Time Warner will create 10 original shows for Snapchat

June 20, 2017

… dramas and comedy, and also has committed to advertising. The partnership is a big vote of confidence for Snapchat, which is facing an onslaught from Facebook copying its core Stories feature across its app network: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp. Snapchat’s user growth and downloads have been down over the last year, placing fear in investors and analysts who have watched the stock fall to and hover around its original price on the New York Stock Exchange. Snap Inc.’s …

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Uber just lost its head of business

June 14, 2017

… will be replaced by David Richter, Uber’s VP of Strategic Initiatives, according to an internal email obtained by the Times. “David is an extremely talented leader and I have high confidence in his ability to drive the company forward,” Michael wrote in the email. But with the shakeup, the leadership at the top is extremely bare. …

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Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… two-thirds of all the seats in the House of Commons – not only those who vote – and it includes vacant seats. With 650 seats, that means 434 MPs must back an early election. This would be the quickest way. Alternatively, an election could come about if a motion of no confidence in the government is passed in the House of Commons and no motion expressing confidence in the government is subsequently passed within 14 days – the wording of these motions has to be precisely as set …

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Sporting plan to boost boys in ballet – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… and investment. ‘Super heroes’ It will include new choreography, available online for boys to download and practise, devised by Iain Mackay, principal dancer at Birmingham Royal Ballet. “I’ve looked at ways of bringing what young boys interested in ballet can take from their passions outside the studio and use it to give them confidence and a common language,” said Mr Mackay. “Whether that be developing their favourite footballer’s elaborate goal …

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7 traits of successful leaders who break barriers to create opportunity

June 2, 2017

… should be naive about it. You’ve got to put in the work to build your skills before you can believe they’ll take you to the goal you want to achieve. Once you put in the work, have confidence in your abilities. 2.They dont get embarrassed easily. I don’t know whether it’s just me getting older, but I hardly ever feel embarrassed anymore. And when I look at other people who are able to build strong business relationships, create opportunity, anddominate their industries, …

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Another Trump crisis craters GOP agenda

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s governing agenda, which only 10 days ago showed signs of gaining steam, appears to have derailed after he allegedly shared classified information and dismissed FBI director James Comey, both of which threaten to alienate Republicans while bogging down the White House once again. Hours after The Washington Post reported Trump shared information about terror plots with Russian officials in the Oval Office, alarmed lawmakers on Capitol Hill were …

May 16, 2017
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Pay will continue to be squeezed, employers’ survey suggests – BBC News

… cost jobs’ There are also more fundamental problems with the UK economy. Too many businesses are poorly run, as Andy Haldane, the chief economist of the Bank of England, has pointed out. If this “long tail” of firms improved the way they worked, Britain’s productivity headache could be treated. But there is little evidence of that as yet. ‘No surprise’ “The good news in this latest survey is that employment confidence remains positive, with sectors like …

May 15, 2017
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