Padilla: “YouTube began as a place for one-off home videos with nothing rewarding highly produced content. The idea of a YouTube star didn’t even exist as every video almost felt disposable, without any sense of branding. It’s evolved to be highly produced with a heavy focus on branding and has legitimized itself as a platform. With this evolution comes some growing pains, but I feel YouTube will ultimately become a platform that can appease both homegrown, independent creators and the billion-dollar conglomerates currently climbing the ranks with their ability to churn out dozens of highly produced videos each week.” … [Read more...] about On YouTube’s 15th birthday, longtime creators talk about the platform they grew up with
Other steps he took during the period was to be more selective in hiring, reinforcing objectives and targets internally, and not changing overall sales predictions despite the virus. “This quarter’s sales will be hit and maybe next quarter as well. But we chose to retain our overall sales targets,” Chen added in a call organised by industry body TiE-Delhi. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: How should startups deal with Covid-19 fallout?