What happened to Airbnb?

In the past few years, Airbnb prices — and guest complaints — have sharply risen. | Getty Images/iStockphoto Financially, the sharing economy darling is thriving, but guests, hosts, and cities have had enough. Airbnb knows people are unhappy. Its CEO, Brian Chesky, has acknowledged the “tens of thousands” of complaints across social media about the…

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YouTube limits harmful repetitive content for teens

Teens shouldn’t get repetitive recommendations for certain types of content. In a move designed to prevent teenagers from repetitively watching potentially harmful videos on YouTube, the streaming platform announced Thursday that it will limit repeated recommendations of videos featuring certain themes to U.S. teens. Currently, YouTube is limiting repetitive exposure to videos that compare physical…

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PBS KIDS embraces AI to launch new era of children’s educational TV

AI-assisted characters, like those coming to PBS’ ‘Lyla in the Loop,’ are a new kind of virtual teacher. From the personalized compassion shown in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street, to the direct-to-camera problem-solving found in millennial favorites like Dora the Explorer and Blue’s Clues, children’s educational television presents the young viewer and the main…

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