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  • Reed Hastings, Netflix

    Millarworld's portfolio includes the "Kingsman," "Kick-Ass" and "Wanted" franchises.

  • Millarworld, run by Scottish writer Mark Millar with his wife Lucy, will give Netflix a host of character franchises with which to develop films, TV series and children's shows. Millarworld has developed three of its franchises "Wanted," "Kick-Ass" and "Kingsman" into films that have garnered nearly $1 billion in the global box office. "Mark is as close as you can get to a...

  • NETFLIX ACQUIRES MILLARWORLD, A COMIC BOOK PUBLISHING COMPANY FOUNDED.

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- The premier of Germany's Lower Saxony, which owns a fifth of Volkswagen's voting rights, on Sunday rejected as groundless a newspaper report that he softened a speech critical of the carmaker in the diesel emissions scandal at VW's request. Stephan Weil, already facing an unexpected election after the defection of a member of his ruling coalition...

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- The government of Germany's Lower Saxony, which holds a fifth of Volkswagen's voting rights, denied on Sunday a newspaper report that its premier softened speeches critical of the carmaker in the diesel emissions scandal at the company's request. Premier Stephan Weil, already facing an unexpected election after the defection of a member of his...

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- The government of Germany's Lower Saxony, which holds a fifth of Volkswagen's voting rights, on Sunday denied a newspaper report that its premier softened speeches critical of the carmaker in the diesel emissions scandal at the company's request. Premier Stephan Weil, already facing an unexpected election after the defection of a member of his...

  • BERLIN, Aug 6- The government of Germany's Lower Saxony on Sunday denied a newspaper report that its premier softened speeches critical of Volkswagen in the diesel emissions scandal at the company's request. Stephan Weil, already facing an unexpected election after the defection of a member of his ruling coalition to Chancellor Angela Merkel's...

  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai takes the stage during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2016.

    The technology, dubbed "Stamp," could be revealed as soon as next week, according to The Wall Street Journal.

  • *Will cut 3,000 jobs by 2020 in latest cost-savings plan. LONDON, Aug 4- British education group Pearson is cutting 3,000 jobs and slashing its dividend in its latest attempt to revive a business hit by the shift to digital from paper textbooks. The job losses, accounting for almost 10 percent of the group total, are part of Chief Executive John Fallon's third...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 2- Mexican mogul Carlos Slim sold off a small portion of his 17 percent stake in the New York Times Co last week, capitalizing on the stock's considerable rally this year. Slim sold 521,500 shares of the stock on July 28, yielding about $10 million, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The cornerstone of his empire is...

  • LONDON, July 31- British newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror ramped up its cost savings plan on Monday after weak print advertising and poor sales of classified ads pushed its half-year adjusted operating profit down by 9.4 percent. The group, which owns the Daily Mirror, reiterated its full-year outlook after committing to remove 20 million pounds from its...

  • July 28- Emerson Collective, a U.S. nonprofit led by philanthropist and investor Laurene Powell Jobs, will buy a majority stake in The Atlantic, the U.S. publisher said. Jobs, 53, widow of Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs, will share ownership of the magazine with the chairman and owner of Atlantic Media, David Bradley. Bradley will own a minority stake in Atlantic...

  • July 27- The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug. Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling stake in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition...

  • *Profit of 18 cents/ shr vs est 14 cents. July 27- The New York Times Co reported strong revenue growth and a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday as the newspaper publisher signed up more digital subscribers, driven by fervent marketing, cost cuts and the so-called "Trump bump." The stock was up 3.5 percent at $19.00 in late morning trading.

  • July 27- The publisher of marijuana enthusiast magazine, "High Times," plans to take the company public, High Times Holding Corp announced Thursday, as an increasing number of U.S. states legalize the drug. Oreva Capital, which in June announced it had bought a controlling stake in High Times for $70 million, is selling the company to special purpose acquisition...

  • The Times said digital advertising revenue, which now makes up nearly 42 percent of its total advertising revenue, rose 22.5 percent to $55.2 million in the quarter. The Times reported a profit of $15.6 million compared to a loss of $211,000, a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, it earned 18 cents per share from continuing operations, beating analysts'...

  • The company reported a profit of $15.6 million in the second quarter compared to a loss of $211,000, a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the company earned 9 cents per share in the latest quarter. Revenue rose 9.2 percent to $407.1 million.

  • July 17- Tesla Inc said on Monday that it had appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox Inc Chief Executive James Murdoch, increasing its board size to nine. Linda Johnson Rice, who heads Ebony Magazine publisher Johnson Publishing Co, was the other director named to the board. Tesla, led by Elon Musk, has been betting big on its...

  • *ITV appoints Carolyn McCall to replace Adam Crozier. LONDON, July 17- British broadcaster ITV has poached easyJet boss Carolyn McCall to be its next chief executive, hoping she can continue a record of delivering returns for shareholders in the face of intense competition. McCall, who was CEO at newspaper publisher Guardian Media Group before moving to easyJet...

  • *ITV appoints McCall to replace Adam Crozier. LONDON, July 17- British broadcaster ITV said on Monday it had appointed Carolyn McCall, the boss of airline easyJet, as its next chief executive, replacing Adam Crozier who has already stepped down. McCall, who was chief executive at newspaper publisher Guardian Media Group before taking the helm at easyJet in 2010,...