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Google Cloud today announced Transfer Service, a new service for enterprises that want to move their data from on-premise systems to the cloud. This new managed service is meant for large-scale transfers on the scale of billions of files and petabytes of data. It complements similar services from Google that allow you to ship data to its data centers via a hardware appliance and FedEx or to automate data transfers from SaaS applications to Google's BigQuery service.
Yesterday at TechCrunch Berlin, we sat down with Sebastian Siemiatkowski, the co-founder and CEO of Klarna, a 15-year-old company that's currently the most highly valued privately held fintech in Europe, following a $460 million investment that pegged the company's worth at $5.5 billion back in August. Siemiatkowski came to the event largely to take the wraps off a new tech hub in Berlin that will house 500 employees in product and engineering. Klarna has also begun competing more aggressively in the U.S. -- as well as fending off a growing spate of competitors, from publicly traded AfterPay to Max Levchin's Affirm to Sezzle, a company in Minneapolis that seemingly appeared from out of the blue a few years ago.
Uber Freight has succeeded in modernizing trucking, but traditional companies are quickly adjusting to the competition.
Facebook shares was down 3% shortly before the close of trading. If it goes forward, the FTC would ask a court to bar Facebook from enforcing policies regarding how its apps work with potential rivals, the newspaper reported. The FTC may also ask a court to forbid Facebook to move ahead with plans to integrate subsidiaries that it has purchased, the newspaper said.
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is benefiting from franchise strength. The introduction of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Battle Pass is expected to boost revenue growth.
Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it will open a distribution center in the northeastern state of Pernambuco, its second in Brazil, strengthening its logistics infrastructure to speed up deliveries and ultimately expand its footprint. The move comes almost a year after the U.S. e-commerce giant launched its first in-house fulfillment and delivery network in Brazil, posing a challenge to local retailers and other international players like Mercado Libre . It also follows the introduction of Amazon's Prime subscription service offering unlimited nationwide free shipping to Brazilian consumers.
An Italian judge on Thursday upheld an appeal by far-right group Casapound against a decision by Facebook to close its account, deeming that the move by the social media company prevented political pluralism. Facebook blocked Casapound's account in September, saying it had violated the platform's policy against spreading hate. Casapound espouses neo-fascist ideology and has boosted its profile in Italy by leading anti-migrant campaigns on social media.
Thyssenkrupp is hoping to win contracts for a planned factory Tesla plans to build near Berlin, a board member of the German conglomerate told a business daily. "We are in talks over carrying out certain services," Klaus Keysberg, board member in charge of steel and materials services at Thyssenkrupp, told Handelsblatt, declining to be more specific. Thyssenkrupp makes everything from elevators and submarines to car parts, steel and fertilizers plants.
Given the huge success of Disney's streaming service, investors could tap the opportune moment with consumer ETFs having the largest exposure to this global media and entertainment company.
Facebook said on Thursday it committed an initial $130 million to fund an independent oversight board, but said it would not announce its members this year, as originally expected. The board is one of Facebook's high-profile efforts to respond to criticism over how it handles problematic content and transparency around its decision-making. It also released an assessment on the human rights impacts of content decisions by the board.
Starbucks (SBUX) continues to benefit from robust performance by the Americas and China-Asia-Pacific segments, store openings, enhanced customer experience and, digitalization.
Factors like the ongoing trade uncertainty and sluggish industrial production are likely to have hampered FedEx (FDX) Express performance in second-quarter fiscal 2020.
Total iPhone shipments in China in the September-November period dropped 7.4% from a year earlier, Credit Suisse analyst Matthew Cabral said, citing data from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The latest iPhone 11 range hit stores in China in September, with short queues of die-hard fans contrasting with the hundreds who camped out ahead of some previous launches.