Susan Wojcicki Stories February 2

To put it nicely, 2017 was a brutal year for YouTube. After multiple incidents that lost the platform valuable advertisers, YouTube has created new automated systems to stop monetization on videos that potentially violate the site’s rules and instituted new regulations for its partner program.

For 2018, YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, has five priorities for creators…

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Susan Wojcicki Stories July 23, 2015

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki just stepped off the ballroom stage here at the 6th annual VidCon, the four day convention evolving around all things web video — although it takes some real effort to see past the hoards of teenage fandom. What she had to say was, well, a lot of what we already know about YouTube past, present, and future. The highlights? A “mobile, mobile, mobile” strategy starting with a new mobile app designed from the ground-up based on community feedback, even more tools for creators to make their lives easier and bring them closer to their audiences, and virtual reality.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Susan Wojcicki Stories December 8, 2014

Salesforce appoints YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki to board of directors

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki will become the 11th member—and the first woman—on the Salesforce.com board of directors, the company announced today in a press release.

Wojcicki, Google’s 16th employee, has been with the Mountain View company since the very beginning. She previously ran the company’s advertising unit, and was in charge of products like AdSense and AdWords until she took over YouTube earlier this year.

The full Salesforce press release is below:

Susan Wojcicki Stories June 1, 2012

Hollywood’s Ari Emanuel responds to Google SVPs, requests meeting to ‘resolve’ copyright issues

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Mega-agent Ari Emanuel (you know—the conceited big shot who Jeremy Piven played in the hit HBO show “Entourage“) just wrote an open response to Google asking for the company, along with Silicon Valley and Hollywood, to join forces and develop a solution to the country’s piracy and copyright issues.

Emanuel appeared at the AllThingsD D10 Conference with hosts Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher on Wednesday, where he called out Google and YouTube during the interview for filtering child pornography, but allowing pirated media content.

In lieu of Emanuel’s assertions, Mossberg asked Google’s advertising head Susan Wojcicki today why the search engine does not find and filter copyrighted material. She called Emanuel “very misinformed,” and then said the problem with filtering content is not technical, but rather a complicated business problem.

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Google SVPs discuss YouTube piracy, Chrome marketshare at D10

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Two Google senior vice presidents appeared on stage at the AllThingsD D10 Conference yesterday to discuss all things YouTube and Chrome with co-host Walt Mossberg.

Mossberg asked Google’s ad wizard Susan Wojcicki why the search engine does not find and filter copyrighted material. The topic came in leiu of Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel’s assertions from Wednesday, while at the conference, when he claimed YouTube filtered child pornography, but allowed pirated media content.

“The problem is identifying which copyright belongs to who… is very complicated,” said Wojcicki, while mentioning that filtering copyrighted content is not technical, but rather a complicated business issue. “At the end of the day, in order to know what to do with that content, we need to hear from the copyright owner.”

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