YouTube Music Rolling Out Quick Picks Carousel on Homepage, Generates Radio Playlist of Similar Songs: Report

first_imgThe feature was initially spotted by a Reddit user two months ago and it now appears to be rolling out to more users. Quick Picks reportedly has five pages of four songs each that you can keep swiping over.youtube music reddit davidcastle youtube_music_reddit_davidcastleThe new Quick Picks category consists of a carousel featuring four songs on each pagePhoto Credit: Reddit/ _DavidCastle_ – Advertisement – – Advertisement – YouTube Music is rolling out a new Quick Picks section on its homepage, multiple Reddit users have posted. The new Quick Picks category consists of a carousel featuring four songs on each page. On selecting a song, a radio playlist of similar songs will be generated. YouTube Music already has a Start Radio option that plays a number of songs similar to the one you are listening to, but the Quick Picks section seems to be an even more efficient, prominent way of introducing users to more music of their taste.Reddit users posted about spotting the new Quick Picks section on YouTube Music. The suggested songs, according to the post, are sometimes songs they have already heard several times but not liked. Quick Picks is positioned prominently in the Homepage, below Your Favourites and Mixed For You.- Advertisement –center_img A report by 9to5Google confirmed that the feature has begun rolling out to Android and iOS users, as well as YouTube Music on the Web.With Google Play Music shutting down and Google encouraging users to shift to YouTube Music, the latter has introduced several new features to make the music streaming service more efficient. Last week, YouTube Music added an activity bar that lets users customise the homepage by giving them easy access to music for featured activities like workout and focus. It also introduced seven personalised My Mix playlists for users on the Home page, featuring diverse artists and different moods.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –last_img read more

ESG integration helps returns, volatility: State Street survey

first_imgESG integration varied from those excluding certain categories of companies, to and investment targeting firms that score high on ESG criteria. The form of investors’ engagement was also included in the study.Although a significant majority of investors already applied ESG criteria in their investment process, the proportion of the investment portfolio subject to the criteria was limited. The research revealed that 44% of institutional investors had less than a quarter of their assets invested in this way, with 17% indicating it applied to more than half of their investments.State Street said it expected that the average proportion of ESG-integrated investments would increase to 40% in the coming years.The asset manager noted that investors planning to extend their ESG strategies were facing obstacles, such as difficulties in finding a benchmark and a lack of uniform ESG definitions and standards.Other problems included assessing asset managers’ ESG credentials, the costs of ESG integration, and a lack of in-house expertise.The survey included investors in the Netherlands, UK, France, Germany, the Nordics, Italy, and Switzerland.In separate research published this week, consultancy firm Cambridge Associates found that unlisted impact investment funds in asset classes such as timber, real estate and infrastructure could generate returns similar to those from funds without a specific environmental tilt. However, the research noted that fund selection was key to successful allocations. The report is available here.Last month, asset manager Hermes found a link between higher credit spreads and weaker ESG scores for corporate bonds. Integrating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into investment policies generates strong returns and can dampen volatility, according to an investor survey by State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).SSGA questioned 475 institutional investors from around the world, and found that eight in 10 were satisfied or very satisfied with the returns from their ESG investments.In addition, State Street found that 69% of the respondents indicated that ESG strategies had assisted in keeping volatility in check.A majority of the surveyed investors said that they planned to increase their responsible investments.last_img read more