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‘Bad for competition’: Stephen King pushes back against Penguin and Simon & Schuster merger

Novelist Stephen King has slammed the proposed merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, deeming it "bad for competition". → Read More

Swipe left: Tinder chief Renate Nyborg calls it quits after less than a year

Tinder chief executive Renate Nyborg has left her role as the dating app's top dog as the firm goes through a reshuffle. → Read More

Warner Bros axes new Batgirl movie following dismal reviews

Leslie Grace was set to play Batgirl in the new movie (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) Warner Bros has shelved its upcoming "Batgirl" film after the → Read More

Nintendo sales continue to slump as supply chains and fading engagement bite

Sales for Nintendo Switch slumped agains this quarter as the Japanese tech giant struggles to maintain lockdown gaming boom. → Read More

CMA provisionally clears cyber firm NortonLifeLock's £7bn bid for Avast

The competition regulator has provisionally cleared cybersecurity firm NortonLifeLock's $8.6bn (£7.1bn) deal to snap up Avast. → Read More

Revenues climb for Keywords Studio as it snaps up Mighty Games in market share push

Revenues climbed 34 per cent to €320m for Keywords Studio as the video game giant announces a fresh acquisition of Mighty Games. → Read More

Revenue climbs for Just Eat despite dwindling order numbers

Orders dipped seven per cent in the first half of 2022 for Just Eat Takeaway.com as the delivery giant struggles to keep up with pandemic hype. → Read More

Brits forced to get more savvy with subscriptions amid tightened belts

New data has shown two thirds (67 per cent) of Brits remain signed up to at least one digital or direct-to-door service, despite a dip in consumer spending on subscriptions overall. → Read More

Forbes eyes up a sale after Spac IPO snub

Forbes has said it is exploring a sale just months after it pulled out of its special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) plans. → Read More

Influencer push: Head of Instagram heads to London to help drive creator content

The head of Instagram is set to move temporarily to London as the social media giant tries to keep up with the TikTok influencer wave. → Read More

Uber rides out inflation storm as it posts first positive quarterly cash flow ever

Uber appeared to defy inflationary woes as the ride-hailing posted a positive quarterly cash flow for the first time. → Read More

UK tech safety revenue and jobs soar as landmark bill gets shelved till autumn

Despite the landmark Online Safety Bill being shelved until the autumn, UK safety tech sector’s revenues jumped 21 per cent to £381m in the last year. → Read More

Sorrell set to call in former WPP exec Colin Day to help with S4 stock turnaround

Sir Martin Sorrell is expected to call in former WPP exec Colin Day to help bolster S4 Capital's capabilities this week as the marketing giant battles a plunging share price. → Read More

Fund titan Blue Whale dumps Big Tech stocks

Peter Hargreaves backed fund Blue Whale has backed out of Big Tech stocks as the sector continues feels the sting of inflationary concerns. → Read More

All eyes on Airbnb to drag tech world back up

After a rocky set of results for Silicon Valley titans, tech platforms will be keeping a close eye on Airbnb's second quarter results scheduled to drop this evening. → Read More

BT and Openreach strikes continue as Labour frontbencher Lisa Nandy joins picket line

Thousands of BT and Openreach staff continued to strike today as the row over pay continues with the FTSE 100 firm. → Read More

Google chief tells staff to be more productive

Google chief Sundar Pinchai has called out staff for being unproductive as the world of Big Tech continues to feel the sting. → Read More

Outgoing CMA chief still has ‘anxiety’ about the path of competition regulator

Outgoing chief of the competition watchdog Andrea Coscelli has said he still has “anxiety” about the UK’s regulatory position. → Read More

Revenue climbs for M&C Saatchi as expansion plans pay off

Revenue climbed ten per cent for M&C Saatchi in the first half of the year as the ad giant's expansion acquisition strategy seems to be paying off. → Read More

ITV on track for streaming service launch as revenue and viewership climb

ITV has posted a better-than-expected update this morning, with both studios and viewership in line with expectations, and plans for its own streaming → Read More