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Sony Launches First Title From New Smartphone-Game Unit

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Sony is releasing "Everybody's Golf," the first title from a new unit focusing on smartphone games that is initially targeting Japan, where its PlayStation 4 has lagged behind.

KKR Closes $9.3 Billion Asia Private-Equity Fund

KKR & Co. closed a $9.3 billion fund dedicated to private-equity investments across Asia Pacific, the largest such fund in the region, the U.S. private-equity giant said Friday.

Musk Cuts White House Ties After Trump Exits Climate Accord

The chief executive of Tesla Inc. said he would step down from his roles working with White House advisory groups, shortly after President Trump said the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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Brazil Court Orders Freezing of Joesley Batista Assets

A Brazilian court on Thursday ordered the freezing of 800 million reais ($247 million) in bank accounts belonging to the former chairman of embattled meatpacking giant JBS SA amid allegations of insider trading.

OneWeb Deal for Intelsat Collapsed Over Big Bondholder Haircut

Intelsat SA's deal to entice bondholders to support a combination with OneWeb Ltd. fell apart largely over the refusal of one group of bondholders to take a steep markdown on hundreds of millions of dollars on the face value of their bonds.

Blue Apron Files for IPO

Blue Apron Holdings Inc., a startup that offers cook-at-home meal delivery services, has filed preliminary documents for an initial public offering.

UBS to Temporarily Adjust Broker Pay

UBS is temporarily revamping how it pays its U.S. brokers to comply with new retirement rules taking effect next week, a stopgap that minimizes the impact on clients as a review of the regulation plays out

Linde, Praxair Boards Approve Merger

Germany's Linde and its U.S. peer Praxair voted to approve a deal that would create the world's largest industrial-gas maker with a combined market value of $66.6 billion.

Google Will Help Publishers Prepare for a Chrome Ad Blocker Coming Next Year

Google has told publishers it will give them at least six months to prepare for a new ad-blocking tool the company is planning to introduce in its Chrome web browser next year, according to people familiar with the company's plans.

Telecom Italia Appoints Vivendi CEO as Chairman

Telecom Italia appointed Vivendi Chief Executive Arnaud De Puyfontaine as chairman as the French media conglomerate increases its control over the Italian telecommunications group.

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June 02, 2017 01:15 ET (05:15 GMT)