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YouTube is reportedly being investigated by the FTC over how it handles children’s videos, and it may result in fundamental changes to the platform

YouTube is reportedly considering new strategies in response to ongoing concerns about child safety on the massive video platform. The Washington Post and New York Times both reported that the Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into YouTube’s handling of children’s content. YouTube executives are […]
YouTube is reportedly being investigated by the FTC over how it handles children’s videos, and it may result in fundamental changes to the platform
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YouTube’s CEO was asked whether she actually meant her apology to the LGBTQ community, and the crowd broke out in applause

YouTubeCEO Susan Wojcicki was asked whether she actually meant her apology to the LGBTQ+ community during an interview on Monday at Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The question was posed following YouTube’s week from hell: The company declined to remove videos by conservative commentator Steven Crowder, which contain homophobic comments […]
YouTube’s CEO was asked whether she actually meant her apology to the LGBTQ community, and the crowd broke out in applause
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A New York Times story about YouTube’s internal ‘Condom Challenge’ deliberations shows why keeping toxic content off the site is such a daunting challenge

A recent New York Times report highlighted the difficulties YouTube faces when deciding whether or not controversial content should remain on its site. A policy review meeting held to discuss “Condom Challenge” videos, displayed just how seemingly arbitrary distinctions can be, even when the company’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, is involved. […]
A New York Times story about YouTube’s internal ‘Condom Challenge’ deliberations shows why keeping toxic content off the site is such a daunting challenge
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Susan Wojcicki convinced Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and the Google board to buy YouTube, and it all started with ‘a purple Muppet singing a nonsense song’

Google’s 16th employee and current YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki played a huge role in solidifying the Google-YouTube relationship back in 2006. Wojcicki saw how user-generated videos could spark emotions after launching Google Videos, Google’s own free video-sharing website, and hearing her kids’ reactions. YouTube quickly took over a significant portion […]
Susan Wojcicki convinced Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and the Google board to buy YouTube, and it all started with ‘a purple Muppet singing a nonsense song’
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How to dress like a tech billionaire for $200 or less

Silicon Valley executives may not be known for their fashion sense, but many of them have high-end taste. Mark Zuckerberg gets his signature grey T-shirts custom-made by an Italian designer; Evan Spiegel prefers $US450 sneakers; and everyone from Satya Nadella to Sundar Pichai to Kevin Systrom has been spotted in […]
How to dress like a tech billionaire for $200 or less
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YouTube will include Wikipedia info next to videos promoting conspiracy theories

YouTube is teaming up with Wikipedia to combat conspiracy theories by linking Wikipedia pages to videos that contain conspiracy-related materials. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki spoke on a South by Southwest (SXSW) panel detailing how the “information cues” would operate. The information cues would appear right below the video with a […]
YouTube will include Wikipedia info next to videos promoting conspiracy theories
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YouTube is about to go on a hiring binge to keep dicey videos off its platform

Google is promising that 10,000 humans will review videos for inappropriate content in 2018. The company is also planning to tighten its criteria on which YouTube channels can carry advertising. CEO Susan Wojcicki has issued a memo touting these measures following a series of articles pointing out questionable videos on […]
YouTube is about to go on a hiring binge to keep dicey videos off its platform
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Here’s where Google’s first 21 employees are now

Most of the original employees at Google have since left the company – even founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Many early Googlers became entrepreneurs or executives at other companies. Marissa Mayer, for example, was employee No. 21 – she later became CEO of Yahoo. Others have stayed at Google. […]
Here’s where Google’s first 21 employees are now
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YouTube is 15 years old. Here’s a timeline of how YouTube was founded, its rise to video behemoth, and its biggest controversies along way

YouTube has more than 2 billion monthly users visiting the video-sharing platform for their favourite vlogs, music videos, sports highlights, and more. It’s been 15 years since YouTube’s website launched to the public in May 2005. YouTube was founded earlier that year by three early PayPal employees. Since then, it’s […]
YouTube is 15 years old. Here’s a timeline of how YouTube was founded, its rise to video behemoth, and its biggest controversies along way
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