- AdAge reports YouTube (GOOG), which once bent over backwards to get media giants to provide it with content, is now demanding the same 45% ad revenue cut from them that it gets from smaller content providers
- However, YouTube is reportedly now willing to let partners keep 100% of the revenue they produce beyond a certain ad price threshold. That could work to the favor of larger content providers able to negotiate favorable prices
- The report comes at a time when analysts estimate YouTube produces $3B-$4B in annual revenue (Google, as usual, remains tight-lipped), and as YouTube's mobile video views skyrocket.
- Google+'s 300M+ monthly active news stream viewers (recently announced) aren't as impressive as they might first appear. Amir Efrati reports Google counts anyone who clicked on a Google+ notification alarm bell (found in the top right corner on most Google properties) as a monthly viewer.
- Multiple sources now tell CBS affiliate KPIX 5 Google's floating barges (previous) will "feature luxury showrooms and a party deck ... to market Google Glass and other gadgets to invitation-only clients." The project is said to be "personally directed" by Sergey Brin.
- CNET has reported the barges will float from city to city.
Google roundup: YouTube, Google+, barges
Nov 1 2013, 18:28 ET