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Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions

Uber's fastest-growing market in the world is now Argentina, company executives say, attributing the expansion to the nation's sudden economic unraveling, which has boosted unemployment and sliced the purchasing power of Argentines.

New Maldives president a reformer who must hold together diverse coalition

Veteran Maldives lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih overcame the detention and exile of key opposition figures to win a weekend presidential poll and unseat incumbent Abdulla Yameen, but now faces the task of holding together a disparate coalition.

Michael Kors snaps up Italy's Versace: sources

U.S. fashion group Michael Kors Holdings Ltd has agreed to take control of Italy's Versace in a deal that could value the company at $2 billion, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Thai junta leader interested in staying in politics

The head of Thailand's military government declared Monday he is "interested" in participating in politics, in a new indication he may seek to remain in office after elections scheduled for early next year.

Spanish soccer players association rejects U.S. game

La Liga’s plan to host a game in the United States suffered another blow on Monday when the Spanish Football Players’ Association (AFE) announced they were against the idea.

Facebook names Indian streaming service Hotstar's CEO as its India head

Facebook Inc has named Ajit Mohan into the newly created role of managing director of its Indian operations, the social media giant said on Monday.

Soros foundation turns to Strasbourg court to get Hungary's NGO law repealed

U.S. billionaire George Soros's Open Society Foundations (OSF) said on Monday it would challenge at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg Hungarian laws that make it a crime to help asylum-seekers.

Judge in tobacco court case stands down after accusations of bias

By robin

A judge who will help decide if a case against the big tobacco companies should be heard in court has...

SiriusXM To Buy Internet Radio Pioneer Pandora In $3.5 Billion Deal

By Andrew Flanagan

The satellite radio giant would ink the deal taking over Pandora in the first quarter of 2019.

  • September 24th 2018 at 14:48

SiriusXM To Buy Internet Radio Pioneer Pandora In $3.5 Billion Deal

By Andrew Flanagan

The satellite radio giant would ink the deal taking over Pandora in the first quarter of 2019.

  • September 24th 2018 at 14:48

Vodafone beats EE to ship Apple's Watch 4, but not without LTE teething issues

Which gets you the best deal? We did the arithmetic

By popular opinion, Apple's most accomplished product of 2018 – and maybe even in years – has been its Watch Series 4. But wait, if you live in the UK, there are some things you should know about well before you pull out your wallet.…

  • September 24th 2018 at 14:47

SiriusXM to buy Pandora in $3.5bn all stock deal

Satellite radio group to offer its programming over internet music service

  • September 24th 2018 at 14:36

VVD senator criticised for β€˜conflict of interest’ in social work reform

By Gordon Darroch

A senator with the VVD party has come under fire for voting on a controversial bill to reform social work...

Weight Watchers announces major change to name and mission

By Eun Kyung Kim

The rebranding includes refresh of mobile app, and partnership with meditation company Headspace.

  • September 24th 2018 at 14:23

Barclays and RBS on naughty step: Banks told to explain service meltdown to UK politicos

Treasury Committee infuriated at latest TITSUPs*

The influential Treasury Committee has demanded that banking execs at RBS Group and Barclays must explain why customers were again unable to access online services at the tail end of last week.…

  • September 24th 2018 at 14:17

SiriusXM buys Pandora for USD 3.5 billion in all-stock deal

(Telecompaper) Satellite radio provider Sirius XM has agreed to buy streaming music group Pandora in an all-stock transaction worth USD 3.5 billion. Pandora said the deal will create the world's largest audio entertainment company, with more than USD 7 billion in expected pro-forma revenues for this year and strong, long-term growth opportunities. The transaction will help SiriusXM significantly expand its presence beyond vehicles and into the home and other mobile areas, while strengthening Pandora's position in the competitive online market.

  • September 24th 2018 at 14:17

After attacking Google, Vestager now turns to Amazon

By Sylvain Rolland

The European Commission suspects the e-commerce giant of using the data it collects from third-party vendors on its marketplace to gain a commercial advantage. An article by our partner, La Tribune.

Rob Goldstone wishes he'd never set up that Trump Tower meeting

By Sarah Fitzpatrick and Cynthia McFadden and Ken Dilanian and Kenzi Abou-Sabe

Goldstone, who arranged the Trump Tower meeting at the request of a pop star, says Mueller's team wanted to know about links between Trump and Russia.

  • September 24th 2018 at 14:06