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Tech Q3 Earnings: Facebook, Google, Amazon Post Strong Revenue and Profit Gains

Big tech companies continue to prosper in the time of COVID. Facebook, Alphabet (Google’s parent) and Amazon each reported solid growth for the third quarter of 2020 — results that reflect how people worldwide have upped their usage of internet giants’ services during the pandemic. The trio each posted revenue and earnings that topped Wall […]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Youtube, Earnings, Facebook Google Amazon Post, COVID Facebook Alphabet Google


Tech optimism…in this economy?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. A few notes before we get into this. One, we have a bonus episode coming this Saturday focused on this week’s earnings reports. And, second, we did not record video this week. So, if you like watching the show on YouTube, this is not the week for that! Right, here’s what Natasha, Danny, and your humble servant got into this week: The huge COVID-r...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Youtube, America, Tech, Vista, Equity, Plaid, Danny, Natasha, Equity podcast, Yuanfudao, Natasha Danny, The Wanderlust Group, R2c


The maker of the world's fastest car blames an editing 'mixup' for a misleading video that internet detectives raced to debunk

SSC founder Jerod Shelby (left, and of no relation to Carroll Shelby) stands with driver Oliver Webb. James Lipman/SSC North America On October 10, SSC North America broke the fastest production car record with its 316-mph Tuatara. The legitimacy of the record was called into question, however, after skeptics, including prominent YouTuber Shmee, noticed some inconsistencies in SSC's video of the feat. SSC ended up saying that it is "regretful that the videos shared were not an accurate rep...
Tags: Transportation, Youtube, Washington, US, Trends, David, Reddit, World Records, Autos, Michelin, Nevada, Volkswagen, North America, Guinness, Bugatti, Lamborghini


The top talent managers for emerging creators on Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok

Idris Rheubottom and Tony Craig; Christopher Hunt; Marrica Evans; Tamara Muth-King; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Hi, this is Amanda Perelli. Welcome back to Insider Influencers, our weekly rundown on the influencer and creator economy. Sign up for the newsletter here.Many "micro" influencers with under 100,000 followers are landing brand deals and building significant businesses across social media.My colleague Sydney Bradley broke down 15 top talent management companies that are helping ...
Tags: Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Los Angeles, Trends, Sydney, Lizzo, Lai, Gomez, Harry Ron, Charli, Instagram YouTube, Tech Insider, Amelio, Taylor Lorenz


A Black YouTuber's video of a racist confrontation led to an Arizona man's arrest and firing

Andre Abram and his roommate were getting ready to shoot a video for his YouTube channel last week in Scottsdale, Arizona, when they were confronted by a man who used racial slurs after asking them what they were doing.
Tags: Youtube, Cnn, Arizona, Scottsdale Arizona, Andre Abram


Interviews with Titanic Survivors

In 1979 the BBC aired an interview with Frank Prentice, who was an assistant purser on the Titanic who survived the sinking of the ship in 1912. I’m not sure what to expect when I started listening, but I was completely captivated by Prentice’s tale. #OnthisDay 1979: Frank Prentice, an assistant purser on the Titanic, described how he survived the sinking of the ship. For more archive on the Titanic, you can visit - https://t.co/fYwWoNhuBT pic.twitter.com/9Qi8zw5g0L— BBC Archive (@BBCArchive) O...
Tags: Youtube, Bbc, Jason Kottke, Clark, Prentice, Mrs Clark, Mrs Astor, Frank Prentice


How to watch videos on your Apple Watch by sending them through the Messages app

You can only watch video on your Apple Watch when it's sent through Messages, not on video platforms like YouTube. Hollis Johnson You can watch video on an Apple Watch, as long as it's embedded in a text message. You can't watch YouTube or other streaming video on your Apple Watch.  When you get a video via the Messages app, you can tap to play and pause, and control the volume with the Digital Crown.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Despite all the ca...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Youtube, Trends, Messages, Apple Watch, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Gadgets (Reference, BI Photo


