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Us review: Jordan Peele makes seeing double singularly terrifying

Jordan Peele follows up his Oscar-winning 2017 thriller Get Out with a more straightforward horror film in Us, but the film's blunt terror succeeds thanks to fantastic performances from the cast and clever storytelling. The post Us review: Jordan Peele makes seeing double singularly terrifying appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Movies & TV, Movie Reviews, US


Us review

Jordan Peele follows up his Oscar-winning 2017 thriller Get Out with a more straightforward horror film in Us, but the film's blunt terror succeeds thanks to fantastic performances from the cast and clever storytelling. The post Us review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Movies & TV, Movie Reviews, US


Amazon to launch mobile ads, threatening Google and Facebook

Amazon has found a new way to grab a chunk of the US$129 billion (NZ$187b) digital advertising market now dominated by Google and Facebook: selling video spots on the e-commerce giant's smartphone shopping app.Amazon has been beta... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, US


US targets Chinese firms for alleged NKorea sanctions dodge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday sanctioned two Chinese shipping companies suspected of helping North Korea evade sanctions — the first targeted actions taken against Pyongyang since its nuclear negotiations with the U.S. in Hanoi last month ended without agreement. “The maritime industry must do more to stop North Korea’s illicit shipping practices,” […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, North Korea, US, Ap, Nation, Pyongyang, Hanoi, Trump, NKorea, Nation & World


Uber reportedly chooses the NYSE for IPO as competitor Lyft gears up to list on Nasdaq

Uber has chosen the New York Stock Exchange for its upcoming initial public offering (IPO), according to Bloomberg. The ride-hailing company is expected to publicly file for an IPO in April at a valuation that could hit as high as $120 billion. Meanwhile, Uber's rival Lyft is revving up its own IPO on the other major US stock exchange, the Nasdaq. Lyft is expected to start trading at the end of next week. The competition between Uber and Lyft has no bounds. Just days before Lyft is set to go ...
Tags: Lyft, Ipo, US, Trends, Bloomberg, New York Stock Exchange, Levi Strauss, Nyse, Samsung Galaxy, GrubHub, New York Stock Exchange NYSE, Bloomberg Uber, Nasdaq Lyft, Nasdaq Uber


How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

Technology companies powered a broad rally for U.S. stocks Thursday, snapping the market’s two-day losing streak. Retailers and industrial companies also notched solid gains, which offset losses in financial stocks. Levi Strauss soared 32 percent as the storied jeans maker went public for the second time. On Thursday: The S&P 500 index rose 30.65 points, […]
Tags: Business, News, US, Nation, Levi Strauss


Walmart is reportedly considering taking on Google and Microsoft with a video game streaming service (WMT, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT)

Walmart is considering creating its own video game streaming service, according to a new report from US Gamer. The report comes just days after Google announced Stadia, an upcoming video game streaming service that aims to remove the need for expensive video game consoles. According to US Gamer, Walmart has entered preliminary talks with developers and publishers, and discussed video game streaming at this year's Game Developers Conference, where Stadia was announced. Walmart is the latest co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, MGM, GDC, Samsung Galaxy, Netflix Hulu, VUDU, Walmart CTO Jeremy King, San Francisco Stadia


CDPQ buys 27 pct of Hilco Trading

La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec said March 21 that it acquired a minority, 27 percent, of Hilco Trading LLC. Financial terms weren’t announced. Hilco, of Chicago, is a diversified financial services company. PRESS RELEASE MONTRÉAL and CHICAGO, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”) has acquired a minority stake in Hilco Trading, LLC (d/b/a “Hilco Global”), an independent financial services company. Following the transaction, CDPQ will own 27% o...
Tags: Facebook, India, US, Trends, Chicago, Canada, New Delhi, Quebec, JEFFREY, Northbrook Illinois, PE Deals, Hilco, CDPQ, Quebec CDPQ, Stephane Etroy Executive, Hilco Global


Inside the Lyft roadshow in NYC where investors packed the penthouse of a $1,000 a night hotel (LYFT)

