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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Global said that its shareholders have approved the company’s plan to delist from the New York Stock Exchange. Didi, which became the main target of the Chinese government’s harsh regulatory crackdown on the internet sector last year, issued a statement Monday after an extraordinary general meeting where shareholders, including SoftBank and Uber, voted to...

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Musk Puts $20 Billion Value on Twitter
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Elon Musk offered Twitter employees stock grants at a valuation of roughly $20 billion, said a person familiar with an email Musk sent to staff, less than half what he paid to buy the company. It was a concrete acknowledgment of how much Twitter’s value has dropped since the deal—but it is still well above public market valuation levels for Twitter’s rivals. As Musk has...
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Tonal’s Valuation May Fall 90% in ‘Cram-Down’ Financing
Tonal, a fitness startup with a cadre of celebrity backers, is crunched for cash after failing to find a buyer.
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Fintech’s Big Wakeup Call
Fintechs were supposed to transform banking by making it dead simple for users to open savings accounts or pay their bills.
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Amazon Faces Moment of Truth on Alexa as ChatGPT Steals Its Thunder
At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, Amazon announced one of its biggest partnerships yet to help make its Alexa voice assistant ubiquitous: a deal with Toyota to integrate Alexa into the auto giant’s cars.