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Is Facebook replaceable? Tech investor launches bid to ‘start the process’

“The prominent Silicon Valley investor Jason Calacanis, who was an early investor in several high-profile tech companies including Uber certainly hopes so” writes Olivia Solon for theguardian.com. Stoked by fears that the data may have been used to try to influence the 2016 presidential election, some users have been horrified to discover the amount of data Facebook collects about them, including facial biometrics, web-browsing history and, in some cases, their text messages. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Germany officially submit bid to host Euro 2024

“The German Football Association (DFB) has handed its bid book for the 2024 European Championship to Uefa, with Turkey expected to follow suit before Friday’s deadline” writes Sports Staff for independent.co.uk. Turkey are bidding to host their first major football tournament having failed with bids to host or co-host the 2008, 2012 and 2016 European Championship. Follow the Independent Sport on Instagram here, for all of the best images, videos and stories from around the sporting world. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Shire receives new bid from Takeda as takeover deadline looms

“FTSE 100-listed Shire said that it had received a fifth takeover proposal from Takeda on Tuesday but did not give details of the revised bid” reports businessinsider.com. LONDON (Reuters) – Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical has sweetened its 44 billion-pound ($61.4 billion) bid for Shire as it races to agree terms with the British drugmaker before a deadline to strike a deal expires on Wednesday.Shire focuses on drugs to treat rare diseases and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and a takeover would catapult Takeda into the top ranks of global drugmakers.It comes after…

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FIFA subjects 2026 Morocco World Cup bid to fresh scrutiny

“Morocco’s World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament” writes Rob Harris for yahoo.com. The Associated Press revealed last week Morocco did not declare its anti-LGBT law to FIFA in the human rights risk assessment included in the bid book.There will also be closer scrutiny of human rights of the bidders before the vote on June 13 when Morocco is currently due to be taking on a…

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Labour Bid To Block Powers Of Controversial Office For Students

“Labour will today force a vote that could block the regulatory powers of the Office For Students, which has been mired in controversy since its creation on April 1” writes Rachel Wearmouth for huffingtonpost.com. Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner, who claims the body will be used as the Government’s “puppet”, will use a procedural device to force a debate and vote that could bar ministers from transferring higher education regulatory powers to the OfS. Should the Government lose the vote, the watchdog would be powerless to regulate UK universities.It had…

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Takeda in talks with Shire after $61 billion bid rejected

“Takeda’s rejected bid comprised 17.75 pounds in cash, which would be paid in U.S. dollars, and 28.75 pounds worth of new Takeda shares” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical is in negotiations with Shire after making a third takeover bid worth around $61 billion that was rejected by the London-listed rare diseases drugmaker.Reuters first reported that Takeda had made a cash-and-stock takeover offer of 46.50 pounds a share, prompting Takeda to issue a statement confirming the move. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Judge to rule on bid to dismiss criminal case against Missouri governor

“Louis judge is expected to rule on Thursday on a request by Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ lawyers to dismiss a criminal invasion of privacy case brought against the politician in connection with an admitted extramarital affair” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Gardner also argued that the defense’s bid for dismissal and its accusations of misconduct against her were unwarranted “diversionary tactics” with no bearing on the case. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Lockheed teams up with more German firms on military helicopter bid

“Lockheed, in collaboration with Airbus-owned European missiles group MBDA, Britain’s BAE Systems and Italian group Leonardo , is also negotiating with Germany’s defense ministry on the TLVS missile defense system” reports businessinsider.com. The German defense ministry plans to issue a request for information in the second half of 2018 and award the winning bidder a contract in mid-2020, for deliveries to start in 2023.Lockheed Martin’s logo is seen during Japan Aerospace 2016 air show in Tokyo Thomson Reuters By Andrea Shalal BERLIN (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp’s Sikorsky has partnererd…

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Hammerson ditches takeover bid for Intu

“At 0712 GMT, shares in Hammerson were up 2.9% at 508 pence, while shares in Intu were down 6.6% at 194.70 pence” writes Adam Clark for marketwatch.com. Intu added that its board will meet to consider Hammerson’s request that it not convene a shareholder meeting to vote on the proposed deal.Hammerson has notified Intu’s board of the withdrawal of its recommendation, but the deal will still be voted on by its shareholders.Hammerson said earlier on Wednesday that it has withdrawn its recommendation to shareholders to vote in favor of its…

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Shire sells oncology unit for £1.7bn as Takeda boss prepares potential bid

“The oncology unit was an area that Takeda had identified as a driver for its potential takeover approach” writes Li Shufu for telegraph.co.uk. Drugmaker Shire has agreed to sell its oncology business to a French rival, putting into question whether a bid for the FTSE 100 firm from Japanese suitor Takeda will emerge. The UK Takeover Panel gave the Japanese firm a deadline of April 25 to announce a firm intention to bid or walk away. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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