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12:50 PM ET, May 23, 2023


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Zack Beauchamp / Vox:
The uproar after right-wing outlet Daily Signal accused Fox of being pro-trans due to state workplace rules signals ongoing backlash after Tucker Carlson's exit  —  A conservative outlet is attacking Fox for being too respectful of trans employees.  It's a sign of the times on the right.
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
BuzzFeed launches Botatouille, a chatbot that recommends Tasty recipes; BuzzFeed plans to sell subscriptions to AI-powered personalized services  —  Jonah Peretti, the company's chief executive, has embraced artificial intelligence more than most publishers.  His latest offering: Botatouille, an A.I.-powered kitchen assistant.
Bill Donahue / Billboard:
A US judge rules that a case claiming YouTube enables piracy by restricting access to copyright tools to record labels may not proceed as a class action  —  The case claimed that YouTube offers tools like Content ID to record labels but refuses to allow “ordinary” copyright owners to use them.
Yuvraj Malik / Reuters:
Shutterstock plans to acquire Giphy from Meta for $53M in cash, after the UK CMA blocked Meta's acquisition in 2022; Meta can still access Giphy content  —  Stock photos repository Shutterstock Inc (SSTK.N) said on Tuesday it would buy animated-images platform Giphy Inc from Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) for $53 million in cash.
Etan Vlessing / The Hollywood Reporter:
Comcast unveils plans for Now TV, a $20/month streaming package that includes 40+ live channels, 20 FAST channels, and a subscription to Peacock Premium  —  The NBCUniversal parent, led by CEO Brian Roberts, is building on technology developed for Sky's Now TV platform as part of its latest direct-to-consumer offering.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google plans to start experimenting with Search and Shopping ads that are fully customized based on users' search terms within conversational AI Search  —  AI chatbots have only just been put into consumers' hands, but tech giants are rushing to monetize them.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Singapore-based BandLab Technologies, which offers a social music creation platform and has 60M+ registered users, raised a $25M Series B1 at a $425M valuation  —  Singapore-based BandLab Technologies, the parent company of social music creation platform BandLab, has raised $25 million …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Max introduces a higher-priced tier: Ultimate Ad-Free for $20/month, offering four concurrent streams, 100 offline downloads, and 1,000+ 4K UHD films and shows  —  With HBO Max turning into Max, Warner Bros. Discovery is introducing a higher-priced plan — $19.99 per month …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
As music revenue slows, record labels may force Spotify, which has never changed its US base plan's price, to follow Apple, Amazon, and others in raising prices  —  Good evening from Cannes, where I saw a three-hour Argentine heist movie, a Pedro Almodovar short starring Ethan Hawke and Pedro Pascal, and Martin Scorsese's latest.
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Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Filing: E. Jean Carroll asks to amend her 2019 defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump, seeking a “very substantial” amount for his comments at CNN's town hall
Peter White / Deadline:
Paramount plans to launch its Paramount+ with Showtime service in the US on June 27 for $11.99 per month; Paramount+ without Showtime will cost $5.99 per month
Bobby Allyn / NPR:
TikTok sues Montana over its new law intending to ban the app, citing the First Amendment, the state's lack of authority on national security issues, and more
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