FanDuel, DraftKings fight threatened shutdown in New York

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – Daily fantasy sports companies DraftKings and FanDuel urged a New York judge on Wednesday to spare them from a potentially crippling shutdown in one of their top markets by ruling that their contests do not constitute illegal gambling. “Chance pervades fantasy sports,” McGee said.

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Florida ‘Facebook killer’ found guilty of second-degree murder

A jury on Wednesday found a Florida man guilty of second-degree murder after he killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered body on Facebook. Jurors rejected the argument that Derek Medina, 33, acted in self-defense when he shot 27-year-old Jennifer Alfonso eight times in August 2013 at their Miami-area residence, according to a circuit court spokeswoman in Miami-Dade County.

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DraftKings hires Exiger to review financial controls, compliance

Daily fantasy sports company DraftKings said on Tuesday it hired regulatory risk and compliance firm Exiger to conduct a review of its financial, operational, compliance and risk controls, as the company and its top competitor, FanDuel, have come under fire from state and federal regulators.

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Sassy woman or machine? Tech giants divided over digital assistants

By Julia Love and Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When users ask Siri, Apple’s digital assistant, what she likes to drink, she is quick with an answer. What's your favorite drink?” As the tech giants race to build ever better artificial intelligence platforms, they are obsessing over the nuances of their digital assistants' personalities.

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FanDuel stops taking new deposits in New York

NEW YORK, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Daily fantasy sports site FanDuel said it has stopped taking new deposits in New York after the state’s attorney general declared the games to be illegal gambling. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent daily fantasy sports market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings cease and desist letters earlier this week, demanding that they stop taking money from players in the state. Both companies filed lawsuits in New York state court earlier on Friday to contest the order

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