You'll have seen the stories of people making thousands – maybe even millions – from YouTube . Perhaps you subscribe to their channels, follow their lives or chat to them in the comments. Last year it emerged British YouTuber Daniel Middleton (DanTDM) made an astonishing £12.3million from the video sharing site – making the 26-year-old from Northamptonshire the channel's highest earner globally. Of course, Dan's got 19 million subscribers, which helps, and has been running his most-successful channel since 2012. Then there's the famous faces, like Zoella. But while they make millions, they're not the only one. A remarkable number of people are making thousands a month, while an awful lot more are making hundreds from their videos. But how hard is it to get in on the action, what do you need and how much can you expect to earn? We take a look. What you need to get started on YouTube In theory you can make it big with just a phone camera and an internet … [Read more...] about How to make money from YouTube
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Horse racing is something like a religion in Hong Kong, whose citizens bet more than anyone else on Earth. Their cathedral is Happy Valley Racecourse, whose grassy oval track and floodlit stands are ringed at night by one of the sport’s grandest views: neon skyscrapers and neat stacks of high-rises, a constellation of illuminated windows, and beyond them, lush hills silhouetted in darkness.On the evening of Nov. 6, 2001, all of Hong Kong was talking about the biggest jackpot the city had ever seen: at least HK$100 million (then about $13 million) for the winner of a single bet called the Triple Trio. The wager is a little like a trifecta of trifectas; it requires players to predict the top three horses, in any order, in three different heats. More than 10 million combinations are possible. When no one picks correctly, the prize money rolls over to the next set of races. That balmy November night, the pot had gone unclaimed six times over. About a million people placed a … [Read more...] about The Gambler Who Cracked the Horse-Racing Code
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum has quit the company that he co-founded almost a decade ago. While Koum’s statement on the matter suggests it was perfectly amicable, there are reports that he left due to concerns around privacy within WhatsApp and any changes that its parent company Facebook might make in the future. According to the Washington Post, Koum was concerned about the way that Facebook would start using people’s data on WhatsApp to make money. Koum’s old business partner and fellow WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left the company last year and subsequently invested some $50 million in Signal, a rival messaging app that focuses entirely on privacy and security. So with all that in mind here’s a summary of how WhatsApp actually makes money, and why Koum may have been concerned about the future of the app. How does WhatsApp make money? Technically, it doesn’t. When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 for a cool $19bn the app was free to download but … [Read more...] about How Does WhatsApp Make Money?
The Toronto van attack, which killed 10 people and injured many more, seemed like an unexplained and unexpected act of brutality. But it might have sprung from a horrifying and often neglected part of the internet. Shortly before the attack on Monday, a chilling post appeared on the suspect's now-deleted Facebook feed. It saluted Elliot Rodger, and went onto use a number of words common to the dark internet community that appeared to have spawned it. Calling Rodger "the Supreme Gentleman," the Facebook post declared: "The Incel Rebellion has already begun! We will overthrow all the Chads and Stacys!" Toronto van attack: in pictures + show all Toronto van attack: in pictures 1/10 The front end damage of the van that a driver used to hit several pedestrians in Toronto. AFP/Getty 2/10 A lone police officer confronts the man suspected of driving the rented white van. rayy0889/Twitter/Screengrab 3/10 Alek Minassian, 25, of Richmond Hill, a … [Read more...] about What is an incel? Facebook post by Toronto van attack suspect focuses attention on misogynist culture that flourished on Reddit and darker parts of the internet
As anyone familiar with the Gartner Hype Cycle will know, technology goes through various stages on the rocky road to mass adoption. From the first ‘Innovation Trigger’ to the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’ followed by the ‘Trough of Disillusionment’, ‘Slope of Enlightenment’ and with a bit of luck, finally, the ‘Plateau of Productivity’. Which brings me to the Internet of Things. Much-vaunted in recent years, it’s fair to say that IoT, as it’s commonly known, hasn’t quite reached the Plateau of Productivity, when everyone’s using it and the future without it seems inconceivable. So, what’s going on with IoT? Gartner’s Hype Cycle 2017 plotted it on the ‘Peak of Inflated Expectations’, predicting it will be two to five years before IoT becomes widely used. That means at the very earliest, IoT will be part of everyday life here by next year. Is this really likely? Or is mass … [Read more...] about The Brave New World Of The Internet Of Things