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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.

YouTube’s latest experimental feature lets you zoom in on videos

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The Verge’s Guide to working from home

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YouTube’s making it easier for creators to turn longer content into Shorts

MrBallen is YouTube’s big podcast breakout

Now Google Meet meetings can easily livestream on YouTube

YouTube hires Rene Ritchie, a tech YouTuber and former iMore leader, as its new creator liaison

YouTube will let creators sell products directly through a Shopify partnership

Russia fines Google $365 million over YouTube videos containing ‘prohibited’ content

Google already broke its new YouTube UI on old Chromecasts

YouTube TV hits 5 million subscribers and is looking like the future of cable

YouTube’s picture-in-picture mode is rolling out to more iPhone and iPad users

YouTube, Instagram, Discord appear to pull pages belonging to Illinois shooting person of interest

Minecraft adds tribute to Technoblade after streamer’s death

Technoblade, a popular Minecraft YouTuber, dies from cancer age 23 — shares final video

‘Hello everyone, Technoblade here. If you’re watching this, I am dead.’

YouTube is cracking down on tricks that spammers use to impersonate creators

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Meet the Viking merchants of the internet

Traditional techniques meet the modern web

Searching for the dankest iPod knockoffs of the mid-2000s

DankPods has turned finding old MP3 players into a hit YouTube show

YouTube Music leapfrogs Spotify Wrapped with new seasonal recap playlists

YouTube says more than 1.5 billion people are watching Shorts each month

YouTube’s new corrections feature lets creators fix the record more easily

YouTube TV finally adds 5.1 audio on Google TV, Android TV, and Roku

How YouTube built a better way to connect your TV and phone

YouTube Music now suggests your favorite speaker for playback

YouTube’s new tool for brands means you don’t have to see the same ads nauseam

YouTube now highlights the most replayed parts of videos to let you skip the boring parts

Wear OS users can finally stream music on the YouTube Music app

YouTube TV launches new Spanish-language plans

YouTube’s memberships gifting feature launches Wednesday, but in beta to start

Meta, TikTok, and YouTube may finally have to start sharing data with researchers

YouTube Live stole one of Twitch’s best features and managed to make raids better

YouTube is testing ads on its short-form answer to TikTok, Shorts