Mar 14, 2018

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Global merger and acquisition activity decreased in 2019

Global merger and acquisition activity hit $3.9 trillion in 2019, according to Refinitiv.

Why it matters: That represents a 3% decrease from 2018, but was still the fourth-largest dollar volume in history and sixth straight year above $3 trillion.

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Exclusive: Facebook funding Reuters deepfakes course for newsrooms

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Facebook is spending six figures to fund a course on manipulated media and deepfakes for newsrooms, executives tell Axios. The course material has been developed by Reuters, and Facebook is funding its international expansion as a part of the Facebook Journalism Project.

Details: The free e-learning course, called "Identifying and Tackling Manipulated Media," seeks to help journalists globally learn how to identify photos or videos that have been altered to present inaccurate information.

Go deeperArrowDec 17, 2019

Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA agree to 50-50 merger

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Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot-maker PSA Group of France have agreed on a binding, 50-50 merger deal, the companies said in a joint statement Wednesday.

Why it matters: The merger would lead to the creation of the world’s fourth-largest automaker by volume and third largest by revenue, with annual sales of 8.7 million units and combined revenues of nearly $189 billion, according to the statement.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Dec 18, 2019