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YouTube To Introduce Paid Live Streams On Pay-per-View Basis

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 11th 2012 - No Comments

YouTube is already growing rapidly among the users with the introduction of new features, and especially YouTube is expanding its new features for the content streamers and the official streamers of several events. We have been already enjoying the live coverage of events now on the YouTube with its partner program; however, the YouTube has allowed Partners to stream their live content on YouTube for several occasions, and lets them to monetize to let their money back from their streaming. But, it is now reported that next time when you see any live content on YouTube, it will not be available for free like it was available in the past.

YouTube has just announced that they are soon going to roll out a new feature for the Partner Programs that will allow them to seed their content to viewers on YouTube but with some advance monetization methods, YouTube is going to implement a new feature of Pay-per-View for the YouTube users. The content streamers will be able to monetize their content on pay-per-view basis, and users have to purchase their subscription of individual live streaming.

This means that the live stream will now be charged to users in near feature, as YouTube is about to under-estimate its ads business over the Pay-per-View. YouTube has yet to announce any of their share in this program from the partners, but it will be announced shortly before the feature rollout. Moreover, the new feature also allows streamers to preview their live content before making it public through online live streams on YouTube.

In addition to this new feature, YouTube will also debut a new video manager on the website that provides more advanced tools to streamers to enhance their live streams with a different kind of advertisements, and other images, annotation’s stuff. YouTube Pay-per-View feature also let the users to set different prices of their live streams for different regions, means they can set different prices for different countries, and areas.

Facebook Acquires Instagram Officially For $1 Billion

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 10th 2012 - No Comments

No doubt, this is one of the craziest news of the month. Facebook has just announced their plan of purchasing the immensely popular iOS Instagram for their social network for a $1 billion in cash and stock. Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckberg has just announced the latest tidbit of its company in a press release that they are soon going to close their deal with Instagram for a $1 billion.

Instagram is one of the most popular iOS applications, and once it was an iPhone-exclusive photo sharing service. Instagram has more than 30 million iPhone users on their desk, and last month they have seeded their application and service for Android users as well. According to Instagram insights, the service is getting more than 5 million photo uploads per day. Check out the complete press release below:

 Facebook Attempts To Murder Instagram: 

“I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and their talented team will be joining Facebook.

For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.

We believe these are different experiences that compliment each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram’s strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.

That’s why we’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.

We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.

These and many other features are important parts of the Instagram experience and we understand that. We will try to learn from Instagram’s experience to build similar features in our other products. At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook’s strong engineering team and infrastructure.

This is an important milestone fro Facebook because it’s the first time we’ve ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don’t plan on doing many more of these, if any at all. But providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.

We’re looking forward to working with the Instagram team and to all of the great new experiences we’re going to be able to build together.”

The great thing to know about the deal is, Facebook has decided to keep the Instagram as a stand-alone application, but with its acquisition, the social network surely going to make big changes in the application to integrate it more with Facebook than Twitter.  What do you think of Facebook’s Instagram $1 billion deal?

Facebook Is Discussing To Introduce “Hate” Button On Web

by Hamza Tariq - on Apr 2nd 2012 - No Comments

It was been two years ago that Facebook has launched the Like button on the internet, and we have seen in last two years how this Like button becomes the trend among the web masters and helps them in sharing their web content on the social network, and as well as it helps users to show their impression regarding the shared content, status, link on the Facebook. But after, the introduction of Like button in the web sphere, many users start asking Facebook to introduce a “Dislike” button that put mute on several posts and sharing from different streams on Facebook and all over the web.


We have seen the Facebook Like button helps Facebook in its overall growth on the internet, and more importantly many webmasters openly adopted it on their websites to get quick feedback from the users. The Facebook Like button simply overtakes the old age, Facebook’s share widget that initially allows users to share the other web content on their profiles with their friends, family, and colleagues on the internet, but then later after the launch of quick Like button everything simply changes, every person used to press the Like button on the web to share it to their wall simply. But along with the Like button, a large number of users want a “Hate” or “Dislike” button from Facebook from last two years, the button that correctly helps them in grading the content shared on the websites, and social networks.

According to the inner report of TechCrunch, the Facebook team is working on a new button that let users to completely share their views regarding the content available on Facebook, and on the entire internet world. It is reported that company is working on the button from the couple of months, and now debating whether to name it “Hate” or “Dislike.” As reported by Facebook Studies, users mostly hate things on the internet more than they like, and therefore, the company is now looking forward to launching a new hate button on the web sphere.

The inside sources of TechCrunch reports that still there are lot of people inside the Facebook that are opposing the launch of the button, because they believe that the button going to hurt the Company business, and if they succeed in delaying the launch of new hate button, then the button may never launch in public.

‘Anonymous’ Hackers To Shut Down Internet On Saturday, March 31

by Hamza Tariq - on Mar 29th 2012 - No Comments

The universe notorious group of cyber genius geeks, Anonymous, recently announced that they were going to shut down the internet completely for a day to protest again those who are looking forward to censor the internet in different parts of the world. Anonymous stated recently that they would shut down the complete internet for the users where it really costs to the governments, and the reason behind this kind of major act is the SOPA. They are simply trying to shake the government internet for couple of hours on Saturday, March 31.  The group of groups had recently hacked and leaked the couple of important information on the internet regarding the many evil monsters that wish to harm users, or tries to capture their moves.

Anonymous issued a statement recently that they are going to distribute a kernel panic on major DNS servers to shut down the internet world-wide on Saturday, March 31:

“To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, on March 31, anonymous will shut the Internet down,”

A month ago, the group has stated the above statement regarding their upcoming attack over the availability of internet world-wide, and on tremendous hype from followers regarding the more information on their attack, they stated they were only going to put a stop on the internet temporarily to hurt the different governments that are planning to put censorship on the internet and uses the internet openly for their own business and works. Anonymous have already named the attack as “Operation Global Blackout 2012.”

In the global blackout operation, they are planning to shut down the internet for the entire world by disabling the internet’s core DNS servers, which make millions of websites inaccessible for a period of time on Saturday, March 31. However, on the Anonymous claim of shutting down the internet on Saturday, security expert says it is unlikely that they would initiate such a kind of attack to disable the whole internet roots.

Moreover, the Rober Graham of Errata Security said:

“The Anonymous hackers can certain cause local pockets of disruption, but these disruptions are going to be localized to networks where their attack machines are located, or where their ‘reflectors’ are located”

“It’s unlikely they could take all of them down, at least for any period of time. On the day of their planned Global Blackout, it’s doubtful many people would notice.”

And after lots of claim, he finally backs on track:

“Just because I say Anonymous can’t do it doesn’t it mean it can’t be done,”

 

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