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Twilio is making its acquisition of fellow cloud computing company Segment official.

San Francisco-based Twilio announced early on Monday that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Segment for $3.2 billion in an all-stock deal. The deal is expected to close in Twilio’s fourth fiscal quarter, the company said.

Forbes first broke the news of the pending acquisition on Friday.

In a joint interview with Forbes on Sunday night, Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson described the deal as the next step for a service that’s spent the last decade-plus “taking communications and breaking it down into building blocks” for developers to reach their own business’ customers.

“Communications was just the entry point for the real opportunity, which has been really providing a comprehensive platform for customer engagement,” Lawson said. “The one thing that’s always

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Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world and has earned tens of billions of dollars during the pandemic
Jeff Bezos is the richest person in the world and has earned tens of billions of dollars during the pandemic

European parliamentarians have written to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos asking whether the firm is spying on union activists and politicians.

The letter was sparked by two job posts looking to recruit intelligence analysts whose duties would include reporting on union activity.

Amazon said the job adverts, which were taken down, were not accurate and that it did not spy on anyone.

Trade unions have called for a European investigation into the firm.

The letter to Mr Bezos is signed by 37 Members of the European Parliament, mainly from left-wing and green parties.

“We are concerned about whether European trade unions, as well as local, national or European elected representatives, are affected by this approach to ‘threat monitoring’ which aims to repress collective action and trade union organising,” it reads.

The

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PodcastOne, a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media (Nasdaq: LIVX), is strengthening its sports-based programming network — SportsNet — with a slate of new and upcoming programming for 2020. Super Bowl Champion Michael Irvin is lined up for a weekly podcast; World Record-holding podcaster and comedian Adam Carolla and comedian Jeff Cesario will launch the daily “All Balls, All Sports.”  Leading sports television host Chris Myers recently debuted his “CMI: The Chris Myers Interview” on PodcastOne’s sports network in August 2020 and to date has featured interviews with Urban Meyer, Warren Moon, Jimmy Johnson and Jim Edmonds.

“Sports-related programming has done remarkably well on our network and this slate of premium sports shows from some of the greatest sports and comedic talent will serve both our audience and our advertisers,” said Peter Morris, PodcastOne’s CEO. 

PodcastOne’s SportsNet existing shows

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PodcastOne Grows ‘SportsNet’ Programming With Slate Of New Shows From Super Bowl Champ Michael Irvin, Adam Carolla And Jeff Cesario

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — PodcastOne, a subsidiary of LiveXLive Media (Nasdaq: LIVX), is strengthening its sports-based programming network — SportsNet — with a slate of new and upcoming programming for 2020. Super Bowl Champion Michael Irvin is lined up for a weekly podcast; World Record-holding podcaster and comedian Adam Carolla and comedian Jeff Cesario will launch the daily “All Balls, All Sports.”  Leading sports television host Chris Myers recently debuted his “CMI: The Chris Myers Interview” on PodcastOne’s sports network in August 2020 and to date has featured interviews with Urban Meyer, Warren Moon, Jimmy Johnson and Jim Edmonds.



“Sports-related programming has done remarkably well on our network and this slate of premium sports shows from some of the greatest sports and comedic talent will serve

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