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10:15 AM ET, April 17, 2019

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Ben Collins / NBC News:
Both Twitter and YouTube struggled again to contain the spread of conspiracy theories and Islamophobic content amid a news event, as Notre Dame burned  —  Images and videos of the flaming cathedral spread quickly across social media and were quickly seized upon to push Islamophobic narratives that have flourished in far-right politics.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q1 revenue surpassed $4.52B, up 22% YoY, vs $4.50B est.; net subscriptions grew 9.6M, up 16% YoY, with 1.74M in the US and 7.86M internationally  —  - The company reported $4.52 billion, vs. $4.50 billion expected, per Refinitiv consensus estimate.
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Netflix will test Top 10 lists of popular shows in the UK, shares data for first month of some shows: The Umbrella Academy, 45M; Triple Frontier, 52M; FYRE, 20M  —  Netflix is getting ready to reveal even more data about the performance of movies and TV shows on its service.
Tim Katz / Official Google India Blog:
YouTube India says it will display info panels in English and Hindi on all videos by a channel that is owned by a news publisher that is funded by a government  —  In the last few years, news has become an integral part of YouTube's experience for millions of Indians online.
Edmund Lee / New York Times:
Sources say Hulu's most lucrative product, a $6 per month ad-based streaming service, generates $15 in revenue per subscriber each month via its high-cost ads  —  With 148 million subscribers and a value of $157 billion, Netflix is the leader in streaming.  But Hulu, now controlled by Disney, has something Netflix doesn't: ads.
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Ari Levy / CNBC:
Hulu has repurchased AT&T's 9.5% stake in the business for $1.43B, giving Hulu a valuation of $15B; Disney said in November that Hulu was worth $9.26B
Lucia Moses / Business Insider:
Jessica Lessin, founder of The Information, says she's considering ads for things like jobs and events but remains leery of programmatic and native ads  —  - Jessica Lessin, one of Business Insider's “100 people transforming business,” started The Information based on pricey subscriptions …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Paul Pope, son of National Enquirer founder Generoso Pope Jr., says he has dropped plans to buy back the magazine as it is not salvageable  —  “All businesses are cyclical and sadly this is the end of the cycle.  It's time to kiss it goodbye," Paul Pope tells TheWrap
Discussion: New York Post
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
In covering the Mueller report, which is being released Thursday, journalists must learn from the mistakes of last month and resist urges to simplify the story  —  It's certainly possible that the news media will do a nuanced, accurate job Thursday of helping citizens understand the redacted version of the Mueller report.
Lydia Polgreen / HuffPost:
HuffPost is launching a membership program, HuffPost Plus, with tiers from free to premium, offering access to members-only newsletters and other features  —  From voting rights to self-care, HuffPost's stories put people before power.  Support the mission by becoming a member.
Pankaj Mishra / FactorDaily:
FactorDaily, a three-year-old longform tech journalism site in India, will end its text stories next week to focus on podcasts  —  First, the news: we are stopping our longform text stories on FactorDaily from next week.  We will, instead, concentrate on podcasts, becoming an ‘audio first’ storytelling platform.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
NBCUniversal signs long-term ad deal with the LA 2028 Olympics organizing group and commits to helping them meet their goal of raising $2.5B in sponsorship  —  NBCUniversal and LA 2028 have set a far-reaching advertising partnership that allows for the coordinated sale of sponsor opportunities …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Adweek
 
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Reuters:
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