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Investigation: Google Search displays YouTube videos more prominently than nearly identical videos from Facebook and other sites; sources say this is by design (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal: Investigation: Google Search displays YouTube videos more prominently than nearly identical videos from Facebook and other sites; sources say this is by design  —  Facebook and other competitors host the same videos, but engineers have made changes that effectively preference YouTube—owned by Google—over other video sources.

A look at Amazon Handmade, an Etsy competitor that Amazon launched in 2015, which sellers say operates like the rest of Amazon with little differentiation (Sarah Kessler/OneZeroTITELTITELTITELTITEL#8202;)

Sarah Kessler / OneZero : A look at Amazon Handmade, an Etsy competitor that Amazon launched in 2015, which sellers say operates like the rest of Amazon with little differentiation  —  D  —  ave Stencil was puzzled when he noticed his Amazon sales spiking in mid-May.  —  The San Diego-based carpenter had been selling …

An Israeli court rules that NSO Group can keep exporting its tools as plaintiff Amnesty International failed to prove staff spying by a NSO customer (Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/VICE)

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE: An Israeli court rules that NSO Group can keep exporting its tools as plaintiff Amnesty International failed to prove staff spying by a NSO customer  —  NSO Group will be allowed to keep exporting its powerful hacking and surveillance tech after what Amnesty Internatioal calls a “disgraceful ruling.”

Mediaocean, which provides TV advertising software, to acquire 4C Insights, which offers ad tools for streaming video and social media, source says for $150M+ (Sahil Patel/Wall Street Journal)

Sahil Patel / Wall Street Journal: Mediaocean, which provides TV advertising software, to acquire 4C Insights, which offers ad tools for streaming video and social media, source says for $150M+  —  4C Insights offers ad tools for streaming video and social media  —  Mediaocean LLC, a firm best known for its TV advertising software …

Sources detail issues faced by Black and brown tech employees when reporting incidents to HR departments, which often work only to protect company interests (Issie Lapowsky/Protocol)

Issie Lapowsky / Protocol: Sources detail issues faced by Black and brown tech employees when reporting incidents to HR departments, which often work only to protect company interests  —  Vanessa Williams was coming off of a big professional win in August 2018.  The former marketing staffer on YouTube´s music team …

Google unveils the Google for India Digitization Fund, through which it will invest ~$10B over the next five to seven years in the country (Sundar Pichai/The Keyword)

Sundar Pichai / The Keyword: Google unveils the Google for India Digitization Fund, through which it will invest ~$10B over the next five to seven years in the country  —  Editor´s note: Today at Google for India, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a $10 billion Google for India Digitization Fund to help accelerate India´s digital economy.

LA-based Kernel, which wants to offer a "Neuroscience as a Service" that can provide clients access to its brain imaging devices, raises $53M Series C (Darrell Etherington/TechCrunch)

Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: LA-based Kernel, which wants to offer a “Neuroscience as a Service” that can provide clients access to its brain imaging devices, raises $53M Series C  —  LA-based bio science startup Kernel has raised $53 million from investors including General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures …

Talkspace and other teletherapy companies are working to scale their businesses during the pandemic, including working with insurance companies and regulators (David Pierce/Protocol)

David Pierce / Protocol: Talkspace and other teletherapy companies are working to scale their businesses during the pandemic, including working with insurance companies and regulators  —  The last few months have proven Talkspace right about a lot of things.  Video, for one: When Talkspace launched in 2012 …
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