StreamDaily: YouTube puts live streaming in users’ hands

ANAHEIM — Few events (if any) at this year’s VidCon attracted as big of a crowd as the keynote by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. (And, with 25,000 total delegates, that’s no small thing).

With standing-room-only in the third-floor ballroom at the Anaheim Convention Center, Wojcicki addressed several thousand industry delegates as she talked up the mainstream success of YouTube — and the increasingly vital part it has played in people’s lives, notably millennials.

“The bond between creators and their fans have never been stronger. In fact, 40% of millennials say that YouTube creators understand them better than their friends do,” she said, citing YouTube’s own research.

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