Lyft executives met with 400 investors at New York's St. Regis hotel on Thursday for its pre-IPO roadshow. The company would not provide a timeline for reaching profitability, but stressed that it would not engage in a price war with rival Uber, attendees told Business Insider. The company also said it has no plans to expand into China. The IPO is set to value Lyft at $20 billion and is expected in the coming weeks. NEW YORK — Nearly 400 money managers and Wall Street bankers crowded into the...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, NYC, China, Ipo, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jefferies, Zimmer, Logan Green, John Zimmer, Central Park, Caesar, St Regis


Boeing will start including a safety feature that customers previously had to pay for on all 737 Max aircraft (BA)

Boeing will start including a safety feature customers previously had to pay for on all of its 737 Max aircraft, The New York Times reports. The feature, called a disagree light, will alert pilots if two sensors are giving different readings of the angle at which the plane is pointing up or down. Those sensors are part of the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), which points an aircraft's nose downward if the plane is flying at too steep an incline. Boeing did not immedia...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, Canada, New York Times, Boeing, Doj, Bugatti, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS


M&A Quarterly News In The Engineering and Construction Industry Sector

The report below gives a good overview of the first quarter M&A activity in the Engineering and Construction Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Engineering and Construction sector for Q4 2018 included 61 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet. One of the notable middle market transactions closed in October when MDU Resources Group, Inc. acquired Sweetman Construction Co, doing business as Concrete Materials Co, for ...
Tags: Business, US, South Dakota, Mergers, Mergers and Acquisitions, Merger, Acquisition, FactSet, Engineering/Construction, MDU Resources Group Inc, Peter Heydenrych, Corporate Finance Associates, Merger-and-aquisitions, Engineering and Construction, MDU, Acquistitions


Top US general to meet with Google on China security worries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer plans to meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain ground on the U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford says efforts like Google’s artificial intelligence venture in China allow the Chinese military to access and take […]
Tags: Google, Business, News, Washington, China, US, Ap, Nation, U S Gen Joseph Dunford


I drove a $42,000 VW Golf R to see if the 'performance hatch' is worth the price — here's the verdict

The VW Golf R is a performance hatchback that adds premium touches and tech to the VW Golf GTI. The Golf R is a bit expensive, but it's a versatile vehicle that's bliss to drive. The best part is that a driver can access all the power the Golf R's 288-horsepower engine puts out. This is an ideal daily commuter for a grownup who still wants to enjoy the occasional track day — or just likes to carve up winding roads. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R might be the most fun I've had behind the wheel thu...
Tags: Facebook, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Vw, Volkswagen, City Of Angels, Lax, VW Golf R, VW Golf, Lapiz Blue Metallic, Titan Black


Netflix's original TV shows and movies still only represent 11% of its catalog, but are dominating its new spending

Netflix's original programming in the US increased from 4% of the service's content in December 2016 to 11% in December 2018. Netflix has been focusing more on original content and less on licensing deals as more companies jump into the streaming war. Amazon and Hulu have a majority of licensed content, while HBO Now/Go has the biggest percentage of original content (relative to licensed). As the streaming wars heat up and more companies set plans for their own platforms, Netflix has focused ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Barclays, Hulu, AT T, Netflix Amazon, Ampere Analysis, WarnerMedia, Lottie Towler, Friends Even NBCUniversal


Here’s how much ‘Bitcoin Twitter’ loves presidential candidate Andrew Yang

The hype surrounding the US presidential election in 2020 is growing palpable, and one candidate, Andrew Yang, is getting significant attention from the cryptocurrency community. Yang, a Democratic Party candidate, is absolutely the favorite of internet memelords, but he isn’t the only one appealing to the blockchain crowd. Hard Fork investigated the Twitter feeds of every confirmed presidential candidate (as well as a few rumored ones) to figure out  who the cryptocurrency community prefers mos...
Tags: Startups, Twitter, US, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Trump, Democratic Party, Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Bernie Sanders Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Hard Fork


DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reported. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot-training manuals ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Seattle, Boeing, Doj, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Department of Justice DOJ


The DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reports. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot trainin...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Boeing, Doj, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS, United States Department of Justice DOJ, Koenigsegg Jesko


Los Angeles Airport's $20 billion rebuild aimed at making journey smoother for Kiwis

The woman in charge of Los Angeles Airport says its $20 billion redevelopment will transform the passenger experience for what is still a popular US entry point for New Zealand travellers.Although the number of cities through which... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, New Zealand, Kiwis, Los Angeles Airport


Netflix's original TV shows and movies dominate its new spending but still represent only a small percentage of its catalog

Netflix's original programming in the US increased from 4% of the service's content in December 2016 to 11% in December 2018. Netflix has been focusing more on original content and less on licensing deals as more companies jump into the streaming wars. Amazon and Hulu each have a majority of licensed content, while HBO Now/Go has the biggest percentage of original content relative to licensed. As the streaming wars heat up and more companies set plans for their own platforms, Netflix has focu...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Barclays, Hulu, AT T, Netflix Amazon, Ampere Analysis, Jumpshot, WarnerMedia, Lottie Towler, Friends Even NBCUniversal


Pilots who fly for Amazon Air earn 33% less than their colleagues at UPS and FedEx for flying the exact same planes (AMZN)

More than a dozen current and former pilots who fly for Amazon Air told Business Insider about a culture of overwork and underpay at their employers, which contract air services to Amazon.  ABX, ATI, and Atlas pilots, who fly your Amazon Prime packages, all make considerably less than pilots at other cargo airlines, including FedEx and UPS.  "Amazon is doing everything possible to keep their shipping expense low because it's ballooning," one analyst told Business Insider.    The pilots who ...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, UPS, Atlas, Boeing, Fedex, Ati, Abx, Mercedes Benz, ATSG, AMZN, Alpa, National Mediation Board


Netflix's original TV shows and movies dominate its new spending, but still only represent a small percentage of its catalog

Netflix's original programming in the US increased from 4% of the service's content in December 2016 to 11% in December 2018. Netflix has been focusing more on original content and less on licensing deals as more companies jump into the streaming war. Amazon and Hulu have a majority of licensed content, while HBO Now/Go has the biggest percentage of original content (relative to licensed). As the streaming wars heat up and more companies set plans for their own platforms, Netflix has focused ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Barclays, Hulu, AT T, Netflix Amazon, Ampere Analysis, WarnerMedia, Lottie Towler, Friends Even NBCUniversal


Citi Ventures just led a $28 million round for a startup that helps freelancers manage their finances

Citigroup's investment arm led a $28 million funding round in a San Francisco-based software company that helps creative freelancers manage their finances.  The investment comes as more US workers are participating in the "gig economy," meaning they're outside contractors who don't rely on long-term, traditional employers.  The investment arm of Citigroup is backing a software company that's aimed at helping freelancers manage their bills and projects.  San Francisco-based HoneyBook has just ...
Tags: North Korea, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Citigroup, Citibank, Intuit, Citi Ventures, Shark Tank, Citi, Norwest Venture Partners, Kim Jong, Honeybook, Naama Alon


Marqeta files to raise $250M on a $1.9B valuation

The world of digital payments continues to power ahead — fuelled by the continuing growth of e-commerce and fintech — and now one of the bigger startups making waves in the secotr is raising a huge round of funding. TechCrunch has learned that Marqeta — a payment processing company that works in the area of powering payment cards on behalf of other brands along with related services — is in the process of raising $250 million on a valuation of $1.875 billion. The figures come by way of a Delawar...
Tags: Europe, Finance, Funding, US, Tech, Banking, Accenture, Max Levchin, Delaware, Reuters, Oakland CA, Iconiq, Marqeta, Granite Ventures, PrimeUnicornIndex Marqeta, Iconiq Goldman Sachs Visa


No, you don't have a 5G phone yet – US consumers are uninformed and misled about 5G, but T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T can change that (TMUS, VZ, S, T)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Apps and Platforms Premium subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. US mobile carriers are racing to invest in the next big thing in wireless — 5G — but the lack of user understanding of the standard will prevent carriers from reaping the benefits of their new network technology. Over four-fifths (81%) of consumers don’t have an understanding of 5G or what it means ...
Tags: US, Trends, Tokyo, APAC, Sprint Verizon, T Mobile Verizon Sprint, Business Insider Intelligence Apps


