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Apparently YouTube's algorithm doesn't care if you 'thumbs down' videos

Apparently YouTube’s algorithm doesn’t care if you ‘thumbs down’ videos

YouTube has already stopped videos from displaying the number of dislikes it is received, but apparently giving a thumbs up to a video doesn’t change the number of similar videos the platform recommends to you.Photo: A Chiwi (Shutterstock) My YouTube recommendations are full of old reruns of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. Maybe it was partly …

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Why Alibaba and other Chinese tech stocks are an exception to Goldman Sachs' outlook

Why Alibaba and other Chinese tech stocks are an exception to Goldman Sachs’ outlook

Text size Alibaba and other Chinese tech stocks have been battered since early last year. Qilai Shen/Bloomberg Chinese tech stocks have been battered since many hit all-time highs in early 2021, and the situation hasn’t improved much in 2022. That may be a compelling reason to at least take a fresh look at this sector. …

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The Collapse of Meta: This chart shows Facebook's fall among America's most valuable companies

The Collapse of Meta: This chart shows Facebook’s fall among America’s most valuable companies

Threatened by competitive and macroeconomic threats, Meta Platforms Inc. is plummeting into the ranks of America’s largest corporations. After a daily decline of 9.4% in its stock, Meta META, -9.37% ranked 10th in market value as of Tuesday’s close, falling below Visa Inc. V, -3.37% for the first time since early August. Meta, the parent …

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It's not hard to see how the Murdochs inspired 'Succession'

It’s not hard to see how the Murdochs inspired ‘Succession’

The cast and creators of the award-winning series, who will compete for more statues at Monday’s Emmy Awards, insist the characters are inspired by a long list of dynastic family businesses, past and present. Showrunner Jesse Armstrong said in a behind-the-scenes interview that the writers come from “famous media families like the Hearsts, up to …

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Biden has finalized his plan to rein in Big Tech.  Big Tech was not invited.

Biden has finalized his plan to rein in Big Tech. Big Tech was not invited.

President Joe Biden’s administration released a checklist of actions needed to rein in Big Tech on Thursday, following a roundtable “listening session” on issues in the tech industry. But administration officials weren’t “listening” to companies that are the target of many desired actions – Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. GOOGL, +2.09% GOOG, +2.16%, Amazon.com Inc. …

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This year's Apple event had an unusually dark undertone as it relied on emergency features for a dangerous world

This year’s Apple event had an unusually dark undertone as it relied on emergency features for a dangerous world

When Apple held its annual iPhone 13 launch event in 2021, it started with a cheery video featuring jazz dancers celebrating California’s natural beauty (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, sure). The tone of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming into Apple headquarters from space, it kicked off with …

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This year's Apple event had an unusually dark undertone as it relied on emergency features for a dangerous world

This year’s Apple event had an unusually dark undertone as it relied on emergency features for a dangerous world

When Apple held its annual iPhone 13 launch event in 2021, it started with a cheery video featuring jazz dancers celebrating California’s natural beauty (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, sure). The nuance of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming into Apple headquarters from space, it kicked off with …

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