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Apple will not be including a YouTube app in iOS 6. Ostensibly this is because the licensing deal with Google has expired, but it seems likely there’s a little more to it than that. Any YouTube addicted Apple fans don’t need to panic just yet because they’ll still be able to access YouTube through the Safari browser. Google is also working on a new YouTube app which will be available in the App Store. The old YouTube app on iOS was never exactly great anyway and it hasn’t seen any major improvements since it was first released on the platform….

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In addition to posting the full changelog for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google went one step further and released no less than 28 Google I/O Android sessions videos, which are now available on YouTube. Google I/O sold out in a matter of minutes this year (20, to be more precise), and there must have been plenty of Android developers that didn’t get a chance to buy a ticket even though they would have wanted to attend the Android sessions in person. At the same time, there are plenty of developers that were interested in the event, but weren’t necessarily ready…

YouTube App for Android

YouTube went through a major redesign last year and, after a long waiting period, the video-sharing website’s Android app has finally been updated to keep up with the desktop version. The new app comes with a whole new UI, but also adds a few very important touches of functionality, making YouTube for Android better and cooler than ever. The first thing you’ll notice about the updated app will most likely be the interface, which looks nothing like the old one on Android. That’s a good thing, though, not only because we felt the need for a change, but also because…

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Flipboard, like Instagram, held off for a very long time from coming to Android, and it was unfortunate, because Flipboard is one of the apps that people like most on iOS. At the same time, it’s one of the most popular newsreader apps out there, thanks to the innovative way it shows content from social networks and other sources. Thanks to Samsung, Flipboard came exclusively with the Galaxy S3, although unofficially this exclusivity was short lived, thanks to a leaked APK file. After a short beta period, Flipboard developers have officially launched an Android app that is available in the…

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When Google rebranded Android Market as the Google Play, it seems it really wanted users to play more rented movies on their Android devices. Upon securing deals with several major movie studios, the most recent being the deal that saw 500 movies from Paramount Pictures heading to Google Play and YouTube,  the latest licensing deal sees Google and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer cozying up together to bring an additional 600 of the legendary studio’s movies to Google’s video vault. The partnership between Google and MGM means that some classic movie titles like “Terminator”, “Rocky” and “Robocop” will be available for rent on Google…

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In its bidding to become competitive against content provider/distributor juggernauts like Apple and Amazon, Google has been taking an aggressive stance to make sure that Google Play, the company’s mobile storefront, has the goods necessary to keep the Android ecosystem attractive. This is true not just in terms of apps availability, but also for books, music, movies, and other entertainment products. The latest deal in this direction is the one that Google recently signed with Paramount Pictures. The deal between Google and Paramount will bring over 500 movies to Google Play and YouTube in North America, where users will be…

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Google has announced plans to bring more original content to YouTube, bringing more original and professional videos to the platform and placing Google TV at a great advantage. The company is building a new YouTube application, along with recent updates to the Android Market app and a newer version of Android, integrated into Google TV–unifying online and traditional video content. Google TV makes the Web easily available to users while they are enjoying their favorite TV shows–just a few clicks away. With the inclusion of the YouTube app and Google channels, Google TV could offer a wide variety of videos…

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Google is planning to overhaul YouTube and gear it up for the emergence of Internet television. The Wall Street Journal reported last April that the company is spending around a hundred million dollars to commission premium Hollywood content which will then be shown on certain specialized channels in the video sharing site. The report further states that the search giant is currently in the process of forming partnerships with groups such as Creative Artists Agency, International Creative Management, and William Morris Endeavor. Here is financial and research firm William Blair & Company’s take on the matter. With annual revenue of…