PokerStars parent leaps 31% on Flutter’s $6 billion bid to create world’s biggest online gambling giant

Flutter Entertainment Plc is buying The Stars Group Inc. in a $6 billion all-share deal to create the world’s biggest online gaming group and take advantage of opportunities in the U.S. after the Supreme Court legalized sports betting. The deal allows the owner of gambling brands Paddy Power and Betfair to cut its reliance on Britain, where tighter rules on fixed-odds betting terminals and higher taxes for online betting have upended the industry. The newly…

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Mark Zuckerberg said he’d ‘go to the mat and fight’ if government tried to break up Facebook: report

Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg sought to rally employees amid a litany of challenges the social media company has faced over the past year and a half, speaking candidly in two hours of leaked audio recordings published by the Verge. While Zuckerberg often got laughs and tried to create a friendly banter with employees, the mood inside the company remains anxious, the Verge reported. Addressing questions raised at two open meetings with employees…

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Stars stock leaps 31% on Flutter’s $6 billion bid to create world’s biggest online gambling giant

Flutter Entertainment Plc is buying The Stars Group Inc. in a $6 billion all-share deal to create the world’s biggest online gaming group and take advantage of opportunities in the U.S. after the Supreme Court legalized sports betting. The deal allows the owner of gambling brands Paddy Power and Betfair to cut its reliance on Britain, where tighter rules on fixed-odds betting terminals and higher taxes for online betting have upended the industry. The newly…

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Peso inches sideways ahead of inflation data

The peso ended flat on Wednesday ahead of local inflation data. — BW FILE PHOTO THE PESO inched sideways against the dollar on Wednesday ahead of the release of September inflation data and following a weak manufacturing report out of the United States. The local unit ended at P51.94 against the greenback on Wednesday, inching down by a centavo from its P51.93-per-dollar close on Tuesday. The peso started the session at P51.92 per dollar. It…

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China’s High-Tech Progress Isn’t All Peaceful—Data Sheet

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Typically my columns in this space focus on China’s commercial technology: the wonders of WeChat, the triumphs of Taobao, the hubbub about Huawei. But on Tuesday, China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic with an elaborately choreographed weapons parade that offered a rare glimpse…

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Twitter, TweetDeck suffer global outage; thousands impacted

Twitter Inc was apparently back up on Wednesday after a worldwide outage hit the microblogging platform’s website and its dashboard management platform TweetDeck, affecting thousands of users. Several users were currently able to log in to access Twitter and TweetDeck. The company did not release an official statement on the status update of the outage. Earlier, outage monitoring website Outage.report had received more than 4,000 reports of the incident globally, including Japan, Canada and India.…

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Google’s New Password Security Tool Flags Compromised Websites

A big problem with passwords is that people use the same one over and over. This means that hackers who steal a password for one website—like for a hotel reward program—can often use it in many other places—such as to unlock their bank account. As a result, compromised passwords can turn into a skeleton key for hackers break into many parts of a victim’s digital life. To reduce this risk, Google is rolling out a…

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Paddy Power owner to buy Canada’s Stars for $6 billion to create world’s biggest online gambling company

Flutter Entertainment Plc is buying The Stars Group Inc. in a $6 billion all-share deal to create the world’s biggest online gaming group and take advantage of opportunities in the U.S. after the Supreme Court legalized sports betting. The deal allows the owner of gambling brands Paddy Power and Betfair to cut its reliance on Britain, where tighter rules on fixed-odds betting terminals and higher taxes for online betting have upended the industry. The newly…

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WeWork Is Hosting a Party After Its IPO Collapse. It Would Prefer That You Didn’t Notice

WeWork is keen to break with its past reputation for tequila-soaked partying. That doesn’t mean all celebrating is off the table. We Co., WeWork’s parent, is planning to host a launch party for its new European headquarters in London’s Waterloo district, according to people with knowledge of the event. About 500 WeWork staff are invited to mark the opening of what the company bills as the largest co-working space in the world, said the people,…

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Mall Developer Simon Takes 50% Stake in Rue Gilt And Launches Online Outlet Marketplace

Simon Property Group, a top U.S. developer of shopping centers, and digital commerce pioneer Rue Gilt Groupe, the owner of Rue La La and Gilt, are jointly building up an e-commerce marketplace that will cater to outlet mall shoppers, the companies said on Wednesday. In addition, Simon is taking a 50% stake in a new entity encompassing Rue Gilt and that website for $280 million. The joint venture will propel e-commerce outlet shopping to a…

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