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After merger, Gannett will be the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S.

“Under the terms of the deal, New Media Investment Group, the parent of GateHouse Media, is the company that will acquire its smaller rival, Gannett” writes This Story Was for seattletimes.com. The merger is expected to reach formal completion Tuesday, the companies said in a statement Thursday.Shareholders voted Thursday to approve a deal that would join the two largest newspaper chains in the United States, all but guaranteeing the creation of a newspaper colossus that is likely to result in thousands of layoffs. Source: seattletimes.com

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Canalys: Amazon holds lead for smart speaker shipments as Google posts a dip

“Canalys shared its third-quarter statistics about global smart speaker shipments” reports rainnews.com. Alibaba edged out ahead for the period with 3.9 million shipments and a 13.6% market share.This sub-category of smart speakers accounted for 6.3 million units shipped in the period, with 500% global growth.Baidu posted 3.7 million shipments and a market share of 13.1%.The conglomerate’s market share reached 36.6% for the third quarter, up from 31.9% in the same period of 2018. Source: rainnews.com

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PayPal abruptly cuts off Pornhub’s payroll, leaving performers with few payment options

“Pornhub said on Wednesday that PayPal would no longer support payments to Pornhub performers (via Vice)” writes Nov Est for theverge.com. The company is pointing performers toward its other payment options including check, direct deposit, the Paxum e-wallet, and the Verge cryptocurrency (no relation to The Verge).Pornhub tells us that it will “continue to add more sex worker-friendly” ways to get paid and that it’s exploring more crypto options as well.In a blog post, Pornhub said that it was “devastated” by the decision, which cuts off the primary way it…

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AUD Daily Review November 14, 2019

AUD Daily Review for November 14, 2019 When is the Aussie jobs report and how could it affect AUD/USD? Amid pessimism surrounding the US-China trade deal, AUD/USD traders will keep an eye over the Aussie jobs report.   AUD/JPY technical analysis: 100-day EMA, 61.8% Fibo. question further declines With the RSI returning to normal conditions, AUD/JPY bounces off 100-day EMA while trading around 74.40 during the initial Thursday morning in Asia.   AUD/USD, USD/CAD, EUR/USD Price Trend Outlook in Positioning The AUD/USD and EUR/USD downtrend may prolong as traders counterintuitively…

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Cyberattacks target government computer systems in 2 N.J. counties

“Government computer systems in Union County and Dover, Morris County, suffered cyberattacks this past week, officials said” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. The attack in Union County began around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, targeting employees’ email, which was restored Thursday morning, Union County spokeswoman Tina Casey told NJ Advance Media.A spokeswoman for the FBI in New Jersey declined to comment about the cyberattack in Union County.Casey, the spokeswoman for Union County, was unsure if employees had suffered the same type of cyberattack as Dover. Source: nj.com

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Nvidia earnings point to end of a year of revenue declines

“For the fourth quarter, Nvidia expects revenue of $2.89 billion to $3.01 billion, up from revenue of $2.21 billion in the year-ago period, which would end four straight quarters of revenue declines” writes Wallace Witkowski for marketwatch.com. Read: Nvidia earnings: When will a new product arrive for the data center?. Nvidia Corp. forecast a return to revenue growth after four quarters of declines Thursday afternoon and beat estimates for its quarterly results.Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast earnings of $1.58 on revenue of $2.92 billion.Nvidia NVDA, +0.58%  shares fluctuated between…

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Dean Foods decline has more to do with water than oat milk

“Oat milk and other alternatives contributed to the bankruptcy filing this week of milk producer Dean Foods Inc., but the biggest drain on milk sales is an entirely different liquid: water” writes Tonya Garcia for marketwatch.com. A drop in cereal sales and a decline in the number of households with children are also factors in falling milk consumption.To be sure, plant-based milk alternatives are growing in popularity, with the NMPF citing data that shows 7% of those not drinking milk anymore have made the switch to products like oat milk…

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How to Watch Disney Plus on PS4

“You can use it to watch movies and TV shows from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar, Fox and, of course, Disney itself” reports ign.com. Now just open the Disney+ app on your PS4, log in, and you’re good to go.And because Disney also owns Fox, you can watch things like The Simpsons and Avatar. Source: ign.com

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Sydney Trading Session Heads Up Thursday, November 14, 2019

Sydney opening news digest Leon Cooperman Responds To Elizabeth Warren’s Anti-Billionaires TV Ad: ‘She’s Disgraceful’ The feud between Cooperman and Warren escalates, yet again.   Kraft Heinz Crosses Above 5% Yield Territory In trading on Thursday, shares of Kraft Heinz were yielding above the 5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.6), with the stock changing hands as low as $30.61 on the day.   How To Bank 25% In 11 Months From Safe Bonds Interest rates are the talk of the bond world right now. They are…

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Apple launches virtual health studies aiming to enroll hundreds of thousands of customers

“Amid rising concern about health data privacy, the tech giant has vowed not to sell the data collected from the studies” writes Shraddha Chakradhar for statnews.com. The studies are being billed as observational — meant to monitor people rather than serve them with an intervention — although the hearing health study has an interventional component.Apple will allow participants to control which types of information they share and to delete data within 24 hours of their collection. Source: statnews.com

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