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June 23, 2024, 2:00 AM

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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Court filings show how Zuckerberg and other Meta execs played down risks to young users, while rejecting staff pleas to bolster guardrails and hire more staff  —  In April 2019, David Ginsberg, a Meta executive, emailed his boss, Mark Zuckerberg, with a proposal to research and reduce loneliness …
Washington Post:
As power needs of AI push emissions up, tech companies explore experimental clean energy projects such as atomic fusion and futuristic geothermal power plants  —  As power needs of AI push emissions up and put big tech in a bind, companies put their faith in elusive — some say improbable — technologies.
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Kevin Nguyen / The Verge:
Interviews with several journalists who helped saturate the web with Game of Thrones coverage, leveraging fans' obsessions for traffic via SEO and social media  —  For a crucial decade in print media's transition to the internet, HBO's fantasy series Game of Thrones was a boon in traffic... for everyone.
Janko Roettgers / The Verge:
An interview with Netflix's senior encoding technology director Anne Aaron about the company's cutting-edge codecs, preparing for livestreaming, and more  —  How cutting-edge codecs and obsessive tweaks have helped Netflix to stay ahead of the curve — until now. … Anne Aaron just can't help herself.
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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Despite a $3T+ valuation, Nvidia remains a little-known brand outside gaming and tech industries due to the speed of its ascent and lack of consumer contact  —  Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Google were the four leading global brands at the end of 2023, according to consulting firm Interbrand.
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Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
How the Internet Archive plans to defend its digital lending practices as it appeals a US court's 2023 ruling; IA says it was forced to remove over 500K books  —  Internet Archive fans beg publishers to stop emptying the open library.  —  As a result of book publishers successfully suing …
Amelia Tait / Wired:
A look at pre-smartphone services like GOOG-411 and AQA, which used to employ humans to answer questions with witty responses and encyclopedic knowledge  —  Not too long ago, services like GOOG-411, 118 118 and AQA used actual humans to answer questions with witty responses and encyclopedic knowledge.
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Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
Research: the number of freelance jobs on platforms like Upwork, in areas where generative AI excels, have dropped by as much as 21% since ChatGPT's debut  —  There's now data to back up what freelancers have been saying for months  —  Jennifer Kelly, a freelance copywriter in the picturesque …
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How Embracer's layoffs and project cancellations gutted Fishlabs, a promising studio that now lives on as a cross-dev team supporting other Embracer companies  —  The exclusive inside story of Chorus developers Fishlabs, from Project Black to Project White  —  A phoenix is a mythological firebird …

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