YouTube is trying to prevent angry mobs from abusing “dislike” button

Enlarge (credit: Valentina Palladino) YouTube’s dislike button can be a source of anxiety for many creators, and now YouTube is considering a number of options to prevent viewers from abusing that tool. Tom Leung, director of project management at YouTube, posted an update to the Creator Insider channel recently in which he detailed some “lightly discussed” […]

After $200,000 was raised for the Fyre Festival caterer who never got paid, a new GoFundMe is trying to repay the construction workers who were stiffed

Netflix In Netflix’s new documentary about Fyre Festival, it was revealed that the festival creators never paid a significant number of workers.  First a GoFundMe page raised over $ 200,000 for caterer Maryann Rolle. Now another page is trying to crowd source $ 400,000 for the local day laborers who worked overtime to build out […]

Army war hero pleads guilty to trying to smuggle over $1 million of cocaine into the US hidden in gutted punching bags on a military aircraft

Reuters/Carlos Jasso An Army Special Forces veteran pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking conspiracy counts, admitting he attempted to smuggle nearly 90 pounds of cocaine from Colombia.  Master Sgt. Daniel Gould was charged in August after officials at the US Embassy in Bogota discovered cocaine in gutted-out punching bags. An X-ray scan revealed the cocaine […]

Police arrest 4 men trying to snatch over $500,000-worth of tequila on NYE

Police in Hillsborough County, Florida, have crashed what might have become an especially boozy New Year’s Eve bash when they caught four men emptying a stolen truck of some 996 cases of tequila, worth over half-a-million dollars. Four suspects were apprehended by police as they were removing the haul from a semi-trailer they had just […]

Fragile commodity: Woman arrested for trying to sell underage girl’s virginity (VIDEO)

A venturous lady from Saint Petersburg attempted to cash in on the virginity of a 15-year-old girl she met online. She managed to find a generous buyer in Moscow for the unusual article…but he turned out to be an undercover cop. A hotel room with a large bed, white sheets and dimmed lighting was rented […]

Daimler is trying to set the standard for EV batteries (BMWYY, DMLRY, VWAPY)

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence Transportation & Logistics Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. German auto behemoth Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, plans to buy a whopping $ 23 billion worth of electric vehicle (EV) batteries through 2030, according to Automotive […]