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Amazon bids for Disney's 22 regional sports networks, including YES Network, sources say

Amazon bids for Disney's 22 regional sports networks, including YES Network, sources say

Amazon is bidding for all of the 22 regional sports TV networks that Disney acquired from Twenty-First Century Fox. The e-commerce giant's bid includes the New York-based YES Network, sources familiar with the matter told CNBC. It is bidding for the New York network along with an unknown sovereign wealth fund and the Yankees, the sources said. YES may be sold separately from the other networks.
Canadian cannabis investor gets lifetime U.S. entry ban as conference goers face scrutiny at border

Canadian cannabis investor gets lifetime U.S. entry ban as conference goers face scrutiny at border

A Canadian investor travelling to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend a prominent cannabis conference and tour a new cannabis facility has been issued a lifetime entry ban to the United States, according to an immigration lawyer he consulted. “He was travelling straight from Vancouver to Vegas. When they found out he was going down to tour the marijuana facility and that he was an investor in marijuana, they gave him a lifetime ban,” said Len Saunders, an immigration lawyer based in the border town of Blaine, Wash., who was consulted by the individual after receiving the ban.
Foreign Investors Find Trophy Properties in Unlikely U.S. Cities

Foreign Investors Find Trophy Properties in Unlikely U.S. Cities

U.S. properties in places like Denver, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and the suburbs of Atlanta have all drawn foreign investment this year as buyers look for growth outside the biggest U.S. metro areas. Canadian investors topped the list of foreign buyers of U.S. real estate this year, as they have for a decade. Among those was Toronto-based Starlight Investments, which purchased apartment complexes in the suburbs of Atlanta and Phoenix through its U.S. fund “There were really only a handful of people when we first started looking at the suburbs,
Apple's stock rout starts and ends with the iPhone

Apple's stock rout starts and ends with the iPhone

The stock, once a safe haven from market turmoil, is more than 20 percent below all-time highs and clinging to modest year-to-date gains. The stock has shed more than a $100 billion of its historic $1 trillion market valuation. It's on pace for its eighth straight week of declines and its worst month of trading since the 2008 financial crisis.
Amazon exposed customer names and emails in a 'technical error'

Amazon exposed customer names and emails in a 'technical error'

Amazon exposed some customers' names and emails due to a "technical error," according to emails the company sent to affected customers. Several people shared screenshots of the emails online Wednesday morning. BetaNews first reported the incident.
Bitcoin plunges as much as 16% to below $4,100, a new low for the year

Bitcoin plunges as much as 16% to below $4,100, a new low for the year

Bitcoin is still struggling to find a bottom this week. The digital currency dropped as much as 16 percent on Tuesday to its lowest level since Sept. 30, 2017, according to data from CoinMarketCap.com. Bitcoin fell as low as $4,076.59, bringing its total losses in seven days to roughly 30 percent. The cryptocurrency briefly pared those losses and was down about 7 percent in afternoon trading. As U.S. stock markets closed though, bitcoin was still down 12 percent over 24 hours, trading near $4,299, according to data from CoinDesk.
Bendgate Pro? Apple's new iPad is easily bent out of shape

Bendgate Pro? Apple's new iPad is easily bent out of shape

In recent years, new devices have been a little straight-laced. There was a time, you see, when the most important thing about a new phone was whether it could be easily bent. The iPhone 6 Plus, for example, was the subject of the famous Bendgate. Initial tests by instant examiners showed that it wasn't wise to put the phone in your back pocket and sit on it. Now, though, we may have a new, warped Apple problem. Famed tester Zach Nelson, aka Jerry Rig Everything, got hold of the new iPad Pro and bent it completely out of shape.
Ktor 1.0 Released: A Connected Applications Framework by JetBrains

Ktor 1.0 Released: A Connected Applications Framework by JetBrains

As we work on Kotlin, we implement many features that help build idiomatic and high-performing APIs. We’ve been dreaming of seeing a Web framework that utilizes these features to the max. Today, we can finally say we’ve built that kind of framework! Please welcome Ktor, which has just reached 1.0. Ktor is a Kotlin framework for building asynchronous servers and clients in connected systems. It is being created by the Kotlin team, and as such, it takes full advantage of the language in order to provide a great developer experience and excellent runtime performance.
WEED WINS ON ELECTION DAY. SO WHAT COMES NEXT?

WEED WINS ON ELECTION DAY. SO WHAT COMES NEXT?

AND SO A few more dominoes fall. Michigan voted to legalize the recreational use of cannabis, while Utah and Missourilegalized it for medical use, according to projections made late Tuesday night. (A recreational measure in North Dakota failed, though medical cannabis remains legal there.) They join 31 other states that have already gone the medical route and nine others that have gone fully recreational.
Hackers infect nearly 700,000 sites with Bitcoin-stealing malware

Hackers infect nearly 700,000 sites with Bitcoin-stealing malware

Cryptocurrency hackers have attacked one of the internet’s most used traffic analytics services, StatCounter, in order to siphon Bitcoin $BTC▼0.81% from users of online exchange desk Gate.io. In a targeted attack, hackers breached StatCounter to such an extent that over 688,000 websites were caught loading the malicious script, ZDNetreports.
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