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Study: Children Videos Promote Junk Food

(CNN) - Parents have long worried about the influence of TV commercials on their kids; now experts say they should take a look at YouTube. A recent study in the journal Pediatrics warns parents that kid influencers on the…

YouTube Launching Its Own TikTok Competitor 'Shorts'

(CNN) - Here's some tech news from the file of "you probably saw it coming..." YouTube is launching what appears to be what it hopes is a "TikTok killer." The Google-owned company's product is called "shorts." It operates much…

Twin YouTubers Charged In Bank Robbery Pranks

(CNN) - YouTube prank stars "The Stokes Twins" could get some real prison time; after police say they endangered lives with two alleged fake bank robberies. Alan and Alex Stokes, both 23 years old, are each charged with a…

Lollapalooza Unveils Virtual Four-Day Event

(CNN) - Lollapalooza isn't happening in Chicago because of the pandemic, but the music festival is still going ahead in a virtual way. Lolla 2020 will air on YouTube on July 30th to August 2nd, the same dates as…

Tiger King's Carole Baskin Pranked By YouTubers

(CNN) -"Tiger King" star Carole Baskin is responding to the YouTube pranksters who tricked her into a fake interview with late night host Jimmy Fallon. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight, she says it turned out to be a…

YouTube Offers New Tool For Small Businesses

(CNN) - YouTube has launched a new tool to help small businesses with their online presence. The free video builder is aimed at helping companies that don't have resources to create their own videos from scratch. The tool has…

Netflix And YouTube To Reduce Some Streamings

(CNN) - Netflix and YouTube are reducing streaming quality in Europe for at least a month as the ripple effects of the coronavirus evolve. The move is meant to help prevent the internet from collapsing under the strain of…

YouTube Releases Most Viewed Music Videos Of Decade

(CNN) - According to YouTube, "Despacito" is the top music video of the decade. Nearly two years after the song's release, Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee continue to burn up the streaming video charts. Despacito, which…

Google To Pay $170M Over Child Privacy Laws

(CNN) - Google is agreeing to pay a record $170-million settlement over alleged ads targeting children. The Federal Trade Commission accused Google's video website YouTube of illegally selling advertisements aimed at children to bolster ad revenue. The settlement calls…