monetization

Instagram is experimenting with IGTV monetization, which isn't already a thing for some reason

Instagram is experimenting with IGTV monetization, which isn't already a thing for some reason

Get ready, IGTV creators, because your turn to make some cash is coming. Almost two years ago, Instagram launched IGTV to compete with YouTube. If you'd assumed at any point that creators could
Instagram may finally let influencers make money off their IGTV videos

Instagram may finally let influencers make money off their IGTV videos

A piece of Instagram's $20 billion ad revenue may go to creators through a new monetization platform for IGTV.

Will WhatsApp Be the Death of Venmo? How Facebook Plans to Monetize the Messaging Giant

Since plunking down $22 billion for the messaging app in 2014, Facebook has has yet to monetize the tool.

YouTube changes rules on violent game content to match movies and TV

YouTube is making a significant change in how it will moderate content that shows video game violence. Starting today, the company says it will treat "scripted or simulated" violence in games the same

YouTube changes rules on violent game content to match movies and TV

YouTube is making a significant change in how it will moderate content that shows video game violence. Starting today, the company says it will treat "scripted or simulated" violence in games the same
YouTube says it will soon monetize ‘edgier content’

YouTube says it will soon monetize ‘edgier content’

YouTube has heard the most recent concerns and complaints from its creators loud and clear. In her last quarterly creators letter of the year, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki laid out a number of updates

YouTube will make it easier for 'edgy' creators to find advertisers

YouTube has a tricky job of making sure ads don't show up alongside videos promoting extremist, hateful views or violence, yet also making sure it doesn't strip creators, who may post things like

YouTube will make it easier for 'edgy' creators to find advertisers

YouTube has a tricky job of making sure ads don't show up alongside videos promoting extremist, hateful views or violence, yet also making sure it doesn't strip creators, who may post things like

YouTube streamers have another way to make money: selling stickers

Streamers on Twitch and Mixer have a number of ways to make money, including subscriptions, bits/embers and donations. YouTube has monetization options too, such as paid subscriptions and Super Chat

YouTube streamers have another way to make money: selling stickers

Streamers on Twitch and Mixer have a number of ways to make money, including subscriptions, bits/embers and donations. YouTube has monetization options too, such as paid subscriptions and Super Chat
Home Builders are Reportedly Dumping Nest After Google’s Changes

Home Builders are Reportedly Dumping Nest After Google’s Changes

The recent changes to Google Nest have home-builders choosing other smart products to partner with. Google's decision to kill the Works with Nest program has had consequences. The post Home Builders

YouTube Answers Union’s Calls for More Transparency and Fairness

"We have clear expectations that they talk to us about our demands, and if they're not willing to do it, we'll simply leave the table," the founder of the YouTubers Union told Observer.

Facebook adds new ways for public figures to make money and stay safe

Facebook wants to make it easier for famous people to engage with their fans on the site. That's why the company is launching new ways for Facebook users to interact with public figures they follow,

Facebook adds new ways for public figures to make money and stay safe

Facebook wants to make it easier for famous people to engage with their fans on the site. That's why the company is launching new ways for Facebook users to interact with public figures they follow,
Planet Nine launches alternative to in-game advertising and digital currencies

Planet Nine launches alternative to in-game advertising and digital currencies

Planet Nine is launching a blockchain-based alternative for monetizing games that emphasizes rewards for gamers rather than traditional means.

YouTubers are unionizing, and the site has 24 days to respond

A group of YouTubers is teaming up with Europe's largest trade union to lobby for greater transparency. Until recently, the YouTubers Union was a community group with little power of its own, but it
YouTube adds Patreon-like membership tiers and paid stickers for live chats

YouTube adds Patreon-like membership tiers and paid stickers for live chats

Even though YouTube has long become a multi-million-dollar business, individual creators can sometimes still end up struggling when they rely only on the built-in ad revenue (SnazzyLab's Quinn Nelson

Facebook gives creators more ways to make money

As VidCon gets ready to take place between July 10th and 13th in Anaheim, California, Facebook has news to share with its creator community. The company has announced that it is introducing more ways

Facebook gives creators more ways to make money

As VidCon gets ready to take place between July 10th and 13th in Anaheim, California, Facebook has news to share . The company has announced that it is introducing more ways for them to earn money on
EA: They Aren’t Loot Boxes, They’re ‘Quite Ethical’ ‘Surprise Mechanics’

EA: They Aren’t Loot Boxes, They’re ‘Quite Ethical’ ‘Surprise Mechanics’

According to EA, its egregious loot box gambling systems aren't actually gambling at all, in any implementation. They're harmless 'surprise mechanics' and are 'quite ethical.' The post EA: They