Joe Rogan, Alex Jones and Spotify’s illusion of neutrality

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have taken a messy beating from critics unhappy with how they handle questionable content on their platform, with some complaining they don’t do enough to rein in misinformation, and others decrying censorship. But what about Spotify? The company is never mentioned in this context, and with its traditional business couched in streaming recorded music, you might understand why its biggest controversies over the last few years have been over how ...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Podcasts, Youtube, Senate, Tech, Sandy Hook, Jones, Trump, Alex Jones, Facebook Twitter, Michael Cohen, Gutierrez, AT T


Apple Releases First macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded a new macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 beta to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta replacing the existing macOS Big Sur 11 beta 10 update that was released two weeks ago. The macOS Big Sur beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, subsequent betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. It is unclear why Apple has released a new beta rather than continuing on and releasi...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Youtube, Notification Center, Eta, Control Center, Apple Developer Center, macOS Big Sur


iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield Still 'Scratches at Level 6 With Deeper Grooves at Level 7' in Mohs Hardness Test

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models feature a new Ceramic Shield front cover that is "tougher than any smartphone glass," according to Apple, but the displays on the devices still have similar scratch resistance as previous iPhones based on a new test. Zack Nelson today shared his much-anticipated iPhone 12 Pro durability test on his YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, and based on the Mohs hardness scale, he found that the device's display is "still scratching at a level six, with deeper groove...
Tags: Apple, Youtube, Allstate, Nelson, Mohs, Zack Nelson, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro


Facebook, Twitter and YouTube's business models could get crushed if a law called Section 230 gets repealed. Trump and Congress are rushing to do exactly that.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images Section 230 — a federal law that shields social media companies from liabilities that would otherwise reshape or crush their businesses — is closer than ever to being repealed or rewritten.  The law protects social media companies from being held liable for the content of users' posts. Proponents argue it enables open forums on the internet to exist. But critics of the law say it doesn't adequately hold social media comp...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Supreme Court, Congress, Youtube, Senate, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Federal Communications Commission, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Dorsey


DoubleVerify, a specialist in brand safety, ad fraud and ad quality, raises $350M

Ad-based platforms can face a lot of heat from advertisers when they can’t control how and where their ads run: just look back to the ad boycott against Facebook earlier this year (or earlier boycotts against YouTube and others) as examples of when it all goes wrong. One of the ways this is getting addressed is with tech; and t oday, DoubleVerify, one of the companies that has been building tools to improve how those two interplay together, is announcing that it has closed a monster round of $...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Advertising Tech, Youtube, Funding, Advertising, US, Fidelity, Blackrock, Adtech, Providence, Misinformation, Mark, Company, PitchBook


Pasadena man to plead guilty to cyberstalking, faces 30-year maximum

LOS ANGELES — A Pasadena man is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to federal charges of using the internet to stalk and threaten to injure, rape or kill women who refused to date him. Sam Hughes, 31, faces a total maximum sentence of 30 years’ imprisonment on the felony charges of stalking, witness tampering and making threats by interstate communication, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Hughes’ plea agreement states that the United Kingdom citizen will be deported from the United State...
Tags: News, Youtube, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Pasadena, Hughes, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County District Attorney s Office, Pasadena Police Department, Sam Hughes, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories WDN


Jack Dorsey to bat for safe habour protections in US Senate hearing

Sundar Pichai, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg will remotely testify before the US Senate on Wednesday on whether Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act — which shields companies from the liability of the content on their online platforms — needs to be changed to meet current challenges in internet governance. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is going to bat for retaining Section 230, calling it “the Internet’s most important law for free speech and safety”.  The hearings carry import to the int...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Youtube, Senate, India, Reddit, US Senate, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Dorsey, Intermediary Liability


“Bonded Labour”: sanitation workers in Chandigarh protest against being forced to wear GPS tracking devices

Sanitation workers in Chandigarh are being treated like “cattle”, they claim. With the help of GPS-enabled smartwatches adorned on the safai karamcharis’ wrists, faceless supervisors track their every move from a centralised command. When a worker strays from their assigned location, the system flags them; if they take a long break and are at the same place for too long, the system flags them. The Chandigarh Safai Karamchari Union calls this system “bonded labour“. Bezwada Wilson, national conve...
Tags: Travel, UK, News, Privacy, Youtube, India, House, Oman, Parliament, NGO, Gps Tracking, Wilson, Punjab, Chandigarh, World Health Organisation WHO, Nagpur


