Susan Wojcicki

YouTube rethinks kids in wake of US$170 legal settlement

YouTube is rethinking its approach to kids content after parent company Google agreed to pay US$170 million to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York attorney general that the video sharing service illegally collected personal information from children without their parents’ consent. The settlement requires Google and YouTube to pay US$136 […]

YouTube channels with over a million subscribers doubled in 2018

YouTube channels with more than a million subscribers nearly doubled in the last year, while the number of creators earning five or six figures from the platform grew more than 40%. These figures were revealed by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in an open letter posted to the YouTube Creators blog,  looking back on the past […]

YouTube CEO slams European copyright reform plan

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has spoken out against the European Parliament’s copyright reform initiative, claiming that the legislation will limit free speech for fledgling content creators.  In a quarterly creator letter published on October 22, Wojcicki said that Article 13 of the European Union’s Directive on Copyright “poses a threat to both your livelihood and […]

YouTube: viewers watch 180m hours on TV every day

YouTube viewers now watch over 180 million hours of the video service on TV screens each day, despite YouTube’s popularity on mobile devices, according to figures released by the company. YouTube attracts 1.9 billion logged-in users to the service each month with the community continuing to grow, revealed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in a blog […]

YouTube defends new monetisation rules

YouTube has defended the new monetisation rules in brought in earlier this year, claiming that it has strengthened advertiser confidence. In a blog post targeted at YouTube creators titled ‘an update on our 2018 priorities’, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said that the YouTube community “continues to grow at a healthy, responsible rate,” but admitted there […]

YouTube to roll out Red to 100 countries

YouTube plans to roll out its subscription offering YouTube Red to around 100 countries this year, according to CEO Susan Wojcicki. Speaking at the Code Media conference in California, Wojcicki described Red as “really a music service,” which it now plans to expand into many more markets after agreeing music licensing deals. The service lets […]

YouTube staffs up to tackle inappropriate content

YouTube has announced plans to grow its ‘trust and safety teams’ to 10,000 people in 2018 to clamp down on content that violates its policies. In an open letter, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said that in the last year YouTube has taken action to protect its community against violent or extremist content. Now it is […]

More than 1,000 YouTube creators reached 1m subs in 2016

More than 1,000 YouTube content creators reached a million subscribers last year, more than double the 2015 figure, according to the video site. In a blog post looking back at 2016 and heralding “an exciting 2017”, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki outlined a number of plans, including opening a YouTube Space studio in Rio this year. […]

YouTube looking to paid-subscriptions

YouTube is reportedly looking to new subscription offerings, including ad-free version of the service, according to the Google-owned video site’s CEO Susan Wojcicki. Speaking at tech site Re/code’s Code/Mobile conference in Half Moon Bay, California, Wojcicki reportedly said that while YouTube’s ad-supported approach has allowed it to build massive scale, “there’s going to be a […]

Google appoints ad boss as new head of YouTube

Google has moved its senior vice president of ads and commerce, Susan Wojcicki over to run video site YouTube. The move, reported first by tech site Re/Code, will see Wojcicki take over from existing senior vice president of YouTube and video Salar Kamangar, who is expected to move to another, as yet unspecified, role in […]