Amazon in Talks to Buy Podcast Maker Wondery 

The tech giant is in exclusive talks for the purchase of the podcast startup, according to people familiar with the matter, as Amazon pushes further into the growing audio sector.

Discovery Launches Streaming Service for Its Cable Shows 

Discovery+ will launch on Jan. 4 and feature shows from channels including Food Network, TLC and Animal Planet.

UPS Slaps Limits on Some Shippers 

The delivery giant recently imposed shipping restrictions on Gap, Nike and some other large retailers, a sign that the pandemic-driven surge in online shopping is pressuring its capacity.

DoorDash Is Set to Deliver SoftBank a Big Hit 

SoftBank, whose strategy of pouring billions of dollars into highly unprofitable startups was bogged down by some high-profile flops a year ago, soon may have a notable winner to flaunt: DoorDash.

Pfizer, BioNTech's Covid-19 Vaccine Wins U.K. Authorization 

Britain became the first Western nation to grant emergency-use authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine, clearing a shot developed by Pfizer and Germany's BioNTech to be distributed in limited numbers within days.

Home Appliances Get a Hygiene Makeover 

The roughly $500 billion home-appliance industry is making a hard pivot toward hygiene as the Covid-19 pandemic shows no sign of moderating.

JD Health Raises $3.5 Billion From Hong Kong's Red-Hot Capital Markets 

The telemedicine arm of Chinese e-commerce giant raised $3.5 billion in Hong Kong's largest initial public offering this year, taking proceeds from new listings in the city to a 10-year high.

GardaWorld Raises G4S Bid 

Canada's GardaWorld increased its offer for G4S by 24%, valuing the London-listed security company at GBP3.68 billion.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to Leave Silicon Valley for Texas 

The tech giant is moving its headquarters to the Houston area, the latest sign of how the pandemic is reshaping the way Silicon Valley companies operate.

SoftBank Makes Another Bet on Freight Shipping Technology 

The Japanese firm led a $113.5 million investment in Flock Freight, a U.S. software startup that offers a service that uses algorithms to match trucks with freight headed in the same direction.


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 02, 2020 13:15 ET (18:15 GMT)

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