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YouTube faces brand freeze over ads and obscene comments on videos of kids

YouTube is firefighting another child safety content moderation scandal which has led several major brands to suspend advertising on its platform. On Friday investigations by the BBC and The Times reported finding obscene comments on videos of children uploaded to YouTube. Only a small minority of the comments were removed after …

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Meredith to buy Time with help from the Koch brothers, but says they won’t have any influence

It’s official—Meredith Corporation will buy Time Inc. in an all-cash transaction valued at $2.8 billion. Meredith said today it agreed to pay $18.50 per share for all outstanding shares of Time Inc. As reported earlier this month by the New York Times, the deal, which is slated to close in …

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Makers or breakers? | TechCrunch

For decades technology companies have enjoyed a near-unbroken run of great publicity. Products and services are lauded as shiny and covetable. Adoption is couched as inevitable. Direction goes unquestioned. Engineering genius is assumed. And a generous margin is indefinitely applied to gloss over day-to-day errors (‘oh, just a few bugs!’) …

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