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False Names and Fake Addresses: Inside Amazon’s Seller Lawsuits

At the high-profile Big Tech congressional hearing last week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos called counterfeits a “scourge” that harm customers and “honest third-party sellers” on the platform. His testimony came as Amazon puts more muscle behind efforts to grapple with this scourge and hold not-so-honest third-party sellers accountable, including an enhanced seller vetting program and…
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MDC Partners Sees Sharp Organic Revenue Drop in Q2 as a Result of Covid-19

MDC Partners saw organic revenue drop 26% in the second quarter of this year, which the holding company said occurred “primarily due to reduced spending by clients in connection with Covid-19.” Revenue fell to $260 million in Q2, down from $362 million during the same period last year. “The second quarter brought the full economic,…
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Apple Brilliantly Imagines a Parallel Universe Where Hollywood Always Used Vertical Video

Ask a random person to photograph or film you, and you’re likely going to get a vertical shot. Hey, it’s a comfortable way to hold a phone, and platforms like Instagram Stories, Snapchat and TikTok have largely made it the default for homemade content. But vertical has remained a polarizing format for video professionals and…
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NBC Chief Paul Telegdy Leaving As Part of Major NBCU TV Overhaul

The major NBCUniversal TV and streaming reorganization teased by new CEO Jeff Shell during last week’s Comcast earnings call is underway, starting with NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy. The new structure will create three horizontally integrated units, all of them reporting to Mark Lazarus, who was named chairman of NBCUniversal television and streaming in May…
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‘Everything Is on the Table’ as Hilton Loses $432 Million in Q2

In what executives hope marks a (small) turning point out of the deepest financial trenches of the pandemic, Hilton has announced that it lost $432 million in the second quarter. The results are “not a shining moment” in the brand’s 100-year history, according to president and CEO Christopher Nassetta. “Our second-quarter results reflect the challenges…
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Guns N Roses

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With Europe’s Biggest Carnival Canceled, Papa John’s Is Sending Dancers Out to Deliver

LONDON–Notting Hill Carnival in London is one of the biggest street parties in the world, attended by two million people each year. It’s the biggest street party in Europe, and second in scale globally only to Rio’s Carnaval. The carnival usually takes place on the streets of West London over the last weekend of August…
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With a Breakfast Boost, Wendy’s Posts Encouraging Quarterly Results

Wendy’s only launched breakfast this year, and it’s already off to a hot start. This morning, the fast food chain reported encouraging second quarter results, even as the pandemic continues to challenge the restaurant segment as a whole. U.S. comparable sales for Wendy’s during the period were down only 4.4% and were up 8.2% in…
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Will these paragraph block show? Round 2

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WWE Appoints New President and Chief Revenue Officer

The WWE has hired Nick Khan, former co-head of television at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), as president and chief revenue officer. Announced today, Khan’s appointment comes more than six months after the sudden departures of former co-presidents George Barrios and Michelle Wilson at the end of January. A former practicing attorney, Khan joined CAA in…
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