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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Alphabet beats estimates with profits up 29% YoY on strong ad sales, stock rises by 3% after hours   —  Google, along with Facebook, now dominates online advertising  —  The Interactive Advertising Bureau released its annual report yesterday on the state of the digital ad market.
Apr 27, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context
The Verge:
How the H-1B visa program has become a gateway for companies to replace US tech staff with foreign workers earning less and receiving fewer benefits   —  In the summer of 2014, Craig Diangelo thought he was on the path to an easy retirement.  A veteran of the tech industry, Diangelo got his start as a Cobalt programmer in the 1970s.
Apr 23, 2017, 12:10 AMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube says it will only allow channels with 10K lifetime views to monetize videos, to help make sure revenue flows only to those who play by the rules   —  The rule change is meant to weed out bad actors  —  Five years ago, YouTube opened their partner program to everyone.
Apr 6, 2017, 3:10 PMIn context
The Verge:
Verizon is primed to become ad-tracking giant and take full advantage of an impotent FCC, using consumer data without permission, as it's done with supercookies   —  Zombie adtech is coming to kill Google  —  Two seemingly unrelated things happened Monday that actually point directly at the future of the internet:
Apr 5, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube's $35/mo. TV streaming service debuts in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Bay Area, with 4 major networks, 40+ cable channels   —  Young people in the United States have already made the switch from traditional television to streaming services.
Apr 5, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
The Verge:
JetSmarter, “Uber for private jets”, faces member pushback over perk changes, price increases, non-disparagement clause, as it struggles with its cost structure   —  Tim Martz made his fortune in broadcast radio, but even as a wealthy man, the price of chartering a private jet always stung a bit.
Apr 2, 2017, 10:00 PMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Profile of Koko, a chat service that uses AI and crowdsourcing to provide basic cognitive therapy   —  Can an app that lets strangers — and bots — become amateur therapists create a safer internet?  —  Illustrations by Peter Steineck  —  In January 2016, police in Blacksburg, Virginia …
Mar 6, 2017, 6:40 AMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
AirMap, an airspace management system for drones, raises $26M Series B round led by Microsoft Ventures   —  It's a bet on a future full of airborne robots  —  Drones are an increasingly common sight in the skies, but unlike aircraft with a human at the controls, there is no formal …
Feb 23, 2017, 10:35 AMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Google cancels PewDiePie's original series following Nazi controversy, removes him from the Google Preferred advertising program   —  PewDiePie also lost his preferred advertising status  —  YouTube's biggest star, PewDiePie, has always flirted with controversy.
Feb 14, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
Ben Popper / The Verge:
Sources: Google combines product teams for YouTube Music and Google Play Music, likely paving way for a single music app in the future   —  Come together, right now, over me  —  According to several sources familiar with the change, the product teams working on YouTube Music and Google Play Music are being combined into a single unit.
Feb 8, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context

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