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Thursday 11th February, 2021 #

  • Source Code Podcast - Inside Vimeo’s reinvention - I found this interview with CEO Anjali Sud really interesting because though I was aware that Vimeo was still around, I had no idea what the company has been doing the past 10 years, they were one of the first companies to have an online video product, and initially targeted film makers and videographers, but YouTube ended up dominating online video - Vimeo has pivoted sharply to being an enterprise tools company building SaaS products for businesses that need to create videos, and they are making tools for meetings, events, streaming, training and want to help bring video story telling to businesses all over the world - I liked Vimeo back in the day, they were always doing cool stuff, and I’m glad they are still around as a company
  • Laws being introduced in Australia aim to force big tech companies to pay for linking to local media outlets - “When an individual shares a link on their news feed, it’s “paid for” through all of their friends clicking on it”
  • Google News Showcase launches in the UK - More than 120 local, national and independent publishers have signed up so far
  • Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase clashes with its environmental aspirations
  • Facebook Is Said to Be Building a Product to Compete With Clubhouse