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The Elements of Jane Thier’s CEO Profiles

It’s one thing to know that Fortune reporter Jane Thier writes CEO profiles, and quite another to know the ingredients. We analyzed the 12 CEO/founder profiles Jane produced so far this year — and asked Anthropic’s Claude 3 to do the same.

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Test Your Pitch With AI

Ever use AI to test pitches before sending them to reporters? Try it sometime. It’s a fun way to improve them. For the proper horsepower, you’ll need a paid subscription to a Gen AI service such as GPT-4 or Claude 3.

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Applications Open: Forbes Cloud 100

Forbes this week began accepting applications for this year’s Cloud 100 List as well as the accompanying Cloud 100 Rising Stars list, which focuses on private cloud startups with less than $25 million in funding.

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FT Expands Coverage of Tech and VC

For most tech PR pros, the Financial Times isn’t top-of-mind. That may change. Last month the FT expanded its San Francisco-based bureau to “deepen its coverage of technology companies, venture capital and the intersection of money and technology.”

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Deep Dive Part 1: When Gen AI Writes The Pitch

Just for fun, try creating the story pitch after the story is written. We did that this week, using generative AI. We pasted an already-published story into each of three GenAI tools and asked it to write a compelling PR pitch based on that article.

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SWMS Update: Silverlinings

Last year around this time we covered the launch of Silverlinings, a trade publication serving network cloud architects. In the wake of Protocol’s sudden demise

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Fortune Enters The CIO Game

Who does John Kell write for again? Fortune? Fast Company? Business Insider? Well, all of them. John might have to rein things in starting this week, however, once he starts producing Fortune’s new CIO Intelligence newsletter.

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Refinery29 Buys An Event Company

Another scoop from Sara Fischer at Axios: Refinery29 is “taking over” B2C event brand Beautycon, among the most successful F2F events in the beauty space. The idea is to augment the R29 brand and make the title less vulnerable to a weak advertising market.

News Corp. Is Negotiating With AI Companies

Quoted by the UK-based Press Gazette, News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson said, “Courtship is preferable to courtrooms – we are wooing not suing. But let’s be clear, in my view those who are repurposing our content without approval are stealing.”

The Gen AI titans are currently paying publishers between $1M and $5M a year to train their LLMs on publishers’ content, the Press Gazette reports.

FT Opens Up Its Content to OpenAI

While the NYT pursues its suit against OpenAI, the Financial Times has chosen to license its content to help OpenAI train current and future LLMs. The NYT seems to be on the wrong side of this issue, with the Associated Press and Axel Springer also choosing to see OpenAI as a source of income, rather than an enemy.

Here’s the opposing view, from Press Gazette’s Dominic Young, who advises publishers to play a game of chicken with OpenAI and its LLM competitors.


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