Search Results for: Susan Wojcicki

July 18

Sundar Pichai talks about innovation, Silicon Valley, and more in wide-ranging interview

Sundar Pichai has historically maintained a low public profile, especially as of late, compared to other tech CEOs. A fascinating interview with the Alphabet/Google CEO by the BBC aired in the UK last week and reveals more than recent talks. 

October 13, 2011

Google Q3 earnings live blog

(Update: Over, check it out after the break) Starting at 4:30 ET, Google will be hosting their quarterly earnings call to discuss Q3 earnings with investors. We’ll be updating below when the call starts, or you can listen in here. Stay tuned! Larry Page, Patrick Pichette, Nikesh Arora, and Susan Wojcicki will be hosting the […]

March 14, 2013

Google breaks up Maps and Commerce unit, Jeff Huber is out

According to a report from the WSJ, Google is breaking up its joint Maps and Commerce unit. Additionally, Jeff Huber, the executive that ran the unit, is leaving his position. The mapping unit will become part of the Google search team, led by Alan Eustace, and the commerce unit will be tucked into the advertising […]

June 19, 2014

Google launches Made with Code initiative to inspire girls to code

Google today announced that it’s launching a new initiative dubbed Made with Code that hopes to inspire girls to learn code and support computer science programs. While announcing the new program, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki noted in a blog post today that “fewer than one percent of high school girls express interest in majoring in computer science.” […]

August 28, 2013

Sergey Brin splits up with wife with ties to Google

Google co-founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki have split -by @LizGannes — AllThingsD (@allthingsd) August 28, 2013 It’s never fun when personal matters become issues for a company but founder Sergey Brin owns a lot of voting stock in Google and a split in his family could send a lot of his […]

July 22, 2014

Report: Google tried to buy Spotify, but it was just a bit too pricey (Update: Nope)

A report out today thanks to the Wall Street Journal says that Google tried to buy Spotify late last year. The person familiar with the matter says that talks fell through for a variety of reasons, but a big one was that the company was asking a very high price in order to be bought […]

November 13, 2018

YouTube addresses Article 13, says EU copyright plan may lead to blocked access

The EU’s copyright directive, Article 13 has come under scrutiny yet again from national and international media. Now an official response from YouTube was recently published on the official YouTube Creator Blog. In the post, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki pushed back against these proposed European copyright legislation changes.

April 30, 2019

Half of YouTube videos in ‘Trending’ tab will soon be from creators

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki today provided a two-month update on the video site’s goals for 2019. One development to support creators is making sure that half of the videos in the Trending tab come from YouTubers.

February 19, 2019

YouTube revises strike system w/ initial warning, consistent strikes, better explanations

YouTube is the biggest place on the web to share videos you’ve created, and millions of people do so every single day. To prevent abuse, though, YouTube has a strikes system in place that takes down content that violates the Community Guidelines. In some cases, though, that system has been taken advantage of or misunderstood, […]

February 26, 2019

YouTube isn’t banning giveaways, but the platform is cracking down on inflated engagement metrics

Over the past few weeks, the YouTube community has been finding that their giveaway videos have been flagged seemingly for no good reason. Now, YouTube is coming out to clarify that, no, giveaways aren’t being banned from the platform, but inflated engagement metrics are.

February 22, 2019

[Update] Companies including Disney, Nestle pull YouTube ads from reports of comments section used for child videos

A report from Bloomberg this week reveals that big companies are apparently pausing or pulling their ads from YouTube. This is apparently a result of reports that have come out that the comments section of some videos on the platform are being used to spread links to pedophilia videos.

April 2, 2019

Bloomberg: YouTube execs ignored warnings that led to recent controversies for sake of engagement

YouTube has been at the center of a few different controversies and apparently, executives were warned that something like that might happen. According to a report from Bloomberg, Susan Wojcicki and other executives at YouTube ignored warnings that led to toxic video recommendations and much more.

February 5, 2019

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki recaps progress in 2018 and shares 2019 priorities

Over the past year, Susan Wojcicki has taken to regular videos and blog posts to discuss progress on the platform. The YouTube CEO today set out her goals and priorities for the new year, as well as recapping efforts from throughout 2018.

April 8, 2020

YouTube CEO joins NBC’s Byers Market to discuss creator revenue, harmful content, and Quibi

On the latest episode of the Byers Market podcast, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki joins to talk about its influence around the world, how YouTube creators are driving revenue, battling harmful content, and her thoughts on Quibi.

April 27, 2020

[Update: Fake cures too] YouTube will remove conspiracy videos falsely linking 5G to the coronavirus

YouTube has confirmed that it will stop promoting and remove videos that are falsely spreading claims linking 5G technology to the coronavirus.

October 31, 2019

YouTube homepage showing videos in list view, removes most carousels

Back in August, YouTube was spotted testing large thumbnails on the web homepage. For many today, the Google video service is showing a design at the other end of the spectrum that lacks thumbnails and showing one item per line.

9to5Google Daily 329: We get our first look at upcoming Motorola Razr

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March 11, 2020

YouTube will ease restrictions on videos talking about coronavirus

With the ongoing outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, lots of misinformation has been spreading around the web. In tune with a long-standing policy, YouTube confirmed that it would be turning off ads on any videos talking about coronavirus and, in turn, cutting off creator revenue, but the platform will be easing restrictions soon.

March 20, 2020

Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime Video all limit streaming quality in Europe

Netflix was yesterday asked to limit streaming quality in order to preserve Internet bandwidth for all the people working from home during the coronavirus outbreak, and the company has now confirmed that it is doing so in Europe …

YouTube will reduce video quality in Europe during coronavirus pandemic

As millions of people are now staying at home to curb the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19 outbreak, the internet is being pushed to its limits. To help ease the strain on networks, YouTube will reduce the quality at which videos stream in Europe.

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