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YouTube is doing away with its most annoying ad spot

Online advertising is always evolving and adapting to the latest publishing trends which, as of late, happens to be video. It’s no surprise, then, that one of the biggest online video players is making a significant change to perhaps its…

Disney has dropped PewDiePie over anti-Semitic content

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, best known as YouTube sensation PewDiePie, has been cut by Maker Studios (which Disney bought in 2014) after posting a series of videos featuring anti-Semitic messages. A spokesperson for Maker Studios told The Wall Street Journal…

Snapchat loses way more money than it makes

Snap Inc., the parent company behind Snapchat, filed today the relevant documents for their initial public offering (IPO). These S-1 documents give us a first glimpse into the company's operations, revealing exactly how much money Snapchat generates and how many…

Reddit bans 'alt-right' subreddits for doxing

Reddit has banned two high-profile alt-right subreddits over doxing, the act of uncovering and publishing personal information of others without their consent, usually to incite harassment. The two subreddits in question – r/altright and r/alternativeright – have both been inaccessible…
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