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      From hate speech to AI music: the YouTube chief trying to leap tech’s biggest hurdles / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 19 September - 13:00

    Alison Lomax, London chief of the video platform, says it is committed to embracing artificial intelligence – but ‘responsibly’

    Alison Lomax’s presence on the video streaming platform she runs is relatively scant compared with the YouTubers with whom she spends much of her time.

    But what clips exist succinctly chart the marketing tech revolution she’s been navigating: there’s a badly framed 12 minutes from 2014 of Lomax lecturing on the rise of influencers working with brands; in another she describes how TV companies woke up to the potential of partnering with YouTube in 2016; and there’s her on stage at London’s podcast show this year, discussing YouTube’s imminent relaunch into the booming audio format.

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      YouTube suspends Russell Brand’s revenues from his channel / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 19 September - 06:54

    Google-owned company says move is due to it ‘violating our creator responsibility policy’

    YouTube has suspended Russell Brand’s revenues from his channel on the platform following allegations of rape and sexual assault in a massive hit to his finances.

    The video-sharing and social media site said it had suspended Brand’s channel from the YouTube Partner Program following serious allegations against him, meaning his videos are no longer able to monetise on the platform.

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      “Affection Overdose” – HOLOSTARS English Anniversary Animation! / RandoWis · Sunday, 17 September - 07:26

    I had the opportunity to animate and produce Cover Corporation’s HOLOSTARS English anniversary animation!

    This was the biggest collaborative animation that I’ve worked on so far, and was an opportunity afforded to me because you, the fans, shared and loved my work enough to convince them that I was an artist worth approaching! So thank you!

    Regardless whether you follow HOLOSTARS or not, I hope you enjoy the video!

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      TechScape: TikTok took over social media with its uncanny algorithm – but at what cost? / TheGuardian · Tuesday, 12 September - 10:45 · 1 minute

    In their attempts to mimic the video-sharing site’s success, Facebook, YouTube and others might have signed their own death warrants

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    In the mid-2010s, social media was simple. Instagram was for your pictures, Twitter for your feelings and Facebook to see who from your past was getting engaged, married, pregnant, or divorced. This period was also one of relative bliss for tech companies: Facebook’s active users were drastically increasing quarter over quarter, and Instagram had doubled its active users in just two years. Even Twitter, which had gone through a rough patch, was regaining its footing . Like all good things, it couldn’t last.

    A Pew Research Center study found that, by 2022, teenagers had all but abandoned Facebook, significantly denting its cultural cachet. Instagram had similarly disillusioned its users , and Twitter, recently bought by Elon Musk and rebranded as X, doesn’t seem to even know what its name is any more. Many apps that comfortably dominated the 2010s are meeting their reputational downfalls because they tried to compete with a new social media app – and failed. Turns out, no one – not even the US Congress – is a match for TikTok. After almost four years of tech companies vying for dominance over the app, it’s time to call it: TikTok has won.

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      Channel 4 to make Hollyoaks episodes available on YouTube / TheGuardian · Friday, 8 September - 17:39

    Broadcaster says digital-first soap will be first to embrace viewing habits of younger audiences

    Channel 4 will put episodes of Hollyoaks on YouTube a week after they are broadcast on E4 and streamed on its own platform, the channel has announced.

    The broadcaster announced last year that the soap, which first aired in 1995 and is aimed at a younger demographic, would take a streaming-first approach. It has now said that from 25 September, Hollyoaks will be available to watch on Channel 4’s website the day before airing on the E4 channel.

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      YouTube remplace Stadia pour devenir une plateforme de jeu par Google / JournalDuGeek · Thursday, 7 September - 13:03


    Le GAFAM tire les bonnes leçon de son échec en cloud gaming pour introduire de petits jeux sur sa plateforme vidéo.

    YouTube remplace Stadia pour devenir une plateforme de jeu par Google

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      GP Explorer 2 : diffusion, pilotes, date… Tout savoir sur la course de Squeezie / Numerama · Thursday, 7 September - 09:15

    Comme il fallait s'y attendre au regard du succès de la première édition, il y aura bien un GP Explorer 2. Plusieurs créatrices et créateurs de contenu, ainsi que des rappeurs, prendront part à une course au Mans, ce samedi 9 septembre 2023. La billetterie affiche sold-out, mais on pourra regarder en direct sur Twitch. [Lire la suite]

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      FBLD – One Woman Mission to Showcase Italian Latex at its Best / Latex247 · Thursday, 7 September - 09:00 · 1 minute

    FBLD , the Italian artisan company founded by Francesca Bellingeri in Vigevano, who began working with latex in 2013 after graduating from Politecnico di Milano University, specialises in making natural latex clothing and accessories. The team, made up entirely of young Italian women, creates handmade products for its own brand and for third parties, collaborating with the most important International Fashion Houses. The brand recently launched an in-depth and unique behind the scenes video talking about the launch of the brand and its ever expanding collections.

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    In the video Francesca talks about her first experience of learning the required techniques for the manufacture of latex garments, initially as a hobby then as a second job before finally launching FBLD in 2019 where she was able to create her own latex clothing and accessories company in Vigevano.

    Shot by videographers Anteros and _too_juicy , the video gives a unique and extensive look at the brands aims, responsibilities and desire to use only the highest quality natural latex sheets from Europe, which are vegan and plant-derived, and Francesca’s desire to make people feel good wearing their garments on all kinds of occasions.  For example, their basic line is a representative collection of the brand, featuring simple garments that enhance
    every body shape.

    FBLD is a self-funded micro-enterprise that currently has 5 employees, all young Italian women from Vigevano or the Milanese district, coming from different school and work experiences. It’s clear that Bellingeri has a passion for nurturing young talent and this goes in tandem with the aims to become a bigger company which will provide more job opportunities in the local area. The owner makes a point of emphasising her wish “to be an inspiration for other young creatives to rediscover craftsmanship and create something tangible and real in an increasingly digital and precarious world”

    Amen to That!

    Be sure to check out the entire video below and over on the FBLD Latex YouTube channel :

    For all the latex clothing and fashion news be sure to check Latex24/7 regularly.

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      YouTube under no obligation to host anti-vaccine advocate’s videos, court says / ArsTechnica · Tuesday, 5 September - 20:08

    YouTube under no obligation to host anti-vaccine advocate’s videos, court says

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    A prominent anti-vaccine activist, Joseph Mercola, yesterday lost a lawsuit attempting to force YouTube to provide access to videos that were removed from the platform after YouTube banned his channels.

    Mercola had tried to argue that YouTube owed him more than $75,000 in damages for breaching its own user contract and denying him access to his videos. However, in an order dismissing Mercola's complaint, US magistrate judge Laurel Beeler wrote that according to the contract Mercola signed, YouTube was "under no obligation to host" Mercola's content after terminating his channel in 2021 "for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines by posting medical misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines."

    "The court found no breach because 'there is no provision in the Terms of Service that requires YouTube to maintain particular content' or be a 'storage site for users’ content,'" Beeler wrote.

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