WPP's shopping list

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising, weekly edition, where I break down the big stories in media and advertising.First, remember to sign up here to get this in your inbox daily.Today: What's on WPP's shopping list, PR giant BCW moves into e-commerce, and gaming-influencer tie-ups. Toby Melville/Reuters WPP's shopping list If you're like me, the shipping boxes have been piling up in the lobby as I do more shopping online, whether out of necessity or lockdown boredom.So it's no wonder...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Media, Youtube, Advertising, Trends, CMO, Public Relations, Walmart, Eu, American Express, Accenture, Influencer Marketing, Cvs, WPP, Sean


How to Use YouTube's New App Gestures

YouTube’s app on Android and iOS is getting some big updates to its video controls, including new gestures and rearranged overlay menus with shortcuts for toggling full-screen mode on and off, as well as other features. Once they’re available for you, here’s how you to find and take full advantage of them.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Android, Youtube, Streaming, Lifehacks, Gestures


BlumFest 2020 Halloween Event Brings Together Stars of ‘Freaky,’ ‘The Craft: Legacy,’ and Of Course, ‘Halloween’

Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s nothing spookier than having to spend it on your own without friends and social fun. Luckily, for those who may have to stay at home this October, Blumhouse is holding the BlumFest 2020 Halloween event, bringing together the stars of Freaky, The Craft: Legacy, and of course, Halloween for a virtual fan event. Blumhouse has become the premiere studio for horror films, so it’s natural that it will hold a big Halloween celebration to keep the spo...
Tags: Amazon, Halloween, Movies, Horror, Youtube, US, Events, Ethan Hawke, Showtime, North America, Rotten Tomatoes, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jason Blum, Miramax, Vince-Vaughn, David Gordon Green


Backed by Mr. Beast and Nadeshot, Backbone One could finally crack mobile gaming

I get to play with a lot of new hardware from startups and it runs the gamut from super polished to barely working, neither of which is a value judgement! But every once in a while I get to mess with a new piece of kit that is just so fully realized that I am literally shocked.  The Backbone One controller is one of those situations. It’s a game controller for iPhones that has slick ergonomics, solid button feel, sensitive analog triggers and great build quality. But what makes Backbone One s...
Tags: Apple, TC, Youtube, Tech, Xbox, Ashton Kutcher, Ideo, Guy Oseary, Khaira, Ludlow Ventures, Astro Studios, PUBG, Maneet Khaira, Columbia Khaira, Jason Citron Jason


Soup, Jugaad and Chai

This topic was inspired by a recent keynote that I gave at a virtual conference in Chennai on the topic of  ‘Innovation for sustainable development’. The title was deliberately ambiguous leading people to wonder what is sustainable, innovation, or development of new technologies? The answer is both! The key here is the definition of Innovation as a set of behaviours and attitudes, not the shiny new (or green) products that are produced as a result. The aim of the keynote was to bring together s...
Tags: Youtube, Blog, Sustainability, Innovation, Chennai, Chai, Jugaad, Storycasting


The Morning Watch: ‘The Mandalorian’ Becomes an Anime, ‘X-Men: The Animated Series’ Cast Reunion & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, see what the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian might look like if it were an anime series instead. Plus, watch a virtual reunion with the voice cast of X-Men: The Animated Series. And finally, get...
Tags: Movies, Youtube, Star-Trek, Las Vegas, X-men, Malec, Las Vegas First, Star-Wars, X-Men: The Animated Series, Ludwig Goransson, The Morning Watch, Larry Houston, The Mandalorian, George Buza, Cara Dune, Moff Gideon


Following the 2020 U.S. Election with Google

With just one week to go until Election Day in the U.S., we’re here to help you to navigate the voting process and follow results after the polls close. As they do every election, Americans are turning to Google to find information on voter registration, polling locations, election results and more. As we look toward Election Day, we’re working with The Associated Press (AP) -- a trusted source of information on election results -- to provide authoritative results on Google. Similar to previo...
Tags: Google, Youtube, US, Google Search, Google News, Associated Press AP, Civics, Google Assistant, Threat Analysis Group, Amanda Storey, Defending Digital Campaigns


