Netflix’s Top 10 Original Movies and TV Shows, According to Netflix
Earlier this year, Netflix started doing something it had not done since it started streaming shows of its own in 2012: Disclosing viewership figures for its original series and movies.The streaming giant, which has more than 158 million subscribers worldwide, didn’t make a big deal of it, tucking the data into its quarterly letters to shareholders,...
Invoca takes in $56 mln
Invoca, a provider of AI-powered call tracking and conversational analytics, has raised $56 million in funding. Upfront Ventures and H.I.G. Growth Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Accel and Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.Read More
Newlight backs Leyline
Durham, North Carolina-based Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of development financing across several renewable energy sectors, has secured $150 million in funding. The investor was Newlight Partners LP. Read More
GHK Capital buys Dura Supreme Cabinetry
GHK Capital Partners has acquired Minnesota-based Dura Supreme Cabinetry, a maker of semi-custom and custom, framed and frameless cabinetry for a nationwide network of dealers. No financial terms were disclosed. Read More
ArsenalBio scores $85 mln Series A
South San Francisco-based ArsenalBio, a developer of a cell therapy company, has secured $85 million in Series A financing. The investors included Westlake Village BioPartners, the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, Kleiner Perkins, the University of California, San Francisco Foundation Investment Company, Euclidean Capital and Osage Venture...
Brentwood to sell specialty retailer MRG
Brentwood Associates has agreed to sell The Marshall Retail Group LLC to WH Smith. No financial terms were disclosed. MRG is a specialty retailer in the airport and resort marketplace.Read More
Accel leads $77 mln round for Galileo
Salt Lake City-based Galileo, an API standard for card issuing programs, has raised $77 million in funding. Accel led the round with participation from Qualtrics co-founder and CEO Ryan Smith.Read More
Cornell Capital invests in Lorom
Cornell Capital LLC has made an investment in Taiwan-based Lorom, a manufacturing solutions provider focusing on specialized cable manufacturing and assembly. No financial terms were disclosed.Read More
Watch: 'Peter Rabbit' runs away from home in first teaser for upcoming sequel
Oct. 17 (UPI) -- James Corden's animated bunny Peter Rabbit leaves his home behind in the first teaser trailer for upcoming sequel, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. The clip, released Thursday, begins with Peter's human friend Bea (Rose Byrne) marrying his former rival Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson). Peter, who has become somewhat of a celebrity due to the...
Ryan Reynolds confirms birth of third daughter
Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Reynolds is a dad of three. The 42-year-old actor confirmed in a tweet Wednesday the birth of his third child, a daughter, with his wife, actress Blake Lively. Reynolds shared a photo of himself, Lively and their baby girl in a forest. He blurred out his daughter's face and drew on a smiley face instead. The Deadpool star urged...
Ekos raises $8 mln
Ekos said Oct. 17 that it raised $8 million in a Series A round led by Noro-Moseley Partners. Ekos, of Charlotte, North Carolina, provides business management software for craft beverage companies.Read More
Watch: Lorraine Bracco speculates about 'The Sopranos'
Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Lorraine Bracco is sharing her thoughts about The Sopranos. The 65-year-old actress dished about the HBO series during Wednesday's episode of Watch What Happens Live. Bracco played Dr. Jennifer Melfi, Tony Soprano's (James Gandolfini) psychiatrist, through the show's six-season run. She said the show occasionally jumped the shark,...
Helen Hunt hospitalized after car crash in Los Angeles
Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Helen Hunt is recovering following a car crash in Los Angeles. People confirmed Hunt, 56, was hospitalized Wednesday after she was involved in a car crash on the corner of San Vicente and Tremaine Avenue. TMZ said Hunt was riding in the back seat of a black SUV that was T-boned by another car in the intersection. The impact flipped...
WWE NXT: Tommaso Ciampa returns to in-ring action, Undisputed Era attack Velveteen Dream
Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Former NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa returned to in-ring action on WWE NXT, his first match since February. Ciampa, who was forced to relinquish the NXT Championship after being injured, took on Angel Garza in a high-energy match. Ciampa, despite Garza's impressive athleticism, took control of the match and won after he delivered an...
Chamber of Digital Commerce Releasing the First Ever Comprehensive Report on Canada’s Blockchain Ecosystem
Over the last decade in which the digital economy has grown at an unprecedented pace across industry sectors, blockchain technology and distributed ledger technology have shown the ability to reform the ways in which businesses and governments operate. To better understand Canada’s blockchain ecosystem, on October 4, 2019, the Chamber of Digital Commerce...
Is the G.M. Strike Over? 5 Key Questions, Answered
After a monthlong strike that has idled General Motors plants across the Midwest and South, union leaders will gather on Thursday in Detroit to consider a deal that could send the picketing autoworkers back to the assembly lines.The details of the tentative agreement have not been announced, but the union, the United Automobile Workers, said it had...
A Scotch Maker’s Challenge: First Brexit. Now Tariffs.
ISLAY, Scotland — Britain’s departure from the European Union has turned distiller Anthony Wills’s workdays into a marathon of logistics. For months, he communicated with importers to ensure that his single malt, whisky distilled from barley harvested from his farm on the windswept isle of Islay, could be shipped to the Continent and the United...
Peter Navarro Invented an Expert for His Books, Based on Himself
Peter Navarro, a top White House trade adviser, has developed a reputation in Washington as a Rasputin-like China hawk who whispers anti-China musings in President Trump’s ear.This week, Washington learned about the mysterious anti-China voice that has long whispered in Mr. Navarro’s ear: Ron Vara.Ron Vara has appeared as a cryptic voice of economic...
Watch: Jennifer Aniston says she doesn't know why she joined Instagram on 'Kimmel'
Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Jennifer Aniston said on Jimmy Kimmel Live that she doesn't know why she recently joined Instagram, referring to herself as one of the most reluctant to sign up for the social media platform. "What you resist persists," Aniston said on Wednesday about being tired of people bugging her to create an Instagram account. Aniston launched...
Whitney, Bradley & Brown buys BRTRC Federal Solutions
Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc, an H.I.G. Capital portfolio company, has acquired BRTRC Federal Solutions Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. BRTRC, of Vienna, Virginia, provides support services across the Army and other U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community agencies.Read More