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They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale – TechCrunch

They scaled YouTube. Now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale – TechCrunch When the former CTOs of YouTube, Facebook, and Dropbox seed fund a database startup, you know there’s something special going on under the hood. Jiten Vaidya and Sugu Sougoumarane saved YouTube from a scalability nightmare by inventing and open sourcing …

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YouTube Music turns its Top Charts into playlists – TechCrunch

YouTube Music turns its Top Charts into playlists – TechCrunch Earlier this year, Apple Music launched some of its top charts as playlist series. Today, YouTube is doing something similar. The company announced it’s making its YouTube Charts available as playlists in YouTube Music to users across the 29 markets where …

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Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube – TechCrunch

Google CEO admits company must better address the spread of conspiracy theories on YouTube – TechCrunch Google CEO Sundar Pichai admitted today that YouTube needs to do better in dealing with conspiracy content on its site that can lead to real world violence. During his testimony on Tuesday before the House …

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National Geographic is working with YouTube and DayDream on its latest VR series – TechCrunch

National Geographic is working with YouTube and DayDream on its latest VR series – TechCrunch National Geographic and YouTube are launching a new series of virtual reality experiences starting today with a virtual exploration of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Dubbed one of the “last wild places on earth” the virtual …

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Google’s search data shows YouTube’s influence over this season’s hottest toys – TechCrunch

Google’s search data shows YouTube’s influence over this season’s hottest toys – TechCrunch If there was any doubt about YouTube’s power to influence children, look no further than this year’s list of the hottest holiday toys, based on Google shopping search data. According to the search giant, at least four …

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Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia – TechCrunch

Netflix rival Iflix launches $5M search for up-and-coming filmmakers in Asia – TechCrunch Netflix is increasing its efforts in Asia after it commissioned more local content and began testing more aggressive price points, but one local rival is hitting back with a program to spotlight promising creators in the region. Malaysia-headquartered Iflix, …

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