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4:40 PM ET, May 13, 2024


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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has met with Hollywood talent representatives to propose a new performance-based compensation regime, as Amazon and Netflix work on similar plans  —  Apple builds a bonus system around sign-ups, viewer loyalty and production costs.  —  Good afternoon from 30,000 feet.
Neal Mohan / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube CEO Neal Mohan argues that creators should be eligible for Emmys, as the awards “should reflect what viewers are actually watching on their TV screens”  —  In the years ahead, the TV Academy could consider expanding their categories to cover the full range of entertainment.
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Ahead of YouTube's Brandcast, three top creators talk about producing polished content to be viewed on TVs and how YouTube connects them with audiences at scale
Financial Times:
In a letter, the UK's News Media Association warns Apple that imposing a “web eraser” tool to block ads would threaten journalism's financial sustainability  —  UK press says proposed ‘web eraser’ tool in next iOS update threatens journalism's financial sustainability
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Roku gets exclusive multiyear rights for MLB's Sunday Leadoff live games, starting May 19, a package previously held by NBCUniversal's Peacock  —  Starting May 19, Roku will stream Sunday MLB games for free on the Roku Channel.  The company also will launch a new MLB Zone to help baseball fans find live …
Santul Nerkar / New York Times:
Many student protesters say they value Al Jazeera's on-the-ground coverage, as many major Western media outlets have struggled to gain access to Gaza  —  Students active in campus protests value Al Jazeera's on-the-ground coverage and its perspective on the Israel-Hamas war.
Bron Maher / Press Gazette:
The New Yorker confirms it has blocked readers in the UK from reading an article about child serial killer Lucy Letby, to comply with a court order  —  Witnesses in the case were unusually given anonymity without reasons of national security or a risk to life.
Washington Post:
Some publishers worry about the impact of AI summaries in Google's Search Generative Experience; Raptive estimates some may lose up to 60% of their traffic  —  The tech giant is rolling out AI-generated answers that displace links to human-written websites, threatening millions of creators
Charlotte Tobitt / Press Gazette:
Le Monde in English, which makes up 10% of new Le Monde subscribers, hopes Paris Olympics and the US election will help reach 1M subscribers by the end of 2025  —  French title is targeting 1m subscribers and attracts five million readers a month to Engliish website.
Alexander Martin / The Record:
Hundreds of local and regional newspaper websites of UK's Newsquest were defaced on May 13 by a group calling itself “first-class Russian hackers”  —  A group declaring itself to be “first-class Russian hackers” defaced potentially hundreds of local and regional British newspaper websites on Saturday.
Priyanka.G / Reuters:
Tencent Music reports Q1 revenue down 3.4% YoY to $937M, profit up 27.5% YoY to $212M, music subscription revenue up 39.2% YoY to $501M, and 113.5M paying users  —  China's Tencent Music Entertainment Group (1698.HK), beat first-quarter revenue estimates on Monday, helped by steady growth …
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Jennifer Maas / Variety:
WGA East asks Vox Media to let employees at The Dodo and Thrillist merge into the Vox Media Union; Vox bought The Dodo and Thrillist parent Group Nine in 2021  —  The Writers Guild of America East council sent a letter to Vox Media brass Monday to demand the company allow employees …
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

Lauren Thomas / Wall Street Journal:
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