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11:30 AM ET, February 3, 2017

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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 …
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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Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Wall Street Journal is exploring an ad-free digital offering, charging on a per-article basis, and more, according to an online reader survey  —  The Wall Street Journal is exploring new ways to drum up revenue from readers, including an ad-free version of its digital platforms …
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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 …
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.
Daniel Marans / The Huffington Post:
The majority of MTV News digital staffers have opted to unionize, selecting the Writers Guild of America, East, as their representative  —  Staffers opted to join the Writers Guild of America, East.  —  The majority of digital staff of MTV News has opted to unionize, leaders of the organizing drive …
Peter Sterne / Politico:
Two investors have filed a shareholder resolution asking Facebook to issue a report about the impact of fake news on the company and society  —  Two small Facebook investors filed a shareholder resolution on Thursday formally asking the social media giant to issue a report about the impact that …
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) …
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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