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Exclusive: Brands blast Twitter for ads next to child pornography accounts

Exclusive: Brands blast Twitter for ads next to child pornography accounts

Sept 28 (Reuters) – Some major advertisers including Dyson, Mazda, Forbes and PBS Kids have suspended their marketing campaigns or removed their ads from parts of Twitter because their promotions appeared alongside tweets soliciting child pornography, the companies told Reuters. DIRECTV and Thoughtworks also told Reuters late on Wednesday that they have paused their advertising …

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Indian billionaire Adani seeks to control NDTV;  media group says move without consent

Indian billionaire Adani seeks to control NDTV; media group says move without consent

India’s richest man, Adani, seeks to expand media business NDTV says Adani unit moved without its consent Adani takeover may not be friendly – legal expert Deal to buy NDTV could heat up competition among billionaires BENGALURU, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s conglomerate on Tuesday said it seeks to control a majority …

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Third Point discloses stake of nearly $1 billion in Disney, pushes for changes

Third Point discloses stake of nearly $1 billion in Disney, pushes for changes

Aug 15 (Reuters) – Hedge fund Third Point on Monday disclosed a stake of roughly $1 billion in Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and said it plans to push the media company to make a string of changes, from spinning off cable sports channel ESPN to buy back shares and add new board members. Billionaire investor …

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Stephen King going to bat for US gov't in case against book publishing mega-merger

Stephen King going to bat for US gov’t in case against book publishing mega-merger

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The US Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to block a $2.2 billion merger of two of the “Big Five” book publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, in a trial that is expected to feature testimony from horror writer Stephen King. “It’s real money for real …

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