YouTube to Pay Fees for Some Video Makers to Fight Takedowns

Since its inception, YouTube has been embroiled in long and bitter battles over copyright infringement. And over the years, the video site has increased its policing of pirated material. But too often, the company says, the demands of copyright holders to take down videos go too far. Now, YouTube is taking the unusual step of financially supporting YouTube creators so they can fight back. YouTube said Thursday that it would…

November 21, 2015
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EU Plans Crackdown on Bitcoin to Curb Terrorism Funding

European Union countries plan a crackdown on virtual currencies and anonymous payments made online and via pre-paid cards in a bid to tackle terrorism financing after the Paris attacks, a draft document seen by Reuters said. EU interior and justice ministers will gather in Brussels on Friday for a crisis meeting called after the Paris carnage of last weekend. They will urge the European Commission, the EU executive arm, to…

November 21, 2015
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Pressure for Yahoo Turnaround Puts Squeeze on Mayer

Lack of a long-awaited turnaround at Yahoo has put pressure on chief executive Marissa Mayer to prove she has what it takes to revive the faded Internet pioneer. Investors, who were already disappointed by low momentum under Mayer, were given more to worry about this week. A hedge fund with a stake in Yahoo urged the Internet giant Thursday to drop its planned spin off of its holdings in China’s…

November 21, 2015
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YouTube’s New Translation Tools Aimed at Content Globalisation

In an effort to expand its global reach, YouTube announced a set of new tools Thursday to help translate the titles and descriptions of its vast trove of videos into multiple languages. YouTube estimates more than 80 percent of its videos are viewed outside the United States and more than 60 percent of a YouTube channel’s views come from outside its country of origin. But countless videos that might have…

November 21, 2015
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Dropbox Brings Annotation Feedback Feature for Web Users

Dropbox has made it easier for users to work on the same document on the Web even when they are on the move. Users can now easily provide feedback on any document right at the spot they are referring to. The new Web feature is currently limited to Dropbox Business teams through the early access program. Annotations would be offering Dropbox Web users “clear, focused feedback” as per the firm….

November 21, 2015
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