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12:05 PM ET, October 24, 2019

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter misses Q3 estimates with revenue of $823.7M, up 9% YoY; ad revenue of $702M, up 8% YoY; 145M monetizable DAUs, up 17% YoY  —  Twitter today reported its earnings for the quarter that ended September 30, and the numbers delivered a big surprise, falling on both sales and earnings per share.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Facebook to unveil news tab at an event Friday with News Corp's Robert Thomson; sources: direct payments to 200 publishers will go up to millions of dollars  —  Facebook plans to launch a “News” tab on Friday that will offer stories from hundreds of news organizations, some of which will be paid fees …
Sarah Lacy / Pando:
Sarah Lacy and Paul Carr sell Pando to ad-tech company BuySellAds, which bought Digg in 2018; Lacy announces she is leaving journalism  —  If there is a single moment when it seemed like my journalism career suddenly caught fire, it was the 2006 Business Week cover story I wrote about the rise of Web 2.0 companies.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
NBCU's Steve Burke says Peacock will be bundled into Comcast's streaming platform Flex and that NBC will continue to license its content, unlike Disney  —  NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke predicts that things are going to get even more intense among the media and tech giants launching streaming platforms …
Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, NYT, and FT say they will not serve as media partners at Saudi Arabia's Future of Investment Initiative event this year  —  Jared Kushner and Steven Mnuchin are attending, but major media firms are still a no-go at the Saudi conference following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Brent Lang / Variety:
Simon Sutton, former president and chief revenue office of HBO, named CEO of podcast service Luminary  —  Simon Sutton has joined Luminary Media and will serve as chief executive officer of the newly launched podcast subscription service.  He joins the company after a stint as president and chief revenue officer of HBO.
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV app launches on Amazon Fire TV devices starting with the Fire TV Stick 4K and HD models, with support for other devices and models coming soon  —  Apple today released the Apple TV app for Amazon TV devices, starting with the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the older HD model.
Peter Rubin / Wired:
A behind-the-scenes look at Ron Moore's For All Mankind, launching on Apple TV+ on November 1, for which Moore pitched Apple a detailed map of seven seasons  —  With Ron Moore's space-race drama For All Mankind, Apple is betting on marquee names and lush production to get its TV+ service off the ground.
BBC:
BBC News launches dark web mirror of its international site, accessible via Tor, as it seeks to thwart censorship from states such as China, Iran, and Vietnam  —  The BBC has made its international news website available via Tor, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts.
 
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Gretchen Frazee / PBS NewsHour:
The US Postal Service is honoring the late Gwen Ifill with a stamp in 2020; she worked at PBS NewsHour for 17 years and covered eight presidential campaigns
Siri Holstad Johannessen / INMA:
How Norway's Aftenposten increased subscriber revenue and decreased churn through Wine Club, its wine-focused newsletter started in 2017
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
A deep look at local news newsletters from individual reporters, who often use tools like Substack and Revue and sometimes earn subscription revenue
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