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Disney-Fox: Five things it could mean

2017-12-14 20:28:20| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The BBC's Andrew Neil has five things the $52.4bn (39bn) tie-up could mean.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

DSM Appoints Bathany As Director of Sustainability

2017-12-14 18:15:00| Happi Breaking News

New role in Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Gelest Names New CEO

2017-12-14 18:10:00| Happi Breaking News

Chemicals industry veteran Gayer to lead specialty materials supplier.

Category: Consumer Goods and Services

Information Technology

Google Uses Machine Learning to Find New Exoplanets

2017-12-14 21:54:33| Extremetech

Google's TensorFlow platform has identified two previously missed planets orbiting faraway stars. The post Google Uses Machine Learning to Find New Exoplanets appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Category: Information Technology

FCC Votes To Overturn Net Neutrality RulesNow What?

2017-12-14 20:35:02| Extremetech

In a 3-2 vote today, the commission approved a proposal to nullify the net neutrality rules put in place by the FCC in 2015. The post FCC Votes To Overturn Net Neutrality RulesNow What? appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Category: Information Technology

Google Reveals What Searchers Wanted in 2017

2017-12-14 19:33:58| TechNewsWorld

The iPhone 8 and iPhone X ranked No. 2 and No. 3 respectively in overall searches on Google this year, and No. 1 and No. 2 respectively in the consumer tech search category on the Google Trends Year in Search 2017 list released Tuesday. Bitcoin ranked No. 2 in global news searches, and "how to buy bitcoin" ranked No. 3 among how-to searches on Google in 2017.

Category: Information Technology

Real Estate

10 Must Reads for the CRE Industry Today (December 14, 2017)

2017-12-14 19:16:42| National Real Estate Investor

The House and Senate Republicans agreed on a final version of the tax bill on Wednesday, according to the Wall Street Journal. CNBC looks at the cities that grew the most since the recession. These are among todays must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.

Category: Real Estate

CRE Industry Reacts to Another Fed Rate Hike

2017-12-14 17:17:11| National Real Estate Investor

If the Fed continues with the rate hikes in 2018, cap rate spreads may compress somewhat, according to Chris Muoio, senior quantitative strategist with online real estate marketplace Ten-X.

Category: Real Estate

Fox Is Said to Keep Studio Lot, Real Estate after Disney Deal

2017-12-13 21:16:51| National Real Estate Investor

Foxs real estate portfolio is vast, including properties in the U.S., South America and Asia, according to regulatory filings.

Tags: real estate lot studio

Category: Real Estate


FCC overturns net neutrality

2017-12-14 20:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Federal Communications Commission has overturned net neutrality rules, saying the regulatory framework will go back to the "light-touch" that allowed the internet to flourish for nearly 20 years. The rules were voted in in 2015, also to increase transparency requirements for consumers. The FCC said the new vote also covers "robust" transparency requirements that will work for consumers and help government better oversee the conduct of broadband providers.

Category: Telecommunications

Yandex, Sberbank agree to set up Yandex.Market e-commerce joint venture

2017-12-14 15:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Russian internet search engine Yandex has concluded an agreement with Sberbank on the launch of a joint venture based on the Yandex.Market platform. Under it Sberbank will subscribe for new shares in Yandex.Market for RUB 30 billion, valuing it at RUB 60 billion on a post-money basis, before taking into account any potential future synergies. The two partners will own equal stakes in the company, with 10 percent of the shares to be issued to an equity incentive foundation and allocated for future grants of equity awards to management and employees of Yandex.Market.

Category: Telecommunications

Disney buys 21st Century Fox for USD 52.4 bln in stock

2017-12-14 13:25:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Walt Disney Company said it has agreed to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses and the company's debt, for USD 52.4 billion in stock, subject to adjustment based on tax liabilities. The price implies a total transaction of USD 66.1 billion. Before the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders. Bob Iger will remain chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company through 2021. The acquisition is expected to yield at least USD 2 billion in cost savings from efficiencies realised through the combination of businesses.

Category: Telecommunications