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6:45 PM ET, May 15, 2024

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Politico:
Joe Biden proposes two debates with Trump, ditching the bipartisan commission that has conducted presidential debates since the late 1980s; Trump accepts  —  During recent weeks, both the Trump and Biden campaigns held behind-the-scenes talks about debate planning.
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ABC News:
Joe Biden and Donald Trump agree to an ABC News presidential debate on September 10  —  Biden challenged Trump to two debates, Trump said he's “ready and willing.”  —  President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore at Bowie State University on Nov. 7 …
CNN:
CNN plans to host the Joe Biden and Donald Trump presidential debate in Georgia on June 27, after both accepted CNN's invitation  —  President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he's accepted an invitation from CNN to debate former President Donald Trump on June 27 - challenging the former president …
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate the June 27 presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in Atlanta  —  Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate the June 27 presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the network said.  —  Both candidates said today …
Washington Post:
Biden's debate proposal asks for broadcast networks that hosted GOP debates in 2016 and Democratic debates in 2020: CNN, ABC News, Telemundo, and CBS News
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix strikes a three-year deal with the NFL to stream two new Christmas Day games this season, and “at least one game” in 2025 and in 2026  —  The streaming giant lands the league's two new Christmas Day games, beginning this season.  —  Netflix will stream live NFL games, beginning this season.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Paramount has had talks with Amazon about expanding ties, including bundled sales of channels; one source said the talks also involved advertising  —  The discussions may not amount to anything, but are said to include bundled sales of channels, according to the people …
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Casey Newton / Platformer:
The arrival of AI search bodes ill for everyone who relies on web search to have their business discovered, their blog post read, or their journalism funded  —  When Sundar Pichai took the stage at Google I/O on Tuesday morning, he said that the rise of generative artificial intelligence …
Jem Aswad / Variety:
The National Music Publishers Association sends a cease-and-desist letter to Spotify over its use of lyrics in its videos feature, remix tool, and more  —  Spotify was hit with a cease-and-desist letter from the National Music Publishers Assn. over its use of lyrics in its recently launched video function …
Marie Woolf / Globe and Mail:
The CRTC delays Online Streaming Act enactment until late 2025; the law sets how much streamers and broadcasters pay to support Canadian and Indigenous content  —  ////The timetable for implementing the online streaming act has been delayed by a year, according to a new regulatory plan published …
Discussion: MobileSyrup
CNBC:
Netflix says its ad tier has 40M MAUs, up from 23M in January, and it will launch its own ad platform and no longer partner with Microsoft for that technology  —  Netflix's cheaper, ad-supported tier has amassed 40 million global monthly active users, the company said Wednesday.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Bob Iger says Disney is “pretty dramatically” reducing its spending on traditional TV content and Disney+'s overinvestment “resulted in volume, not quality”  —  Company originally ‘invested too much’ in streaming content, which ‘resulted in volume, not quality,’
 
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Lineup Publishing says Deadspin will include “betting content” but insists the outlet won't become an SEO clickfarm, and restores deleted posts
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
An interview with veteran entertainment journalist Jed Rosenzweig about LateNighter, his news site and newsletter launched in February to follow late-night TV
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Q&A with Nicholas Kristof on how security for foreign correspondents has changed, the need for more reporting and less punditry, protecting sources, and more
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Nidhi Subbaraman / Wall Street Journal:
Fake studies have flooded publishers of scientific journals, resulting in retractions and millions of dollars in lost revenue; Wiley plans to close 19 journals
Max Tani / Semafor:
NYT reporters are circulating a draft of an open letter to Joe Kahn, criticizing the editor over recent comments they said were dismissive of young reporters
Anthony DePalma / New York Times:
Canadian author Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013 and was referred to as “a master of the contemporary short story”, dies at 92
Washington Post:
Eight TikTok creators sue the US government over the law forcing a sale or ban of TikTok, arguing the move violates their First Amendment rights
Ty Pendlebury / CNET:
Google unveils Music AI Sandbox, a suite of music tools that include the ability to create loops via text, without disclosing when it will be publicly available
Kayla Cobb / The Wrap:
Nielsen launches The Media Distributor Gauge, showing TV usage ranked by company: Disney accounted for 11.5% of TV viewing in April, YouTube accounted for 9.6%
 

 
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Safe Superintelligence Inc.:
Ilya Sutskever, Daniel Gross, and Daniel Levy announce Safe Superintelligence, an American company “with one goal and one product: a safe superintelligence”

Bloomberg:
A look at Nvidia's 591,078% rise since its IPO in 1999; long-time investors in Nvidia have had to stomach three annual collapses of 50% or more in the stock

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CDK Global, which provides SaaS tools for over 15,000 car dealerships in North America, shuts down most of its systems following a cyberattack

 
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