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Alec Baldwin fires prop gun on movie set, killing cinematographer

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Oct 21 (Reuters) – Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on a movie set in New Mexico on Thursday, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza, authorities said. The incident occurred on the set of independent feature film “Rust,” the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office said in......

No ‘Squid Game’: South Korea’s real-life debt trap

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Passengers wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk at Seoul railway station in Seoul, South Korea, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Files SEOUL, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Many small business owners in South Korea recognise themselves in the cash-strapped characters of the wildly popular Netflix (NFLX.O) drama ‘Squid......

Intel shares sink as chipmaker predicts lower margins in years ahead

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Visitors are seen at the Intel booth during the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, also known as ChinaJoy, in Shanghai, China July 30, 2021. Picture taken July 30, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files Oct 21 (Reuters) – Intel Corp (INTC.O) on Thursday forecast lower profit margins for years to come as......

Facebook signs copyright agreement with some French publishers

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Paves the way for signing of individual licences Copyright fees included in preliminary deal – source Publishers not compelled to use Facebook News service PARIS, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) said on Thursday it had signed a preliminary copyright agreement with a French news publishers’ lobby group, paving the......

Overcoming criticism, Japanese princess set to marry on October 26

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TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Japanese Princess Mako will marry her fiance, a former college classmate, on October 26, authorities said Friday, after years of intense scrutiny and criticism that cast her engagement in an unflattering light. The 29-year-old niece of Emperor Naruhito became engaged to Kei Komuro, 29, in......

Disney resolves dispute with Scarlett Johansson over ‘Black Widow’ movie

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Scarlett Johansson poses on the red carpet during the Oscars arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake LOS ANGELES, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and actress Scarlett Johansson have resolved their legal dispute stemming from the release......

Facebook research shows company knew of Instagram harm to teens, senators say

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Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Thursday grilled Facebook Inc (FB.O) on its plans to better protect young users on its apps, drawing on leaked internal research that showed the social media giant was aware of how its Instagram app harmed the mental health of teens. The hearing in......

Pandemic recovery fuels deal craze as third-quarter M&A breaks all records

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Global M&A hits all-time peak of $1.52 trillion in Q3 Cheap financing drives desire for transformative deals Volumes double in Europe driven by private-equity buyouts U.S. activity up 32% to $581 billion, Asia Pacific up 21% Frantic dealmaking surpasses all full-year records LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Global mergers and......

YouTube blocks all anti-vaccine content

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A YouTube logo seen at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, California, United States October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – YouTube will block all anti-vaccine content, moving beyond its ban on false information about the COVID vaccines to include content that contains......

Bond is back: 007 film ‘No Time To Die’ premieres in London

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LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – With a guest list made up of Oscar winners and British royalty, James Bond film “No Time To Die” finally held its delayed world premiere in London on Tuesday in the cinema’s most high profile red carpet since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wet......

CNN denies Australians access to its Facebook pages, cites defamation risk

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SYDNEY, Sept 29 (Reuters) – CNN said it is preventing Australians from accessing its Facebook Inc (FB.O) pages after a court ruled that publishers can be liable for defamation in public comment sections and the social media firm refused to help it disable comments in the country. The move makes......

Belarus forces kill IT worker in shootout, opposition says

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – Belarusian security forces shot dead a man and arrested his wife during a raid in an apartment block in Minsk on Tuesday, the KGB security service said. The man had opened fire against the security forces, one of whom also died, a statement said. Reuters could......

Amplitude valued at $5 bln after shares jump in Nasdaq debut

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – Shares of Amplitude Inc (AMPL.O) opened nearly 43% above their reference price in their Nasdaq debut on Tuesday, notching up a valuation of about $5 billion for the Benchmark-backed analytics company. San Francisco-based Amplitude, which confidentially filed for a direct listing in July, was valued at......

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......

Under fierce Republican attack, U.S. General Milley defends calls with China

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WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, fended off perhaps the most personal and direct attacks from lawmakers of his career on Tuesday as Republicans blasted his calls with China and his interviews for books critical of Donald Trump’s presidency. Milley,......

Amazon launches robot to roll around house, Disney resort voice assistant

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Sept 28 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Tuesday announced a household, canine-like robot called Astro and a deal with Walt Disney Co(DIS.N) to imbue its voice-controlled tech in resort hotels, striving to make its virtual aide Alexa a bigger part of consumers’ lives. The home robot is designed to......

Australia takes on Google’s online ad dominance, calls for data shakeout

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SYDNEY, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Australia’s antitrust watchdog said it wants the power to curb Google’s use of internet data to sell targeted ads, saying the Big Tech firm dominated the market to the point of harming publishers, advertisers and consumers. The comments, in a report published Tuesday, set up......

Facebook invests $50 mln to build the ‘metaverse’ in responsible manner

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A 3D printed Facebook logo is pictured on a keyboard in front of binary code in this illustration taken September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Sept 27 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will invest $50 million to partner with organizations to responsibly build the so-called metaverse – a digital world where......

U.S. SEC charges individuals in ‘meme stock’ options trading scheme

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged two individuals for a fraudulent trading scheme involving so-called “meme stocks” aimed at taking advantage of a surge in retail trading driven......

Facebook puts Instagram Kids app on hold

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Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Sept 27 (Reuters) – Instagram has hit pause on a new app that it is creating for kids, the Facebook-owned (FB.O) photo-sharing app said on......

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