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12:10 AM ET, February 3, 2023

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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Amazon reports Q4 advertising services revenue grew 19% YoY to $11.56B, vs. $11.38B est., and subscription services revenue grew 13% YoY to $9.19B  —  Follow your favorite stocksCREATE FREE ACCOUNT  —  Amazon reported earnings after the bell.  Here are the results.  — Earnings: $1.39 per share
Mia Sato / The Verge:
Some former CNET employees describe Red Ventures breaking down traditional barriers between editorial and advertising and pressuring them to change stories  —  CNET built a trusted brand for tech reporting over two decades.  After being acquired by Red Ventures, staff say editorial firewalls have been repeatedly breached.
TechCrunch:
Twitter plans to discontinue free access to its API starting on February 9, ending support for both v1.1 and v2, and launch a “paid basic tier” instead  —  Twitter will discontinue offering free access to the Twitter API starting February 9 and will launch a paid version …
Ted Johnson / Deadline:
The White House Correspondents' Association announces The Daily Show's Roy Wood Jr. will host its annual dinner on April 29, saying he has “a journalistic eye”  —  Roy Wood Jr. will be this year's featured entertainer at the White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner on April 29.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube's ad revenue dropped 7.8% YoY from $8.63B to $7.96B in Q4, below analyst estimates of $8.2B  —  Alphabet, parent company of Google and YouTube, turned in fourth-quarter 2022 earnings that missed analyst estimates, as YouTube's ad revenue again notched a year-over-year decline.
Jim Friedlich / Nieman Reports:
About two dozen current and prospective journalism funders and practitioners met to work on a roadmap for US local news, encouraging more funding collaborations  —  A gathering of current and prospective journalism funders and practitioners seeks to reinvent local news as civic information in service of communities
Matthew Keys / The Desk:
The owners of 160+ local CBS affiliates pull their signals from FuboTV after its parent company Paramount excluded them from retransmission fee negotiations  —  Several independent owners of broadcast television stations affiliated with CBS pulled their signals from streaming service Fubo TV …
Mandy Dalugdug / Music Business Worldwide:
Los Angeles-based Shamrock Capital raises $600M+ for its third equity fund to invest in film, television, music, video games, sports rights, and other content  —  Los Angeles-based investment company Shamrock Capital has raised more than $600 million in commitments for its third equity fund …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Billboard
Thomas Maxwell / Insider:
YouTube Shorts has surpassed 50B daily views, up from 30B in April 2022; YouTube began sharing ad revenue with Shorts creators starting February 1  —  - YouTube Shorts now sees more than 50 billion daily views, up from 30 billion the year prior.  — The short-form video format was launched in 2021 as a response to TikTok.
Discussion: Digiday
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Apple reports Q1 revenue for its Services segment, which includes Apple TV+ and Apple Music, grew 6.4% YoY to $20.8B, a quarterly record but with slower growth
Mizanur Rahman / Houston Landing:
Houston Landing, a free, independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, digital-only news outlet, which raised a $20M seed in 2022, announces a spring website launch
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Netflix Japan used AI art in its The Dog & The Boy short, citing a “labor shortage” in the anime industry, which has long faced labor abuses and poor wages
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Bryan Curtis / The Ringer:
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Max Tani / Semafor:
The US DOJ charges former ABC News foreign correspondent James Gordon Meek over the alleged transportation of CSAM; the FBI raided Meek's home in April 2022
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Memo: BDG Media suspends Gawker operations and CEO Bryan Goldberg says the company will cut 8% of its full-time staff after “a surprisingly difficult” Q1 2023