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SoftBank reportedly plans to boost its stake in WeWork by $750 million in the coworking giant’s IPO

SoftBank CEO Masayoshi SonKim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters SoftBank plans to buy $ 750 million in WeWork shares in the real-estate company’s planned public offering, The Wall Street Journal reported. The purchase would represent about 25% of the shares WeWork is planning on selling. The move would up SoftBank’s investment in the company to more than $ 11 […]

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Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes is reportedly talking to the US government about breaking up Facebook

Chris Hughes, co-founder of Facebook, listens to a question at the Charles Schwab IMPACT 2010 conference in Boston, Massachusetts October 28, 2010.REUTERS/Adam Hunger Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has been meeting with the US government about breaking up Facebook, according to The New York Times. Hughes has become an outspoken advocate for antitrust action against his […]

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After reportedly laying off 20% of its staff amid dwindling downloads, HQ Trivia is pivoting to a subscription model this month

HQ TriviaHQ Trivia HQ Trivia has had a rough 2019. The live game show startup has struggled to recover from the loss of co-founder and CEO Colin Kroll, who died unexpectedly in December 2018. In April, about half of HQ Trivia’s 35 employees signed a letter asking the company’s board to remove co-founder Rus Yusupov […]

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Apple Reportedly Set To Announce End Of iTunes

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U.S. DOJ will reportedly oppose T-Mobile/Sprint merger despite FCC nod

While the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) appears likely to approve the proposed merger of third- and fourth-place wireless carriers T-Mobile and Sprint, the Department of Justice is reportedly still leaning against approval due to unresolved antitrust concerns, Bloomberg reports. As it has potential impacts on both telecommunications and broader consumer competition, the $ 26.5 […]

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Google reportedly ends business with Huawei, will cut it off from Play Store

Enlarge / Huawei’s latest flagship, the P30 Pro. Huawei President Trump issued an executive order last week banning “foreign adversaries” from doing telecommunication business in the US. The move was widely understood as a ban on Huawei products, and now we’re starting to see the fallout. According to a report from Reuters, Google has “suspended” […]