30 May 2017
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08/05/2017 04:38

Macron victory: The verdict of the world's media

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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.

05/05/2017 19:40

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

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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.

25/04/2017 20:31

Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

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Google on Tuesday announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out «fake news» and offensive content.

25/04/2017 14:46

Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

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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.

24/04/2017 16:26

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

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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.

19/04/2017 06:32

Yahoo earnings beat expectations on cusp of Verizon merger

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Yahoo on Tuesday reported quarterly earnings that topped expectations as the pioneering internet firm remained on track to be bought by Verizon.

18/04/2017 06:16

Netflix growth misses mark despite strong earnings

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Netflix subscriber growth missed its mark in the first quarter of this year, but the on-demand television star expects to hit the 100-million milestone this weekend.

16/04/2017 06:57

«Skinny bundles» step up challenge to US Big Cable

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For years, US cable operators got rich by offering fat «bundles» of hundreds of channels and raising prices regularly for television consumers.

14/03/2017 07:35

MTV Movie Awards expands into television

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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.

03/01/2017 23:39

Kim Kardashian breaks social media silence

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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.

27/12/2016 23:03

«Profitable» Washington Post will expand newsroom

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The Washington Post, purchased three years ago by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, will turn a profit in 2016 and expand its newsroom, defying the downward trend in the newspaper industry.

17/12/2016 05:52

Trump anger smashes magazine subscription record

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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.

21/11/2016 17:40

Facebook announces 500 new jobs in «global hub» London

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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.

05/11/2016 22:32

«Bots» step up for 2016 election news coverage

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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.

22/10/2016 22:37

AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in over $80 bn deal: banking source

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Telecom giant AT&T has struck a deal to buy entertainment company Time Warner for more than $80 billion, to add in-house content to its distribution services, a banking source familiar with the negotiations said Saturday.

03/10/2016 14:57

Advertising on mobile: it's all about «stopping the thumb»

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Almost 80 years old, the deodorant Old Spice is learning new tricks for finding customers in the era of smartphones and social media.

26/09/2016 10:44

Singapore scion buys 49 percent stake in Rolling Stone

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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.

20/09/2016 11:19

GoPro captures action from the sky with Karma drone

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GoPro on Monday took to the sky with a Karma drone with its first-person-action mini-cameras as part of a move to become a platform for modern-day storytelling.

27/03/2016 18:44

Al-Jazeera says to cut around 500 jobs

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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.

25/03/2016 08:37

Playboy eyes possible sale of assets

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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.

20/03/2016 18:22

US jury awards $115 mn to wrestling star Hulk Hogan over sex tape

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A US jury ordered the news and entertainment website Gawker to pay wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan $115 million for posting online a secretly recorded video of him having sex.

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