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Odds & Ends: Morning Brew

Morning Brew hired Tom McKay to run its forthcoming IT Brew newsletter. Morning Brew also will launch F2F events this fall and is moving into

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Odds & Ends: Insider

Nick Robins-Early is now a senior editor at Insider, running its digital culture news desk. Leena K. Rao, formerly with TechCrunch and Fortune, is now

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Odds & Ends: New York Times

The New York Times seeks a reporter to cover Google. Candidates must “be able to… source fearlessly.” Un-vaccinated candidates need not apply… NYT’s David Gelles

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Vanessa Mobley starts next week as op-ed editor for the New York Times… Michelle Legro is Wired’s new deputy editor for features… Kara Swisher‘s latest

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Former InformationWeek reporter David Carr has joined Similarweb as senior insights manager. He’ll be mining data and sharing analyses on Similarweb’s blog. SWMS will be

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VentureBeat has launched Data DecisionMakers, a “community” that wants your contributed content…

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Peter Allen Clark left Time to become technology editor at Axios…Lucinda Shen left Fortune to join Axios, too — she will cover fintech there… Kyle Alspach left CRN to cover security for VentureBeat…

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Red Ventures isn’t selling ZDNet anytime soon. If anything, the 30-year-old franchise is growing. Look for enhanced coverage of health, education and personal finance in

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Google this month announced a $1 billion investment in Africa. Quartz Africa is worth the bookmark… Wired merged its US and UK editions and is

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Fortune next week welcomes new EIC Alyson Shontell with a staff-only happy hour in a New York City drinking establishment…Natalie Gagliordi left ZDNet and now

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For Years, Forbes Ran A Shadow Web Site That Tricked Advertisers

What a terrific scoop from the WSJ’s Patience Haggin: Forbes for years operated a shadow, tiny-traffic web site — at www3.forbes.com — that housed advertising bought to run on the big-traffic Forbes.com site. Advertisers paid for the real site but were placed on the spammy shadow site. After WSJ broke the story, Forbes took the shadow site offline. One quote from the story: “Imagine if a car dealership slapped a Lexus sticker on an economy Toyota and sold it to you as a Lexus.”

Publishers Using Gen AI To Improve Their Own Search

Digiday’s Sara Guaglione has a great scoop on how several publishers — including the FT, Forbes, Business Insider, The Guardian and others — are using gen AI tools to improve their own search engines. One publisher told Sara that site search historically is “not a widely-used function.”

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