The world's largest online video service, Google's YouTube announced that it will introduce a control system which will monitor the number of hits for the videos posted there. This is the reaction to more frequent suspicion that certain users artificially inflate the number of visits to their videos - either through automatic redirection to another page or simply buying visits.
International company Nielsen specialized in market research, announced the results which were collected from their systems for data collection within the music industry. System SoundScan has been recording music sales in the U.S. and Canada, while the BDS was recording released music tracks on radio, television and the Internet in the same countries. According to data collected in the U.S., in the first six months of the 2013, the sales of albums and individual music tracks fell by 4.6% compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, the music streaming increased by about 24% to 51 billion streams.
In eight years of existence, YouTube has achieved the results about which its founders Steve Chen, Chad Hurley and Jawed Karim, all of them former employees of PayPal, probably would not even dare to dream. According to the latest information that the service posted on the occasion of the eighth anniversary on YouTube's official blog, at this moment, every minute on YouTube servers 100 hours of video are being uploaded.
Google added the VHS effect on certain YouTube videos. User can activate it by clicking on an icon in the form of tape at the bottom right of the YouTube player on the video clips that support this feature.
The Netflix App for Android devices has finally received a face lift! The lists of titles for viewing has been dramatically increased, the user interface has been greatly improved with short cuts and new features, and things have been moved around to be more user friendly and easier to navigate.