Rest of the Day: YouTube Evolves Internet TV Service Like Everyone Else
Did you know that “tube” on YouTube refers to a cathode ray tube? Just like old-fashioned television that has been destroyed and democratized online video. You’re a pipe! But time is a flat circle, and YouTube is working to add TV channels to the Internet.
- A few days ago, we learned that Hulu is working on an Internet TV service . Guess what! So YouTube. Bloomberg reports that YouTube is developing a paid subscription service that will offer TV channels on the Internet . It’s a sensible and ironic desire: now that we can find anything on demand, a lot of people just want to tune into a channel without choosing what to watch. [Bloomberg]
- Twitter for Mac received several updates today . Version 4.1 includes GIF search, polls, and a Moments tab, which you will likely ignore. However, this is a good app if you are not so used to using TweetDeck. [9to5Mac]
- Google Slides – their answer to PowerPoint – has received several new features today . If you represent an audience, you can create questions and answers that allow people to send you questions that appear on your screen as you speak. Fine. And if you’re giving a presentation from a computer, there’s a new Artificial Laser Pointer feature. [The Next Web]
- Vine has a new universal app for Windows 10 . This can be especially helpful for dedicated Vine professionals who prefer to edit videos on their computer rather than their phone. [Windows Blog]
- Catzilla is back in 4K . Catzilla is a performance testing program that features a pretty lush animation of a monster cat destroying a city to see how much you can push your play rig. And now you can see if your system can handle 4K cat. [Catzilla]
- As you remember, Facebook Live has a special, prominent place in the Facebook application . The change has been rolling out to iOS users over the past month (although I haven’t seen it in the real world) and is now starting to arrive on Android . [Mashable]