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11:40 AM ET, February 10, 2024


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Pranav Dixit / Engadget:
Arc Search's Browse for Me feature, which makes a custom web page with search result summaries, faces a backlash over concerns about web traffic and ad revenue  —  A new feature from the Arc browser puts search result summaries on a single web page that it creates on its own, cheating websites out of valuable traffic.
Prince Harry settles the remainder of his phone-hacking lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers after it agreed to pay “substantial” damages and his legal costs  —  Prince Harry has settled the remainder of his lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers over phone-hacking …
Drew Taylor / The Wrap:
Sources: WBD seems unlikely to sell or release Coyote vs. Acme, despite backlash; Netflix, Amazon, and Paramount made generous offers, but WBD wanted $70M-$80M  —  Warner was seeking $75 - $80 million but rejected offers from Netflix, Amazon and Paramount, insiders tell TheWrap
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Rolling Stone EIC Noah Shachtman is stepping down on March 1 after over two years due to, a source says, editorial differences with CEO Gus Wenner  —  Noah Shachtman, the magazine's editor in chief since 2021, is resigning because of editorial differences with the chief executive Gus Wenner.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Ex-Messenger staffers say Jimmy Finkelstein flustered them by meddling in daily operations, including an obsession that the homepage shouldn't be too anti-Trump  —  Jimmy Finkelstein was chief executive and founder of the Messenger, a much-hyped general news site that recently collapsed, leaving about 250 journalists looking for work.
Kevin Lind / Columbia Journalism Review:
In a study, only 44 out of 2,529 Pennsylvania residents accepted a free online subscription to either the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette or the Philadelphia Inquirer  —  When 2,529 people were offered a free subscription to their local newspapers, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Philadelphia Inquirer …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Outlets are abandoning hard subscriptions, as many of them don't have the cushion for upfront spending on premium content and see paywalls throttling ad revenue  —  News companies are reversing course on hard subscriptions — once seen as a safer alternative to the volatile ad market …
New York Times:
CBS Sports, which will broadcast the Super Bowl on Sunday, faces a wave of change with new leadership, the possible Paramount sale, and the streaming challenge  —  The storied network is facing a wave of change, including new leadership, the possible sale of its parent company and the continued challenge of streaming.
Megan Lebowitz / NBC News:
The White House Correspondents' Association announces that Saturday Night Live's Colin Jost will be the featured entertainer at its annual dinner on April 27  —  The “Saturday Night Live” comedian has co-anchored “Weekend Update” since 2014.  —  WASHINGTON — “Saturday Night Live” …
CoinDesk CEO Kevin Worth leaves in a major restructuring by new owner Bullish; Sara Stratoberdha, who ran business development for Bullish, will be the new CEO  —  Sara Stratoberdha replaces Kevin Worth, who has led CoinDesk since 2017.  —  Register Now  —  CoinDesk's longtime CEO Kevin Worth …
Josh Dickey / The Wrap:
Tucker Carlson releases his two-hour interview with the Russian president Vladimir Putin for free on his website and on X  —  The former Fox News host sat with the Russian president in Moscow  —  Tucker Carlson released his two-hour interview with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president whose military …
Corbin Bolies / The Daily Beast:
In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Putin says he would “not rule out” releasing Evan Gershkovich, but maintains claims the WSJ reporter committed espionage
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Sammy Hudes / The Canadian Press:
Memo: Bell Media plans to sell 45 radio stations and end some TV newscasts in stations such as CTV and BNN Bloomberg, after its parent BCE announced layoffs
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Sources: Sinclair is exploring strategic alternatives for the Tennis Channel, including bringing in an equity partner; Sinclair purchased it in 2016 for $350M
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Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Apple removes WhatsApp, Threads, Signal, and Telegram from its App Store in China, after orders from the country's regulators citing national security concerns

Ryan Morrison / Tom's Guide:
Microsoft researchers introduce VASA-1, an AI model that can create a realistic talking face video from a portrait photo and an audio file, in research preview

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

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