Nov. 10--Cracking Down: YouTube, seeking to blunt controversy and complaints about children being able to watch videos with content those kids probably shouldn't be watching, is cracking down on the matter, again.
The Google-owned video service said it will restrict access to videos of children's characters that show those characters in sexual or violent scenes. YouTube said it will block the videos that are deemed inappropriate if such videos are reported by viewers. Many of the videos feature well-known children's cartoon characters in darkly humorous situations involving violent activities, or just in odd activities that go against those characters' personas.
YouTube said that if the videos in question are reported, it will give them an age restriction so they can't be watched by anyone under 18 years of age. Such videos are already supposed to be blocked from being watched on the YouTube Kids app, or on the regular YouTube site without logging in under an adult's account. However, many videos still find a way to slip through the cracks.
Higher and Higher: Friday was a very good day for Nvidia, as the Santa Clara-based graphics chipmaker saw its shares reach an all-time high in the wake of its upbeat quarterly results. Late Thursday, Nvidia reported a third-quarter profit of $1.33 a share, on sales of $2.64 billion, which topped Wall Street analysts' expectation for earnings of 94 cents on $2.36 billion in revenue. Gains in its data-center business were cited as one of the main reasons for Nvidia's strong performance. Nvidia also said it expects its fourth-quarter sales to reach $2.65 billion, compared to analysts' forecasts of $2.43 billion in revenue. Reaction was so positive on Friday that Nvidia's stock hit a record high of $218.67 a share, before pulling back to close at $216.14. And even that was good enough for a gain of 5.3 percent on the day.
A Tesla "Lemon"?: Tesla has a lot riding on its Model 3 sedan. With a base price of $35,000, the electric carmaker's newest ride is being marketed as Tesla's first reasonably priced car. However, a raft of production issues have weighed on Tesla of late. And now, a Wall Street analyst who covers Tesla has inspected two Model 3 cars and driven one. The analyst has thrown more cold water on the vehicle by giving it a less-than-stellar review.
Quote of the Day: "We have a big group of first-time homebuyers who are falling through the cracks." -- Adria Quinones-Masur, homeownership programs manager for Housing Trust Silicon Valley. Quinones-Masur was speaking about how the Trust is setting up a new program to help moderate and middle-income earners make down payments on houses.
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