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State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Farhad ManjooSTATE OF THE ARTEarlier this month, Twitter did something radical: The social network famous for its 140-character limit doubled it to 280.Weirdly, the world didn’t end. There was some whining from old-timers, which quickly died out. Mostly, everything was O.K. Some might even say the change was for the better.There’s a lesson in this...

Net Neutrality Repeal: What Could Happen and How It Could Affect You

AdvertisementFor you and me, the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality rules can be boiled down to two questions: What might happen? And whom do you trust?Here’s our guide for internet users looking for answers.The BackdropThe net neutrality rules were passed in 2015 during the Obama administration when Democrats controlled...

Washington Has Delivered a Tangled Message on AT&T’s Power

In a matter of hours this week, the Trump administration twice weighed in on one of the central issues shaping business and society today — just how much market power big companies should be allowed to amass.Yet in back-to-back developments, two federal agencies arrived at starkly different conclusions, and one company, AT&T, found itself on opposite...

U.S. Bribery Case Sheds Light on Mysterious Chinese Company

AdvertisementPatrick Ho flew to New York in fall 2014. His intention, according to the Justice Department, was to bribe African officials on behalf of a private Chinese conglomerate with global ambitions and enormous wealth.In meetings at the United Nations, Mr. Ho, a former Hong Kong civil servant, laid the groundwork for millions of dollars of payments...

Uber Discloses Data Breach, Kept Secret for a Year, Affecting 57 Million Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber disclosed Tuesday that hackers had stolen 57 million driver and rider accounts and that the company had kept the data breach secret for more than a year after paying a $100,000 ransom.The deal was arranged by the company’s chief security officer and on the orders the former chief executive, Travis Kalanick, according to several...

Legal

Latest News From Who's Who Legal

Latest News From Who's Who Legalhttp://whoswholegal.com/</link> The Latest News From Who's Who Legalen-gbTue, 21 Nov 2017 20:40:00 GMT<![CDATA[Mario Barrera Vázquez joins Thompson & Knight]]>http://whoswholegal.com/news/community/article/34130/</link> Mario Barrera is now a part of Thompson & Knight’s tax practice...

Trade & Customs: Roundtable

Trade & Customs: RoundtableWho’s Who Legal brings together Daniel Moulis at Moulis Legal, Gary Horlick at Law Offices of Gary N Horlick, Christopher Kent at Cassidy Levy Kent and Anzhela Makhinova at Sayenko Kharenko to discuss issues facing trade and customs lawyers and their clients in the industry today.     How...

Confidentiality and Rights of Defence in EU Trade Defence Investigations: Transparency is Good for You

Confidentiality and Rights of Defence in EU Trade Defence Investigations: Transparency is Good for YouRenato Antonini, Jones DayRenato Antonini at Jones Day discusses the challenges faced in trade investigations when it comes to handling confidential data, and the impact it has on the interests of the parties involved. In anti-dumping, anti-subsidy...

Development of Latin America Through Foreign Trade and Investment

Development of Latin America Through Foreign Trade and InvestmentJosé Francisco Mafla and Camilo Castrill, Brigard & Urrutia AbogadosIn this article, José Francisco Mafla and Camilo Castrill at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados explore the development of trade throughout Latin America, and its effect on and importance for the region’s economic...

Canada Outlaws Facilitation Payments

Facilitation payments are no longer exempt under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.  On October 30, 2017, Global Affairs Canada, which manages diplomatic relations and promotes international trade, announced the end of the exemption.  This change was initiated in 2013 but delayed to give companies time to adjust their policies...

Deals

Graphite backs £72m MBO of leadership consultancy YSC

Graphite Capital, a leading mid-market private equity specialist, has backed the £72 million management buy-out of YSC Consulting, the independent global provider of leadership strategy consultancy services. Headquartered in London, YSC Consulting operates from 17 offices in Europe, North America, South Africa and Asia-Pacific. It has built a...

Share prices of global acquirers continue to underperform World Index in the third quarter

New research reveals global trend for successful M&A deals becoming increasingly difficult to deliver as market reacts to new political winds The global M&A market continues to struggle to add value, underperforming the Index in 2017 for the second quarter this year, which is a trend not seen since 2012, according to Willis Towers Watson’s latest...

Equiteq advises GNC Group on their merger with Grant Thornton

Equiteq, a global consulting and IT services sector M&A specialist, is pleased to announce the merger of its client, GNC Group Consulting (“GNC Group”), with Grant Thornton Australia (“Grant Thornton”).  The transaction completed on September 1, 2017. GNC Group is a Melbourne-based retail and consumer product focused management consulting...

M&A insurance buyout as premiums and retentions fall, and new insurers enter market

Premium rates fall as demand increases – 2017 sees a 12% drop on 2016 levels and a 25% drop on 2015 levelsWidening consumer choice and increased competition - average retention rates fall by 44% from 2016 level In its most recent Global M&A Insurance Index, JLT Specialty (JLT), reported a 76% increase in the number of M&A insurance policies they...

International cooperation dominating cross-border M&A tax landscape

New M&A guide shows shake-up in global economic environment is forcing change US tax policy proposals threaten many aspects of global M&A Taxand, the global tax advisor, today releases its 2017 Global Guide to M&A Tax, providing guidance on the M&A tax climate across 37 jurisdictions and an overview of continuing and emerging trends that reflect...

Acq Lite

Thought to Be Extinct For 42 Years, Cute Critter is Finally Spotted by Guy Eating Lunch

This conservation success story is only made better by the fact that this tiny salamander – which was thought to be extinct – is really cute. The post Thought to Be Extinct For 42 Years, Cute Critter is Finally Spotted by Guy Eating Lunch appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Check Out People’s Elation Yesterday When Australia Voted ‘Yes’ For Gay Marriage

The Australian people voted “overwhelmingly” in favor of same-sex marriage – and their reaction to the announcement is incredibly heartwarming. The post Check Out People’s Elation Yesterday When Australia Voted ‘Yes’ For Gay Marriage appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Dad Gets to Grant Christmas Wish For Son With Autism Thanks to Internet

James Dutton and his ex-wife were determined to give their son with autism the perfect Christmas. Upon asking 19-year-old Thomas to make a wish list for Santa, however, they ran into a problem. The parents from London were able to get everything on the list except for a rare VHS The post Dad Gets to Grant Christmas Wish For Son With Autism Thanks to...

Hearts Melt Over College Roommate’s Dedication to Helping His Little Sister

While some people might have dicier memories of older siblings from their childhood, this college student is doing a small kindness for his little sister that “will stay with her forever.” Reddit user TheRylan posted a photo of his college roommate FaceTiming with his younger sister in front of a The post Hearts Melt Over College Roommate’s...

World’s Coolest Library Opens in China and It’s Breathtaking

Book lovers, pack your bags – one of the coolest libraries in the world has just opened up in China and it is absolutely gorgeous. The Tianjin Binhai Library, also called “The Eye of Benhai” because of its mirrored spherical centerpiece depicted above, has opened up in the Binhai Cultural District of The post World’s Coolest Library Opens...