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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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FRIDGE NOTES

Gen AI: The Big Fizzle?

Goldman Sachs took 32 pages to say pretty much that. The media business may turn out to be an outlier, an industry perfectly suited to synthetic, multilingual words, sounds and images at scale. As for everyone else, well, the global consultancies will learn the truth first because they have rushed to monetize Gen AI — they aren’t yet succeeding.

Bloomberg Businessweek Goes Monthly

Now a misnomer, the Businessweek name will stick around for a while longer. Bloomberg is investing big in paper stock and photography. It’ll be a coffee table magazine, showcasing all that Bloomberg does. Now we know why Brad Stone took this new assignment. The first refurbed issue arrives in July.

Semafor Goes AI Crazy

Fourteen of 19 tech stories in the Semafor technology section are about AI. Two of the five outliers were about TikTok’s potential sale. Semafor sells itself on being differentiated. Chasing AI-news-of-the-day won’t achieve that.

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