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4:20 AM ET, October 25, 2018


 Top News: 
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's New York office was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package was discovered in the mailroom  —  A CNN reporter said that authorities believe the package contains a real bomb, though the situation is under control.  —  CNN's Time Warner Center office was evacuated on Wednesday …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's Jeff Zucker criticizes White House after bomb incident: “a total and complete lack of understanding” about the seriousness of continued attacks on media  —  The executive criticized the White House's attacks on media after the network was forced to evacuate after a bomb threat.
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Memo: New York Times has been in touch with local authorities about the CNN bomb scare and is increasing security around mailed packages  —  Times leadership also told employees in an internal memo that additional precautions would now be taken with mail delivered to the building following bomb scare
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: Megyn Kelly, with a reported annual salary of about $20M, has been in talks with NBC execs about winding down her morning show by the end of the season  —  The anchor had met with network executives to discuss covering more news and politics.  —  Megyn Kelly is expected to wind …
Pew Research Center:
Pew study: younger people in the US are better than older people at telling factual news statements from false opinions  —  While some say wisdom comes with age, younger Americans are better than their elders at separating factual from opinion statements in the news, according to a new analysis from Pew Research Center.
Frank Catalano / GeekWire:
Factal, created by three founders of the Breaking News Twitter service that ended in 2016, launches to give companies verified fast news for a subscription fee  —  Factal, which provides incident and news alerts for corporate users, announced Tuesday that it's started round-the-clock global coverage …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Snap hires two to replace CSO Imran Khan: Jeremi Gorman, from Amazon, leading advertising, and Jared Grusd, CEO of HuffPost, handling content and development  —  One of the new hires is from Amazon — the third former Amazon exec Snap has hired this year.  —  Snap has found a replacement …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Dash Radio, with 400+ shows and 75 stations, announces it has 10M monthly listeners and has raised $8.8M; Warner Bros. chairman and others join its board  —  For Dash Radio founder Scott Keeney, streaming music and radio are two very different things.  On the streaming side …
Michelle Castillo / CNBC:
After a speech on privacy from Tim Cook, former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos calls out multiple tech media outlets for ignoring Apple's anti-privacy moves in China  —  - Former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos said on Twitter Apple needs to “come clean” about how it blocks ways …
Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
Pandora announces it expects to close its deal with SiriusXM in the first quarter of 2019, following the end of a “go-shop” period of discussions with others  —  Pandora has ‘gone shopping’ for another potential buyer under a provision of its $3.5bn agreement with SiriusXM.
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