News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day
P&G Worked With China Trade Group on Tech to Avert Apple Privacy Rules
Procter & Gamble tested an advertising technique being
developed in China to gather iPhone data for targeted ads, seeking
to find a way around Apple's new privacy tools, according to people
familiar with the matter.
Netflix Inks Deal for Rights to Sony Movies, Including Upcoming 'Spider-Man' Films
The multi-year pact will start with Sony Pictures
Entertainment's 2022 movie slate and will include streaming rights
to older films from Sony's library.
SoftBank to Invest $500 Million in Mortgage Startup Better
Japanese investing giant seeks to ride a wave of swelling
startup valuations with an investment that values the mortgage
startup at $6 billion.
GM to Halt Production at Several Plants Due to Chip Shortage
The global shortage of semiconductor chips prompted General
Motors to halt production at several North American factories, and
extend shutdowns at some others, including some that make popular
Facebook Dataset Addresses Algorithmic Bias
The social network on Thursday made publicly available a dataset
designed to help artificial-intelligence researchers evaluate their
computer vision and audio models for potential algorithmic
GameStop to Name Chewy Co-Founder as Chairman
The Chewy co-founder joined GameStop's board earlier this year
and holds a nearly 13% stake in the company.
Credit Suisse Ignored Warnings on Archegos, Greensill
The Swiss banking giant is examining how, after years of beefing
up compliance and risk, it pushed into risky trades that it
couldn't easily exit.
Publicis Groupe Signs On to Use Trade Desk's Alternative to Cookies
The advertising conglomerate has struck a deal with
ad-technology company Trade Desk meant to help it send targeted ads
as marketers prepare for big changes in the digital ecosystem.
New U.S. Airline Avelo Enters Competitive Travel Market
A new airline is launching, bringing more competition to a
domestic travel market that was ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic
but has been showing signs of revival in recent months.
Canopy Growth to acquire Supreme Cannabis in latest tie-up in busy weed sector
Canopy Growth Corp. said Thursday it has reached an agreement to
acquire Toronto-based Supreme Cannabis Co. Inc. in the latest
M&A deal in a cannabis sector that is seeing a burst of
activity amid hopes for reforms of strict U.S. laws.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
April 08, 2021 15:00 ET (19:00 GMT)
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