AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity for $17.5 billion

AppLovin offers to buy video game software maker Unity for .5 billion

People play ‘Pokemon GO’ during the Pokequan GoBoat Adventure cruise on the Occoquan River in the small town of Occoquan, Virginia, U.S. August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Sait Serkan Gurbuz Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Games software company AppLovin Corp (APP.O) made an offer on Tuesday to buy peer … Read more

Full of money, Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics for $5.4 billion

Full of money, Pfizer buys Global Blood Therapeutics for .4 billion

Aug 8 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc on Monday agreed to pay $5.4 billion in cash to sickle cell drugmaker Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT.O) as it seeks to capitalize on a surge in revenue from his COVID-19 vaccine and treatment. Pfizer will pay $68.50 per GBT share, representing a 7.3% premium to its Friday closing price … Read more

German consul arrested in Brazil for the death of her husband

German consul arrested in Brazil for the death of her husband

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – A German diplomat in Rio de Janeiro, Uwe Herbert Hahn, was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the death of her Belgian husband, police said. Hahn said her husband, Walter Biot, died on Friday when he fell from their apartment in the Ipanema neighborhood after suffering a … Read more

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

PRISTINA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday he arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion of being a spy, and security authorities were investigating “her intentions”. The country’s interior minister, Xhelal Svecla, appointed journalist Daria Aslamova. “Many countries have proven that she was engaged in espionage for Russian military … Read more

Greek intelligence boss resigns amid wiretapping allegations

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Greece’s intelligence chief resigned on Friday amid heightened scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an accusation by an opposition party leader that it would have been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of the EYP’s intelligence service, has tendered his resignation “following erroneous actions discovered during legal wiretapping procedures”, … Read more

Amazon’s connected device cart expands with $1.7 billion deal for Roomba maker

Amazon’s connected device cart expands with .7 billion deal for Roomba maker

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is to acquire robot vacuum maker iRobot Corp (IRBT.O) in an all-cash deal worth around $1.7 billion, as part of the latest push from the world’s largest online site. retailer to expand its basket of smart home devices. Amazon will pay $61 per share, valuing the Roomba maker … Read more

Tesla shareholders largely follow board recommendations at annual meeting

Tesla shareholders largely follow board recommendations at annual meeting

Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc shareholders (TSLA.O) voted in line with board recommendations on most issues at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday, re-electing directors, approving a stock split actions and rejecting a number of proposals focusing on environment and governance. Votes on three of the 13 proposals fell short of the board’s recommendations, … Read more

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator on Thursday reported a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine (JNJ.N), the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person developed a rare neurological disorder, Guillain-Barré syndrome, shortly after receiving J&J’s … Read more