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Jul 23, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #103

In this week’s REWIND of international business news,

Financial Times to be sold by Parent company: Pearson Plc.

Pearson Plc. is in advanced talks to sell the FT Group – owner of the Financial Times newspaper and a stake in the Economist magazine. The Financial Times may draw interest from media companies such as German media group Axel Springer SE as well as investors in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.» Read More

May 14, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #102

In this week’s REWIND of international business news,

Food Giants Continue to Grow

Two European supermarket operating giants have announced that they have entered early-stage discussions about a merger.  If combined, Ahold, the Dutch supermarket operator and owner of Stop & Shop and Giant grocery stores, and Delhaize Group, the Belgium based owner of Food Lion grocery stores, would constitute a 25.6 euro supermarket giant. » Read More

Feb 20, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #101

This week, in the REWIND of international business news, we discuss Google possibly violating antitrust laws and more trouble for Airbnb.

Yet another regulatory body may question whether Google violated antitrust laws.

European authorities began an inquiry into Google’s practice of bundling apps with its Android operating system last year.  It seems that the inquiry has given some ammunition to at least one of Google’s rivals to seek a similar inquiry from another regulator. » Read More

Feb 13, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #100

In this week’s REWIND of international business news,

  • The U.S. Copyright Office released a report last week detailing its findings on, and recommendations to improve, what it calls “the aging music licensing framework.”  Acknowledging that many in the music industry consider the licensing system to be broken, the “Copyright and the Music Marketplace” report undertook an exhaustive review of the music  licensing process, including a focus on music steaming services. 
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Jan 08, 2015

REWIND: International Business News #99

In this week’s REWIND of international business news,

  • Trademark owners and applicants will be happy to learn that the cost of filing or renewing a trademark application will be a little lower in 2015.  Scheduled to take effect on January 17, 2015, the USPTO has reduced the cost of applications by $50, meaning that the fee for an application will go from $325 per class to $275 per class.
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