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8:30 AM ET, February 3, 2017

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon Prime members doubled their consumption of music, books, and movies in 2016 as service expanded to 200 countries  —  Internet retailing giant Amazon touted strong results of its Prime membership program — saying user consumption of video, music and book content in 2016 more than doubled …
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Bob Fernandez / Philly.com:
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.
New York Times:
New Yorker and Vanity Fair pull out of WHCD parties on April 29, underscoring the awkward nature of throwing a splashy dinner for a media-hostile president  —  NEW YORK — The White House Correspondents Dinner has gone from a hoary ritual to the apex of Washington's social calendar …
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.
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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%
TechCrunch:
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) …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Over a dozen low-power FM radio stations were hacked through a known transmitter vulnerability to broadcast anti-Trump song by rappers YG and Nipsey Hussle  —  Vulnerability had been known for nearly a year, flared up shortly after inauguration.  —  A certain model of Low Power FM radio transmitter …
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 …
David Bauder / AP News:
False news and an absurd reality present challenges for satirists such as Andy Borowitz  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Between reality and the bubble of fantasy news stories, these are tough times for satirists.  —  The New Yorker magazine recently took steps to distinguish Andy Borowitz's humor columns …
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.”
 
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