“Fundamentally, Google gets everything it needs from the music business out of YouTube as it is at the moment, so doing this new paid service is mainly about doing it because the labels are pushing them to do it, and that’s how they protect the relationships for the core business, which is YouTube,” he says. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
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Google-owned video streaming platform YouTube has added a new feature — called ‘Video Chapters’ — that helps viewers easily skip to the specific parts of a YouTube video. The Video Chapters functionality has been rolled out for all YouTube users on desktop, Android and iOS. These chapters appear at the bottom of the video player and can be spotted in the form timestamp from the creator’s video description. This means that these chapters appear only on videos if the creator has included them, which means that it is an optional feature. “We’ve received positive feedback from the experiment -- for example, people liked having songs broken into chapters and enjoyed being able to jump to a specific part of a video,” said Sarah from Team YouTube in a post on the support page. Courtesy this feature, viewers will be able to skip to particular parts of the video and before make it easy to rewatch them easily. If YouTube video creators want to … [Read more...] about YouTube adds Video Chapters feature: Here’s what it does
What language skills are drawing the highest salaries? Respondents who use Perl, Scala, and Go tend to have the highest salaries, with a median salary around $75,000. "Interestingly, Perl is amongst the top most dreaded languages, so it's possible that this high salary is to compensate for the dearth of developers who want to use that technology," the survey's authors surmise. … [Read more...] about What do developers want? A chance to learn, and a decent corporate culture
In a press briefing on Friday, WHO and partners, including President Carlos Alvarado of Costa Rica, said they were officially launching the COVID-19 “Technology Access Pool,” an information-sharing platform. Among other goals, the initiative is intended to encourage countries to freely share genetic sequences of the virus and to license any potential treatment or vaccine to the Medicines Patent Pool, a U.N. backed body that works to increase access to and develop medicines for people in low and middle income countries. … [Read more...] about The Latest: Person tested positive at Lake of the Ozarks
All made up? Conspiracy theories in movies 'The Da Vinci Code' (2006) Based on the bestseller by Dan Brown, "The Da Vinci Code" (2006) is a contemporary classic of the conspiracy genre. There is not enough space here to list all the conspiracies or theories that play a role in this film. Let's just say it is about religion and the church, about Opus Dei and the Holy Grail. The film was a blockbuster, followed by its sequel, "Illuminati." … [Read more...] about Latest conspiracy theories repeat old stories
Most experts agree that COVID-19is going to be around for some time. Widespread availability of a vaccine is at least 18 months away. But business can't and won't be on hold during that time. Technology will play a pivotal role in running your business during the pandemic. So far, many firms have focused their pandemic technology strategy on enabling remote workers. But now they need to widen their scope. … [Read more...] about Manage through the pandemic’s next stage with technologies in four categories