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  • Smaller channels to suffer as YouTube changes monetisation structure

    Smaller channels to suffer as YouTube changes monetisation structure

    January 17, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Smaller channels to suffer as YouTube changes monetisation structure

    On Wednesday 17 January 2018, Google revealed that it is making major changes to its YouTube monetisation structure – which will now make it more difficult for smaller contributors to make money off their content. Google will now only open advertising...

  • Logan Paul punished by YouTube over controversial video

    Paul Logan punished by YouTube over controversial video

    January 12, 2018 • Online & SocialComments Off on Paul Logan punished by YouTube over controversial video

    On 11 January 2017, YouTube revealed that the platform will be cutting business ties with US vlogger Paul Logan, after the popular star posted a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. By cutting business ties with the star who has 15...

  • Smaller channels to suffer as YouTube changes monetisation structure

    Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

    December 8, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

    On Thursday 7 December 2017, YouTube released its annual Rewind lists. These lists are separated by country and  showcase the moments that captured the attention of YouTube users around the globe this year. The Nigerian section of these list made for some...

  • What South Africans watched on Youtube in 2017.

    What South Africans watched on YouTube in 2017

    December 7, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on What South Africans watched on YouTube in 2017

    On Thursday 7 December 2017, YouTube released its annual Rewind. This is essentially a list looking back at the most-watched videos for the year in South Africa and globally. By YouTube’s release it is clear that in 2017 South Africans turned to the...

  • What South Africans watched on Youtube in 2017.

    Youtube Go to launch in South Africa

    December 1, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Youtube Go to launch in South Africa

    On Thursday 30 November 2017, Google revealed that Youtube Go will soon be launched in South Africa. The beta version of the app was launched in India earlier this year, while there was no exact date given for the South African launch. The app was launched in...

  • What South Africans watched on Youtube in 2017.

    YouTube Go launches in Nigeria

    September 20, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on YouTube Go launches in Nigeria

    YouTube has revealed that the YouTube Go app, which was previewed at the recent Google for Nigeria event, is now available for Nigerians to download, according to a report by All Africa. The app is available for download from the Google Play Store. The app is...

  • What South Africans watched on Youtube in 2017.

    Youtube to enter war with Cable TV

    March 2, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Youtube to enter war with Cable TV

    According to a report by the BBC, YouTube has announced the launch of a $35-a-month TV subscription service that will see them rival US cable networks. The new live TV service will have more than 40 channels, which will include some of the country’s...

  • Cobus Potgieter

    Video Interview: Cobus Potgieter talks tech & YouTube

    August 20, 2014 • Top Stories, VideoComments Off on Video Interview: Cobus Potgieter talks tech & YouTube

    IT News Africa caught up with South African YouTube sensation, Cobus Potgieter, to discuss tech in Africa. Potgieter also gave IT News Africa the run down on the equipment and tech that he uses as well as advice to Africans who want to break out onto the...

  • With 9.8-million views, P-Square’s Personally ranked first as the most watched YouTube video in Nigeria for 2013 (image: YouTube)

    Top 10 Nigerian YouTube videos

    December 12, 2013 • ListsComments Off on Top 10 Nigerian YouTube videos

    Global video sharing giant YouTube has once again released its annual list of the most watched videos on the site, and while Ylvis’s The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) and PSY’s Gentleman M/V scored the top spots in Global Top Trending YouTube Videos and...

  • Former South African President Nelson Mandela. (Image source: wall-height.com/nelson-mandela-background)

    Watch Nelson Mandela memorial live online

    December 10, 2013 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Watch Nelson Mandela memorial live online

    As the world prepares to mourn the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a special memorial service is being held today at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium. Up to 91 Heads of State have arrived in the country to attend to service, as well as...

  • Netflix (31.6%) holds its ground as the leading downstream application in North America (image: Netflix)

    Netflix and YouTube accounts for 50% of traffic

    November 14, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Netflix and YouTube accounts for 50% of traffic

    Sandvine, a provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today released its Internet traffic trends report, entitled “Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H2013”. “For the first time ever, peer-to-peer filesharing has...

  • Will.i.am, a founding member of the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas (image: Charlie Fripp)

    IT News Africa exclusive: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am talks technology

    October 29, 2013 • Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IT News Africa exclusive: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am talks technology

    He has won seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards. He is Will.i.am, frontman and founder of  the internationally acclaimed group The Black Eyed Peas. One thing that fans might not know is...

  • if the Internet and Google tools have played an important role in success, Google wants to hear about it. (image: jajodia-saket.sjbn.co/)

    Google seeking African innovators

    August 27, 2013 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google seeking African innovators

    Internet giant Google is calling entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web-lovers across Africa to share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work.  Whether a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community...

  • ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    May 25, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on ITNewsAfrica’s top ten stories of the week

    It has been a busy week across Africa’s ICT sector. There has been a plethora of interesting stories that have emerged from a focus on high-growth market segments, including gaming, mobile & telecommunications, as well as thought leadership pieces about...

  • Youtube turns eight-years-old

    May 21, 2013 • Online & SocialComments Off on Youtube turns eight-years-old

    The largest video sharing platform worldwide, YouTube, turns 8 this week. YouTube, which was acquired by Google in 2006, has become the go-to destination to find video content on almost every subject possible – from the latest viral harlem shake video...

  • Taking your small business social

    February 28, 2013 • OpinionComments Off on Taking your small business social

    Social media has provided small businesses with the opportunity to market their brands on a big scale at a fraction of the cost. This said, in order for social media to work to your advantage, you need to understand the various platforms and know how to use...