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1:50 PM ET, February 10, 2016


 Top News: 
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Newest) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline  —  If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it's going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changing the timeline.  —  Twitter today is unveiling a new Twitter timeline …
Brent Lang / Variety:
HBO Now has 800K paying subscribers eight months after launch, short of predicted 1-2M subs  —  HBO Now Service Has Roughly 800,000 Paying Subscribers  —  HBO Now has roughly 800,000 paying subscribers since launching last April, HBO CEO Richard Plepler told analysts on Wednesday.
Brent Lang / Variety:
Time Warner Q4: misses estimates with revenue down 6% YoY to $7.1B; HBO revenue up 6% to $1.4B; Warner Bros. down 13% to $3.3B  —  Time Warner Reports Mixed Quarterly Results Due to Movie Flops  —  Box office bombs like “Pan” and “In the Heart of the Sea” weighed down Time Warner's fiscal fourth quarter …
Áine Kerr / Storyful Blog:
Storyful Managing Editor Aine Kerr to become Facebook's manager of journalism partnerships  —  Storyful's Managing Editor on Moving on to the Next Challenge  —  Nothing can prepare you for the psychological torment and raw adrenaline that comes with joining a scrappy startup.
Discussion: Storyful Blog and @jimbrady
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Facebook debuts auto-captioning for video ads, says having captions can increase video view time by 12%  —  Facebook wants advertisers to get a lot better at silent video  —  People are now watching 100 million hours of video on Facebook every day — but many of those users …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Emails between Clinton aide Philippe Reines and ex-The Atlantic contributing editor detail specific conditions traded for an early copy of a speech  —  This Is How Hillary Clinton Gets the Coverage She Wants  —  Hillary Clinton's supporters often argue that mainstream political reporters …
Daniel Roberts / Yahoo! Finance:
Sources: ESPN and DraftKings end exclusive deal committing DraftKings to $200M ad spend per year  —  ESPN ends exclusive advertising deal with DraftKings  —  ESPN has gotten out early from an exclusive advertising relationship with daily fantasy sports company DraftKings …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End ‘Happy Birthday’ Copyright Lawsuit  —  The music publisher will also not stand in the way for a judge to declare the song to be in the public domain.  —  Sing the song, blow out the candles, eat the cake and unwrap the gifts.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Study finds BBC dominated online news in 2015 with 30% traffic share and 18.9B page views, 3x more than its closest competitor with 5.6B  —  BBC websites dominate the market in online news views  —  Top 10 media publishers responsible for 65% of news consumed in Britain
Discussion: @similarweb and Similarweb Blog
Dale Kasler / Sacramento Bee:
McClatchy Q4: revenue down 7.8% YoY to $292.8M excluding one-time items, advertising revenue down 11.7% YoY  —  McClatchy reports higher fourth quarter profit  —  Bee owner says revenue continues to decline  —  The McClatchy Co. on Wednesday reported higher adjusted earnings …
James Rainey / Variety:
Despite Earnings Records, Disney CEO Bob Iger Forced to Defend ESPN  —  Despite record results for most of its units, the blockbuster success of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and soaring predictions of future growth from Disney CEO Bob Iger, some analysts and the market continued to be less …
Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg Business:
Disney beats Q1 estimates with net income of $2.88B on $15.2B in revenue, up 14% YoY, driven by Star Wars; ESPN costs rose; stock falls over 6% after hours
Telegraph Media Group enlists Deloitte for strategic review  —  Barclay brothers believed to be testing potential City interest in newspaper group  —  The chief executive of the publisher of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph has launched an extensive strategic review of the newspaper group.
Susanne Daniels / YouTube Blog:
YouTube Red goes live, unveils two new projects to be released this year: Untitled Gigi Gorgeous Project and Foursome  —  Get your popcorn ready!  Our first YouTube Red Originals are now available  —  YouTube Red Originals are now live!  The first four original series and movies …
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