did not sell Google products, such as the Google Home speaker and Nest cameras, which compete with the Amazon Echo and Amazon’s Ring cameras. Google decided to pull YouTube from Fire TV due to a “lack of reciprocity” from Amazon. Amazon still doesn’t sell the Google Home, but it now sells Nest products.

A third-party YouTube app has been available on Fire TV devices, but it only brought users to YouTube’s website and was not a full-featured experience. The new YouTube app will support streaming in 4K HDR and users can ask Alexa to play videos from the service or control content, for example.

YouTube will be available Tuesday on the Fire TV Stick, TV Cube and Toshiba, Element, Insignia and Westinghouse TVs with Amazon’s Fire TV software installed.

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Facebook is trying to woo YouTube stars with new ways to make money

For many online video stars, YouTube is top of mind when it comes to the best place to post a video. Facebook is sweetening its offerings for video creators, whether they’re viral video stars or media companies, luring them to its platform with new tools to help them make money through advertising and direct payments from Facebook users. Facebook Watch, the platform’s video offering that includes original programming and uploaded video from creators, launched globally last year after being intro


For many online video stars, YouTube is top of mind when it comes to the best place to post a video. Facebook is sweetening its offerings for video creators, whether they’re viral video stars or media companies, luring them to its platform with new tools to help them make money through advertising and direct payments from Facebook users. Facebook Watch, the platform’s video offering that includes original programming and uploaded video from creators, launched globally last year after being intro
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Facebook is trying to woo YouTube stars with new ways to make money

For many online video stars, YouTube is top of mind when it comes to the best place to post a video. Facebook is trying to change that.

Facebook is sweetening its offerings for video creators, whether they’re viral video stars or media companies, luring them to its platform with new tools to help them make money through advertising and direct payments from Facebook users.

The new or updated offerings are similar to some already offered on YouTube and start-ups such as Patreon. The changes were announced at its “Facebook Creator Day” in Malibu, California, on Tuesday, held ahead of VidCon, a conference for the online video industry that starts Wednesday in Anaheim.

Facebook Watch, the platform’s video offering that includes original programming and uploaded video from creators, launched globally last year after being introduced in 2017. In June, Facebook said it had reached more than 720 million users monthly and 140 million users daily who spend at least one minute on Watch. In comparison, Google-owned YouTube says more than 1.9 billion logged-in users watch video on the platform every month.

Some advertisers said that even though Facebook’s numbers were up, they wanted more specifics on the data, as well as better functionality for users to discover videos.

YouTube has spawned a class of superstar creators, some of whom rake in millions of dollars every month. Instagram has been a boon for influencers, but IGTV, Instagram’s answer to YouTube, has struggled to find the same kind of success. Creators have also complained about finding their revenue footing on Facebook Watch.

“A lot of creators are focusing almost all of their attention on YouTube, Instagram and emerging platforms,” said Joe Gagliese, co-founder and managing partner of influencer marketing agency Viral Nation.

Gagliese said part of the difficulty in implementing new features is that people aren’t used to seeing certain types of ads or subscriptions on Facebook. YouTube, on the other hand, has been more focused on monetization for creators since the beginning, he said.

“Changing a human’s opinion on anything can be difficult,” he said. Facebook’s algorithm changes have also affected the reach of content, which has been a turnoff for creators, he said.

Facebook’s slew of updates include new ad options — for instance, letting creators show only ad formats that don’t interrupt the video, such as a pre-roll ad. That feature is available now, the company said.

Facebook will also update its “Brand Collabs Manager,” which lets advertisers find creators for branded content partnerships. For instance, creators can share their own audience for ads targeting. It’s similar to YouTube’s lucrative Preferred product, which connects big-name advertisers with YouTube’s hottest creators.

Facebook is also tweaking how much creators earn from their fans through more direct payments. The company’s “Fan subscriptions” program lets viewers pay creators each month for exclusive content and other rewards. It’s similar to the start-up Patreon, which lets an individual collect payments from fans.

But while Patreon takes up to a 12% cut, Facebook starting next year will take a 30% cut from these subscriptions on its web platform. Facebook won’t take a further cut where mobile platforms are already taking a 30% transaction fee from creators. Currently, Facebook doesn’t take a revenue share for fan subscriptions, so creators keep 100% of their earnings on the web platform and 70% on mobile platforms. Going forward, creators will keep a 70% cut of the revenue from fan subscriptions regardless of whether it’s on web or mobile platforms.

Facebook is also testing an expansion of Facebook Stars, a program it already has for creators who stream video games. Stars lets users buy packs of virtual stars that can be given to creators. Facebook takes a cut of each Star pack purchase. For example, if a Facebook user buys a pack of 100 stars for $1.40, Facebook keeps 28.6%, leaving the user $1 to gift to creators. The more a Facebook user spends on Stars, the less share Facebook will take. Creators get 1 cent per Star sent by a fan.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-07-09  Authors: megan graham
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