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China urges cartoon producers to resist ‘unhealthy’ content

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People watch a giant screen broadcasting Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at a celebration marking the 100th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of China, in Shanghai July 1, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – China’s broadcasting regulator said it will encourage online producers to create “healthy” cartoons......

Google CEO sought to keep Incognito mode issues out of spotlight, lawsuit alleges

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Sept 24 (Reuters) – Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai in 2019 was warned that describing the company’s Incognito browsing mode as “private” was problematic, yet it stayed the course because he did not want the feature “under the spotlight,” according to a new court filing. Google spokesman José Castañeda told......

Review: Hitting the brakes on tech’s runaway train

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MILAN, Sept 24 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Back in the 1880s, horses plied the roads of London and most people lived a rural life. Jump to the 1920s and the combustion engine, electricity and the telephone had taken hold and re-shaped society. Today we are undergoing an even faster period of......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

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Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

Amazon launches service aggregating video streaming apps in India

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The logo of streaming service Amazon Prime Video is seen in this illustration picture taken March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) launched in India on Friday eight global and local streaming services on its video platform, in a move aimed at......

Twitter rolls out bitcoin tipping, safety features in product push

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Sept 23 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) will allow people to tip their favorite content creators with bitcoin and will launch a fund to pay some users who host audio chat rooms on its Spaces feature, the company said on Thursday. The San Francisco-based company added it will test new......

Australia’s Commonwealth Bank mocks Apple’s ‘pro-competition’ claim

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A customer holds the iPhone X during the global launch of the new Apple product in central Sydney, Australia, November 3, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray Apple welcomes competition if no one competes with Apple – CBA CBA wants Apple to open its NFC chip for other mobile payments Regulator probing Apple’s......

DiCaprio invests in cultivated meat start-ups Mosa Meat, Aleph Farms

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Sept 22 (Reuters) – U.S. actor Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in and joining the advisory boards of Aleph Farms and Mosa Meat, the two cultivated meat start-ups said in a statement on Wednesday. Cast members Leonardo di Caprio takes part in a photo call for the movie “Once Upon a......

Divided Swiss to vote on same-sex marriage

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Swiss to vote in referendum on Sept. 26 New law would give access to adoption, sperm donation ZURICH, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Swiss voters decide on Sunday whether to allow same-sex couples to wed and adopt children after a highly charged campaign pitted gay rights activists against conservative opponents in......

Sony Group unit to buy India’s Zee Entertainment

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BENGALURU, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Sony Group Corp’s (6758.T) Indian unit will buy media giant Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) (ZEE.NS), days after Zee’s shareholders asked for a management reshuffle, including the exit of Chief Executive Punit Goenka from the board. Zee, which has a presence in television broadcasting and......

Ladbrokes owner Entain confirms DraftKings offer

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A sign hangs outside a branch of Ladbrokes in London, Britain December 22, 2017. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Sept 21 (Reuters) – Entain Plc (ENT.L) on Tuesday confirmed that U.S. fantasy sports betting company DraftKings (DKNG.O) has made an offer to buy the British gambling firm in a deal that one media......

Investors tune in as Universal leaps on market debut

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Shares surge almost 40% in early trade Biggest European listing of the year Listing is a coup for Amsterdam exchange AMSTERDAM, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Universal Music Group’s (UMG.AS) shares leapt more than a third in their stock market debut on Tuesday as investors bet a boom in music streaming......

Amazon investigating kickback allegation at India unit – source

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Smartphone with Amazon logo is seen in front of displayed Indian flag in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) has launched an internal investigation in India after a whistleblower alleged an employee had taken kickbacks, a source with......

Oracle uses AI to automate parts of digital marketing

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The company logo for Oracle Corp. is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Sept 20 (Reuters) – Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) announced on Monday a new system that it says will use artificial......

Rwandan court finds ‘Hotel Rwanda’ film hero guilty in terrorism case

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KIGALI, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A Rwandan court on Monday found Paul Rusesabagina, a one-time hotel manager portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood film about the 1994 genocide, guilty of being part of a group responsible for terrorist attacks. Judges were still going through a number of other accusations......

Dinner party-style Emmys display little overt sign of pandemic constraints

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 (Reuters) – While departing yet again from the look of Primetime Emmys of yore, Sunday’s presentation of television’s highest honors gave little overt appearance of being constrained by a second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. So much so, that the night’s first presenter, comic actor-writer Seth......

Russian pro-Putin party wins majority after crackdown; foes cry foul

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Partial results suggest emphatic United Russia win Pre-vote crackdown crushed Kremlin critics Critics allege widespread fraud, authorities deny Watchdog recorded numerous violations MOSCOW, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s ruling United Russia party, which supports President Vladimir Putin, retained its parliamentary majority after an election and a sweeping crackdown on its......

Universal Studios Beijing to draw eager throngs amid uneasy U.S.-China ties

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BEIJING, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Universal Studios’ Beijing resort was set to open its doors to the public on Monday after a two-decade wait, including delays because of COVID-19. The highly-anticipated opening takes place amid U.S.-China relations that have deeply deteriorated in recent years. The park will be U.S.-based Universal’s......

Billy Porter, and stars of ‘The Crown’ hit Emmy Awards red carpet

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LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 (Reuters) – “Pose” star Billy Porter and British actor Josh O’Connor were among the early arrivals in Los Angeles for the Emmy Awards on Sunday on a night where “The Crown” and comedy “Ted Lasso” are expected to dominate the annual ceremony for the top television......

The Netherlands unveils its first national Holocaust monument

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte reacts to the exit polls in the Netherlands’ general election in The Hague, Netherlands, March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw/Pool/File Photo AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A monument listing 102,163 Dutch victims of the Holocaust was unveiled by King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam on Sunday,......

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