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April 6, 2019, 4:55 AM

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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.
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.
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Study: review of data from previous studies on 17,000 teens finds little evidence of a link between the amount of time they spend on devices and their wellbeing  —  There is little evidence of a link between the amount of time teenagers spend on devices and their general wellbeing, a study has suggested.
Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
YouTube staff are using their own channels to better understand creators' work as YouTube tries to balance creators' well-being and their career sustainability  —  The oldest video on Matt Kovalakides' channel appeared on YouTube 12 years ago, back when he was a more traditional filmmaker in Hollywood …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft doubles Skype's group call limit to 50 people, matching Facebook Messenger's limit and exceeding FaceTime's, which supports up to 32 people  —  Skype is capitalizing on Apple's struggles with Group FaceTime to attract attention to its own group calling features.
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 …
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.
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.
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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