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YouTube's 'VR180' format works on screens and in headsets

At today's Vidcon event, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki rolled out a new format for videos called VR180. Intended to split the difference between 360/VR formats and standard videos, it lets creators shoot videos that are immersive when viewed in a virtual reality headset, but still have a normal …

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YouTube announces dynamic video player, wider rollout of share feature and YouTube TV

At VidCon 2017 today, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced a slew of updates for both consumers and creators of the platform. The mobile apps will soon dynamically adapt their video player window, while YouTube’s built-in share feature and YouTube TV are seeing a wider rollout in the coming …

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About VidCon

Your favorite YouTubers, Instagram stars, and internet aficionados are gathering in one place this month. To do what, you ask? Let us break it down for you.<p>Before the media and technology calendar has even reached its halfway point, the year has typically already seen its fair share of can’t-miss …

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YouTube has 1.5 billion logged-in monthly users watching a ton of mobile video

This year at VidCon, YouTube shared some new metrics that really drive home how much it’s dominating mobile video usage and how quickly its service is gaining viewers on TVs.<p>The highlight was the fact that there are now 1.5 billion logged-in users visiting the site every month. The distinction is …

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YouTube program gives women creators a 'fighting chance' at ad deals

Last summer, Ari Fitz set herself a goal to create a YouTube video every day.<p>Anyone can record a video of themselves and put it online. But Fitz made it her full-time job — many of her videos required planning, art direction and editing.<p>“On a scale from 0 to 100, I’d say I’m at 97,” the 27-year-old …

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Changing The Face Of STEM For Women

I always knew I wanted to build a company. As a child, my fantasies of the “future me” involved me sitting at the head of a table in a suit as the founder and CEO of a major, global company. That vision, however, never included connections to engineering, technology, math or science. Math was one …

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The women who could run Uber — if they actually wanted the job

—<p>In the past few months, as Uber sputtered and veered off the road in a scandal-ridden pileup, the fast-moving ride-hailing firm has hired or featured one woman after another as it tries to keep from totaling its image.<p>Liane Hornsey, Uber's human resources executive who started in January after …

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Recode Daily: Uber is searching for someone to take the wheel as board members continue to leave

Plus, Trump meets with drone makers and tech investors at the White House today, and Brooklyn crowds swipe right for “Tinder Live.”<p><b>The sudden resignation of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has jump-started the company’s search for new leadership, including a new COO.</b> Key candidates include former Disney …

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YouTube CEO Unveils User Numbers, Plans For VR And Live Streaming

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki apparently had a lot to crow about at her appearance today at the VidCon confab for online video fans and creators.<p>She …

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YouTube Unveils New Streaming Features at Vidcon

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki unveiled an array of feature upgrades coming to the Google-owned video powerhouse at her annual keynote presentation …

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Updates from VidCon: more users, more products, more shows and much more

article<p>en_US<p>https://youtube.googleblog.com/2017/06/updates-from-vidcon-more-users-more.html<p>Official YouTube …

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YouTube CEO: 1.5B users log in each month; users spend 1+ hr/day watching on mobile devices

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These key candidates could replace Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

The embattled ride-hail company needs a no-nonsense executive with some form of experience with distributed networks.<p>The sudden departure of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has upended the startup’s latest plans, jumpstarting a search for a new CEO.<p>Board director Bill Gurley, one of the biggest voices …

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YouTube unblocks LGBTQ content after outcry

"Hundreds of thousands" now accessible again.<p>YouTube has amended its 'Restricted Mode' guidelines after heavy criticism from LGBTQ content …

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Uber searches for a new CEO in wake of Kalanick's departure

DETROIT (AP) — Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO.<p>That's a lot for potential candidates to consider. Uber needs a new leader after former CEO and …

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How Many Hours of Sleep Would Arianna Huffington Need to Run Uber All by Herself?

Inquiring minds want to know.<p>As you may have heard, <b>Travis Kalanick</b> is out of a job, and Uber, the living embodiment of one of those sexual-harassment awareness videos that H.R. makes you watch on your first day, is looking for a new chief executive officer, and there’s plenty of names on the wind. …

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Uber's Next CEO Has To Face This Huge Challenge

Bradley Tusk, founder of Tusk Ventures who was an advisor to Uber, remembers the first time he met Travis Kalanick more than six years ago. "I'll …

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YouTube says LGBTQ+ video censorship won't happen again

YouTube has updated its policies to explicitly state that any LGBTQ+-themed video with no graphic/mature language and content is allowed in Restricted Mode. The platform launched Restricted Mode for use by kids and in places of learning, but it didn't quite work as intended. It unfortunately ended …

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Non-graphic LGBTQ content will be accessible in YouTube’s Restricted Mode

Why it matters to you<p>Restricted Mode users will see more non-graphic content, including personal stories of discrimination and kissing in same-sex …

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How YouTube Is Making Sure LGBTQ Creators’ Videos Aren’t Excluded From Restricted Mode

YouTube CEO <b>Susan Wojcicki</b> provided an update on the Google-owned video site’s efforts to ensure that videos from LGBTQ creators are available in its …

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YouTube just gave a concrete example of how Google's AI is helping the entire company

Google's YouTube unit says new software improved its ability to spot objectionable content by six-fold within a matter of weeks, according to a …

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Liberal Arts Majors Are the Future of the Tech Industry

College students who major in the humanities always get asked a certain question. They’re asked it so often—and by so many people—that it should come printed on their diplomas. That question, posed by friends, career counselors, and family, is “What are you planning to do with your degree?” But it …

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How Susan Wojcicki Steers YouTube In The Right Direction

<i>Fast Company</i> profiles Susan Wojcicki and the never-ending challenges she faces as CEO of YouTube. Among other recent issues, “For the previous two …

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YouTube updates its policies after LGBTQ videos were blocked in Restricted Mode

Earlier this year, several LGBTQ YouTube creators noticed that their videos were hidden in Restricted Mode, even though they didn’t contain mature content. YouTube apologized and promised to fix its system. Now CEO Susan Wojcicki has detailed the steps YouTube is taking to make its policies more …

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Recode Daily: Amazon’s Whole Foods deal upsets the grocery cart for rivals

Plus, tech leaders trek to the White House to help modernize the government, and how Pinterest’s profit-seeking president keeps his cool.<p><b>Amazon’s nearly $14 billion deal for Whole Foods will have huge ramifications for the biggest players in the grocery business.</b> The acquisition wiped nearly $22 …

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VidCon: shaping the future of online video by Jose Antunes

Experts from the biggest names in media are coming together at VidCon to discuss the future of video, advertising, and more. The conference is held …

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Facebook Increases VidCon Presence, Google Shifts To Host Live Show

Facebook's push into the original content space has the company building on its presence at VidCon this year, which Google's YouTube has historically …

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Four steps we’re taking today to fight online terror

<i>Editor’s Note: This post appeared as an op-ed in the Financial Times earlier today.</i><p>Terrorism is an attack on open societies, and addressing the …

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How Susan Wojcicki has led YouTube: increasing revenue, keeping creators happy, and more

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