More than 1 million people cut the cord during the most recent quarter – BGR

Dish Network announced today that it shed 334,000 subscribers during the fourth quarter, with a substantial portion of the departures being attributed to the ongoing dispute with HBO that’s caused HBO programming to be blacked out for Dish subscribers. If that wasn’t enough, Dish president and CEO Erik Carlson added that there’s been essentially no…

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ESPN+ Reaches 2 Million Paid Subscribers, Bob Iger Says – TheWrap

Eddie Perlas / ESPN Images ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+, has surpassed 2 million paid subscribers, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced during its first quarter earnings call on Tuesday. ESPN launched its streaming service last April, attaining 1 million subscribers within its first five months. It’s now reached 2 million in less than a year. In January,…

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FedEx starts offering buyouts, says costs between $450 million to $575 million – MarketWatch

FedEx Corp. FDX, +2.10% began offering buyouts to U.S. employees on Friday, saying in a filing it expects the program to cost between $450 million and $575 million before taxes. Actual costs will depend on acceptance, and most expenses are expected to incur in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019, the company said. Savings were…

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Netflix Hits 139 Million Paying Members – Motley Fool

Streaming-TV giant Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) just wrapped up the books for 2018, reporting its fourth-quarter results after market close on Thursday. Finishing the year strong, the company impressively added nearly 29 million new paid members during the year — significantly more than the 22 million it added in 2017. This brought total paid members by the end of…

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Massive tuna nets $3.1 million at Japan auction – WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro

Kiyoshi Kimura, president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai, displays the record-setting tuna at his main restaurant in Tokyo. TOKYO — Self-proclaimed Japanese “Tuna King” and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant bluefin tuna at the New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market Saturday. Kimura’s…

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Target pays out $7.4 million in California waste suit – Fox News

The district attorney’s office alleged that throughout 2012 and 2014, Target “unlawfully disposed” of 2,038 hazardous waste items, 175 items containing confidential medical information and 94 items deemed medical waste. Target has reached a $7.4 million lawsuit with the state of California over allegations that the company improperly dumped hazardous materials between 2012 and 2016.…

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Quip raises another $40 million for dental care products and services – TechCrunch

Quip, the dental care startup that got its start selling electric toothbrushes directly to consumers, has raised $40 million. The money comes in the form of equity and debt financing, with about half of the funding coming in an equity deal lead by Sherpa Capital and the other half in debt financing from Triplepoint Capital. “I…

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