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Source: BBC

The hidden armies that power the internet’s new stars

Tuesday 21:50 GMT

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Most mornings after Grace Lee wakes up, she spends two hours thinking up ideas for her YouTube channel, What’s So Great About That?, a series focused around popular films and TV programmes. Lee, a 24-year-old from Peterborough, England, researches ideas, then writes scripts that help explain the concepts to her 29,000 viewers.

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Source: Reuters

Uber to pay $20 million to settle long-running legal battle with...

Wednesday 12:41 GMT

Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to pay $20 million to settle a lawsuit brought by drivers nearly six years ago, according to court filings, resolving one of its many legal battles with drivers ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering this year.

Uber has been accused of refusing to pay the legal fees required to initiate settlement of those claims, and attorneys for one group of drivers have asked a judge to compel Uber to pay those fees.

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Source: Reuters

SoftBank, Toyota in talks to invest $1 billion in Uber's...

Friday 01:30 GMT

A group of investors led by SoftBank Group Corp and Toyota Motor Corp is in talks to invest $1 billion or more into Uber Technologies Inc’s self-driving vehicle unit, which would value the unit at $5 billion to $10 billion, said two people familiar with the talks.

Japan’s largest automaker Toyota injected $500 million into Uber last year to work on self-driving cars, where both companies are seen as lagging rivals like Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit Waymo.

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Source: The Guradian

Sweet justice: Ghent's chocolate 'war of the little noses' resolved

Saturday 13:35 GMT

It had become known as the “the war of the little noses” in the Flemish media after the cone-shaped chocolate treats known as cuberdons at the centre of the dispute.

Carl Demeestere and Younes Benzaza, who both claim to sell the superior cuberdons – chocolate confectionery with a gelatinous raspberry filling also known as neuzekes or little noses – have been in daily battle with each other in Ghent’s sweeping central square, where they stand 100 metres from each other.

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Source: Fox News

Democrats Abrams, Gillum question outcomes of 2018 gubernatorial races

Sunday 16:19 GMT

Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee who lost to now-Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the state’s gubernatorial race in November, hinted on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” that both he and Abrams got enough votes to win their races, and that Abrams' may have been influenced by her opponent already being in office. “Stacey juiced as many Dems as she could out of the state of Georgia and you also had the guy who was the referee also being the player on the field, right?” he said, in reference to that fact that now-Gov.


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