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New Rules For Online Platforms And Search Engines Offering Services To Businesses In The EU And The UK – Media, Telecoms, IT, Entertainment


New Rules For Online Platforms And Search Engines Offering Services To Businesses In The EU And The UK

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In July 2020, the Platform to Business Regulation (EU) 2019/1150
(“P2B Regulation”)—aiming to promote fairness and
transparency for business users of online platforms and search
engines—became applicable in European Union member states
and, as a result of the Brexit transition, the United Kingdom. In
this episode of Mayer Brown’s Tech Talks podcast, Ana Bruder,
Ondrej Hajda and Julian Dibbell discuss what this means for
business and what to expect going forward.

Listen to this complete Podcast here.

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Accel Entertainment, Inc. Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Class A-1 Common Stock

Accel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: ACEL) (the “Company”) announced today the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of its Class A-1 Common Stock. The Company will sell 8,000,000 shares of its Class A-1 Common Stock at a public offering price of $10.50 per share for a total offering size of $84,000,000. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,200,000 shares of Class A-1 Common Stock. The offering is expected to close on or about September 28, 2020, subject to customary closing conditions.

Accel intends to use the net proceeds it receives from the offering for general corporate purposes.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers and as representatives of the underwriters for the offering and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

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Brick Oven pizza in Central Austin rebrands with same owner as Cucina on 35th – Entertainment – Austin 360

Don’t let the new signage fool you. Not much has changed at one of Central Austin’s longest-running Italian restaurants.

Jay McBride has been firing pizzas in Central Austin for two decades under the banner Brick Oven on 35th. Now he’s ready to make his own name. The restaurateur has ended his franchisee relationship with Brick Oven pizza and is now operating his restaurant at 1608 W. 35th St. at Cucina on 35th.

Cucina has added some new wood-fired pizzas, pastas, entrees, salads, sandwiches and desserts to its roster of favorites.

McBride said in a release that going out on his own would allow him to make independent business operation decisions, add more of his wife’s favorite family recipes and specialties to the menu, and more effectively pivot the business to the carry-out/delivery-dominant service

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Accel Entertainment, Inc. Announces Proposed Public Offering of Class A-1 Common Stock

Accel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: ACEL) (the “Company”) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 12,000,000 shares of its Class A-1 Common Stock, consisting of 8,000,000 shares offered by the Company and 4,000,000 shares offered by certain selling stockholders of the Company. The Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 320,237 shares of Class A-1 Common Stock and the selling stockholders intend to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,479,763 shares of Class A-1 Common Stock. Accel will not receive any proceeds from the sale of Class A-1 Common Stock offered by the selling stockholders. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed.

Accel intends to use the net proceeds it receives from the offering for

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MAI Capital Management’s game plan for growth features launch of sports and entertainment division

MAI is closing in on $9 billion in total assets under management. That’s almost 10 times the tally it had when Buoncore acquired McCormack Advisors International in 2007.

The company has 160 employees, a total that has increased by more than 60 since 2018, in six states. At least 120 of those employees are located in Cleveland, where MAI now occupies three floors of the IMG building at 1360 East 9th St.

As MAI has grown, it has added offices that are closer to its high-profile clients. But “the operations, the financials, the headquarters, will always be Cleveland,” Buoncore said.

A “good portion” of MAI’s business is from athletes, who span all of the major professional leagues in the U.S. (The firm, because of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, can’t disclose its clients.)

As MAI was expanding, a Reston, Va., firm run by Trax caught its attention. MTX, Buoncore

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Maoyan Entertainment: China’s Largest Online Ticketing Services Company (OTCMKTS:MAOFF)

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I assign a Neutral rating to Chinese online ticketing services company Maoyan Entertainment (OTCPK:MAOFF) [1896:HK].

Maoyan Entertainment’s core online ticketing services business segment revenue fell 90% YoY to RMB104 million in 1H 2020, but a recovery is expected in 2H 2020 with the gradual reopening of movie theaters in China. There are also opportunities for further collaboration between Maoyan Entertainment and its shareholder Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) (OTCPK:TCTZF) [700:HK] , with the appointment of Mr. Cheng Wu, Tencent Pictures’ CEO, as non-executive director in June 2020.

On the flip side, Maoyan Entertainment’s entertainment content services business is vulnerable to losses associated with individual movie projects that it produces. This means that Maoyan Entertainment is not a perfect proxy for the Chinese movie industry’s recovery, as the company could potentially be negatively impacted by losses on individual movies that it produces. As such, I see a Neutral rating for Maoyan Entertainment

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Muncie mask maker perseveres amid coronavirus outbreak | Entertainment

There, Becker learned that masks are a tool for actor training that help one to understand through kinesthetics, the study of the perception, both conscious and unconscious, of one’s own body motions. It was more of an intuitive response to surroundings rather than an intellectual one.

As a teaching artist, he needed these sophisticated tools to teach with, but as a young person, he couldn’t afford them. So, he began making masks himself.

When Becker first began making masks, it was labor intensive, working with water-based clay, petroleum jelly and buckram fabric, he said. As the years went on, he began using neoprene instead, which is how he currently makes his masks.

The liquid was originally a bonding agent for adhesives to help them stick better. Now, it’s made exclusively for artisans like prop, mask and puppet makers.

“The process is, in terms of how materials work, is very simple

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Cox Business Convention Center launches video production studio to help clients go virtual | Entertainment


The Cox Business Convention Center received a new “face,” a three-story glass entrance, as part of a $55 million renovation. CBCC announced it is ready to help clients go virtual.

Cox Business Convention Center added a new service and created studio production packages to help clients temporarily shift gears into online events.

The CBCC Video Production Studio is available for booking in the venue’s Legacy Hall, formerly Assembly Hall. The studio packages provide lights, stage dressing, audio and video and the ASM Tulsa/CBCC Technical Services team (technical director, audio Operator, camera Operators).

“With the CBCC Video Production Studio, we’re able to provide clients with an equipped studio space and an experienced team able to help create the content needed for online events,” said Seth Bailey, ASM Tulsa director of technology. “The ASM Tulsa team provides in-house audio, video and technical support for both BOK Center and

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Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Appoints Erica Muhleman as Executive Vice President of New Business Development/Marketing & Sales

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (“HOFV” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football and owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls in Canton, Ohio, today announced that it has named experienced business professional Erica Muhleman as its Executive Vice President of New Business Development/Marketing & Sales, effective September 14, 2020. Ms. Muhleman’s primary responsibilities will include expanding and strengthening the Company’s relationships with global, national and regional business partners to drive revenue and raise HOFV’s brand profile.

Ms. Muhleman brings to HOFV extensive knowledge of corporate sponsorships, sales and marketing, and community and public relations accumulated from her over two decades of experience working in the sports and entertainment industries. She has worked directly with corporate leadership executives and business partners within professional sports organizations such as the National Football League

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This Labor Day Weekend, Myrtle Beach’s Indoor Live Entertainment Venues Will Reopen For Business

Labor Day Weekend 2020 in Myrtle Beach is taking a small step toward tourism – in that its live indoor entertainment attractions will again operate under certain COVID-19 related mandates.

On August 3, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster permitted the reopening of several entertainment businesses under required implement measures listed in accelerateSC, a multi-point, coronavirus pandemic response plan. Created to counteract the impact of COVID-19 within South Carolina, accelerateSC centers on revitalizing the state’s economy while providing residents with access to COVID-19 related information.

With these specific businesses in Myrtle Beach, Karen Riordan, president and CEO at Visit Myrtle Beach, noted that this measure can help recoup some lost business since their spring 2020 closures.

“On the day that [McMaster]

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