Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:10 PM ET, April 1, 2024


 Top News: 
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: OpenAI discussed training GPT-5 on public YouTube video transcripts; AI companies struggle to find quality training data as publishers block access  —  Firms such as OpenAI and Anthropic are working to find enough information to train next-generation artificial-intelligence models
New York Times:
Retail investors, who hold 40% of Disney stock, may decide the Disney-Peltz proxy fight, which is expected to be one of the most expensive in history
Israeli parliament approves a bill allowing the temporary closure of foreign broadcasters, like Al Jazeera, considered a national security threat  —  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revived moves on Monday to shut down Qatari satellite television station Al Jazeera in Israel …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Steven Miron and Steven Newhouse resign from WBD board after the US DOJ informed them it launched an antitrust probe about serving on the boards of competitors  —  Miron, CEO of media company Advance/Newhouse Partnership and a senior executive officer at the Newhouse family's investment business Advance …
Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
An interview with Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer on AI's role in the industry, licensing concerns with TikTok, working with Sony for over two decades, and more  —  The executive on the streaming boom, the challenge of AI — and taking Harry Styles to see Luton FC
David Bauder / Associated Press:
NBC News' controversy around Ronna McDaniel sparks debate over political contributors' role in TV news and the challenges in representing diverse viewpoints  —  One of the nation's most prominent news outlets has found itself in an embarrassing mess over the hiring — and quick firing …
New York Times:
A profile of NBCU News Group Chair Cesar Conde, as he tries to navigate the biggest crisis of his tenure after the rapid hiring and dismissal of Ronna McDaniel
Trishla Ostwal / Adweek:
AI search engine Perplexity, which touts on its site that search should be “free from the influence of advertising-driven models”, says it will sell ads  —  The AI search engine must prove ad scalability and address brand safety concerns  —  Generative AI search engine Perplexity …
Brett Martin / New York Times:
A profile of Matt Farley, who has released thousands of songs under ~80 pseudonyms on music streaming services with the goal of matching nearly any search query  —  Matt Farley has released thousands of songs with the goal of producing a result to match nearly anything anybody could think to search for.
Wall Street Journal:
Ampere: seven movie adaptations of video games were released broadly in 2023; Comscore: movies based on video games grossed $712.2M at the US box office in 2023  —  Studios seek the wisdom of die-hard gaming fans.  ‘Every design now is vetted within an inch of its life.’  —  Sonic's teeth were creepy.
Max Tani / Semafor:
Sources: Apple suggests podcasters join its subscription program to get on its “browse” carousel; 5 of the first 7 carousel podcasts last week were participants  —  The Scoop  —  To get their show featured at the top of the Apple Podcasts feed, one of the best placements in the audio world …
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter:
Liberty Media agrees to acquire an 86% stake in Madrid-based Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP, in a deal valuing Dorna at €4.2B  —  The Formula 1 owner, led by chairman John Malone and CEO Greg Maffei, agreed to acquire an 86 percent stake in the Madrid-based commercial rights holder Dorna Sports.
Benjamin Mullin / New York Times:
Authentic Brands sues Arena Group and CEO Manoj Bhargava, says they owe $48.75M in missed payments and damages for infringing on Sports Illustrated's copyright  —  Authentic Brands Group, which owns Sports Illustrated, is accusing Manoj Bhargava of failing to pay millions of dollars for the rights to publish the magazine.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 6:10 PM ET, April 1, 2024.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on X
Mediagazer on Mastodon
 More News: 
Dan Primack / Axios:
Filing: Donald Trump's Truth Social lost $58M+ on $4.1M in revenue during 2023; Trump Media & Technology Group is valued at $7B+ after going public on March 26
Josh Hersh / Columbia Journalism Review:
Sports podcasts hosted by athletes offer an insider analysis, but they don't do investigative reporting, which major sports outlets have also turned away from
Alex Sujong Laughlin / Defector:
Some journalists have experimented with paying sources for their time in documentary work, in particular for podcasts, raising questions about ethics and power
 Earlier Picks: 
Hanaa' Tameez / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with war correspondent Jane Ferguson on her biggest stories, the rise of local reporters, the pressure female reporters face concerning their looks, more
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Several legal experts say Section 230 will not protect firms from lawsuits over the outputs of generative AI, echoing SCOTUS Justice Gorsuch's 2023 statement
Frank Landymore / Futurism:
Many of Amazon's Kindles are displaying ads for blatantly AI-generated books on the lock screen, with some appearing to be flagrant copies of existing works

From Techmeme:

The Block:
The US SEC approves spot Ethereum ETFs from BlackRock, Fidelity, Grayscale, Bitwise, VanEck, Ark, Invesco Galaxy, and Franklin Templeton

Jyoti Mann / Business Insider:
Screenshots of Google's AI Overview giving bizarre answers go viral, including telling users to add “1/8 cup of non-toxic glue” to make cheese stick on a pizza

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Users reported a massive Microsoft outage that impacted Bing, Copilot on the web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT's internet search, DuckDuckGo, and more

Sister Sites:

 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
 What US political commentators are discussing online right now
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page