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Macron victory: The verdict of the world's media

The world's media largely hailed the thumping victory of pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election, but sounded a note of caution about the task ahead.

Pro-Kremlin media to sue France's Macron: official

Russia's state-funded RT television and Sputnik news agency plan to sue French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron over accusations they mounted a smear campaign against him, the chief editor of RT and Sputnik, Margarita Simonyan said Friday.

Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media -- and tackling the scourge of misinformation -- using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia.

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.

MTV Movie Awards expands into television

The MTV Movie Awards, an annual celebration of youth pop culture, will expand this year to include television in a recognition of the power of the small screen.

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

Following months of silence, reality television star Kim Kardashian reemerged on social media Tuesday, posting a photograph of herself with rapper husband Kanye West and their two children.

Trump anger smashes magazine subscription record

Vanity Fair has had the last laugh after President-elect Donald Trump blasted the magazine over a snooty review of one of his restaurants: its subscription numbers have broken a company record.

Facebook announces 500 new jobs in «global hub» London

Facebook on Monday became the latest US tech giant to announce new investment in Britain with hundreds of extra jobs but hinted its success depended on skilled migration after Britain leaves the European Union.

«Bots» step up for 2016 election news coverage

If you're reading about the US election, some of that news is likely to come to you from a «bot.» Automated systems known as «bots» or «robo-journalism» have been around for years, but they are playing a bigger role in coverage this year amid technology advances and stretched media resources.

Singapore scion buys 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone

A Singapore firm headed by a scion of one of Asia's richest families has bought a 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone, with plans to diversify the iconic magazine into new business including live events and merchandising.

Al-Jazeera says to cut around 500 jobs

Qatar's state-funded broadcaster Al-Jazeera on Sunday announced a fresh round of job cuts with around 500 positions being lost, most of them at the network's Doha headquarters.

Playboy eyes possible sale of assets

Playboy Enterprises, known for its iconic but struggling men's lifestyle magazine, said Thursday it had hired an investment adviser to look at a possible sale of the company.

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