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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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Cheat Sheet: AWS/Cloud Reporters

We came up with 24 cloud targets in this newly updated cheat sheet. Remember, we list our cheat sheets in descending order of reach, based on audience size as reported by Similarweb.

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Cheat Sheet: Cloud Gaming Targets

Google exited the market recently but there are still plenty of players selling cloud technology optimized for gamers. Here’s a list of 12 targets who know a thing or two about cloud gaming.

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Cheat Sheet: Google Cloud Targets

This list of two dozen targets is a roll-up of cloud targets you already know — and perhaps a few you don’t — as well as Google/Alphabet beat reporters in Tier 1. Hope you find it helpful.

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Cheat Sheet: Cloud Analysts

Here are 13 experts who turn up quoted in the cloud coverage you seek. A few blog or contribute to media brands. We tried including names you might not be familiar with. ​ Who are we missing?

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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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