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NYT Competitor Shellacked… by NYT
A thousand words about The Messenger, a well-funded news startup that had a few challenges out of the gate? Read for yourself (password probably required) with an eye toward whether the NYT’s audience is being served.
CNET Is Unionizing
Mia Sato at The Verge has the story. Hollywood writers aren’t the only writers with livelihoods at stake.
SWMS Turns 25 Today
SWMS turns 25 today — only because our subscribers made it possible. Thank you for all the support over all the years.
Traffic to Stack Overflow Drops; ChatGPT Is the Reason
David Carr has the story on the Similarweb blog.
Open Stats for SWMS 5/9 Emailer
In descending order: who’s still left at ZDNet and TechRepublic; cheat sheets on SF-based tech reporters and AI in retail; Esther Ajao Q&A; cheat sheets on DEI, AI newsletters, accessibility and podcasts for retail investors; Larry Dignan joins Constellation Research; Robin Wauters podcast; cheat sheet on room videoconferencing systems.
Discover ‘Rest of World’
If you’re interested in a truly global picture of how tech is transforming business and society, explore Rest of World, a fascinating newsletter franchise.
Dark Reading Launches Global Section
The new section, DR Global, will focus on the Middle East and Africa, where build-outs are now off the chart.
More Layoffs at TheSkimm
The 11-year-old newsletter can’t find a buyer, so 22 more employees are shown the door, says Insider.
‘Traffic Driven By Facebook’ Has Plummeted
Aisha Majid, from the terrific newsletter PressGazette, has all the data.