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YouTube Now: Why We Focus on Watch Time

YouTube has adjusted its search algorithm to emphasize videos that users watch more. Over the past few months we have made some changes to YouTube to encourage people to spend more time watching, interacting, and sharing with the community. To support this, we’ve updated what we call video discovery features, meaning how our viewers find videos to watch via search and suggested videos. These changes better surface the videos that viewers…

One Child, One Laptop … And Mixed Results In Peru

Because you couldn’t go online, everything had to be done in person. Patzer spent most of his time busing and hiking from village to village, often just to reinstall software with a USB drive. “Imagine you have hundreds of these little villages that take two or three days to travel to. I mean, the logistical nightmare of the whole thing is just bonkers,” Patzer says. But Oscar Becerra, who used…