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YouTube Red launching next week to offer ad-free videos for $9.99 per month

By Daniel Perez, Oct 21, 2015 11:07am PDT

It's finally time to put your money where your mouth is as Google has announced it's launching an ad-free YouTube service next week, called YouTube Red.

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"lol, this is pretty much why paying for YouTube is a terrible idea. "

- jdcope see all 48 comments

Google Announces Alphabet, a new operating structure for Google and all its subsidiaries

By Josh Hawkins, Aug 10, 2015 2:35pm PDT

Today Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google, are proud to announce that Google Inc. will now be Alphabet Inc. and that this transition will concern more than just a change of name.

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"Sorry, abc.wtf . Seriously, try it. abc.xyz is the official URL."

- node see all 39 comments

Google celebrates Eiji Tsuburaya's 114th birthday with mini-game-filled Doodle

By Daniel Perez, Jul 07, 2015 7:23am PDT

Today's Google Doodle is filled with several mini-games to celebrate Eiji Tsuburaya's 114th birthday.

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Opinion: How Google Cardboard Could Usher In the VR Era

By Steven Wong, May 29, 2015 1:15pm PDT

When you hear virtual reality, big headsets like the Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus probably come straight to mind. But even though these devices represent the pinnacle of technology, the true pioneer of the VR Era might actually be an unassuming cardboard box with a smar...

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The Witcher 3's free manual is being ripped off and sold on Google Play by scammers

By Daniel Perez, May 20, 2015 9:15am PDT

Each copy of The Witcher 3 comes with a free manual, but some people are apparently trying to profit by selling a scanned version of it online.

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"Probably to keep prices level across major distributors, or possibly a contract that was in ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 35 comments

YouTube reveals top 10 Let's Play games for 10th birthday celebration

By Daniel Perez, May 13, 2015 12:35pm PDT

We aren't at all surprised to read what the top game is on YouTube, but there still are some surprising additions.

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"It's awesome man. He has a bunch of different fallout runs that I've enjoyed a bunch! "

- Fiisher see all 12 comments

Google launches Project Fi low-cost mobile network

By Daniel Perez, Apr 22, 2015 12:45pm PDT

Google has announced it has entered the mobile network game with its Project Fi, which offers both unlimited talk and text for as low as $20 per month.

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"If they expand this out beyond the Nexus 6 I'll give this serious consideration. T-mo is great ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 4 comments

Postal denied from Google Play Store due to 'gratuitous violence' [Update 2]

By Daniel Perez, Apr 08, 2015 9:40am PDT

According to Running with Scissors, Google has denied the Android version of Postal from being released on its Play Store on the same day Apple approves Mortal Kombat X's mobile game.

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Pac Man takes over Ingress and Google Maps

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 31, 2015 10:25am PDT

How's your Ingress? For April Fools Day, it's Pac-tastic!

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"the playable Pac-Man on Google Maps is awesome... some street layouts make it crazy difficult."

- Shadowdane see all 4 comments

Report: YouTube Live relaunching at E3 2015 to take on Twitch

By Daniel Perez, Mar 25, 2015 9:05am PDT

Google has its eyes set on the livestream and eSports scenes, and it's expected to relaunch YouTube Live to attempt to dethrone Twitch.

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Google joins the realm of Virtual Reality with VR Android OS

By Josh Hawkins, Mar 09, 2015 10:05am PDT

Reports are coming in that Google has joined the ranks of the VR masterminds with plans for a Virtual Reality version of their popular Android operating system.

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Opinion: YouTube's Twitch acquisition rife with peril and possibilities

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2014 3:45pm PDT

Reports circulated over the weekend that YouTube (under Google) is planning to acquire Twitch for more than $1 billion. Just how beneficial this is to gamers will depend largely on how autonomous Twitch is allowed to be under the Google banner.

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"Then just leave AdBlock on. Is whatever miniscule amount they earn from your ad view worth the ..."

- adamp117 see all 42 comments

Shack Snack: July 24, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jul 24, 2014 6:00pm PDT

Shacknews presents the Shack Snack, a short recap of the day's big stories.

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Report: Google acquires Twitch for $1 billion

By Steve Watts, Jul 24, 2014 2:55pm PDT

Google's YouTube division reportedly taking the lead in acquisition.

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"I think it has been one of the better things to happen to the shack. Keep up the good work. "

- zohar79 see all 56 comments

Google to stop advertising games with IAPs as 'free'

By Steve Watts, Jul 22, 2014 7:05am PDT

In-app purchases will disqualify you from the "free" label in Europe, following new guidelines from the European Commission.

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"About fucking time. Now bring this to America and call it a day."

- rtricoche see all 6 comments