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Comcast to report earnings before the bell

“Comcast is expected to report earnings for its fourth quarter 2018 on Wednesday” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Disclosure: Comcast is the owner of NBCUniversal, parent company of CNBC and CNBC.com.Here are the key numbers Wall Street is expecting: Last quarter, Comcast beat analyst estimates on the top and bottom lines in what CEO Brian Roberts said was the company’s “best broadband quarter in 10 years” in an interview on CNBC after the report.Investors will also likely hear about NBCUniversal’s recently announced plans to enter the streaming space on Wednesday’s…

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Labor Dept. says Oracle underpaid women and minorities

“The Labor Department charge, reported in Wired, echoes an independent analysis of Oracle pay data filed in a private lawsuit on Friday, which alleges the company underpaid women compared with male counterparts by more than $13,000” reports axios.com. How it works: Lawsuits such as these, as well as a similar ones filed against other big tech companies, highlight the subtle, nearly invisible tactics that can make it difficult for employees to bridge the pay gap.Other big tech companies, including Google and Uber, have been accused of using similar tactics to…

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TD Ameritrade Doubles Q1 Profit, Beats Market Expectation

“Online brokerage firm TD Ameritrade has doubled its profits in the first quarter of 2018-19 fiscal year, according to the company filled earning report” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. The Omaha-based company also handled an average of 927,849 trades per day during the quarter and trading topped 1 million on 14 days.After one-time cost adjustment of the earnings, the reported profits stand at $1.11 per share, a much higher number than the street expectation of $1.01 per share. Source: financemagnates.com

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BTHMB Merges with Blockchain Industries for US Listing

“US-listed Blockchain Industries, on Tuesday, announced that it has signed a binding letter of intent with Singapore-based holding company BTHMB, which is being renamed Blockchain Exchange Alliance (BXA)” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. Commenting on the merger, Patrick Moynihan, CEO of Blockchain Industries, said: “We are thrilled to be part of this important initiative that is expected to bring liquidity, accessibility, and expansion to the blockchain industry.According to CNBC, Blockchain Exchange Alliance has already completed the listing process in Singapore, however, as the IPO process might take another year or…

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TigerWit Achieves 96% YoY Uptick in Total Revenue in 2018

“Specifically, total revenue for TigerWit was $19.6 million in 2018, the company states” writes Celeste Skinner for financemagnates.com. Our plan this year is to grow our global footprint even further and we look forward to providing further updates throughout the year,” Hughes added.Commenting on the results, Tim Hughes, the CEO at TigerWit said: “2018 was a fantastic year for TigerWit and our global operations.Already, TigerWit is a sponsor of Liverpool FC, which the company believes was one contributor to its success in 2018. Source: financemagnates.com

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The food delivery robot take-over continues at yet another college campus

“The fleet autonomously (naturally) brings food to students and teachers on a campus meal plan run through food services company Sodexo” writes Sasha Lekach for mashable.com. Starship Technologies has a fleet of 25 mini robots descending upon the George Mason University campus, in Fairfax, Virginia, on Tuesday.Make way for more robots bearing lattes and doughnuts for college students. Source: mashable.com

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Fujitsu’s new AI tech aims to help respond to cyberattacks

“Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have created an AI technology that automatically determines whether action needs to be taken in response to a cyberattack” reports financefeeds.com. This technology identifies and extracts attack logs, which show the behavior of a cyberattack, from huge amounts of operations logs.Fujitsu Laboratories combined the newly developed technologies with its own Deep Tensor AI technology, and ran evaluative testing on the determination model that had been trained on the new training data. The new entity aims to grow Fujitsu’s global AI business by bringing together the innovative AI…

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Europe’s Arianespace takes on SpaceX by cutting Ariane 5 rocket launch price

“He said in current marketing campaigns, the company is offering customers such as telecoms an Ariane 5 launch for the same price as the Ariane 6” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Europe’s Arianespace is discounting the price of satellite launches with its Ariane 5 rockets as it competes against U.S. rival SpaceX for customers before the release of the cheaper Ariane 6 rocket next year, a senior executive said on Wednesday. Source: 95kqds.com

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RPC Group accepts $4.29 billion Apollo bid

“RPC Group PLC (RPC.LN) said Wednesday that it has accepted a takeover bid from private-equity giant Apollo Global Management LLC APO, -4.94% that values the U.K. packaging company at 3.32 billion pounds ($4.29 billion)” writes Adria Calatayud for marketwatch.com. The offer price represents a 16% premium to RPC’s closing share price on Sept. 7, the last day prior to the start of the offer period.Apollo’s bid is final and won’t be increased, RPC said.RPC shareholders will receive 782 pence a share in cash and be entitled to get the previously…

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