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30 Jul 2010

YouTube Increases Video Length Limit to 15 Minutes

This may end up as a great move for putting tourism videos FULL LENGTH onto YoutTube, which has just the biggest audience imaginable!


YouTube decided to increase the video length limit from 10 minutes to 15 minutes. It may seem like a small change, but YouTube is testing the waters before dropping this limitation.

"Without question, the number one requested feature by our creators is to upload videos longer than 10 minutes. We've heard you, and today we're pleased to announce that we've increased the upload limit to 15 minutes," informs YouTube's blog.

The main reason why YouTube added a 10 minutes limitation back in 2006 was that a lot of users uploaded full-length movies and TV shows. Now that YouTube uses a content identification software and Viacom lost the case against YouTube, Google's video site can safely remove this arbitrary limitation. YouTube is cautious, so it will release incremental improvements.

"We've spent significant resources on creating and improving our state-of-the-art Content ID system and many other powerful tools for copyright owners. Now, all of the major U.S. movie studios, music labels and over 1,000 other global partners use Content ID to manage their content on YouTube. Because of the success of these ongoing technological efforts, we are able to increase the upload limit today," explains YouTube.

YouTube Increases Video Length Limit to 15 Minutes

27 Jul 2010

Facebook | Introducing Our New Safety Center

Today, Facebook launched a new Facebook Safety Page, where they'll regularly post dynamic content to complement the resources in the expanded Safety Center that they introduced in April. The Safety Page will highlight new initiatives to keep people on Facebook safe, valuable educational materials from Internet safety experts including the members of our Safety Advisory Board, and relevant news coverage.

The Safety Page is modeled after their popular Security Page, which discusses best practices for maintaining data security and has grown to over 2.2 million fans.

By liking the Safety Page, you also can make safety a regular part of your Facebook experience.

Facebook | Introducing Our New Safety Center

26 Jul 2010

Guidebooks out, laptops in

People are more inclined to reach for their laptops as opposed to guidebooks for research during holiday stays, reveals research from insurer AAMI.

While 33 per cent of travellers take their laptops to find a restaurant, learn a phrase, or book accommodation, only 25 per cent of travellers have been using guide books.

"[W]e might one day see the end of travellers rifling through a dog-eared travel guide while on the road," AAMI spokesperson Mike Sopinski said.

Aside from general research about the destination, 84 per cent of the surveyed travellers used their electronic devices for emailing uses, while 54 per cent checked bank balances and 27 per cent booked accommodation.

According to the findings, 82 per cent of Australian travellers travelled with a digital camera, while 74 per cent went a mobile phone, 35 per cent with an iPod, and 9 per cent with an iPhone.

With the increasing number of electronic devices being carried overseas, insurers are pushing for Australians to look after their valuables.

"With so many Australians travelling overseas with expensive communication equipment, travellers should seriously consider travel insurance as essential protection against not just accidents or illness, but also for their belongings," Mr Sopinski said.

Guidebooks out, laptops in: research - Technology News - etravelblackboard.com