Wikipedia didn’t know about YouTube’s plans to show its content next to conspiracy videos

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/wikipedia-unware-of-youtube-plans/ YouTube’s announcement that it plans to display content from Wikipedia next to conspiracy videos in the name of balance and providing the “right information” caught many people by surprise … Read more

Google Maps gains wheelchair accessibility info in several cities

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/15/google-maps-wheelchair-accessibility-2/ Google is adding some important accessibility information to Maps, letting users see whether or not routes are navigable by wheelchair. The company says the extra data will be useful … Read more

Advertisers pull ads from Alex Jones’ YouTube channel because they don’t want to be linked to InfoWars

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/05/advertisers-pull-infowars-alex-jones-ads/ Just over a week ago, YouTube decided to remove an InfoWars video from the Alex Jones’ channel for breaching site rules about harassment. In videos, students who had spoken … Read more

Google launches Mobile Real-time Video Segmentation as limited beta (AI green screen to you and I)

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/04/google-youtube-green-screen/ Google is testing a new AI green screen tool for YouTube called Mobile Real-time Video Segmentation. We’ve become used to every chat tool worth its salt offering AR overlays … Read more

Dropbox partners with Google Cloud for integration with Docs, Gmail and Hangouts Chat

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/02/dropbox-google-cloud-g-suite-partnership/ Dropbox has joined forces with Google Cloud to bring integration with G Suite. The move comes out of a recognition that people tend to use more than one cloud … Read more

Google’s Slack alternative Hangouts Chat exits beta

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/03/01/google-hangouts-chat/ After a period of beta testing, Google is unleashing Hangouts Chat on the world. Despite the name crossover, the service is completely separate to Google Hangouts, and over the … Read more

Chromebooks could soon run Linux applications and VMs using containers

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/27/linux-vms-on-chromebooks/ With Linux being at the core of Chrome OS, it perhaps seems surprising that there’s no easy way to run Linux distros or applications on Chromebooks. Yes, there’s a … Read more

Apple iCloud now powered by Google Cloud, not Microsoft Azure

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/26/apple-icloud-now-powered-by-google-cloud-not-microsoft-azure/ Public Cloud is a massive business for tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently the clear leader, with 62 percent share, followed by … Read more

YouTube pulls InfoWars video from the Alex Jones Channel over Parkland shooting allegations

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/24/youtube-pulls-alex-jones-infowars-video/ Alex Jones’ conspiracy-theory-heavy InfoWars has been censured by YouTube for violating its policies. A video entitled “David Hogg Can’t Remember His Lines In TV Interview” — in which it … Read more