Facebook Considers Better Terms for Publishers

With what must surely be a contemptuous sneer, Facebook has responded with rumors of minor concessions to publishers, including some ability to charge directly for articles read through Facebook and even a glimpse at precious subscriber data. Google’s response will have to wait for the next episode.

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Customer Data Platform Industry Grew Sharply in First Half 2017: CDP Institute Report

July 12, 2017

The Customer Data Platform industry continued its rapid expansion during the first half of 2017, says a report by the CDP Institute.  Evidence includes a sharp uptick on Google Trends, $74 million in new investment, and addition of 16 new companies to the Institute’s original list of 27 CDP vendors.  Eight of the  27 firms increased their employee counts by 25% or more since January. 

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Getty Offers Gen AI Tool Built Only with Licensed Images

September 28, 2023

Unauthorized training data isn’t an existential threat to generative AI but it’s certainly a headache for users and developers alike.  Most developers are trying to exclude materials that creators have explicitly labeled as unauthorized and citing “fair use” as justification for copying everything else.  Getty Images has taken an opposite approach, building its gen AI tool only on materials that are explicitly licensed.  It’s possible that tracing the provenance of training data will become a standard, similar to how organic food producers trace the origins of their ingredients.

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