Tag: Arts / Culture / Entertainment

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one...

Apple’s App Store, Apple Pay targeted by EU antitrust regulators

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Apple on Tuesday found itself the target of two EU antitrust investigations into its App Store and Apple Pay as the bloc...

Sony calls on Spider-Man for PS5 year-end launch

TOKYO (Reuters) – Sony Corp on Friday unveiled more than two dozen titles for its upcoming PlayStation 5 console, including a sequel to its hit...

Chinese users saw Zoom as a window through the ‘Great Firewall’

BEIJING (Reuters) – Zoom Video Communications (ZM.O) has gained a following in China in recent months from users ranging from underground churches to feminists who...

Exclusive: Netflix in talks to source Indian content from Reliance affiliate Viacom18 – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. video streaming company Netflix is in talks with Viacom18, part of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries’ media unit Network18, about...

Facebook limits spread of ‘Boogaloo’ groups amid protests

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is making it harder to find user groups associated with the term “Boogaloo,” which refers to a potential U.S....

Reddit co-founder Ohanian resigns from board, wants a black candidate to take over

(Reuters) – Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian on Friday resigned from the social network firm’s board and sought to be replaced by a black candidate. FILE...

Facebook, Snapchat join chorus of companies condemning George Floyd death, racism

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc and Snap Inc became the latest U.S. companies condemning racial inequality in the United States as violent protests flared up across...

Trump’s social media regulation push faces key hurdle at the FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to regulate social media companies’ content decisions may face an uphill battle from regulators who have previously...

Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies, including Twitter...

Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and...

Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened...

Trump threatens social media shutdown over Twitter fact-check label

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to regulate or shut down social media companies for stifling conservative voices, a day after...

Disney’s streaming chief Mayer to become TikTok CEO

(Reuters) – Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, will leave the entertainment and theme parks giant to become the chief executive officer...

Warsaw’s open-air Chopin concerts move online due to coronavirus

WARSAW (Reuters) – Lovers of Frederic Chopin’s music who usually flock to a central Warsaw park on Sundays for open-air concerts will have to go...

Palestinians look to a digital future to connect with their past

(This May 14 story has been refiled with tweaked wording in paragraph 2 to make clear not all Palestinians marking Nakba were uprooted in 1948)...

Amazon’s livestreaming platform Twitch announces safety advisory council

(Reuters) – Amazon Inc (AMZN.O)’s video game live-streaming platform Twitch is forming an advisory council of experienced users, online safety experts and anti-bullying advocates to...

China’s Tencent reaps revenue of lockdown gaming boom

HONG KONG (Reuters) – High demand for video games during COVID-19 lockdowns buoyed Tencent Holdings’ first-quarter revenue and profits, with blockbuster games PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile...

Sony reports 57% drop in fourth-quarter profit, declines to give outlook

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Sony Corp (6758.T) on Wednesday reported a 57% drop in fourth-quarter operating profit and refrained from providing an outlook for the...

After the triumph of Animal Crossing, a thin pipeline for Nintendo

TOKYO (Reuters) – The runaway success of Nintendo Co Ltd’s (7974.T) island life simulator Animal Crossing: New Horizons has overshadowed an uncomfortable fact for fans...

Sony suspends PlayStation Store in mainland China to upgrade security

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Sony has suspended its PlayStation Store in mainland China saying it wanted to improve the online store’s security, in a move...

Nintendo smashes Switch sales view; says Animal Crossing is device’s fastest-selling game

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Nintendo Co Ltd (7974.T) said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit soared 200% due to surging demand for its Switch games console,...

China’s Animal Crossing gamers use code words, middlemen to enter virtual world

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese fans of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons are paying a premium on foreign consoles and finding ways to skirt limits...

Facebook names first members of oversight board that can overrule Zuckerberg

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) new content oversight board will include a former head of state, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and several constitutional law...

Pinterest flags slowing ad spend as quarterly loss widens, shares fall

(Reuters) – Pinterest Inc on Tuesday said advertisers were slowing spending on the image sharing company due to the COVID-19 pandemic and reported a bigger-than-expected...