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Source: DW

Merger between T-Mobile and Sprint on the line

Today 08:04 GMT

With their multi-billion-dollar merger in the US still undecided, senior executives of T-Mobile and Sprint took their case to Washington.

Following the hearing, Democratic lawmakers challenged a pledge by T-Mobile and Sprint not to raise prices if the merger goes through. A group of nine Democratic senators also wrote to the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division and the Federal Communications Commission asking them to reject the merger.

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Source: Common Domain

How Subscription Services Could Charge to the Rescue for Apple Stock, According to an Analyst

Today 10:49 GMT

Apple’s smartphone comeback in China hasn’t gained traction so far, but the cavalry may soon be coming in with new subscription services.

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Source: BBC

Mum and daughter saved from crash by Snapchat

Friday 16:21 GMT

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The ambulance service then contacted Graham and Sam, who was able to direct them to Gemma and Martha using Snapchat's location function. "Just as they turned up, the fire brigade turned up as well, because they were the highest vehicle who could see us in the ditch and see our hazards," says Gemma.. "Everybody turned up at once thanks to Sam and his quick thinking with Snapchat."

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Download: Google Cloud Boosting Sales Efforts to Catch Amazon, Microsoft

Thursday 03:19 GMT

Among the anomalies in technology is how Google Cloud has managed to lag behind Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Corp.'s Azure in market share for corporate cloud computing.

International Business Machines Corp. announced Tuesday that some Watson AI tools and services will work on rival cloud services such as Microsoft Corp.'s Azure and Amazon Web Services. "With most large organizations storing data across hybrid cloud environments, they need the freedom and choice to apply AI to their data wherever it is stored, said Rob Thomas, general manager, IBM Data and AI, in a press announcement.

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Source: Common Domain

Dish Network’s stock dives as subscribers fall with loss of HBO, Univision

Thursday 10:51 GMT

Shares of Dish Network Corp. took a dive Wednesday, after the pay-TV services provider reported disappointing earnings, with satellite service subscribers falling below the 10 million mark for the first time in 15 years.

Dish ended the year with 12.32 million pay-TV subscribers, down 6.9% from last year and less than the FactSet consensus of 12.52 million, as Dish satellite subscribers fell 10.2% to 9.91 million and Sling subscribers increased 9.3% to 2.42 million.

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Source: BBC

What is the controversial Article 13?

Friday 12:41 GMT

If that is not possible and material is posted on the service, the company may be held liable unless it can demonstrate:. These rules apply to services that have been available in the EU for more than three years, or have an annual turnover of more than €10m (£8.8m, $11.2m).

Article 13 of the EU Copyright Directive states services such as YouTube could be held responsible if their users upload copyright-protected movies and music.

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Source: The Guradian

Parkland to observe mass shooting's first anniversary with 'service and love'

Thursday 11:46 GMT

If there remain plentiful visual indications that the nation’s deadliest high school shooting took place in this south Florida community exactly one year ago, the commemoration of Thursday’s first anniversary will confirm that the 17 victims and survivors are anything but forgotten.

Our community didn’t let this stop them from being the great community it was prior to this.”. Hunschofsky says she is also keen that Thursday’s remembrance focuses on “the human side” of the tragedy and not the firestorm of political controversy that still surrounds its aftermath, including the removal of the Broward county sheriff, Scott Israel, by Florida’s new governo,r Ron DeSantis, and efforts to unseat Robert Runcie, Broward’s superintendent of schools, blamed by some Parkland parents for alleged missteps before and after the shooting. “When you have mass tragedies it’s easy to kind of make everything about issues,” she said.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Cannabis brings out mellow side of U.S. politics

Friday 01:30 GMT

Two of the biggest U.S. cannabis-related companies, MedMen and Charlotte’s Web, are both well below $2 billion in market capitalization.

In a sign of cross-party appeal, Republican former House Speaker John Boehner, who sits on the board of New York-based cannabis company Acreage, is among those supporting the bill. It also makes the cash generated by the industry easier to see and easier to tax.


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