YouTube kids’ originals boss departs in Google lay-offs

Craig Hunter, global head of original content for kids & family for YouTube, is exiting the Google-owned video-sharing platform as mass layoffs impact the tech giant. Revealing his sudden departure on social media over the weekend, Hunter said that he is open for new job opportunities. His exit comes as Google’s parent firm Alphabet seeks […]

Google surges despite YouTube ad controversy

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, reported large growth in both revenues and profits, driven by gains in its core advertising business. The results showed little signs of impact from YouTube’s recent ad controversy, which saw some advertisers pull budget away from the site after it was revealed that, in some instances, they appeared alongside extreme or […]

YouTube viewers watch 1bn hours a day

YouTube viewers are now watching a billion hours of content a day on the Google-owned video service, according to company stats. Announcing the milestone, YouTube said that around the world people are spending a billion hours each day “rewarding their curiosity, discovering great music, keeping up with the news, connecting with their favourite personalities, or […]

YouTube growth helps cement Google Q2 gains

The continued strength of YouTube along with mobile gains helped Google parent company Alphabet to report significant second quarter growth. Speaking on the company’s Q2 earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that YouTube showed “strong momentum” and said that video is the “killer format on mobile”. Though the company did not break out specific […]

YouTube plots ‘lot more’ originals for Red

YouTube is going to work on “a lot more original content” throughout the year for its new US subscription service YouTube Red, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Speaking on the first quarter earnings call of Google and YouTube parent company, Alphabet, Pichai said that the six originals that YouTube has launched so far on […]

YouTube mobile reach ‘outstrips US cable nets’

YouTube on mobile devices reaches more 18 to 49-year-olds than any cable network in the US, according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Speaking on Google parent company Alphabet’s fourth quarter earnings call, Pichai (pictured) said the time people spent watching YouTube in the living room had also more than doubled in 2015. “People watch hundreds […]