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Analysis: Emerging Tech Brew

One can see Morning Brew’s overall ambitions in one of its most interesting franchises, Emerging Tech Brew. It has published deep-dives on smart cities, digital health and “the web of the future,” and tutorial “guides” on AI, autonomous vehicles, drones, the cloud and virtual fitting rooms.

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Analysis: IT Brew

Launched in May 2022, IT Brew is learning what it is. In the early going it is very much a twice-weekly cybersecurity newsletter. Last month, 14 of 17 articles focused on the topic. Each of the 14 was deeply reported, with lots of quotes and links.

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Deep-Dive: Morning Brew

Today’s Morning Brew is a bigger publisher than most publishers. Partially owned by Insider and in turn by Axel Springer, Morning Brew now employs more than 300 — five-fold growth since 2020 — and this year is on pace for more than $70M in revenue.

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Profile: Andrew Nusca, Morning Brew

After more than ten successful years at ZDNet and Fortune, Andrew Nusca is wrapping up his first successful year at Morning Brew, the newsletter publisher co-owned by Insider Inc. As executive editor, Andrew oversees the daily Morning Brew flagship newsletter, the one with more than three million daily readers.

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Cheat Sheet: Morning Brew Pitch Targets

Here are the 16 writers and editors associated with all seven Morning Brew newsletters. Topics: personal finance, lifestyle, emerging tech, HR, marketing, retail and the “generalist” flagship newsletter.

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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.

Got Any Open Jobs?

Tweets former TechCrunch reporter Catherine Shu: “I’m available for journalism and PR/comms work.”

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