Research


YouTube responds to ad boycott by announcing new policies, enforcement measures & controls YouTube responds to ad boycott by announcing new policies, enforcement measures & controls
- March 22, 2017

Matt Brittin, Google's European head, apologized at an advertising conference on Monday and said the company would improve ad placement. "This includes removing ads more effectively from content that is attacking or harassing people based on their race, religion, gender or similar categories", he said. (more...)
SpaceX launches communications satellite EchoStar 23 SpaceX launches communications satellite EchoStar 23
- March 19, 2017

Strong winds also hold back the previous launch attempt of the same rocket on Tuesday. Musk's company had won a satellite launch contract worth $82.7 million with the Air Force in 2016. Image: Launching of EchoStar XXIII satellite. The next private launch, likely toward the end of the month, will launch more communications satellites for both SES and EchoStar . (more...)
Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond Sierra Leone pastor discovers 706-carat diamond
- March 19, 2017

Sierra Leone's Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray handles a 706-carat diamond. Momoh's diamond is believed to be the largest diamond found in Sierra Leone since the 968-carat " Star of Sierra Leone ", which sold for $2.5 million in 1972. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Expecting Baby No. 2 Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Expecting Baby No. 2
- March 12, 2017

So when he and Chan first found out they were going to have another baby, their first hope was for a healthy child. The CEO of the 33 percent female company said that he and Priscilla hoped Max would have a sister, as having sisters was instrumental in shaping both of their lives. (more...)
Microsoft Confirms: Xbox One VR Headset Incoming Microsoft Confirms: Xbox One VR Headset Incoming
- March 05, 2017

VR experiences have already established themselves in the gaming world thanks to the likes of Rift, Vive, and Playstation VR, but the augmented side is also with its own perks as proven by the popularity of Pokemon Go. Microsoft's new headsets aim to share the same software as HoloLens, but without being see-through. There is also no extra equipment needed as the headset has inside-out tracking so no external sensors! Acer is the hardware company behind the headset, and while we only got ... (more...)