YouTube’s next big change could penalize anyone who creates for kids

YouTube just changed a major rule for anyone who uploads videos, ostensibly to protect kids — but now content creators are confused as to how to follow it. Starting next year, all YouTube content creators will have to tick a box when they upload a video, indicating whether or not said video is “kid-directed.” Creators will also have to categorize each of their previously uploaded videos and even their entire channels the same way. Content for kids in this case means children are the primary audience or the content that is “directed to children but children are a secondary audience,” to… This story continues at The Next Web Or just… Read More

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Why this 2019 Nobel physics winner says we should stop calling it a ‘Big Bang’

The Big Bang Theory remains the most convincing and popular estimation on the origin of universe, but that doesn’t mean it’s true. James Peebles, a one-half winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics (he split the award with a duo comprised of Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz), is a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to early-universe theories. According to him, the events surrounding the “Big Bang” are still unknown, and he really wishes his colleagues would stop referring to it as a “big bang.” According to a report from Agence France-Presse (AFP), Peebles told an audience at… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Protestors aim to ‘block Amazon’s bid on Biden’ as executive hosts Seattle fundraiser for the candidate

Sawant declares victory. (Photo via KshamaSawant.Org) It’s only been a few days since Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant declared victory in her re-election campaign, but already she’s using Amazon’s attempt to elect her opponent as a rallying cry. The outspoken socialist leader is co-hosting a demonstration this weekend protesting an Amazon executive’s fundraiser for presidential candidate Joe Biden. The event page invites supporters to come out in protest of the private fundraiser and “block Amazon’s bid on Biden.” It’s the first signal that Amazon’s involvement in Seattle elections this fall will have a lasting impact in the tech giant’s hometown. The Democratic Socialists of America, along with Sawant and defeated… Read More

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Software development startup DjangoForce wins clients by pulling back the curtain on coding

DjangoForce co-founders Patrick Falvey (left) and Jason Martin. (DjangoForce Photo) DjangoForce, a software development company, is by all measures a tech startup. But the CEO of the Boise-based business attributes much of their success to something a little more analog: their customer service, communication and trust. “A huge challenge with developing software is there’s a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes, and the client just sees the money going out,” said chief executive Jason Martin. So DjangoForce goes all in on transparency. The startup invests time upfront to understanding the challenge their customer is facing and helping shape a targeted software solution. Then they provide a front-row seat… Read More

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Inside the Tableau Conference: CEO Adam Selipsky on Salesforce deal, AI, and employee activism

Tableau Software CEO Adam Selipsky speaks at the Tableau Conference opening keynote address in Las Vegas this week. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) LAS VEGAS — Nearly 20,000 people are here this week to learn about the latest from Seattle-based Tableau Software, whose technologies turn large amounts of data into visualizations, or vizzes, interactive graphics and charts for interpreting and telling the underlying stories. They also heard from Tableau’s new parent company, Salesforce, whose co-CEO Marc Benioff joined Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky on stage for the keynote address as a last-minute addition after European regulators cleared the companies to integrate their operations in the $15.7 billion acquisition. On this special… Read More

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Elon Musk says Neuralink can ‘solve’ autism with a brain chip. We call BS

Elon Musk‘s back on the podcast scene and causing mayhem as usual. Instead of smoking cannabis with Joe Rogan – an activity that’s illegal at the federal level, where Musk holds a security clearance – he’s making outlandish claims about the capabilities of a brain chip in development by his neuro-tech startup Neuralink. On Lex Fridman’s “Artificial Intelligence” podcast, Musk recently stated that Neuralink will ‘solve’ certain brain disorders. This is a claim that may be too bold, even for Elon. He told Fridman: So Neuralink I think at first will solve a lot of brain-related diseases. So could be… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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