Australian regulator rejects Google’s undertaking to ease competition concerns on Fitbit deal

Australia’s antitrust regulator on Tuesday rejected a behavioural undertaking offered by Alphabet Inc-owned Google that sought to address competition concerns over its planned $ 2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Tallinn Competition Film ‘The Penultimate’ Picked Up By Italy’s TVCO (EXCLUSIVE)

Italy-based sales outlet TVCO has acquired international rights to Jonas Kærup Hjort’s Danish black comedy “The Penultimate” ahead of its world premiere in competition at the Tallinn Black Night Film Festival. Described as a “Kafkaesque tale” by Tallinn festival, “The … Read more…

SundanceTV/beIN Media Arabic Shorts Competition Draws More Than 300 Submissions (EXCLUSIVE)

The first Middle East and North Africa edition of the SundanceTV Shorts competition, held in partnership with beIN Media Group and the Doha Film Institute, has received more than 300 submissions from across the Arab world, as the deadline closes … Read more…

About Premium Content Scores Deals on Canneseries Competition Title ‘Man in Room 301’ (EXCLUSIVE)

APC (About Premium Content) has scored key territories sales on “Man in Room 301,” the anticipated Finnish thriller drama which is playing in competition at Canneseries. The gripping series, written by U.K. actor-turned-screenwriter Kate Ashfield (“Born to Kill”), opens in … Read more…

Premiering in Competition at Sitges, ‘A Perfect Enemy’ Gets International Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

This week, Barcelona-based filmmaker Kike Maíllo’s “A Perfect Enemy” will world premiere at Catalonia’s Sitges Film Festival, playing in the event’s Official Fantastic Competition. Ahead of its Oct. 16 premiere, sales agent Pulsar Content has given Variety access to the … Read more…

Indie Sales Closes Raft of Deals For Venice Competition Drama ‘Quo Vadis, Aida’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based company Indie Sales has sealed a flurry of deals on Jasmila Žbanić’s drama “Quo Vadis, Aida” which world premiered in competition at Venice and is part of Toronto’s official selection. The film is based on real events and is … Read more…

Venice Competition Film ‘Never Gonna Snow Again’ Sells Into U.K., Italy, Germany (EXCLUSIVE)

Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert’s “Never Gonna Snow Again,” one of the buzziest titles out of the Venice Film Festival, has found distribution in the U.K., Italy and Germany. Following what’s understood to have been a competitive process with wide … Read more…

‘Dancing With The Stars’: The Inside Story Of How ABC’s Competition Format Is Waltzing Through The Pandemic

Dancing With The Stars is returning to the ballroom next week. However, the long-running ABC competition format, which premieres its 29th season on Monday September 14, will be dancing to a slightly different tune as a result of COVID-19. ABC … Read more…

‘The Disciple’ Joins Venice Competition Lineup, The First Pic From India To Do So Since 2001

Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple, the Indian movie that is executive produced by Alfonso Cuarón, has joined the official competition lineup of the Venice Film Festival. It becomes the first film from India since 2001 to land a competition slot in … Read more…

Andrei Konchalovsky’s Venice Competition Title ‘Dear Comrades’ Snapped Up by Films Boutique (EXCLUSIVE)

Venice main competition contender “Dear Comrades,” the latest feature from legendary Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, has been snapped up for world sales by Berlin-based Films Boutique, in what looks like one of the biggest sales agents deals on a title … Read more…

Venice Competition Title ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ Acquired by Indie Sales (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based company Indie Sales has acquired Jasmila Žbanic’s “Quo Vadis, Aida?” which will world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival. Co-produced by Indie Sales’ sister company Indie Prod, the film is based on real events and is set … Read more…

Illinois Gov. Pritzker says states were forced to compete in ‘sick Hunger Games’ competition for PPE without national coronavirus plan

Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker said states were forced to compete in a “Hunger Games”-like competition for personal protective equipment when the pandemic began because of a lackluster national response. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

News24.com | Athletics South Africa opts against return to competition despite government approval

Athletics South Africa has opted against a return to competition despite government approving the resumption of non-contact sports. Sport Top Stories BEST DEAL UPDATE: Lorna Jane Active Outlet – Up to 20% Off RRP. Free Shipping on Orders $ 150 … Read more…

Australian regulator says Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit deal could harm competition

Australia’s antitrust regulator warned Google’s $ 2.1 billion acquisition of fitness tracker maker Fitbit may give it too much of people’s data, potentially hurting competition in health and online advertising markets. News – FashionNetwork.com USA BEST DEAL UPDATE: Shop Men’s … Read more…

Envy coupled with competition divides society into an upper and lower class, game theoretical study shows

