Google roll out plan to ditch unskippable ads

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Ever gone to watch a video on YouTube only to be cruelly subjected to an unskippable 30 second ad? Well by 2018 that will be a thing of the past, just think of the man hours saved!

 

🚨 ▶🙅 Google will no longer force YouTube viewers to watch 30-second unskippable ads, saying that as of 2018 the ad product will be ditched.

Industry News 📰 👇

🇦🇺 🏉 📲  Now, thanks to the Watch AFL app for mobile and tablet devices, Americans and others outside of Australia can watch live Australian Football League matches with the ability to pause and rewind the stream.

🚗 📍 🤖  Vehicle manufacturer Ford has poured $1bn into Argo AI to help it attain its goal of realising self-driving cars by 2021.

🚴 🙋🏼 🇨🇳  Temasek, Singapore’s state-owned investment firm, has jumped into China’s on-demand cycle war after it backed MoBike.

🌍 ⬇💻  Google and Microsoft’s Bing have agreed to make it tougher for people to find illegal streaming and download sites on their search engines after striking a deal with rights holders.

And Finally ‼

⌚ 🎵 💃 Making music you can dance to is so 2017. But dancing to make music is, potentially, the future. New watch can turn your moves into the latest hit.

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