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9:00 PM ET, February 2, 2017


 Top News: 
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
The New York Times is launching on Snapchat Discover with a daily weekday edition based on its Morning Briefing for users in the US and Canada  —  The New York Times is the latest media company to fully embrace Snapchat, the rising social media app owned by Snap.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
The New York Times now has 3M subscribers, adding 276K digital subscribers in Q4 of 2016; total advertising revenue in 2016 still fell by 9%
Bob Fernandez /
Thousands of Comcast employees stop work in Philadelphia and other cities to protest Trump's immigration executive order  —  Thousands of Comcast employees in Philadelphia streamed out of the Comcast Center on Thursday afternoon to protest President Trump's recent executive order on Muslim immigrants and refugees from seven nations.
Doug Lederman / Inside Higher Ed:
UC Berkeley cancels Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos speech after protests turn violent on campus  —  California campus is latest to be inflamed by protests — reportedly fueled by visiting mob from off the campus — over appearances by the Breitbart writer and provocateur.
Sources: Spotify weighs plan to delay its IPO until 2018 in order to improve margins, renegotiate licensing deals, more  —  Feb 2, 2017, 10:40 amFeb 2, 2017, 11:19 am  —  Spotify — the music streaming company with over 100 million users (40 million of them paying) …
John Mannes / TechCrunch:
Amazon reports Q4 revenue of $43.7B, up 22% YoY, vs $44.68B expected, as net income rises 55% YoY to $749M; stock down 3%+  —  Mixed faces in Seattle today as Amazon delivered its Q4 2016 earnings.  The e-commerce company reported lower than expected revenue of $43.74 with better than expected earnings per share of $1.54.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Snap Inc. files for IPO, aiming to raise $3B; firm had $404M in revenue in 2016, up 500% YoY, on a $514M net loss  —  Snap today filed its S-1 paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), triggering the process to go public.  The company aims to raise $3 billion …
Cynthia Littleton / Chicago Tribune:
CBS unveils plan to merge its radio division with Philadelphia-based Entercom, creating a broadcast platform with 244 stations and national reach  —  WBBM-AM is one of Chicago's CBS Radio affiliates.  —  Variety  —  CBS Corp. has unveiled plans to merge its radio division …
Claudia Rosenbaum / BuzzFeed:
Judge dismisses Melania Trump's $150M defamation lawsuit against The Daily Mail, but lawsuit against Maryland blogger still scheduled for November  —  The first lady had sued the Daily Mail and a political blogger for claiming in stories she worked as a “high-end escort” and suffered from a “full-blown nervous breakdown.”
Simon Houpt / Globe and Mail:
The Canadian government says it has pulled its advertising from, after determining that the site did not align with its code of value and ethics  —  The federal government says it has pulled its advertising from, the so-called alt-right website whose controversial former chairman …
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How The Guardian grew from 15K to 200K paying readers in the past year, and how it plans to reach 1M subscribers by 2019
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Sony Pictures posts $913M loss as film division takes $962M write-down, but records higher subscription VOD licensing revenue
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