US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.28 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, giving an incentive to potential buyers as the spring homebuying season opens. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage declined to 4.28 percent from 4.31 percent the previous week. Mortgage rates have fallen substantially since the beginning of the […]
Tags: Business, News, Washington, US, Ap, Freddie Mac


After several 'Fantastic Four' flops, Disney should use its upcoming Netflix competitor to revamp the franchise

The Disney-Fox merger closed on Wednesday, and Disney now owns the film rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four. Fox made three "Fantastic Four" movies in the last fifteen years, and none were resounding successes. The 2015 reboot is an infamous disaster. Disney should not rush the characters to the big screen, and instead utilize its upcoming streaming service, Disney+. With Disney's acquisition of Fox, which closed on Wednesday, Disney now owns Fox's film studio, many of its television asset...
Tags: Disney, US, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Sony, Deadpool, Stan Lee, Hulu, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Chris Evans, Jack Kirby, Tom Hiddleston, Reed, Susan


Satellite giants Dish and DirecTV are taking wildly different pricing approaches to streaming. Here's what it says about the future of live digital TV.

Sling TV and DirecTV Now are taking opposite approaches to OTT growth. DirecT V Now increased its prices, which could cause it to lose half its sub scribers this year, while Sling is ratcheting up promotions to attract new customers. The differences in approach reveal the fundamental differences between the two companies and the future of live digital TV. After competing head to head for years, Sling TV and DirecTV Now, the two biggest digital live TV services by subscribers are taking opposi...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Abc, Youtube, US, Trends, Comcast, Sony, Cbs, Hulu, Viacom, Macquarie, AT T, Frost Sullivan, Alan Wolk, DirecTV


Boeing quietly unveiled the $442 million airliner that will replace the 747 jumbo jet (BA)

The Boeing 777X was unveiled on March 13 in a private employee-only event.  The 777X is destined to serve as Boeing's new flagship and as the replacement for the iconic 747 jumbo jet.  The 777X comes in two variants, the $410.2 million 777-8 and $442.2 million 777-9. The jet is expected to enter service with launch customer Emirates in 2020.  Wednesday, March 13 was supposed to be a media bonanza for Boeing. The aviation giant was set to unveil its next great wide-body jetliner. One that is d...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines


'It's a complex ecosystem': Ad-tech firms promise OTT advertisers granular measurement, but marketers say there are holes in their pitches

A number of ad-tech companies are rolling out new measurement products they say can help marketers see if their OTT ads led to a sale. These companies pull data from smart TV manufacturers and cable boxes, then match it with third-party stats to determine if someone purchased a product or went to a store after seeing TV ads. Marketers' challenge is finding enough scale to measure the growing number of OTT platforms and streaming services. Vizio-owned Inscape is one of the largest sources of sm...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Vizio, Samba TV, Emarketer, SVP, Cramer Krasselt, Wexler, Giacosa, Alphonso, Lisa Giacosa, Inscape, Chris Wexler, Samba TV Alphonso


Kaarta raises $6.5 mln

Kaarta said May 21 that it raised $6.5 million led by GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund. Riverfront Ventures, Zamagias Properties, Quaker Capital Investments, and Startbot participated in the round. Kaarta, of Pittsburgh, provides 3D reality capture for robotics professionals to map and model indoor and outdoor spaces. PRESS RELEASE PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kaarta, Inc., the innovator of real-time mobile 3D reality capture, announced today that it has raised US$6.5 million to accelerate the g...
Tags: US, Trends, Pittsburgh, Jabil, VC Deals, Kaarta, Susan McArthur, Badger Technologies, GBIF, PITTSBURGH BUSINESS WIRE Kaarta Inc, GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund GBIF, Kevin Dowling Kaarta, Geoff Perkins, Kaarta Kaarta, Wi Fi Kaarta



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