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Pinterest shares slump as growth warning rattles investors

Pinterest shares slump as growth warning rattles investors

Shares of Pinterest fell about 20% before the opening bell on Friday and were set to start trading at more than a three-month low after the company warned of slowing user growth in the United States, its largest market.
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Facebook warns of significant slowdown in sales growth

Facebook warns of significant slowdown in sales growth

Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it expects revenue growth in the third and fourth quarters to "decelerate significantly," sending the social media giant's shares down about 5% in extended trading.
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UK financial watchdog sets gender diversity targets for listed companies

UK financial watchdog sets gender diversity targets for listed companies

Companies listed on the stock market should aim for women to make up at least 40% of their boards or explain why this has not been achieved, Britain's Financial Conduct Authority said on Wednesday.
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Podcast: Nathalie Colin discusses combining creativity and commercial relevance

Podcast: Nathalie Colin discusses combining creativity and commercial relevance

For the former creative director of Swarovski, who founded a creative agency with her daughter last year, creativity is not incompatible with business. She speaks to Olivier Guyot about her approach and her optimism. 
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Google, Facebook set to squash initial iOS fears, show big revenue jump

Google, Facebook set to squash initial iOS fears, show big revenue jump

Wall Street expects Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc to report a surge in digital ad sales this week amid expectations that the impact of Apple Inc's privacy changes has not yet been felt.
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Global supply chains buckle as virus variant and disasters strike

Global supply chains buckle as virus variant and disasters strike

Events have conspired to drive global supply chains towards breaking point, threatening the fragile flow of raw materials, parts and consumer goods, according to companies, economists and shipping specialists.
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Twitter beats revenue targets with ad improvements, shares jump 7%

Twitter beats revenue targets with ad improvements, shares jump 7%

Twitter on Thursday reported higher revenue growth than Wall Street had expected, as the social media platform rolled out ad targeting improvements.
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Snap beats user, revenue estimates with highest growth in 4 years

Snap beats user, revenue estimates with highest growth in 4 years

Snap Inc on Thursday beat analysts' estimates for both user and quarterly revenue growth and notched the highest growth rates since late 2017, as new features on its messaging app Snapchat attracted more users.
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Snapchat continues AR shopping push with Vertebrae acquisition

Snapchat continues AR shopping push with Vertebrae acquisition

Snapchat evidently sees the future in augmented reality. The social network's parent company, Snap Inc., has just bought Vertebrae, a firm specializing in 3D product modeling.
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Instagram to let users control how much sensitive content they see

Instagram to let users control how much sensitive content they see

Facebook Inc's photo-sharing app Instagram will give users control over how much sensitive content they will see under its "Explore" tab, the company said on Tuesday.
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Kite Realty, Retail Properties to merge in $7.5 bln US retail deal

Kite Realty, Retail Properties to merge in $7.5 bln US retail deal

Kite Realty Group Trust said on Monday it will buy rival Retail Properties of America Inc for about $2.8 billion to create one of the top five shopping center real estate investment trusts in the United States.
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'Pingdemic': English businesses buckle under COVID isolation demands

'Pingdemic': English businesses buckle under COVID isolation demands

English industries warned the government on Monday that a COVID tracing app, which has told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate, was wrecking the recovery and pushing supply chains to the brink of collapse.
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DHL aims to deploy longer distance drones to beat stretched supply lines

DHL aims to deploy longer distance drones to beat stretched supply lines

Logistics giant DHL is working with Bulgarian aircraft developer Dronamics on rolling out cross-border and inter-city drones aimed at overcoming strained supply chains, executives involved say.
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Facebook and Instagram will invest over $1 billion in content creators

Facebook and Instagram will invest over $1 billion in content creators

Facebook Inc will spend $1 billion on social media creators through the end of 2022 in a fight for top talent announced in a week when TikTok became the first rival mobile app to hit 3 billion global downloads.
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French retailers puzzle over how to keep non-vaccinated shoppers from stores

French retailers puzzle over how to keep non-vaccinated shoppers from stores

French retailers were puzzled on Tuesday over how a new government proposal requiring them to block people not vaccinated against COVID-19 from shopping malls could possibly work out in practice.
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Qurate Retail names next president and CEO

Qurate Retail names next president and CEO

The Englewood, Colorado-based parent company of retail platforms including QVC and HSN announced on Tuesday that David Rawlinson II will be joining the group as president and CEO on October 1, 2021.
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