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Will Comcast try to outbid Disney for Fox?

WHEN Disney struck a deal simply prior to Christmas to purchase a lot of 21st Century Fox for $66bn, it was once a career-defining second for the 2 corporations’ bosses, Bob Iger and Rupert Murdoch. A 3rd media magnate, Brian Roberts of Comcast, was once not noted within the chilly. ...

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Indian teaching startups make work for idle thumbs

TO ANY outsider it looks like the youngsters had been hypnotised through but any other smartphone recreation. As the spying elders in a TV advert attempt to destroy the spell, the sprogs flash a smile at their monitors. “It’s maths, dad,” giggles a fifth-grader to her father. The corporate at ...

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Google embraces ad-blocking via Chrome

FROM quantum computing and smartphones to self-driving automobiles, house thermostats and handing over the web via balloon, Google or, technically, Alphabet, the maintaining corporate that the company established in 2015, has its arms in lots of pies. But the corporate’s primary industry, which can pay for all of its dabblings ...

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Japanese businesses are struggling to keep up standards

KUMIKO HIRANO has spotted a disquieting trade when she is going to her neighbourhood konbini, one in every of Japan’s ubiquitous comfort retail outlets. “No one is around and I have to use a loud voice to get someone to serve me,” says the 48-year-old employee in Tokyo. “It irritates ...

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The best—and worst—places to be a working woman

“PRESS for progress” is the theme of this 12 months’s International Women’s Day on March eighth. As our 6th glass-ceiling index displays, disparity between international locations stays broad. But girls have made some development in opposition to equality within the office up to now 12 months. The index ranks the ...

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Recent tax reforms in America will hurt charities

DESPITE its oft-professed pro-market orthodoxy, America has all the time had an surprisingly massive non-profit sector. Americans gave $390bn to charity in 2016, with the majority of contributions coming from person donors. Historically, revenues at non-profits generally tend to trace GDP expansion. The fresh tax reforms suggest that regardless of ...

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Women could be the undoing of Donald Trump

IF DEMOCRATIC strategists could construct a candidate for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district, she would most likely glance one thing like Chrissy Houlahan. A 50-year-old former air-force captain, entrepreneur and chemistry instructor with Teach for America, Mrs Houlahan seems, crucially, to had been none of the ones spectacular issues for political ...

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