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Weekly Update - September 9, 2017: YouTube Live, Google My Business, Privacy Settings


This week in the Googleverse there are updates video makers, live streamers, business owners, webmasters, travelers and much more. Here are my top updates:
  • YouTube Live got a sweet update, with real-time ultra-low latency streaming and new chat moderation tools. You can also now stream games or apps on your iOS device using the YouTube app. If you want to give ultra-low latency streaming a try, check out BarbaraEMac’s encoder setting tips.
  • If you are a YouTube Partner, and you have a video that is “not suitable for all advertisers”, check out the latest update on the YouTube monetization appeals process for videos with yellow $ icon. Your channel needs at least 10,000 subscribers, or your video has to have had at least 1000 views in the past week to appeal. 
  • Uptime is an iOS app from Area120 at Google that lets you watch YouTube videos with friends. It’s latest feature is “Parties” - invite your friends and the YouTube videos will be synced for all of you, even when you jump from video to video.
  • Watch - Facebook's hub for original video content - is now live for everyone in the US. Facebook is reportedly offering the music industry millions of dollars so that users can include songs in their videos legally, and has bid $610 million for Cricket Streaming Rights.
  • Google just made it easier for business owners to manage their online presence right from Google Search, including adding or correcting business information, sharing photos, creating a post, seeing your listing’s stats and more. 
  • Learn about Google for Education from expert Ms Drasby by replaying her webinar with Michael Daniels this week. 
  • Google redesigned the Google Account Privacy Dashboard and made downloading data easier . This update is still rolling out.
  • Google's new higher resolution street view cameras help algorithms index the real world
  • Google Trips, Flights and Destinations now support a combined 20 new languages and 26 new countries
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  • Google Drive for Mac/PC replaced with Backup & Sync and Drive File Stream (G Suite Updates)
  • Randomize sorting in Google Sheets (Ted Juch)
  • Learn about Google for Education from expert Ms Drasby (Michael Daniels)
  • Google's new higher resolution street view cameras help algorithms index the real world (Google Blog)
  • Google Trips, Flights and Destinations now support a combined 20 new languages and 26 new countries (Google Blog)
  • A better world for wheels on Google Maps (Google Blog)
  • Chrome Stable Channel Update for Desktop (Chrome 61) (Chrome Releases)
  • Chrome for Android Update (Chrome Releases)

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