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YouTube launched in 2005 as a video sharing platform, and was acquired by Google (now Alphabet) in 2006. It has built an entire community of creators that run channels dedicated to topics like gaming, tech reviews, and beauty. It also houses news videos and entertainment such as music videos, movie trailers, and clips from late-night TV shows. YouTube’s rapid growth has not been without problems. YouTubers typically make money from ads that run in front of their videos, but if they break the platform’s rules, their channels and videos can be demonetized. Executives and moderators have worked to combat harassment, misinformation, terrorist propaganda, hate content, and other abuse. The Verge runs two YouTube channels, The Verge and Verge Science.

The internet is a force multiplier for Ukraine

YouTube blocks Russian news channels RT and Sputnik in Europe

YouTube bans ads on RT and other Russian channels

YouTube adds TikTok-style live rings to show when a channel is streaming

Storm-battered UK unites behind live stream of planes trying desperately to land

Spotify wants to beat YouTube at audio

A chat with YouTube chief product officer Neal Mohan on new features coming this year

YouTube is adding new ways for creators to make money with Shorts and shopping

YouTube TV to finally add picture-in-picture on iOS

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YouTube’s video player is getting a new look on Android and iOS

Google parent company Alphabet broke $200 billion in annual revenue for the first time

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The man who oversaw YouTube Gaming’s huge streamer deals is leaving for crypto

YouTube CEO hints at potential NFT features

YouTube TV is $10 off for your first three months

You can now save $20-$36 a year on YouTube Premium and Music Premium with new annual plans

YouTube will stop making most original shows

Librarians are coming for podcasts

Baby Shark is the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views

Here’s why streaming services are always duking it out over channels

Disney and YouTube TV cut a deal to bring back ESPN, FX, and other channels

YouTube TV loses ESPN, other Disney networks after failing to reach new deal

Minecraft crosses 1 trillion views on YouTube

YouTube TV warns subscribers it could lose Disney’s channels later this week

Comcast now sells Xfinity Flex users internet cable TV from YouTube

YouTube announces new year-end live event, Escape2021

Roku settles YouTube dispute and locks down apps in ‘multi-year’ deal

Roku could lose YouTube this week — so now’s a good time to download the app

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