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10:00 AM ET, February 5, 2021

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Snap says its TikTok competitor Spotlight had 100M MAUs in January, two months after its launch, and receives an average of 175K video submissions per day  —  A surprisingly successful debut  —  Snap says its TikTok competitor, Spotlight, had 100 million users in January 2021, just two months after it launched.
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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Snap beats with Q4 revenue of $911M, up 62% YoY, vs $857.4M est., DAUs were up 22% YoY to 265M; stock down 7%+ after hours on weak Q1 forecast  —  - Snap's stock fell in after-hours trading on Thursday after the company reported its fourth-quarter earnings despite beating Wall Street's expectations on earnings, revenue and user growth.
Kate Beddoe / The Keyword:
Google rolls out an initial version of Google News Showcase in Australia, with participation by and financial support for The Canberra Times, Crikey, and others  —  With the news moving faster than ever, it's clear that journalism is an essential way to keep people informed.
New York Times:
Election tech company Smartmatic files $2.7B defamation lawsuit against the Fox Corporation, Fox News, and hosts Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro  —  Smartmatic accused Rupert Murdoch's network of promoting a false narrative about the 2020 election that damaged the company.
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty names Jamie Fly as president and CEO, who will resume leadership after being dismissed by Michael Pack in June  —  WASHINGTON — Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's (RFE/RL) Board of Directors has named Jamie Fly as the company's President and CEO, effective February 16, 2021.
News Corp:
News Corp reported Q2 net income of $261M on revenue of $2.41B; WSJ subs were up 19% YoY to 3.22M, and NY Post reported its first profit in modern times  —  FISCAL 2021 SECOND QUARTER KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS  • Revenues were $2.41 billion, a 3% decline compared to $2.48 billion in the prior year …
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
In NLRB filings, WGAE says G/O Media management broke law by telling staff it fired Gizmodo's Alex Cranz to retaliate for her discussion of working conditions  —  Online publisher G/O Media Inc. told employees of its tech-news website Gizmodo that it fired a co-worker because of her union activism …
Tim Cross / VideoWeek:
Supply-side platform Magnite, formerly Rubicon Project, to acquire sell-side video platform SpotX for $1.17B  —  Supply-side platform Magnite announced this morning it has agreed a deal to acquire sell-side video platform SpotX from European media group RTL for $1.17 billion in stock and cash, subject to regulatory approval.
Chris Stokel-Walker / WIRED UK:
TikTok's launch on Android TVs in France, Germany, and the UK yesterday is part of its push to diversify its audience and bring its stars into the mainstream  —  The app's arrival on smart TVs is part of a plan to diversify its audience - and bring its stars further into the mainstream
Lucy Fisher / Telegraph:
Source: in the past year, the UK has expelled three Chinese spies posing as journalists who purported to work for three different Chinese media agencies  —  The revelation comes amid concerns in Government about Chinese economic espionage and intellectual property theft from UK institutions
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
The case of John Sullivan, who's participated in and recorded riots, including the Capitol assault, raises questions on how to delineate journalists from others  —  John Sullivan claims that he was at the Capitol insurrection as a neutral journalist.  Others say he was a riot chaser who urged the mob to “burn this shit down.”
 
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Hamish McKenzie / Substack Blog:
Substack co-founder says Facebook and Twitter getting into paid newsletters is a positive thing for writers and the media ecosystem, implores them to go all in
Julie Hart / American Press Institute:
New Hampshire's the Laconia Daily Sun is training its letter writers in conflict mediation skills to help reduce animosity in opinion page submissions
Felix Salmon / Axios:
Katherine Maher, the Wikimedia Foundation's CEO, will step down as of April 15; the foundation's board has created a search committee to find her successor
Zack Budryk / The Hill:
Toronto Star and other Torstar-owned papers left front pages blank Thursday as they launched a campaign for new laws regulating Google and Facebook
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
TV mogul Byron Allen and Charter Communications settle a lawsuit in which Allen claimed racism motivated Charter to refuse to distribute his small TV channels
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Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
NYT is working on a subscription product for Wirecutter, a standalone product for audio app Audm, and says podcasts generated $36M in 2020, up from $29M in 2019
Eric J. Savitz / Barron's Online:
IAC Q4: Vimeo earnings of $1.5M, revenue of $83.8M, up 54% YoY, subscribers up 24% to 1.5M; Dotdash earnings of $30.9M, up 81% YoY, revenue of $74M, up 33% YoY
New York Times:
CNN President Jeff Zucker says he expects to leave at the end of 2021, when his contract ends
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
India's IT ministry orders Twitter to block the recently restored accounts of critics and The Caravan magazine, threatens Twitter staff with jail time or fines