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YouTube creators aren’t surprised company won’t enforce harassment policies

YouTube creators aren’t surprised company won’t enforce harassment policies

After five days of investigation, YouTube decided that conservative pundit Steven Crowder’s use of homophobic language to talk about Vox host Carlos Maza didn’t violate its community guidelines. The response from the creator community was instantaneous. Many denounced YouTube’s lack of action, pointing out that Crowder’s use of homophobic language to humiliate Maza directly violated…
The Navy taps YouTube creators for its latest recruiting campaign

The Navy taps YouTube creators for its latest recruiting campaign

The US Navy is turning to YouTube creators for help in finding technical recruits. Captain Matt Boren, the chief marketing officer at US Navy Recruiting Command, told me that in that while past recruiting efforts have focused on TV and other traditional media, that’s no longer the best route to reach the post-millennial generation. “For…
YouTube creators are turning the site into a podcast network

YouTube creators are turning the site into a podcast network

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge And they’re launching secondary channels to do so YouTube might not be the first platform people think of when they’re looking for podcasts, but a growing number of top creators are proving YouTube is a bonafide podcast network. Several YouTubers — including Logan Paul, Marques Brownlee, and Emma…
The creators of Billions are making a TV show about Uber

The creators of Billions are making a TV show about Uber

The story of Uber’s messy, meteoric transformation from tech startup to dominant player in the global transportation industry is being developed into a limited television series by the co-creators and showrunners of good television show Billions. The new show will be adapted from New York Times reporter Mike Isaac’s recent book, Super Pumped, and it…
YouTube creators have already begun shifting channels after FTC fine

YouTube creators have already begun shifting channels after FTC fine

YouTube creators are already making changes to their channels out of fear that they’ll be unable to make money once the platform begins enforcing new limits around kid-friendly content. Some of these changes include fully renaming channels to make them feel less kid-oriented, cutting out popular series dedicated to toys or games, taking up vlogging,…
Creators of modern rechargeable batteries share Nobel prize

Creators of modern rechargeable batteries share Nobel prize

If you had to slip a couple AAs into your smartphone every morning to check your email, browse Instagram, and text your friends, chances are the mobile revolution would not have been quite so revolutionary. Fortunately the rechargeable lithium-ion battery was invented — a decades-long task for which three men have just been awarded the…
Acer’s laptops for creators updated with latest Quadro graphics cards

Acer’s laptops for creators updated with latest Quadro graphics cards

Acer unveiled its range of premium ConceptD laptops for creators earlier this year, and now the company is already refreshing them with Nvidia’s latest Quadro GPUs. The flagship device, the ConceptD 9 Pro, is now an RTX Studio laptop with a 17.3-inch 4K display, up to Quadro RTX 5000 GPU, and 32GB of RAM. The…
How the creators of Sea of Solitude turned fear and anxiety into monsters

How the creators of Sea of Solitude turned fear and anxiety into monsters

Designing creatures that are scary but human When Cornelia Geppert, the creative director on Sea of Solitude, first sat down to design the game’s monsters, she focused on specific emotions. The game, which launched last month, is about a young girl named Kay facing her personal demons, which have turned into real monstrous creatures. Geppert…
Instagram’s new @creators account encourages people to keep making content

Instagram’s new @creators account encourages people to keep making content

Instagram is launching a new branded account today called @creators, which is meant to encourage wannabe influencers and content makers to keep creating for Instagram. The account page says it’ll address “tips, tricks, updates, IGTV, BTS (behind-the-scenes), access, insights, and tutorials.” Instagram-chosen creators, including dancer Susie Meoww and comedian Adam Waheed, will walk people through…
The creators of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance just loved throwing puppets

The creators of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance just loved throwing puppets

Photo: Kevin Baker / Netflix In a behind-the-scenes interview, they discuss the technology and craft that made their prequel possible Just because there are puppets involved doesn’t mean The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is for little kids. “It’s not like they call it The Light Crystal,” executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach joked with The Verge…

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8 Essential Books in the Queer Comics Canon

More than a decade ago, when Batwoman was reimagined as a gay character, it was a big deal. She was a woman in comics who dated and danced with other women, experienced heartbreak, and went through many of the mundanities of relationships that queer people aren't often afforded in mainstream media. Katherine "Kate" Kane was…

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