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    White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

    White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official”

    A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The Washington Post, Walters denied that White House staff had worked on a draft executive order that would require every federal agency to… More

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    Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox for Sky

    Comcast has outbid 21st Century Fox for Sky

    Comcast has won an auction to acquire UK telecommunications company Sky, bidding $38.8 billion to overtake Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox after a lengthy bidding war this summer. Comcast’s win paves the way for it to acquire Sky and its 23 million European subscribers and entertainment assets. Sky’s shareholders will now need to approve the… More

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    Destroyer is a guilt-ridden detective story made by one incredible director

    Destroyer is a guilt-ridden detective story made by one incredible director

    Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our brief breakdown-style reviews of festival films, VR previews, and other special event releases. This review comes from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Tackling the leap from directing low-budget indies to tentpole features is no easy feat, and Hollywood has a history of being particularly unforgiving when the filmmakers are… More

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    VR’s missing ingredient: FOMO

    VR’s missing ingredient: FOMO

    GUEST: In over two years as CEO of Admix, an AR/VR company, I have attended well over 100 events, pitched investors, and given countless interviews. By far the most common question I get is “What does VR need to get to the next level?” Industry people have different theories about it. Some say hardware needs… More

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    Comcast outbids Fox with $39 billion offer for Sky in auction

    Comcast outbids Fox with $39 billion offer for Sky in auction

    Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox in the auction battle for Sky with an offer of around $39 billion.  Comcast’s final offer was significantly higher than its bid going into the auction of 14.75 pounds, and compares with Sky’s closing share price of 15.85 pounds on Friday. LONDON (Reuters) – Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch’s… More

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    Cinematic train wreck, “The Room”, is now on YouTube in its entirety

    Cinematic train wreck, “The Room”, is now on YouTube in its entirety

    The Room has been ranked with Plan 9 From Outer Space as a strong contender for the “best” worst movie ever made — and it’s now available in its entirety on YouTube. Written, directed, and starring Tommy Wiseau, The Room belongs in the same category as Plan 9, and Coven (which was immortalized in the 1999 documentary American… More

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    Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky

    Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky

    Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Cenutry Fox for the UK’s Sky, a final step in what’s been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates. Comcast’s final offer gives Sky a roughly $40 billion price tag. Both companies upped their offers for Sky at the settlement auction Saturday, with Comcast offering £17.28 per Sky ordinary… More

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    A draft executive order targets social media companies for anti-trust violations

    A draft executive order targets social media companies for anti-trust violations

    A draft executive order from the White House surfaced last night that would direct federal authorities to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.” However, White House officials say that the document hasn’t gone through any sort of formal policymaking process. Bloomberg obtained a copy of the draft… More

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    Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018

    Corporate venture investment climbs higher throughout 2018

    Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor In VC fund creation, have we passed the peak? Supergiant VC rounds aren’t just raised in China Many corporations are pinning their futures on their venture investment portfolios. If you can’t beat startups at the… More

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    Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs

    Singapore is the crypto sandbox that Asia needs

    Singapore Blockchain Week happened this past week. While there have been a few announcements from companies, some of the most interesting updates have come from regulators, and specifically, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). The financial regulator openly discussed its views on cryptocurrency and plans to develop blockchain technology locally. For those who are unfamiliar, Singapore historically… More

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