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Climate activists target Amazon depots in Britain on ‘Black Friday’

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Woman with smartphone is seen in front of displayed Amazon logo in this illustration taken, July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register TILBURY, England, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Climate activists targeted 13 Amazon (AMZN.O) depots across Britain on “Black Friday” as part......

TSMC, Sony to invest $7 bln for new Japanese chip plant

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TOKYO, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (2330.TW) (TSMC) said on Tuesday it would build a $7 billion chip plant in Japan with Sony Group (6758.T), a move that was welcomed by the Japanese government. Sony will invest about $500 million in the factory, it said separately. Construction......

Sega, Microsoft explore cloud gaming alliance

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Sega logos are pictured at Tokyo Game Show 2016 in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan, Sept. 15, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Sega Sammy Holdings (6460.T) on Monday said it is exploring a strategic alliance with Microsoft (MSFT.O) to develop big budget titles using the Xbox maker’s......

Argentina spends weekend celebrating late hero Maradona

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BUENOS AIRES, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Argentine football is gearing up for a weekend of celebrations to mark the birthday of late soccer star Diego Maradona, with matches across the country being paused and clubs and fans dressing to remember the controversial superstar. The former Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona......

Sony ekes out 1% Q2 profit rise as PS5 costs squeeze margins

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The logo of Sony Corp is seen at the CP+ camera and photo trade fair in Yokohama, Japan, Feb. 25, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Hikes FY operating profit forecast by 6% to Y1 trln Q2 operating profit Y318.5 bln vs Y315.2 bln a year earlier Growing sales in gaming business offset......

New Mexico, site of Baldwin set shooting, plays key role for Hollywood

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SANTA FE, N.M., Oct 24 (Reuters) – The dusty desert landscapes of New Mexico have provided the perfect backdrop for Hollywood Westerns, but the state also has served as a filming location for everything from drug-dealing drama “Breaking Bad” to sci-fi mystery “Stranger Things.” New Mexico’s role in the TV......

Netflix buys first video game studio, rolls out mobile games

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The Netflix logo is seen on their office in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S. July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Sept 28 (Reuters) – Netflix has bought video game creator Night School Studio and rolled out five mobile gaming titles in select European markets, the company said on Tuesday, as 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......

U.S. envoy resigns over expulsions to Haiti from Texas camp

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CIUDAD ACUNA, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. envoy to Haiti dramatically resigned on Thursday in a letter that excoriated Washington for deporting hundreds of migrants to the crisis-engulfed Caribbean nation from a border camp in recent days. The resignation was confirmed by a senior official at the U.S. State......

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......

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......

COVID-19 cases in southeast China more than double as Delta spreads

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Residents register to take nucleic acid tests at a testing site in Quanzhou, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Fujian province, China September 13, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. CHINA OUT. 59 new local cases reported......

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac get intimate for new TV miniseries

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VENICE, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Actors Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac have known each other for years, but being old friends was a mixed blessing when it came to playing a married couple in new television miniseries “Scenes from a Marriage”, the pair said on Saturday. Chastain, 44, and Isaac,......

Meme stocks soar in late day trading surge, short sellers knocked

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NEW YORK, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Shares of several retail trading darlings, including AMC Entertainment (AMC.N) and GameStop (GME.N), surged in heavy volume late on Tuesday, on no apparent news, dealing over $1 billion in losses to short sellers. While broad market indexes rose modestly on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq......

A secret weapon for self-driving car startups: Humans

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FREMONT, Calif., Aug 23 (Reuters) – Self-driving startups like Cruise and Pony.ai have begun testing their driverless cars in some parts of California in the past year, with an additional feature: Human operators. While there is no driver behind the wheel, the passenger seat is occupied by a safety operator......

S.Korea’s LG Chem shares dive on GM electric car recall

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GM expands Bolt EV recall over fire risk Battery supplier parent LG Chem shares drop nearly 10% Recall may delay LG Chem battery unit IPO -analyst SEOUL, Aug 23 (Reuters) – LG Chem Ltd (051910.KS) shares closed down 11.1% on Monday after General Motors Co (GM.N) said it would recall......

Box Office: ‘Free Guy’ Poised to Take Top Spot for Second Week

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LOS ANGELES, Aug 22 (Variety.com) – Disney and 20th Century Studios’ “Free Guy” is expected to score the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office for the second week in a row. The comedic action film, starring Ryan Reynolds, is projected to add another $16 million to $18 million......

Beijing took stake and board seat in key ByteDance domestic entity this year

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 17 (Reuters) – The Chinese government took a stake and a board seat in a key ByteDance entity this year – a move that raises questions over how much influence Beijing is planning to wield in a tech sector reeling under an onslaught of regulatory action. The 1%......

Box Office: ‘Free Guy’ Debuts at No. 1 With Surprisingly Strong $28.4 Million

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A guest takes a selfie on the red carpet at the premiere for the film “Free Guy” in New York City, New York, U.S., August 3, 2021. REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs LOS ANGELES, Aug 15, (Variety.com) – Despite concerns the delta variant would keep moviegoers at home, Ryan Reynolds’ sci-fi action comedy......

Nintendo profit falls as Switch sales fade

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The Nintendo logo is displayed at the Nintendo Tokyo store, in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 19, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo TOKYO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.T) said on Thursday that sales of its Switch console fell 12% in the April-June quarter, in a sign that demand for......

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