News of Note—Amazon Prime, AT&T, Charter, Philo and Viacom

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Here are the stories we’re following today:

> Amazon’s Prime subscription service now has more than 100 million members in the U.S. alone, according to a study by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Fox Business article

> AT&T said Friday it will again buy advertising on Alphabet’s YouTube, nearly two years after the U.S. wireless carrier left the video platform when it discovered its ads may have appeared next to inappropriate content. Reuters article

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> Charter Communications announced that its subsidiaries, Charter Communications Operating and Charter Communications Operating Capital, have closed on $2 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes. Release

> Philo has developed a synchronization technology that will allow users to share links in order to invite friends and family to watch TV with them at the same time. TechCrunch article

> Viacom announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on both its Class A and Class B common stock. Release

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