Can class differences come about endogenously, i.e. independent of birth and education? Researchers pursued this issue in a game theoretical study. They were able to show that the basic human need to compare oneself with others may be the root … Read more…

Entertainment news: Janhvi Kapoor is Ananya Panday’s biggest competition, here’s what she said

Mumbai: Actress Ananya Panday feels that star kids have an advantage as they have easier access to people from the industry and that she considers “Dhadak” star Janhvi Kapoor her biggest competition. news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Entertainment news: Janhvi Kapoor is Ananya Panday’s biggest competition, here’s what she said

Mumbai: Actress Ananya Panday feels that star kids have an advantage as they have easier access to people from the industry and that she considers “Dhadak” star Janhvi Kapoor her biggest competition. news entertainment – BingNews BEST ENTERTAINMENT UPDATE:

Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas Starrer ‘Official Competition’ Goes Into Production

MADRID — Filming has begun in Spain on “Competencia Oficial” (“Official Competition”) starring Penelope Cruz, Antonio Banderas’ and Oscar Martínez, and one of the biggest Spanish-language features to go into production this year. Argentina’s Martínez, though less well known abroad, … Read more…

Berlin Kicks Off Euro Festival Season With 33% Women Directors In Competition: Down From Last Year But Still Ahead Of Venice & Cannes

This morning’s Berlinale Competition line-up announcement featured 33% films (six of 18) with women directors, including one project, DAU. Natasha, which is co-directed by a man and a woman (Ilya Khrzhanovskiy and Jekaterina Oertel). That’s a drop on last year’s … Read more…

Berlin Film Festival Competition Lineup Revealed: Sally Potter, Kelly Reichardt, Eliza Hittman, Abel Ferrara

The Berlin International Film Festival has unveiled its 2020 line-up, with 18 films playing in competition from directors such as Abel Ferrara, Sally Potter, Christian Petzold, Hong Sangsoo, Kelly Reichardt and Eliza Hittman. Abel Ferrara’s Willem Dafoe starrer “Siberia” is … Read more…

Watch the Trailer from Just Announced Berlin Competition Entry ‘The Intruder’ (EXCLUSIVE)

MADRID  —  Just minutes after the Berlinale confirmed on Wednesday its selection in main competition, the pedigree producers of Argentine Natalia Meta’s “The Intruder” (“El Prófugo”) have dropped a first teaser-trailer for what has been described as a “pyscho-sexual fantastic … Read more…

Blackhouse Foundation, Strayer University Offer Screenwriters Opportunity To Apply Now For $10,000 Competition

The Blackhouse Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on the development of African American creative talent, has formed a unique partnership with Strayer University, to identify new screenwriters to develop content on the criminal justice system. As such, the two organizations … Read more…

Blackhouse Foundation, Strayer University Offer Screenwriters Opportunity To Apply Now For $10,000 Competition

The Blackhouse Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on the development of African American creative talent, has formed a unique partnership with Strayer University, to identify new screenwriters to develop content on the criminal justice system. As such, the two organizations … Read more…

11.21.19 T-Mobile home internet adds competition; Juice jacking invades public charging ports; Five Below raises prices

Home internet has been way too expensive without much competition. Monopoly cable companies have cornered the market in most of the country. Clark predicts this is the last year we’ll be suffering that lack of competition. In 2020 & 2021, … Read more…

DOJ issues new warning to big tech: Data and privacy could be competition concerns

The Justice Department’s top antitrust official warned tech giants on Friday that amassing vast quantities of consumers’ data could create competition concerns in the eyes of federal regulators, marking the U.S. government’s latest shot across the bow at Silicon Valley … Read more…

Humana CEO: Competition and innovation lower drug prices better than just putting a cap on them

"I really want to encourage competition because I think competition creates innovation, and when you create innovation everyone wins," Humana CEO Bruce Broussard says. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Iranian Judo Champion in Hiding After Refusing to Boycott Competition With Israeli Athlete

(DUESSELDORF, Germany) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. Now he’s training for next year’s Olympics without … Read more…

Photo Flash: COME FROM AWAY, BE MORE CHILL, FROZEN, and More Participate in the 2019 Easter Bonnet Competition

The 2019 Broadway Cares Easter Bonnet Competition was held earlier this week. The Easter Bonnet Competition broadwaybonnets is the culmination celebration of six weeks of fundraising by Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. BroadwayWorld.com Featured Content BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Relive the Most Exciting Moments from The Voice, RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Rest of the PCAs Competition Show Finalists

Who doesn’t love watching competition shows? They bring excitement, drama and fun, all wrapped into one nice package. With that in my mind, we are celebrating the finalists for the… E! Online (US) – TV News SPECIAL TIP UPDATE!