More bad news for YouTube....
Disney, Nestle, Epic Games, and others have reportedly pulled ad spend from YouTube after a blogger alleged the platform was being used for a “soft-core pedophilia ring.”
What do you want to bet they will be back next quarter and this is some sort of publicity stunt to promote their own family "Wholesome" values while steering money away from Google?
Big business is dirty.
They all know that Youtube houses millions upon millions of videos of every sort .... even BEFORE they ever started advertising on it.
and they also now soft-core stuff on there won't last long with reports....
Geez Disney.... Don't you own a few risque move studios yourself?
He just can't help himself....
an itchy-thumbed CEO new social media habits. Elon Musk was at it again, firing off questionable tweets about just how many cars Tesla plans to crank out this year.
Musk first said Tesla (-1.01%) would make 500,000 cars in 2019. Then he backtracked, confirming he meant the company would be producing cars at an annualized rate of 500K by year-end.
Elon Musk? Tweeting out material company information? To his 24.8 million followers? You don’t say. The string of tweets felt oddly similar to last summer’s notorious “funding secured” fiasco.
Remember, in settling with the SEC over *that* Twitter misfire, Tesla was ordered to designate a securities lawyer to monitor Musk’s and other high-level execs’ Twitter feeds.
Interesting timing, given that Tesla announced hours after the tweet that its general counsel, Dane Butswinkas, is leaving the company after just two months on the job.
For Tesla, this saga is another instance that shows retention isn't exactly its strong suit. Butswinkas’s exit makes him the 42nd exec to leave the company since 2016.
Like the standing taco shell, Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold smartphone has earned its spot in the annals of folded-things-history. After teasing techies with a sneak peek in November, Samsung took yesterday for a little chest thumping and phone folding.
How ’bout some specs
The Galaxy Fold—essentially a phone that expands into a tablet—starts at $1,980 (wut) and is set for an April 26th release.
It boasts a 4.6-inch screen when sandwiched in half, but expands to 7.3 inches once opened. Oh, and don’t forget about its two (2) batteries and six (6) cameras.
The phone is also adapted for triple-app multitasking, meaning you can text your date while also looking up the bar where you’re meeting on Google Maps while (most importantly) stalking their Facebook. Finally, the innovation we’ve been waiting for.
And for all you skeptics out there…
We know what you’re thinking: The smartphone market is saturated.
You might be right-ish, given that Apple is looking beyond the iPhone for revenue sources in the face of lower demand. Plus, estimates show that more than 5 billion people around the world have mobile devices (more than half of which are smartphones).
But Samsung isn’t flinching. CEO DJ Koh said the Galaxy Fold “breaks new ground because it answers skeptics who say everything possible has been done, that the era of smartphone innovations is over, and that the smartphone is a mature technology in a saturated market.”
Zoom out, c/o Bloomberg: “It’s a leap that rivals the category shifts not seen since smartphones took off with a broad audience more than a decade ago.”
+ While we’re here: If you’re scared away by the price or you've been burned one too many times by a fitted sheet, Samsung also released four new varieties of its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone yesterday, doubling its launch roster from years past.