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Cheat Sheet: Academic Publications

Here is a cheat sheet with pointers to nine academic titles that can deliver prestige and credibility. The downside: with the exception of Harvard Business Review, relatively few read these publications.

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Cheat Sheet: Cybersecurity Podcasts

We offer 19 cybersecurity podcasts, the vast majority being from independent experts. We omitted podcasts produced by vendors (or tried to), and those that were obviously pay-to-play. You’ll find lots of podcasts addressing how to land a job in cybersecurity.

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Cheat Sheet: Quantum Security Targets

In this short and sweet cheat sheet, we’ve got eight targets focused at least in part on quantum security. This is still a nascent field, though the “quantum” term has been bandied about for a decade or two.

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Cheat Sheet: ‘AI in Healthcare’ Targets

It’s perhaps a bit surprising that our 13 “AI in healthcare” targets are more or less the usual suspects in healthcare edit. Most trades can’t afford to hire additional reporters just to cover the AI aspects of the healthcare beat.

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More on TikTok

So much left over from the deep-dive… TikTok traffic to news interviews tends to be low, even with CEOs such as Andy Jassy… same with breaking news footage of an airplane on fire in the sky, or raging flood waters. But Stanley Cups? Off the chart.

The Root Of The Issue For Publishers

From the UK-based Press Gazette daily newsletter, Feb. 7: “Meta made $135bn in revenue last year. In the UK alone it made more in advertising than every UK publisher (print and online) combined.”

A metaphor might be, in the old days, if you wanted to buy a car, you had to buy it from a “car” company, be it GM, Ford, Chrysler or American Motors. Now you can import your vehicles from several countries, or just Uber everywhere.

Similarly, the publishing business is now fully disrupted. You are no longer forced to advertise with “publishers,” and ever larger numbers of advertisers do not.

Microsoft and Semafor Team Up On AI-Driven Wire Service

The FT has detail on a collaboration between Microsoft and Semafor. Microsoft will prove Semafor with AI technology that will help Semafor spot timely news and analysis written in any language around the world, and (b) assemble it in a newsfeed to run on the Semafor site. The newsfeed will be branded as “Signals.” Said Semafor co-founder Ben Smith to the FT: “Signals will be written entirely by journalists, with artificial intelligence providing a research tool to inform posts.”

Changes At Bloomberg

Brad Stone is now editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, for which he was a senior writer from 2010 to 2015. Succeeding Brad as Bloomberg’s executive editor of global technology is none other than Brad’s trusted colleague for so many years, Tom Giles. Expect no substantive changes in either shop.

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