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YouTube looks to merch and memberships to make creators more money

YouTube is having a busy day at VidCon 2018. Aside from launching Premieres, a new feature that lets creators hype pre-recorded videos with a public landing page, the company is also announcing new ways for them to make more money. For starters, chan… Source: Engadget | YouTube looks to merch and memberships to make creators …

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Musk emails alleged Tesla saboteur, 'You're a horrible human being'

The story of Tesla suing a former employee for alleged theft and sabotage has taken another odd turn. While the company increased security at its battery producing Gigafactory after claiming a friend of Martin Tripp said he'd threatened to "shoot the… Source: Engadget | Musk emails alleged Tesla saboteur, 'You're a horrible human being'

Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Instagram was born as a simple photo-sharing app in 2010, but it began moving into video in 2013, when it started letting users upload short clips. Now, five years after making that initial push into the space, the company plans to take its efforts e… Source: Engadget | Instagram’s IGTV could soon challenge YouTube’s dominance

Apple bans cryptocurrency mining from its app stores

Cryptocurrency mining in apps has become such a big deal, Apple updated its app guidelines to make sure that developers don't sneak the function into any apps within the company's ecosystem. The update to the rules apparently occurred last week, poss… Source: Engadget | Apple bans cryptocurrency mining from its app stores

Goldman Sachs’ AI predicts Brazil will win the World Cup

Goldman Sachs is giving another go at predicting which team will win this year's World Cup. After incorrectly predicting how the 2014 tournament would turn out, it's trying again and its calculations say that France, Brazil, Portugal and Germany will… Source: Engadget | Goldman Sachs’ AI predicts Brazil will win the World Cup

Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' or 'trolling'

In efforts to police content on Steam, Valve suddenly changed its policy in mid-May and cracked down on on certain visual novels, giving them a week or two to change their content or be removed from the store. The resulting backlash from confused dev… Source: Engadget | Steam Store will accept anything that's not 'illegal' …

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Apple Music sets up publishing division as it chases down Spotify

Apple Music has been on its way to overtake Spotify in terms of subscriber base for a while now. The service got a new boss, Oliver Schusser, this past April, as well. Now, Schusser's first major initiative appears to be the launch of Apple's own mus… Source: Engadget | Apple Music sets up publishing division …

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Valve removes 'Active Shooter' from Steam amid outcry

Valve has removed Active Shooter from its Steam platform. The game allowed players to play through school shooting scenarios either as a civilian, the shooter or the police. As The Guardian reports, the game apparently started as a SWAT team simulato… Source: Engadget | Valve removes 'Active Shooter' from Steam amid outcry

The US will help save ZTE even though it broke international laws

Last year the US imposed a trade ban on American companies supplying equipment to Chinese telecoms giant ZTE Corp. Now, it appears the two countries are trying to work things out. According to sources briefed on the confidential negotiations, there h… Source: Engadget The US will help save ZTE even though it broke international laws