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6:45 PM ET, May 16, 2024

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Daniel Thomas / Financial Times:
Sony Music sends letters to 700+ AI companies, developers, and music streaming platforms warning over the “unauthorized use” of Sony's content in training AI  —  Music group representing Adele and Beyoncé contacts more than 700 companies to prohibit use of content
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney, Fox, and WBD unveil the name of their sports streaming venture: Venu Sports, whose debut is planned for fall 2024  —  “We are excited to officially introduce Venu Sports, a brand that we feel captures the spirit of an all-new streaming home where sports fans outside …
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Memo: Gannett is adding AI-generated summaries to the top of some stories, with a disclaimer at the bottom; some USA Today stories already show the summaries  —  Gannett, the media company that owns hundreds of newspapers in the US, is launching a new program that adds AI-generated bullet points …
Lili Bayer / The Guardian:
Some Slovakian ministers and political allies of Prime Minister Robert Fico blame the media for the attempt on Fico's life  —  Journalists voice concern after senior figures from ruling coalition blame independent outlets and opposition parties for incident
Arasu Kannagi Basil / Reuters:
OpenAI and Reddit partner to bring Reddit content to ChatGPT and more via Reddit's Data API, bring new AI tools to Reddit, and make OpenAI a Reddit ad partner  —  Reddit (RDDT.N) has partnered with OpenAI to bring the social media platform's content to popular chatbot ChatGPT …
Erin Doherty / Axios:
The Biden-Harris campaign accepts an invitation from CBS News to participate in a vice presidential debate on July 23 or August 13  —  - “We look forward to the Trump campaign accepting one of these dates so that the full debate calendar for this campaign can be set,” the Biden campaign said.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Meta starts testing TweetDeck-style customizable feeds on Threads that are stacked in a column interface on the web, available to selected users  —  Meta is starting to test a TweetDeck-like experience for Threads today.  It will allow Threads users to create customizable feeds that are stacked …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
TikTok is testing 60-minute videos, which would let media companies post full TV show episodes and put TikTok in even more direct competition with YouTube  —  TikTok is testing the ability for users to upload 60-minute videos, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Thursday.
Financial Times:
A look at the competing Paramount bids from David Ellison's Skydance, backed by RedBird and KKR, and Apollo and Sony, a fight over surviving the streaming era  —  The tussle for the venerable studio has been billed as the money men against the creatives, but the outcome may help decide who survives in the streaming era
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Jon Campbell / Gothamist:
New York's $90M employment tax credit for local news outlets currently excludes publicly traded TV and radio companies as well as nonprofit news outlets  —  We rely on your support to make local news available to all  —  Make your contribution now and help Gothamist thrive in 2024.  Donate today
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.
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CNBC:
Netflix says its ad tier has 40M MAUs, up from 23M in January 2024, and plans to launch its own ad platform and no longer partner with Microsoft for that tech
 
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Antonio Planas / NBC News:
ESPN says Caitlin Clark's WNBA debut game for the Indiana Fever was the most-watched WNBA game on ESPN platforms ever, drawing 2.1M viewers and peaking at 2.3M
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube formally launches YouTube Select Creator Takeovers, to let advertisers buy out the inventory on channels representing the top 1% of YouTube content
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Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
Nabiha Syed, previously CEO of The Markup and associate general counsel at BuzzFeed, joins the Mozilla Foundation as executive director
Bloomberg:
Sources: Paramount has had talks with Amazon about expanding ties, including bundled sales of channels; one source said the talks also involved advertising
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
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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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