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CES Gadget Show Goes Digital

CES Gadget Show Goes Digital

The Consumer Technology Association decided to give back to the techies this year by hosting its annual expo in their natural habitat – behind a computer screen. There will be no Google theme-park ride or wall-sized TV displays this time,…

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New Platform, New Vices

New Platform, New Vices

If you’ve ever bet on a sports game, you’re likely aware having money on the line can spice-up the viewing experience. FuboTV knows it. Yesterday, FuboTV — the streaming service focused on live sports — announced a deal to acquire…

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Music Producer’s Songs Strike A $200 Million Chord With Investors

Music Producer’s Songs Strike A $200 Million Chord With Investors

With Apple and Spotify offering per-stream payouts averaging in the sub-$0.01 range, the economics of music can seem a bit gloomy. But when it comes to royalties, your cousin’s garage band ain’t Beyoncé. Investment giant KKR is taking a majority…

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Bill Gates ‘ Weakness

Bill Gates ‘ Weakness

Unfortunately the flight deals above won’t carry over here. Global Infrastructure Partners, the owner of Edinburgh airport, has agreed to acquire private jet services company Signature Aviation for $4.6 billion. While Signature has signaled it is open to competing offers,…

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Promising to Make Drugs Cheaper is Making EQRx Very Rich

Promising to Make Drugs Cheaper is Making EQRx Very Rich

Yesterday a pharmaceutical startup called EQRx announced a $500 million Series B funding round, bringing the company’s total haul to a whopping $750 million in its first twelve months of existence. In a pharma landscape where pushing for higher prices…

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A Shot in the Arm for Drugstores

A Shot in the Arm for Drugstores

Ironically, the drugstore and pharmacy business was not particularly well-suited for the pandemic. The work-from-home reality has meant fewer colds, torpedoing demand for over-the-counter medications. At the same time, many consumers have turned to delivery giants to stock their medicine…

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The IPO Party Rages On

The IPO Party Rages On

Turmoil in DC notwithstanding, U.S. equity markets hit yet another all-time high last week. This week, a crowd of high-profile companies are set to make their debuts on Wall Street. Affirm (AFRM): Buy now, pay later – hopefully the business…

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Food Costs Are Soaring

Food Costs Are Soaring

Gear up for even higher prices in the grocery aisle. The U.N.’s gauge of global food prices has ticked up 18% since May and reached its highest level since 2015 in December. This year, food prices are expected to climb…

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General Motors Takes Driver’s Seat In “Truck Wars”

General Motors Takes Driver’s Seat In “Truck Wars”

If you thought popularity contests were beneath corporate executives, think again. Automaker c-suites keep a close eye on Detroit’s “truck wars” as a measure of prestige (and bragging rights) among industry-leading pickup trucks. And in a rare turn, General Motors…

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Binge-watching Goes À-la-carte

Binge-watching Goes À-la-carte

“If only there was just more streaming service I could watch,” said no one ever. Yet here we are. Yesterday former executives of Disney and Discovery announced a new streaming platform called “Struum,” which will make its debut this spring….

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