Free Music Archive’s new home: KitSplit! (Free Music Archive)

Free Music Archive: Free Music Archive’s new home: KitSplit!. “After months of uncertainty about our future, the Free Music Archive is joining KitSplit, a camera gear rental platform by and for creators. With KitSplit’s support, we will stay up and running for the indefinite future – something we are very relieved to report. Though KitSplit is a for-profit business, the FMA will remain true to its mission of sharing free, curated audio to all.”

Update: FMA’s Future (Free Music Archive)

Free Music Archive: Update: FMA’s Future. “Friends, something wonderful is happening here at FMA, but we can’t give you all the details just yet. For the time being, we are still suspending new uploads and backing up our MP3 collection at archive.org/details/freemusicarchive, but we’re thrilled that service will NOT be suspended on December 1 as previously indicated.”

TechCrunch: Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free

TechCrunch: Amazon opens its internal machine learning courses to all for free . “It’s Cyber Monday and Amazon has one deal for its customers that’s a little unexpected. The company just announced that it has made available, for free, the same machine learning courses that it uses to train its own engineers.”

AdAge: YouTube Is Now Showing Ad-supported Hollywood Movies

AdAge: YouTube Is Now Showing Ad-supported Hollywood Movies. “The platform started promoting the free feature-length films in the movie section of the site in October, where it has sold movies and shows for years. Consumers could buy the latest blockbusters and prime-time TV programs through YouTube as they might on Apple iTunes and Amazon Prime, but there was never a free option to watch the movies in exchange for commercial interruptions.”

Update: Closing Date Pushed to Dec 1 (Free Music Archive)

Free Music Archive: Update: Closing Date Pushed to Dec 1. “Due to a few very generous donations, we are able to keep the site up, as-is, through the end of this month. We will still not be adding any more new uploads to the collection and are proceeding with our plans to back up the entire current MP3 collection at archive.org.”

Missouri State Genealogical Association: NEHGS Offers FREE Access on American Ancestors Thru Tues!

Missouri State Genealogical Association: NEHGS Offers FREE Access on American Ancestors Thru Tues!. “To assist family historians of all levels with a great reason to fall back into research, American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) are granting FREE access to more than 1.4 billion names within its data-rich online records.” Apologies for posting this with little notice — I did not hear about it until late Saturday…

The Free Music Archive is Shutting Down

The Free Music Archive is shutting down. From the blog post: “We regret to inform you that due to a funding shortage, the FMA will be closing down later this month. The future of the archive is uncertain, but we have done everything we can to ensure that our files will not disappear from the web forever.”