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7:55 PM ET, April 3, 2018

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Police confirm four shot at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, three hospitalized, one dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound, suspected shooter was a woman  —  San Bruno received multiple 911 calls from headquarters, report says  —  At least four people were shot at YouTube's headquarters …
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Peter Kafka / Recode:
Spotify, which posted operating loss of $461M in 2017, thinks its reliance on labels will ease; sources: hope is more artists will work directly with Spotify  —  The streaming music company wants to get more music — and more profitable music — from the little guys.
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Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Spotify closes at $149.60 on its first day, down ~10% from opening but still far above private market price of ~$132, giving the company a market cap of ~$26.5B  —  Spotify is done with its long-awaited “direct listing” experiment.  The music streaming company went public without the IPO.
Olivia Nuzzi / New York Magazine:
David Smith, the executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, said print media has no credibility and no relevance  —  David Smith, the executive chairman of Sinclair Broadcast Group, said he dislikes and fundamentally distrusts the print media, which he believes “serves no real purpose.”
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Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Sumner Redstone will not have final say on potential CBS-Viacom merger as he has only one vote on National Amusements, the holding company owning voting stakes  —  The 94-year-old media mogul would be one vote among seven National Amusements board members  —  Sumner Redstone …
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Facebook Newsroom:
Facebook deletes 70 FB accounts, 138 FB Pages, and 65 Instagram accounts run by Russia's Internet Research Agency this morning, shares samples of IRA content  —  This morning we removed 70 Facebook and 65 Instagram accounts — as well as 138 Facebook Pages — that were controlled by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA).
Mark Sweney / The Guardian:
Disney has expressed an interest in acquiring Sky News, whether or not its acquisition of 21st Century Fox proceeds, as UK regulator scrutinizes Fox's bid  —  Move aims to allay media plurality fears over 21st Century Fox's takeover of British broadcaster
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Gabriel Sherman / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Trump wants USPS to increase Amazon's shipping costs as advisers encourage the president to cancel Amazon's cloud computing contract with the Pentagon  —  With the West Wing finally calm, Trump is contemplating a multi-front campaign against Jeff Bezos.
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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Washington Post's Martin Baron refutes Trump's claims that the Post acts as a lobbyist for Amazon as Trump conflates the two, which have different leadership
 
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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Internal Facebook white paper says Trump campaign spent $44M on FB ads while Clinton team spent $28M from June-November 2016; Trump team ran 5.9M ad versions
CNBC:
Sources: Snap in advanced talks to open office in Saudi Arabia; source: content deal with MiSK Foundation is in works to teach Saudi youth how to use Snapchat
Media Matters for America:
Kevin Williamson's media appearances over a decade: he said Laverne Cox is not a woman, said he supported torture, and called Mexican immigrants “peasants”
Maane Khatchatourian / Variety:
Film and TV veteran Catherine Tait named president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, becoming the first woman in the role
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