YouTube 10 Indian media outlets among 87 chosen for YouTube funding. Pixabay 10 media outlets from India have actually been selected for getting YouTube innovation funding as part of the Google News Initiative(GNI) to assist newsrooms and publishers strengthen their online video capabilities and try out brand-new formats for video journalism. These 10 news organisations– Asianet News Media and Home Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Bharatiya Digital Celebration (BhaDiPa), FACTLY, Gaon Connection, India Today Group, Live Data Visualisation Pvt. Ltd., NDTV, NYOOOZ, ShepHertz and Video Volunteers– are amongst the 87 chosen from 23 nations.

“Today’s statement reinforces our commitment to supporting a strong future for news video,” Timothy Katz, Director of News Collaborations, YouTube, stated in a post on Tuesday.

“Hailing from 23 nations around the globe, they represent a varied variety of broadcasters, traditional and digital publishers, regional media, agencies and developers, but all share a commitment to quality journalism and a spirit of innovation,” Katz included.

As part of the launch of Google News Initiative in March, YouTube devoted $25 million financing to support the future of news.

A lot of the projects selected for the innovation funding are concentrated on broadening newsroom video operations and experimenting with brand-new ways of reporting news through video– from reaching more youthful audiences online to exploring live and fact-checking formats.

Other tasks look at the sustainability of news organisations, consisting of work on brand-new company models and programs to support a healthy news environment.

“Over the coming months, we’ll be sharing insights gained from the tasks and offering newsrooms the opportunity to take advantage of the learnings,” Katz added. (IANS)

Auto rikshaws in India. Pixbay Commuters in the nationwide capital can now view “auto-rickshaw” routes as well as fares on Google Maps app, tech huge Google Monday stated.

“Starting today, commuters in Delhi will be able to see a brand-new public transportation mode in Google Maps– auto-rickshaws. By selecting this mode of transportation, commuters will have the ability to see recommended paths for the trip along with the estimated auto-rickshaw fares,” Google stated in a statement.

The new feature will show fares based on the official fare design shared by the Delhi Traffic Authorities, it stated.

This function will be offered in the Google Maps app on the Android gadgets.

The idea is to include among a lot of typically utilized modes of public transportation in Google Maps and share transparent information about the rate of journey, Google Maps Product Manager Vishal Dutta said.

“Presently, for an unknown journey, commuters typically overpay and don’t have an idea about the range or finest path,” he added.

Dutta said the function will likewise help the users plan their journey better.

“… so they might take a look at the anticipated expense of the auto-rickshaw flight and choose whether they want to take it all the way, or perhaps take a various mode of transport instead– like a bus or the city,” he described.

Google Maps provides globally over a billion kilometres worth of transit results every day and has schedules for over 3 million public transit stops worldwide, the statement stated. (IANS)


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