April 1, 2023

YouTube to Monetise Shorts for Creators; FTC Probe Amazon-Roomba Bid

YouTube will soon allow Shorts creators to make money from their videos on the platform. This is the latest move YouTube has made to promote YouTube Shorts, its short form video feature that looks like TikTok.From mid 2023, makers with at least 1,000 supporters and 10 million Shorts sees north of a 90-day time span will be qualified to apply to YouTube’s income sharing system.

Partners in the program “will enjoy all the benefits our program offers, including the various ways to make money like ads on long-form and Fan Funding,” according to Amjad Hanif, YouTube’s vice president of creator products.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is looking into Amazon’s proposal to acquire iRobot Corp. for USD$1.7 billion (£1.4 billion) in a Roomba-maker takeover, according to a securities filing.

The FTC has officially asked for documents from Amazon and Roomba maker iRobot Corp. to explain why the acquisition was made.Amazon has made it clear that it is not buying iRobot with the intention of collecting data from customers’ homes.Using cameras, sensors, AI, and machine learning, the automated vacuum cleaner gathers user data.
Jerk gives delicate prohibition on betting

Livestreaming stage Jerk has declared it will obstruct recordings of betting destinations without a permit in the US or “different purviews that give adequate buyer security”.Stake.com, Rollbit.com, Duelbits.com, and Roobet.com are slots, roulette, and dice games that are affected by the ban.The restriction is scheduled to take effect on October 18, 2022.

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