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15 years since YouTube launched they lay out their plans for 2020

Can you believe it’s been a whole 15 years since YouTube’s website went live? We’ve come a long way. February 14th, 2005. The internet was well established but still in the early days of much of the established worldwide web we have today. Social sites like Facebook were just getting started and YouTube’s website went live for the first time. It was a simple yet brilliant idea. A website where people could easily post and share videos – a world of possibility. No doubt even the wisest o...
Tags: Google, Videos, Facebook, Music, Internet, Youtube, Billie, Creators, Justin Bieber, 2020, Susan Wojcicki, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Old Town Road, Digital Video News, Year Ahead

From Sheryl Sandberg to Ted Sarandos, here are the high-powered executives who are 2nd-in-command to some of the biggest CEOs in tech

Many CEOs at the world's most valuable tech companies rely on No. 2 executives to help them get the job done.  Some of these execs may go on to run the company one day, while others may leave for big opportunities somewhere else.  For example, top executives like Sheryl Sandberg and Ted Sarandos are second-in-command at Facebook and Netflix, respectively.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Life at the top of the world's most valuable tech companies isn't easy. For CEOs at co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Netflix, Williams, Larry Ellison, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin

YouTube Says it Paid the Music Industry More Than $3 Billion Last Year

YouTube says it paid the music industry more than $3 billion last year. "YouTube offers twin engines for revenue with advertising and subscribers, paying out more than $3 billion to the music industry last year from ads and subscriptions," YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote in a blog post Friday. From a report: The latest figure hints at how much of the Alphabet-owned company's ad revenue goes back to music industry and creators. The data has been largely unknown to investors who have wondered how...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Susan Wojcicki

Flying solo: A new generation of VCs are rewriting the Sand Hill Road playbook and anointing themselves general partners of their own funds

A new generation of tech investors are raising their own venture capital funds as solo general partners. The number of micro-funds is actually on the decline, but the solo general partner's ranks are expected to grow as more companies go public and capital becomes more available. The solo general partner participates in the crowded early-stage investing space, but their size and background gives them an advantage over institutional funds. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Sand Hill Road...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Softbank, Trends, Ocean, Ben Horowitz, Susan Wojcicki, Coinbase, Hoover, Ryan Hoover, Product Hunt, Erik Torenberg, Zendesk, Marc Andreessen, Sand Hill Road, Ashley Mayer

From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

All the companies and divisions under Google's parent company, Alphabet, which just made yet another shake-up to its structure (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google reorganized to become Alphabet in 2015, but the way the company is structured is still rather confusing. Alphabet is organized in two parts: Google and "Other Bets," which each house the various other parts of the company's business. Here's a breakdown of all the divisions under Alphabet.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been more than four years since Google blew up its entire corporate structure to form a new parent company: Alphabet. The shake-up was intende...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Microsoft, New York City, Toronto, Trends, Mit, Larry Page, Hawaii, Sergey Brin, Project Loon, Atap, Susan Wojcicki, Tony Fadell, Kansas City, Sundar Pichai

Here's where Google's first 21 employees are now (GOOG, GOOGL)

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. Susan Wojcicki, Google's 16th employee, is currently the CEO of YouTube. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Only a few of Google's earliest employees still work at the internet gia...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Twitter, Elon Musk, London, Yahoo, Massachusetts, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Larry Page, Larry Ellison, Sergey Brin, Google Earth, Susan Wojcicki, Lake Tahoe

YouTube brought in $15 billion in advertising revenue in 2019 — 9 times more than Google paid to acquire the site 14 years ago (GOOG)

Alphabet, Google's parent company, broke out YouTube's advertising revenue for the first time ever on Monday, and revealed the video-sharing site brought in $15 billion in 2019. YouTube's ad revenue is around nine times more than the $1.65 billion Google spent to acquire the platform in October 2006. At the time, YouTube was only 1.5 years old and had only 65 employees. Google's CEO at the time called YouTube "the next step in the evolution of the Internet." However, Alphabet also said that "m...
Tags: Google, Twitter, California, Youtube, Trends, Paypal, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Susan Wojcicki, Eric Schmidt, Alphabet, Ruth Porat, Porat, Alphabet Google, Wojcicki, YouTube Wojcicki

