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Amazon’s Audible sued over AI-powered audiobook captions plan

Amazon’s Audible sued over AI-powered audiobook captions plan

Amazon's audiobook company Audible is being sued by publishers over its plan to offer AI-powered captions. Five major publishing houses are behind the lawsuit, including Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, which filed their complaint with the Southern District Court of New York. The 'Captions' feature was revealed by Audible in July.

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Audible pens major original content deal with Skybound Entertainment

Audible pens major original content deal with Skybound Entertainment

While Amazon, Netflix, and other companies are busy creating original video content, Amazon-owned audiobook company Audible has penned a new multi-year deal with Skybound Entertainment, the entertainment company responsible for The Walking Dead comics. Under this new deal, Skybound Entertainment will create several original audio works for Audible, all of them destined to be exclusive to Amazon's platform.

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Audible is adding audiobook captions and publishers are mad

Audible is adding audiobook captions and publishers are mad

Amazon's Audible has announced plans to add captioning to audiobooks and publishers aren't happy about it. Though many users are receptive to the idea of 'close captioning' for audiobooks, which Audible announced last week, the publishing industry is revolting against the plan, in some cases demanding the feature be made unavailable on certain titles.

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Audible reveals William Gibson’s Alien script as audiobook drama

Audible reveals William Gibson’s Alien script as audiobook drama

Amazon's audiobook service Audible has revealed plans to turn the Alien III script by William Gibson into an audiobook drama. This will be the first time the script has been as an audiobook, bringing the unfilmed installment in the popular franchise to life. The new offering, which is available for pre-order, will join Audible's existing Alien content.

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