How We’re Unwittingly Letting Robots Censor the Web

How We’re Unwittingly Letting Robots Censor the Web

YouTube is infamously circumspect about these sorts of things, so Mike Michaud can’t prove his suspicions for certain. But the chief executive of the Web entertainment empire Channel Awesome is pretty sure that, earlier this year, his eight-year-old company was almost killed by algorithm. Channel Awesome, which was founded in 2008, produces a number of podcasts and Web series about music, movies, TV shows and video games. The company sells DVDs and publishes on platforms like Vessel, but it makes most of its money through YouTube advertising. On Jan. 5,…

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Web Apps Like Flipkart Lite Are the Only Logical End for Apps

Web Apps Like Flipkart Lite Are the Only Logical End for Apps

Look at your phone right now, and aside from a few games and media players, you’ll find that most of the apps that are sitting in your storage eating up space are basically containers for the Web. Do we, for example, really need separate apps for Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal, all installed on our phones? The apps that are available on our smartphones are what make them useful for every task – Android and iOS have thousands to choose from, and although Windows Phone trails a little on this front,…

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