UK won't implement Article 13 law Quote: The UK may borrow some aspects of European Union law after Brexit, but the approach to digital copyright won't one of them. Universities and Science Minister Chris Skidmore has indicated that the UK won't implement the EU's Copyright Directive once it's out of the Union on January 31st. This will let British internet companies and users avoid contentious aspects like Article 13 (renamed Article 17), w...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, UK, News, Youtube, Eu, European Union, Boris Johnson, Susan Wojcicki, Brexit, Tim Berners Lee, RTE, Vint Cerf, Julia Reda, Pirate Party

YouTube changes to protect children’s privacy came into effect globally on January 6

YouTube’s new measures to ensure the protection of children’s privacy came into effect globally from January 6, 2020. These steps were announced by CEO Susan Wojcicki in September 2019. The actions, that come after a series of complaints and a fine by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the New York Attorney General, are aimed at […] ...
Tags: Travel, New York, News, Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, Ftc, Coppa, Federal Trade Commission FTC

From Priscilla Chan to Melinda Gates, these are the spouses of some of the most powerful people in tech

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney

14 celebrities who limit their children's screen time and tech use

How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debates of modern parenting. Some famous figures, like Bill Gates, raised their children mostly tech-free.  Other celebrities, like Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, strictly limit their children's screen time throughout the week.  Here is how 14 famous people limit their children's exposure to technology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. How much screen time to allow for children is one of the biggest debat...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, London, Instagram, Microsoft, Obama, White House, Trends, Cisco, Netflix, Williams, New York Times, Bill Gates, David Beckham, Reddit, Michelle Obama

These 5 tech companies started in garages, and now they're worth billions. These are their modest beginnings. (GOOG, MSFT, AAPL, AMZN)

Google, Apple, HP, Microsoft, and Amazon all say that they started in garages. Now, they make up some of the most valuable companies in the world and are worth billions. The idea of starting in a garage has taken on a mythic status, to the point where some founders intentionally want to be able to say that they did it, too. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Some of the most legendary companies in Silicon Valley famously started in garages. A few scrappy guys with a genius id...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Disney, Trends, Hp, Ap, Palo Alto, Larry Page, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki

The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video (GOOG)

YouTube has more than 2 billion monthly users visiting the video-sharing platform for their favorite vlogs, music videos, sports highlights, and more. YouTube was founded nearly 15 years ago above a California pizza shop by three early PayPal employees. Since then, it's become the most popular free video-sharing platform in the world. Take a look at the history of YouTube, from its start as a failed video-dating website to a powerhouse platform that's launched a new generation of money-making ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Japan, Nbc, California, Youtube, China, Disney, US, Adele, Barack Obama, Trends, Nike, Paypal, Bbc

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's new startup is deliberately targeting 'mundane' tasks, and the first one is a holiday app that organizes addresses

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's startup Lumi Labs launched in March 2018, and has mostly stayed quiet since. Lumi's website says the company is focused on building consumer applications that use AI to solve everyday tasks. The world is now getting a look at the first such app, called Holiday Helper, which helps people organize their holiday contact information for sending cards and gifts. If it sounds mundane, that's because it is supposed to be.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Yahoo, Youtube, Trends, Paypal, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, University Avenue, Lumi, Wojcicki, Lumi Labs, GitHub Mayer

How YouTube Is Being Held Accountable for Content

And What It Means for the Future of Video Marketing. Since the newest YouTube policy has been installed, more than 17,000 channels, 100,000 videos, and 500 million comments have been deleted. That’s as many as five times what the mega-video platform removed in the last quarter. Image Source: YouTube This wipe-out of hate speech videos and comments is somewhat unsurprising. There’s been an outcry from the public in regards to YouTube’s lack of policing when it comes to hateful content, including ...
Tags: Google, Business, Youtube, Sales & Marketing, Npr, Susan Wojcicki, Right Now, Logan Paul, Wojcicki, Sarah Perez, Digital Marketer, Fox News More, CNBC YouTube, E2M Solutions Inc, YouTube As YouTube, Arvind Patil

