8 Highlights From VidCon

“The ‘weird factor’ is gone, but that’s part of growing up,” said George Rausch, founder of Next OTT

VidCon — the annual gathering of online video creators, execs and fans — wrapped up its 10th anniversary this past weekend on the precipice of greater global expansion, with the three-day event attracting more than 75,000 people from around the world.

Here are eight highlights that will keep your finger on the pulse of the video industry.

VidCon continues international expansion

VidCon announced its continued global expansion with its first ever VidCon Asia Summit and the return of VidCon London.

“Asia is one of the most creative cultural hubs in the world, and we expect a diverse group of creators, brands and platforms to come together and shape the future of online video,” Jim Louderback, general manager of VidCon, said on stage. “Our foray into Asia, coupled with our return to London, further solidifies our international presence and commitment to honor those making an impact on the digital world.” 

YouTube introduces new ways to monetize

YouTube announced new ways for its top creators to make money. During the keynote, Neal Mohan,…

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