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Report: YouTube took in $3.5B in revenue in 2013, well below analyst forecasts

YouTube generated around $3.5 billion in revenue in 2013 and was solidly profitable, but its performance was well below the $5 billion to $5.6 billion revenue range forecasted by a number of Wall Street analysts.

Following Netflix, YouTube launches alerts for sluggish ISPs

Working to message the general public at a time when the FCC is crafting new net neutrality rules, YouTube has stolen a page from the Netflix playbook, launching a campaign that encourages users experiencing sluggish streaming performance to blame their ISP.

YouTube tops online viewing choices, study says, and more viewers want to cut the cord

When it comes to deciding what to watch online, 68 percent of connected viewers pick YouTube first, a new study from Adroit Digital reveals. And those viewers, who now watch 15 hours or more of online video on any kind of connected device, would cut the cord instantly if a viable alternative to pay TV were available online.

Dreamworks' Katzenberg says studio's growth comes from online video, not movies

With about 18,000 YouTube content makers and their fans converging on Southern California's Anaheim Convention Center for the fifth annual VidCon confab Thursday, high-profile media executives including DreamWorks Animation's Jeffrey Katzenberg, Maker Studio's Ynon Kreiz and YouTube's Susan Wojcicki turned out to deliver one-on-one "fireside" chats.

UPC Hungary launches cloud-based app on TVs

Liberty Global's UPC Hungary is deploying a cloud-based delivery system from ActiveVideo Networks that will deliver YouTube and a range of other apps to legacy set-tops. UPC is offering customers access to more than 20 apps including YouTube, Google Maps, Picasa and Flickr as well as a slew of games via the company's legacy set-top boxes.

Report: Comcast building its own YouTube-like platform for X1

Looking to reduce churn by servicing the many disparate parts of its fragmented subscriber base, Comcast is developing a YouTube-like online video platform for its new X1 set-top boxes.

Google's Chromecast falling short of world TV domination

When it debuted in July, Google's Chromecast was widely pondered to be true game-changer that would help video streaming be more widely adopted. Eleven months later, as FierceOnlineVideo 's Samantha Bookman points out, mainstream online video adoption is indeed occuring, but it isn't necessarily being driven by Chromecast.

Aereo pitches legitimacy of its tech in new YouTube video

Looking to do some last-minute campaign managing as the U.S. Supreme Court decides the fate of its business model, Aereo debuted a video Monday that outlines how the company has "reinvented TV antennas" and lets users access them "from the cloud."

Amazon, Netflix spend billions in content race, but competitors like YouTube are sneaking up

Today, I'm taking a stab at how much three major online video providers--Amazon, Netflix and Hulu--are spending to acquire existing content and produce original content. It's not as easy a task as some imagine, because only Netflix, to keep its investors happy, is really open about its specific content spending habits.

Google joins Netflix in the ISP rating game, says its report is more comprehensive

With even more dogs in the hunt than Netflix, given that it's slowly rolling out a high-speed broadband service, Google on Thursday announced its own ISP ratings report through its YouTube division.