Sacha Baron Cohen Gave the Greatest Speech on Why Social Networks Need To Be Put On Check

For an actor who made a career by playing silly characters, actor Sacha Baron Cohen gave yesterday one of the most eloquent and convincing speeches in a long time in support of cracking down on large social media networks to prevent the spread of lies and hate speech that these platforms allow. From a report: While accepting his award, Cohen touched on the role companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter have played in spreading lies and hate speech online, calling the sites "the greatest propa...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Russia, US, Tech, Sergey Brin, Myanmar, Hitler, Susan Wojcicki, Jack Dorsey, Sacha Baron Cohen, Christchurch, Zuckerberg, Cohen, Google Larry Page

Susan Wojcicki Shares Her Final 2019 Update for YouTube Creators

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said in her final update for creators of the year that the number of creators with at least 1 million subscribers rose 65% in 2019 compared with 2018, and the number of creators earning five or six figures annually climbed over 40%. She also pointed to revenue features for creators, including...
Tags: Advertising, Susan Wojcicki, Social Pro Daily

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has waded into the debate about social media regulation. In an award-acceptance speech to the Anti Defamation League yesterday the creator of Ali G and Borat delivered a precision takedown of what he called Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s “bullshit” arguments against regulating his platform. The speech is well worth watching in full as Cohen articulates, with a comic’s truth-telling clarity, the problem with “the greatest propaganda machine in history” (aka social m...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Social Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Larry Page, Digital Media, Sergey Brin, Silicon Valley, Freedom Of Speech, Hitler, Susan Wojcicki, Jack Dorsey

YouTube CEO to Burned-Out Creators: Data Shows It’s OK to Take a Break From Posting

Stressed-out YouTube creators anxious that their channels will take a traffic hit if they take a mental-health break shouldn’t worry, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: She says a data analysis showed that, on average, YouTubers get even more views when they return after a hiatus. In a Nov. 21 open letter to creators, Wojcicki […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, Wojcicki

YouTube CEO to Burned-Out Creators: It’s OK to Take a Break From Posting

Stressed-out YouTube creators anxious that their channels will take a traffic hit if they take a mental-health break shouldn’t worry, according to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki: She says a data analysis shows that, on average, YouTubers get even more views when they return after a hiatus. In a Nov. 21 open letter to creators, Wojcicki […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, Wojcicki

YouTube Tests Selling Ads for ‘Edgy’ Content to Marketers Like Studios Pitching R-Rated Movies

YouTube wants to help creators who use profanity — or otherwise produce videos that are deemed “advertiser unfriendly” — to make more money: The video giant has launched of a test program to identify marketers who are “interested in edgier content,” according to CEO Susan Wojcicki. One of the first categories of advertisers YouTube has […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, Marketers Like Studios Pitching R Rated Movies

YouTube to update harassment and gaming policies, clarify changes to kids content

In YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki quarterly letter, released today, the exec addresses a number of changes to YouTube policies, including the recent FTC-mandated rules for kids content that have alternately confused and infuriated video creators, as well as forthcoming policies around harassment and gaming videos, among other things. On the latter, Wojcicki said the company was now in the process of developing a new harassment policy and was talking to creators about what needed to be addressed. She...
Tags: Videos, Startups, Gaming, Media, Youtube, Eu, Policy, Creators, Susan Wojcicki, Federal Trade Commission, Eta, Ftc, Coppa, Wojcicki, Kid YouTube

