YouTube in India has over 265 mn monthly active users 1200+ channels with 1 mn+ subs
The service has recorded 265 million monthly active users and over 1200 channels from Indian creators have crossed the 1 million subscriber mark in 2019, from about 300 in 2018. Indian women are also making their presence felt on the platform as over 120 or about 10% of these channels are run by women.
Film maker wins copyright infringement case against Google, YouTube
Suneel Darshan, the proprietor of film production company Shree Krishna I...
How Google’s founders slowly stepped away from their company
On Tuesday, Page and Sergey Brin stepped down from day-to-day executive roles at...
How will Sundar Pichai run Alphabet? The clues lie hidden in plain sight
Pichai joined Google in 2004 and started amassing responsibility for some of the most popular products of the company, including Gmail, the Chrome browser and Android. Former employees often describe him as a collaborative and loyal colleague. He even turned down a big new grant of stock in 2018 because he felt he was already paid generously.
For Sundar Pichai, an Alphabet of worries
Rising regulatory scrutiny, increased tax demands & threat from Chinese cos is what Pichai is staring at.
28 bn and counting: Drake declared Spotify's most streamed artist of the decade
'Senorita' by Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes, is 2019's most-streamed song.
Govt’s fact-checker unit flooded with ‘wrong numbers’
The Press Information Bureau had on Thursday urged people to email snapshots of any “dubious material” they came across on any platform, including social media that can be fact-checked. The team formed basically to refute “fake news on government schemes and announcements” has put in place a mechanism using 12 free software tools such as InVid and others, to send out instant posts on social media, to counter them.
Hoaxes, political posts, conspiracy theories won't come under ambit of Govt's Fact-check Unit
The team to check facts has been formed basically to refute “fake news on government schemes and announcements” has put in place a mechanism using 12 free software tools such as InVid and others, to send out instant posts on social media, to counter them. “The unit will not look at political conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims,” the official clarified.
Game set for big bucks on YouTube arena
Gaming is one of its most important verticals for YouTube in India, amid rising competition within the video category, with new entrants like the Chinese ByteDance-owned short-videos platform TikTok disrupting its unchallenged market.
IIT-M projects aim to reduce dropouts, improve learning
Researchers are working on projects that use AI to detect and improve learning patterns.
Internet companies prepare to fight the ‘Deepfake’ future
For internet companies like Google, finding the tools to spot deepfakes has gained urgency. If someone wants to spread a fake video far and wide, Google’s YouTube or Facebook’s social media platforms would be great places to do it.
FB, Snapchat are done: Now, Google is including examples to make political ad policies clearer
Google will also limit targeting of political ads to general categories such as age, gender, or postal code level location.
How a number of initiatives are breaking the language barrier in teaching science
These initiatives include Bigyan, an online platform with articles by scientists in Bengali; The Jigyasa Project, a series of talks on science in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi, organised by the Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster in association with Mandram and Sea of Science, a podcast series with episodes in six languages.
Google celebrates Children's Day with a 'Walking Tree' doodle by seven-year-old
This year’s theme of the competition was ‘When I grow up, I hope...'.
From Oyo to Uber, how SoftBank’s $100 billion has left the startup ecosystem weaker
Flush with cash, entrepreneurs operated with scant regard for profit. The whole system eventually overheated.
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