Google will temporarily ban political ads after Election Day in the US

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Justin Sullivan /Getty Images Google told advertisers it's banning all ads that refer to the US presidential election after polling finishes, Axios reports. Google confirmed Tuesday it's enacting its "sensitive events" policy because "an unprecedented amount of votes will be counted after election day this year" It has not given a fixed time limit on how long the ban will last, though a source told Axios it's likely to last at least seven days. Visit Business Insi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Youtube, US, Trends, Advertisers, Tech Insider, Political Ads, Axios, Presidential election 2020, US Google, Getty Images Google, Isobel Asher Hamilton, Amanda Storey, Sundar Pichai Justin Sullivan, Sensitive Events Google


Social media platforms should take all measures to not host child porn: Delhi High Court

It is necessary for social media platforms to take all effective measures so that child pornography is not hosted on their platforms, the Delhi High Court recently . This is a necessary condition for platforms to fulfil if they wish to receive safe harbour protections under India’s intermediary liability rules. The order came after a woman filed a plea seeking to remove her intimate pictures from platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, and Telegram, claiming they were taken when she was a minor, ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, UK, News, Instagram, Indonesia, Australia, Youtube, Mexico, Iraq, India, US, Social Media, Pakistan, Child Sexual Abuse


GitHub took down popular YouTube downloader — so devs made more copies

Last week, GitHub took down the popular YouTube video downloader tool “YouTube-dl” after the Recording Industry Association of America, Inc. (RIAA), the organization that represents record labels, issued a DCMA takedown notice. As a result, the code hosting site took down multiple repositories.  RIAA argued that the YouTube-dl repository used technology violated section 1201 of copyright laws to obtain licensed content illegally. The notice also said that the tool’s developers used copyrighted s...
Tags: Startups, Youtube, Riaa, Justin Timberlake, Github, Dcma, Design & Dev, Charlie XCX, Recording Industry Association of America Inc RIAA


6 Spooky Shorts to Get You in the Halloween Spirit

Halloween is nearly upon us, and while the world has its mind on certain things that are happening in early November, there’s still room to get in the spooky spirit—quickly!—with these six horrific short films.Read more...
Tags: Halloween, Science, Youtube, Streaming, Hulu, Andre Ovredal, Spooky, Short Films


How to change your YouTube profile picture through the website or mobile app

Youtube Embed: //www.youtube.com/embed/iS__Yw7RjXA Width: 560px Height: 315px You can change your YouTube profile picture through YouTube's desktop website or mobile app. Before you save your new profile picture, you'll have the chance to crop it. When you change your YouTube profile picture, you'll also be changing the profile picture of the Google account linked to it. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Your YouTube channel's profile picture is one of the easie...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Google Account, Tech Insider, YouTube Channels, Profile Pictures, Youtube App, Profile Picture, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Reference Video, Devon Delfino William Antonelli


YouTube’s mobile app gets several small tweaks to enhance the viewing experience

YouTube today announced a series of updates meant to make its mobile app more useful, including a streamlined player experience and new gestures. A few months ago, YouTube introduced the ability to easily create video chapters by simply typing some timestamps in your video’s description. The company is building on this feature today by adding a list view with thumbnails for every section of the video. This should make it easier to get to the relevant part of a video and makes chapters a little m...
Tags: Startups, Youtube, Insider, Plugged


Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’ Tops 1 Billion Views on YouTube

Whitney Houston’s Grammy-winning smash “I Will Always Love You” is the fourth song from the ’90s — and the first solo track from the decade — to join YouTube’s billion-views club. Originally written and recorded by Dolly Parton in 1973, Houston’s 1992 rendition of “I Will Always Love You” topped the charts in the early […]
Tags: News, Youtube, Dolly Parton, Houston, Whitney Houston, The Bodyguard


Check Out This 'Kid Correspondent' Election Special on YouTube

I don’t know about you, but it’s been a challenge for me to keep my emotions in check about this upcoming election—even around my child, who is apt to pick up on any strong sentiment I may have and share it with friends, neighbors, and classmates. Our kids might very well be looking around at us right now, thinking,…Read more...
Tags: Politics, News, Youtube, Lifehacks, Election 2020