Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenbergs Quibi keeps adding talent

Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion-dollar backing until the end of 2019, but talent keeps signing up to come along for their ride into the future of serialization. The latest marquee director to sign on the dotted line with…

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Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, acquires Campus Vacations for $7M

Verve, the word-of-mouth selling platform, has acquired Campus Vacations, a provider of “unforgettable” travel experiences to students across North America. The thinking behind the acquisition is to increase Verve’s market share and competitive positioning in the North America and Canada markets. Specifically, Verve says it will provide the company with…

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Tencent Music IPO; Trade confusion; Market rally evaporates

London (CNN Business)1. Tencent Music IPO: Tencent Music said in a regulatory filing that it’s seeking as much as $1.2 billion from investors in its New York listing. 2. Trade truce confusion: Investors are trying to figure out exactly what the United States and China agreed on trade during the…

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Jessica Simpson is not happy with something Natalie Portman said about her

(CNN)Why does it feel like this beef should be playing out in the parking lot of Whole Foods? The 37-year-old actress plays the adult version of the character, who ages through the course of the film. Portman mentioned Simpson in an interview with USA Today. “I remember being a teenager,…

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Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton released from US prison

(CNN)Jamaican dance hall reggae artist Mark Anthony Myrie — popularly known as Buju Banton — has been released from a federal prison in Georgia. After his release, rap artist P. Diddy posted a message on Instagram. “Today is a glorious day. Buju is free. Let’s go!” he said. The Jamaica…

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