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AT&T beats revenue, wireless subscribers estimates

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April 22 (Reuters) – AT&T Inc’s wireless subscriber additions more than doubled first-quarter estimates, as the reopening of the U.S. economy after months of pandemic-led restrictions boosted its smartphone sales and media business, pushing revenue past Street targets. The company said on Thursday it added 595,000 net wireless phone subscribers......

Canal+ Polska revives Warsaw listing ambitions amid IPO boom

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FILE PHOTO: The Vivendi logo is pictured at the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate headquarters in Paris March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Polish pay-TV platform Canal+ Polska has revived plans for an initial public offering (IPO) in Warsaw, seeking to take advantage of a surge......

Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google issues protective order

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FILE PHOTO: The Google Inc. logo is seen outside their headquarters in Mountain View, California August 18, 2004. REUTERS/Clay McLachlan/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The judge hearing the Texas antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google put limits on what the search giant’s in-house lawyers can see in an order aimed......

China’s graft watchdog rebukes ‘mukbang’ binge-eating, drinking videos

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s corruption watchdog has called on online video-sharing platforms to take action against “mukbang” shows, in which people livestream themselves eating – or drinking – excessively, saying such content encourages food waste. Mukbang videos originated in South Korea and are increasingly popular in China, but they have......

The sudden visit to COVID victims’ families that sparked Jordan’s royal rift

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AMMAN (Reuters) – When Prince Hamza visited the relatives of COVID-19 patients who died after a hospital ran out of oxygen, he triggered a rift in Jordan’s monarchy that has shaken the country’s reputation as a stable country in a volatile region. FILE PHOTO: King of Jordan Abdullah II addresses......

Former Secretary of State Pompeo to join Fox News Media

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FILE PHOTO: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, U.S., January 12, 2021. Andrew Harnik/Pool via REUTERS (Reuters) – Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will join Fox News Media as a contributor, the news network controlled by media baron Rupert Murdoch......

Sports streaming service DAZN weighs IPO to drive fresh growth

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By Elvira Pollina, Douglas Busvine MILAN (Reuters) – DAZN, the online sports broadcaster which this year snatched the rights to screen Italy’s top-flight soccer league from Sky, is considering the possibility of going public as it chases further growth, its joint chief executive said. FILE PHOTO: Internet streaming service DAZN’s......

Swiss luxury watchmakers learn to love the pre-owned market

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ZURICH, April 7 (Reuters) – Swiss luxury watch brands have long considered the market for pre-owned watches as a potential threat to their business, but now their view is shifting as they see it can provide valuable insights into pricing and demand. Initially seen as cannibalising sales of new watches,......

Creators’ platform Patreon valued $4 billion in latest funding round

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(Reuters) – Patreon Inc, a platform that lets artists seek financial patronage from their fans, said it was valued at $4 billion in its latest funding round, more than tripling from September last year. The San Francisco, California-based company raised $155 million in the fresh round led by new investor......

Bezos, Musk top Forbes’ record-setting billionaire list

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(Reuters) – Forbes’ annual world’s billionaires list includes a record-breaking 2,755 billionaires, with Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year, the media company said on Tuesday. The ranks of the ultra-wealthy are expanding after a year in which the coronavirus pandemic upended world economies and......

Jordan bans media coverage of royal rift, Saudi reaffirms support

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(Adds dropped words in second paragraph) FILE PHOTO: Jordan’s Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein delivers a speech to Muslim clerics and scholars at the opening ceremony of a religious conference at the Islamic Al al-Bayet University in Amman, Jordan August 21, 2004. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan banned all......

Brooklyn man accused of using information from Bloomberg reporter for insider trading

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Brooklyn man indicted for an insider trading scheme used information from a Bloomberg News reporter about certain deals to trade, according to a review of the charging documents, in a case that comes as the volume of leaked information about mergers and acquisitions is rising. FILE......

Discord messaging platform launches Clubhouse-style feature

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Messaging platform Discord Inc on Wednesday launched a new feature for people to hold live audio events for audiences, similar to the rapidly growing app Clubhouse. Discord, which offers voice, video and text chat, was popularized by videogamers and has spread to other groups since its......

Myanmar pots ring out for CNN crew escorted by army

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(Reuters) – People in Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, banged pots and pans on Wednesday in a show of defiance against the ruling junta during a visit to Yangon by a news crew from CNN travelling in a heavily armed convoy. Opponents of the army’s Feb. 1 coup voiced concern that......

‘Game of Thrones’ play aims to bring Westeros to Broadway

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Game of Thrones” and the fictional world of Westeros will come to life in a stage play that producers said on Tuesday they hope to bring to Broadway, London’s West End and Australia starting in 2023. The play will tell the story of the Great Tourney......

Britain will focus crypto rules on stablecoins, minister says

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will focus first on regulating stablecoins rather than the broader cryptocurrency market, its financial services minister said on Tuesday, citing the threat to competition should any major private effort dominate the emerging field. Facebook Inc’s move in 2019 to introduce its own stablecoin Diem, then known......

Box Office: Bob Odenkirk’s ‘Nobody’ Debuts to No. 1 as ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Roars Overseas – Reuters

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Colombia accuses FARC dissidents over car bomb attack

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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia on Saturday accused FARC dissidents of detonating a car bomb in the town of Corinto in the country’s Cauca province, which left 43 people injured, including 11 public officials, and caused material damages. The attack, which took place on Friday, was condemned by the government and......

Exclusive: Facebook freezes Venezuela president Maduro’s page over COVID-19 misinformation

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CARACAS (Reuters) – Facebook has frozen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s page for violating policies against spreading misinformation about COVID-19 by promoting a remedy he claims, without evidence, can cure the disease, a company spokesman said on Saturday. Maduro in January described Carvativir, an oral solution derived from thyme, as a......

News Corp to buy Investor’s Business Daily for $275 million

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FILE PHOTO: The News Corporation logo is displayed on the side of a building in midtown Manhattan in New York, U.S., February 27, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp said on Thursday it would acquire Los Angeles-based financial news firm Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) from O’......

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