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Spotify founder speaks of opportunities as streaming service goes public

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The company says that in 2018, shares traded on the private markets between $90 and $132.50. Spotify's Ek acknowledged before the listing that it could be a volatile ride for the company. However, Spotify has never made any profit and with the rise of the likes of Apple and Amazon as competitors, this may become an issue for potential investors who want to invest in the firm. Read More »

Trump tweets "DACA is dead" after spending Easter slamming Mexico, Democrats

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Act now Congress, our country is being stolen!" "Mexico has the absolute power not to let these large "Caravans" of people enter their country", he said in another tweet . They have very strong border laws - ours are pathetic. As I previously reported , seven of the top 24 countries for DACA applicants with the highest acceptance rate are in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. Read More »

Amazon plunges 4 percent amid criticism from Trump

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He has accused the company of not paying enough taxes before, and in December tweeted that the US Postal Service should charge Amazon more for delivering packages. A spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service declined to comment. White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders denied the report and said there aren't any specific policies on the table at this time . Read More »

Pulse jury will soon announce verdict in widow's trial

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A family spokeswoman said after the verdict that Noor Salman will go home to California to be with her son. Salman also advised Mateen to lie to his mother when she inquired about his whereabouts on the night of the shooting, prosecutors said. Read More »

Easter weekend forecast — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

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Snow, cold and wind will impact areas of northwest Montana and all along the Divide Friday through Saturday morning. Monday will have morning rain showers with partly to mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the day. TUESDAY: Rain likely. High: 40s - near 50. Highs hit near 85 and clouds begin increasing by afternoon. Next week brings at least a slight chance of rain nearly everyday except Wednesday but chances of seeing rain everyday are small. Read More »

Walker calls special elections, GOP drops bill to block them

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The Senate elections committee was set to hold a hearing on the measure Wednesday. Reilly issued the one-page ruling hours after the DOJ appealed two Dane County judges' decisions ordering Walker to call the special elections. Democratic Sen. Mark Miller questioned why Fitzgerald introduced the bill immediately following the judge's order calling on Walker to hold special elections this year. Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Facebook should have regulated itself

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He goes on to admit that Apple could "make a ton of money if we monetized our customer". "We've elected not to do that", Cook said . In a statement posted on his personal Facebook page, he wrote, "We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward". Read More »

Microsoft doubles down on artificial intelligence in engineering reorganization

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The new setup aims to leverage Microsoft's strongest businesses, like its Azure cloud service and Office 365 subscription software, while Windows gets deemphasized. S mode has been well received for its security, faster boot times, better battery life , and consistency in performance over time, which has seen more than 20 partners bring Windows 10 S enabled devices to market. Read More »

Google now owns GIF platform and search engine Tenor

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Finding the right GIF images through Google will soon be a little easier. Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) acquires GIF keyboard company Tenor for an undisclosed amount. However, it was clear that people should continue to make their sites more mobile-friendly, due to the ranking changes Google introduced in 2015. Read More »

SoftBank, Saudi Arabia to create World's Biggest Solar Power Project

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Softbank's Vision Fund would provide US$1 billion for the first phase, with the rest coming from project financing, Nicholson said. If built, the farm would almost triple the country's electricity generation capacity, which stood at 77GW in 2016 and is comprised entirely of natural gas and oil. Read More »

Oil holds above $70 on geopolitical tension

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While global stockpiles are tightening in a sign that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies' production cuts are working, fears still remain that surging US production could thwart those efforts. Citing Li Qiang, director of the research center under the Xinhu Futures, the media outlet suggested that the launch of China's own oil futures could be seen as Beijing's attempt to open the country's commodity market to foreign investors. Read More »

Dow surges 669, clawing back lost ground

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The Nasdaq composite rose 227.88, or 3.26%, to 7,220.54, while the S&P 500 Index gained 70.29, or 2.72%, to 2,658.55. Wholesale gasoline lost 2 cents to $2.01 a gallon. The tech-rich Nasdaq fared even worse than the Dow and S&P 500 , with Facebook ( FB ) shares under mounting pressure amid reports CEO Mark Zuckerberg agreed to testify in front of Congress. Read More »

Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Triples Up the Camera

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Instead, the notch contains the earpiece, the proximity, and ambient light sensors as well as the front camera . Evidently, the P20 Pro will feature a Leica-branded triple camera setup on the back, featuring a 40MP RGB camera, a 20MP monochrome lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens. Read More »

Ready for take-off: Qantas launches first non-stop flight between Europe and Australia

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The historic Qantas flight QF9 , a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with more than 230 passengers and crew on board, touched down at 5.03 a.m., at Heathrow, reports the Guardian . Qantas Airways Ltd said that its first Perth to London flight on Sunday marked the start of the only direct air link between Australia and Europe - and the fastest way of traveling between the two continents. Read More »

UP woman raped by husband, FIR registered on court's order

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She suffered minor injuries to her arm and neck and has been discharged from hospital. The incident occurred on March 10 at Launga village, but police took action after 12 days. The woman was badly injured and filed a complaint against her husband a week after the beating. Authorities say the individuals she was with at the time left without her and her family says they have not heard from her since. Read More »

Toys "R" Us founder Charles Lazarus dies

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As of writing this, there has been no official explanation for why the sale was postponed. A spokesperson for Toys R Us and Babies R Us told 23ABC Thursday that the final order for liquidation was approved in court today, and that sales could begin as soon as tomorrow, however shoppers can no longer register for either store. Read More »

98 jobs lost as Toys R Us closes distribution centre

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Kassoff said in a post on Linkedin that if the pop-up stores perform well, it's possible some locations could stay open permanently. Interview requests with KB Toys were not returned. "We're talking to companies that know how to do it, they have a methodology, they're used to rolling out stuff real quickly", he said. KB Toys began as a family-owned toy business in 1922, according to CBS . Read More »

Avengers attractions are coming to Disneyland parks around the world

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Park-goers can expect a brand-new, live-action production to debut at this year's Summer of Super Heroes (June 10 to September 30), followed by a "hyper-kinetic adventure" in 2020, featuring Iron Man and your favorite Avengers. California Adventure already is the home of the " Guardians of the Galaxy - Mission: BREAKOUT!" attraction. The land will replace what is now " a bug's land " - "It's Tough to Be a Bug" closed on March 19 and the remainder of the land will close late this summer to ... Read More »

Trip wire may have set off bomb in Austin that wounded bicyclists

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Police searching for a motive behind the bombs said whoever was responsible was trying to send a message and should contact authorities. What we have seen now is a significant change from what appeared to be three very targeted attacks to what was, last night, an attack that would have hit any random victim that would have happened to walk by. Read More »

In tit-for-tat move Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats

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It said the move was a response to Britain's "provocative actions" and "baseless accusations over the incident in Salisbury on March 4", referring to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, which Britain has blamed on Russian Federation. Read More »

Cigna Seeks to Buy Drug Plan Firm for $67 Billion

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Express Scripts declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Monday, December 18th that permits the company to repurchase 45,000,000 shares. "Together, we will create an expanded portfolio of health services, delivering greater consumer choice, closer alignment between the customer and health care provider, and more personalised value". Read More »

Four out of 10 VW cars sold in China in 2017

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As of next year, the 12-brand group will roll out a new battery-powered model "virtually every month", Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller said at the company's annual press conference. Continuing with a theme of corporate reinvention (yesterday we looked at GM's effort to transform from a Detroit dinosaur into a modern, peer-to-peer transportation platform link ), we can today report that Volkswagen Group AG ( ETR:VOW3 156.70 1.41% ) has agreed to buy $25 billion in battery pack ... Read More »