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rubbed elbows with the likes of Lenny Kravitz and Lupita Nyong'o at the 'Oscars of science' on Sunday (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg attended the eighth-annual Breakthrough Prize Ceremony on Sunday night, where he rubbed elbows with musician Lenny Kravitz, actress Lupita Nyong'o, and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, both attended the event, which is referred to as the "Oscars of science." Zuckerberg presented multiple awards and smiled for photographers amid increasing scrutiny over recent decisions by Facebook not to fact-check political ads. Visit Business I...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Congress, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, Sergey Brin, Stephen Hawking, Silicon Valley, Susan Wojcicki, Lenny Kravitz, Ron Howard, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg defends politician ads that will be 0.5% of 2020 revenue

As Jack Dorsey announced his company Twitter would drop all political ads, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg doubled-down on his policy of refusing to fact check politicians’ ads. “A t times of social tension there has often been an urge to pull back on free expression . . . W e will be best served over the long term b y resisting this urge and defending free expression.” Still, Zuckerberg failed to delineate between freedom of expression...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Advertising Tech, Government, Tech, Policy, PAC, Facebook Ads, Susan Wojcicki, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Dorsey

Here's why one analyst thinks YouTube could be worth $300 billion as a standalone company, making it more valuable than AT&T, Exxon Mobil, and Bank of America (GOOGL)

Alphabet-owned YouTube could be worth as much as $300 billion if it were a standalone company, according to Needham & Company analyst Laura Martin.  That figure would make the video-sharing platform the 15th largest company in the world by market capitalization ahead of Exxon Mobil, Bank of America, and AT&T.  Martin's valuation for YouTube is based on estimated 2019 revenue of $30 billion and a 10-times enterprise-value-to-revenue multiple. Visit the Business Insider homepage for more stories...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Exxon Mobil, Susan Wojcicki, Martin, AT amp, Needham Company, Laura Martin, YouTube Roku, Bank of America GOOGL, Exxon Mobil Bank of America, AT T Martin

These are dogs of some of the most powerful executives in Silicon Valley, from Mark Zuckerberg to Travis Kalanick

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the owner of an adorable fluffy dog named Beast, but he isn't the only tech executive with a furry friend. Studies show that dogs can help reduce stress levels and boost productivity, so they make ideal companions for tech moguls running billion dollar companies. These are some of the most powerful dogs in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With company cultures that celebrate—and even encourage —employees bringing their dogs ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Long, David, Alaska, New York Times, Zynga, Marvin, Reddit

Facebook is overrun with fake accounts impersonating tech execs like Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Sundar Pichai (FB, GOOG)

Facebook is overrun with fake accounts pretending to be famous technology industry executives. The fraudulent accounts are purporting to be everyone from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The existence of the accounts raise questions about Facebook's ability to police its app for malicious behaviour. Last year, Facebook was criticised over fake accounts of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Those have been banned — but these still remain. Visit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, London, Microsoft, California, Satya Nadella, Trends, Snapchat, New York Times, Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel

NewFronts or TV upfronts? Lines blur as digital publishers mature

The themes of the 2019 Digital Content NewFronts all felt very familiar: Digital publishers spoke profusely about brand safety, original programming and scale. They are the same themes that will likely dominate the upfronts later this month, when TV networks pitch their new programming and ad products to advertisers and media buyers, says Ben Winkler, chief transformation officer, OMD. “This is the first year those themes are going to match line-for-line," he says. This could be the first ...
Tags: Hbo, Youtube, New York City, Advertising, Digital, Walmart, Bloomberg, Mtv, Justin Bieber, Conde Nast, National Football League, Kevin Hart, Nielsen, Susan Wojcicki, Hulu, Meredith

YouTube Now Has 2 Billion Monthly Users, Who Watch 250 Million Hours on TV Screens Daily

Has YouTube become the new center of gravity for primetime? That’s the narrative it wants Madison Avenue to believe — especially as it relates to coveted younger demos. The Google-owned video behemoth now counts 2 billion monthly unique users globally, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced at Thursday’s Brandcast marketing event in NYC. That’s up around […]
Tags: Google, News, Youtube, Susan Wojcicki, Madison Avenue, YouTube TV, Brandcast