US Open women’s final draws bigger audience than men’s decider on ESPN

The U.S. Open women’s final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez attracted a bigger audience on ESPN than the men’s clash featuring calendar year Grand Slam-chasing Novak Djokovic and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, the U.S. sports channel said. The Saturday broadcast of the women’s final peaked at 3.4 million viewers while the men’s final, which saw […]

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Norway’s Telenor says Myanmar unit sale plan followed junta’s pressure on surveillance tech

Norwegian telecom firm Telenor is selling its Myanmar operations to avoid European Union sanctions after “continued pressure” from Myanmar’s military junta to activate intercept surveillance technology, the company’s Asia head said. Telenor (TEL.OL) announced in July it would sell its Myanmar unit to Lebanese investment firm M1 Group for $105 million, prompting an outcry from […]

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Chinese delivery giants Meituan, Ele.me pledge to not force drivers to register as independent businesss

China’s online food delivery giants Meituan (3690.HK) and Ele.me both said this week they will not force couriers who do work for them to register as independent businesses, a bone of contention amid ongoing scrutiny of the food delivery sector. The promise comes as part of a broader push from regulators to improve conditions for […]

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