Universal Music Q4 Revenue Up 10%, Reports Vivendi

In a financial guidance released by Vivendi ahead of a full financial disclosure in mid February, the conglomerate said that it’s Universal Music Group division will lead Fourth Quarter earnings with 10% revenue growth and an improvement in EBITA of close to 20%, at constant currency. The full Vivendi statement…

Google’s CES exhibit is meant to indoctrinate you in the ways of the Assistant – The Verge


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Google's CES exhibit is meant to indoctrinate you in the ways of the Assistant
The Verge
Google does not typically have a public presence at CES. In years past, the company would certainly have staff here, taking meetings, making deals, working with partners, and exploring exhibits, but Google itself lacked a public presence. This year
The Best of CES 2018PCMag


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House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Protections – New York Times


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House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Protections
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to extend the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, rejecting a yearslong effort by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to impose
House OKs spy program after Trump tweets spark confusionWashington Post


Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzyThe Hill
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All The New Switch Games Announced During The Nintendo Direct January 2018 – GameSpot


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All The New Switch Games Announced During The Nintendo Direct January 2018
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Dark Souls, DLC, and more, here's what you can expect from Nintendo in the first part of the year. Last updated by Justin Haywald on January 11, 2018 at 2:08PM. 42 Comments. You need a javascript enabled browser to watch videos. GS News Update: The
Well That Was A Weird Way To Do A Nintendo DirectKotaku


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Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy – The Hill


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Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy
The Hill
In three hours, the House was set to vote on controversial legislation renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance program. The White House was actively whipping votes on the bill, which would extend a program that senior officials
House Votes to Renew Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy ProtectionsNew York Times


Controversial Spy Law Passes House After Shots From Trump, Who Then Supported ItNPR
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Thick, ‘Rather Clean’ Ice Sheets Are Spotted On Mars – NPR


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Thick, 'Rather Clean' Ice Sheets Are Spotted On Mars
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Scientists say that images from Mars show large slopes of ice – and provide a hint at how they were formed. One likely theory involves snowfall on the red planet. The researchers say that the size and accessibility of the ice sheets, as well as the
'A fantastic find': Mars hides thick sheets of ice just below the surfaceWashington Post


Water Might Be Easier to Find on Mars Than We ThoughtGizmodo
Large sheets of ice may have been spotted on MarsArs Technica
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Live Nation Acquires Majority Stake In Indie Promoter Frank Productions

Live Nation Entertainment has acquired a majority interest in Frank Productions, one of the largest independent concert promoters left in the United States. Frank will continue to operate its network of concert promotion companies and venues, and will join forces with Live Nation on tours. Live Nation says that all…