What Activision’s YouTube deal says about Call of Duty esports

This January, Activision signed a multi-year deal with YouTube, making it the exclusive home of both the Call of Duty and Overwatch leagues, ditching Twitch entirely. The Call of Duty League has 1.1 million YouTube subscribers, and its 2020 champions...

Google wants you to train its AI by lip syncing ‘Dance Monkey’ by Tones and I

Google is asking users to help teach its AI how to speak. A new “Experiments with Google” called LipSync asks users to lip sync a small part of “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I, Android Police reports.LipSync, which is built by YouTube for Chrome on des...

YouTube is sharing more ‘authoritative’ election info with voters

YouTube already has a few election protection measures in place, like removing videos that encourage election meddling and banning claims that could mislead voters. Today, YouTube announced that it’s paying special attention to mail-in voting content...

Grimes, FKA twigs and Twice’s Chaeyoung give art talks for Google

After two million people listened to musician Maggie Rogers narrate an ASMRy video about Van Gogh's Starry Night, Google has released a second season of Art Zoom. The project combines the Google Arts & Culture division’s photography with wispy na...

Google’s latest experimental app lets influencers host paid online events

Area 120, Google’s internal startup incubator, wants to give YouTubers and other influencers a platform to host paid online events. Fundo, its new app, allows those individuals to set up internet meet and greets and workshops with their fans. It give...