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Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Instagram unveils new video service in challenge to YouTube

Technology
Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. The expansion announced Wednesday, dubbed IGTV, will increase Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. Accounts with large audiences will be able to go as long as an hour. Video will be available through Instagram or a new app called IGTV. The video will eventually give Facebook more opportunities to sell advertising. It's the latest instance in which Instagram has ripped a page from a rival's playbook in an effort to preserve its status as a cool place for young people to share and view content. In this case, Instagram is mimicking Google's YouTube. Before, Facebook an...
France's Macron admonishes teenager; video goes viral

France's Macron admonishes teenager; video goes viral

World
A video of French President Emmanuel Macron admonishing a teenager who called him by a nickname went viral on social media Tuesday. The video shows Macron shaking hands in a crowd, when the teenager — using a diminutive for Macron's first name — asks him: "How's it going, Manu?" Macron stops and responds: "Call me 'Mr. President of the Republic,' or 'monsieur.'" He then adds: "The day you want to start a revolution, get a degree and learn to feed yourself, OK? You can start lecturing others then." The exchange occurred Monday at a ceremony commemorating Charles De Gaulle's historic appeal for armed resistance against Nazi tyranny. Macron tweeted a video of the discussion, prompting a flood of comments Tuesday. Some applauded the French leader's demand for respect, while other...
YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK

Technology
YouTube is expanding its subscription-based music and video services to the UK and a further 11 countries.The "premium" facilities strip ads from the platform's content and allow it to be downloaded rather than just streamed.The music service is priced at the same rate as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal's basic service.However, the wider video content - which supersedes YouTube Red - is available only at an additional cost.It includes about 65 series - including several exclusives featuring popular YouTube video-creators - with the promise of a new addition on roughly a weekly basis.However, it costs £11.99 a month for individuals or £17.99 for a family plan, which is significantly more than either Netflix or Amazon Pr...
Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says

Playing video games too much might lead to a real problem, WHO says

Health
"Call of Duty," "Grand Theft Auto" and "Fortnite" are just some of the super-popular video games that have captured the imaginations of gamers around the world. But health officials have become increasingly concerned about what all those hours lost in gaming worlds might actually be doing to mental health. This week, the World Health Organization said that gaming can be highly addictive and that "gaming disorder" will be added to the latest version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD). In the U.S., 60 percent of Americans play video games daily, according to the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). Video games are designed to be riveting, the reaction designers hope for is "I couldn’t stop playing." But the desire to keep players going and wanting more is ...
Liverpool and Real Madrid target Alisson goes viral thanks to hilarious video from Brazil v Switzerland

Liverpool and Real Madrid target Alisson goes viral thanks to hilarious video from Brazil v Switzerland

Sports
BUBBLE BURST Wanted Roma goalkeeper ‘explodes’ in brilliant edited clip from World Cup Group E encounter Liverpool and Real Madrid target Alisson went viral after Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland when he ‘exploded’ in a hilarious edited video. The Roma goalkeeper is expected to be one involved in one of the biggest transfer deals of the summer with several clubs, including the Reds and Los Blancos keen on his services. Liverpool target Alisson pops an inflatable ball which came onto the field during Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. But rather than see himself become a hit at the World Cup thanks to his abilities as a shot-stopper, the 25-year-old he became the centre of attention when he ...