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April 5, 2019, 9:40 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple Music has been growing at a monthly rate of 2.6% to 3% and had 28M US users in Feb., compared to Spotify's 26M US users and growth of 1.5% to 2%  —  Apple's music-streaming service has surpassed Spotify's in paid U.S. subscriptions yet lags its Swedish competitor globally.
Rachel Kraus / Mashable:
Leaked documents show Amazon acquired Eero for $97M, with ten execs receiving a potential of $32.6M in bonuses; Eero had raised $138M, according to PitchBook  —  Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists.  If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work.
Jaeson Schultz / Talos Blog:
Cisco's Talos unit finds 74 groups on Facebook, with around 385,000 members in total, whose members buy and sell hacking tools, stolen card info, and more  —  This blog was written by Jon Munshaw and Jaeson Schultz.  —  Cisco Talos is continually working to ensure that our threat intelligence …
CNN:
Netflix's DVD service still has 2.7M US subscribers, many of them in urban areas with good broadband, using it for the rich catalog not available via streaming  —  (CNN)Remember when Netflix used to be a DVD-by-mail company?  Well, for 2.7 million subscribers in the US, it still is.
EU Press Room:
EU charges Valve and five game publishers with geo-blocking games, says they prevented cross-border sales in violation of EU antitrust rules  —  The European Commission has informed Valve, owner of the “Steam” video game distribution platform, and five videogame publishers …
Kendra Chamberlain / FierceWireless:
Samsung says it has started the mass production of its Exynos line of 5G modem and RF chips  —  Samsung says it's now mass-producing its Exynos line of 5G modem and RF chips for mobile 5G solutions.  —  The Exynos multi-mode chipsets include the Exynos Modem 5100, which Samsung announced in August 2018 …
Reuters:
AT&T, Verizon, and South Korea all try to claim they won the race to launch the first mobile 5G network  —  NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - When it comes to who triumphed in the multi-billion dollar global race to launch the world's first 5G next generation wireless network, the winner is clear ... depending on who you ask.
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Washington Post:
Jeff Bezos and his ex-wife, MacKenzie Bezos, announce a divorce settlement that will leave him with 75% of their Amazon stock and all voting power  —  In a tweet Thursday, MacKenzie Bezos said that her divorce from Jeff Bezos was finalized and that she would give her ex-husband voting control of her Amazon shares.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat debuts Snap Games platform that lets users play real-time multiplayer games with six-second unskippable ads and rewards  —  Snap is unlocking a new revenue stream while giving you something to do in between chats and Stories.  Today Snapchat debuts its Snap Games platform that lets …

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