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  • A billboard displays the logo of Snapchat above Times Square in New York

    Viacom Inc and Snapchat have extended a deal that will allow Viacom to sell advertising on the mobile app's behalf. Under the deal, Viacom will have the right to sell against its own content on Snapchat as well as Snapchat's U.S. owned and operated advertising inventory, a Snapchat spokesman told Reuters. Viacom is the …

  • Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders  speaks during a rally at Great Bay Community College in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    Two women banned from Tinder last week for aggressively promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders have been allowed back on the dating app and say they will resume telling prospective matches to "feel the Bern." Robyn Gedrich, 23, from New Jersey, and Haley Lent, 22, from Iowa, were locked out of …

  • J.J. Abrams presents an award during the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Few events have ever garnered as much discussion as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on a Friday afternoon in November 1963, which changed the nation forever. "11.22.63," based on Stephen King's best-selling book of the same name and premiering …

  • Taylor Swift to develop mobile game with Glu Mobil … Reuters - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 7:23 AM SGT
    Taylor Swift arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

    Grammy-award winning pop star Taylor Swift is making her first foray into the world of mobile gaming by partnering with Glu Mobile Inc to develop a new game, the company said on Wednesday. Glu Mobile did not provide further details on the game or Swift's involvement, except that the game was slated for release in late-2016 …

  • PewDiePie, others set to star in YouTube's first … Reuters - Thu, Feb 4, 2016 2:50 AM SGT
    YouTube star Lilly Singh unveils YouTube's new paid subscription service at the YouTube Space LA in Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles

    YouTube's viral video stars, many of whom have a fan following in the millions, are set to appear next week in original movies and a show, as the video site attempts to attract users to its paid service. Other YouTube stars such as comedian Lilly Singh and comedy producer Rooster Teeth and teen network Awesomeness TV will …

  • Adele tops Billboard, Rihanna's million 'Anti' … Reuters - Tue, Feb 2, 2016 10:47 AM SGT
    British singer Adele perfoms the song "Skyfall" at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - British singer Adele regained the top spot on Monday on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart, while R&B star Rihanna's latest record sold less than 500 copies after a million copies were given away for free, making them ineligible for Billboard charts. Adele's record-breaking "25" …

  • Go figure! Game victory seen as artificial intelligence … Reuters - Thu, Jan 28, 2016 2:06 AM SGT

    In what they called a milestone achievement for artificial intelligence, scientists said on Wednesday they have created a computer program that beat a professional human player at the complex board game called Go, which originated in ancient China. The feat recalled IBM supercomputer Deep Blue's 1997 match victory over …

  • Celebrity backed anonymous messaging app alarms parents, … Reuters - Thu, Jan 28, 2016 12:43 AM SGT
    A billboard advertisement for Israeli app Blindspot, which allows people to send text messages anonymously, is seen in Tel Aviv

    By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A new app that allows users to send anonymous text messages is causing alarm among parents, politicians and some teenagers, who say it is being used as a weapon for cyber-bullying. Blindspot, launched by Israeli company Shellanoo, has attracted 700,000 users since it was launched …

  • Dating app Tinder adds STD testing locator, ending … Reuters - Fri, Jan 22, 2016 5:59 AM SGT

    By Anjali Athavaley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A feud between the operator of popular "hook-up" software and a leading sexual health advocacy group was settled on Thursday after the dating site agreed to add links to sexually transmitted disease testing locations. The battle between dating site Tinder and the AIDS Healthcare …

  • Fox News says Google to partner in January 28 Iowa … Reuters - Fri, Jan 22, 2016 3:48 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Fox News Channel said on Thursday it would join with Google to host the Republican presidential primary debate to be held on Jan. 28 in Des Moines, Iowa. The debate will incorporate real-time Google trends and data to determine questions for the candidates and viewers will be able to interact with the debate …

  • What to expect when you're expecting with two feet … Reuters - Fri, Jan 22, 2016 1:49 AM SGT

    With a huge winter storm looming over the eastern United States, many of the region's residents will stock up on canned goods, bottled water and - for some - diapers. The storm, which is expected to pound the Mid-Atlantic states on Friday and Saturday, has mothers-to-be asking a simple, yet vital, question: What do you …

  • Big luxury watchmakers leave boldness to smaller r … Reuters - Thu, Jan 21, 2016 10:30 PM SGT

    By Silke Koltrowitz and Astrid Wendlandt GENEVA (Reuters) - Big luxury watchmakers at the Geneva fair this week displayed little risk and extravagance in terms of style, focusing on classics and neo-vintage models and leaving it to smaller rivals to stand out with original and bold designs. With demand falling from Chinese, …

  • Digital music service iHeartRadio reaches 80 million … Reuters - Thu, Jan 21, 2016 10:09 PM SGT

    By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - IHeartRadio, the digital music service for a network of traditional radio stations, announced on Thursday it had more than 80 million registered users in the intensifying fight to court listeners online. While many traditional media companies have seen their businesses upended by …

  • Viacom cut pay for Redstone, CEO Dauman in 2015 Reuters - Thu, Jan 21, 2016 7:22 AM SGT
    A woman exits the Viacom Inc. headquarters in New York

    By Ross Kerber BOSTON (Reuters) - Media giant Viacom Inc said on Wednesday it cut the compensation of its top two executives, Executive Chairman Sumner Redstone and Chief Executive Philippe Dauman, as the company faced business pressures and a sharp drop in its share price. Although Viacom did not give exact reasons for …

  • Disney postpones 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' … Reuters - Thu, Jan 21, 2016 4:35 AM SGT
    Cast members Daisy Ridley and John Boyega pose for pictures with Star Wars characters BB-8 and R2-D2 at the China Premiere of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Shanghai

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Studios said on Wednesday "Star Wars: Episode VIII" will be released on Dec. 15, 2017, seven months later than originally scheduled. "The move follows the extraordinary success of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens", which was the first Star Wars movie to premiere in December," …

  • 'La Cebolla?' Satirical website The Onion sells … Reuters - Wed, Jan 20, 2016 6:51 AM SGT

    By Anjali Athavaley and Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most business merger stories have no need for a "this is not a joke" disclaimer, but this one did: Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications Inc announced a deal on Tuesday to buy a stake in humour website "The Onion." There was instant social media …

  • Univision buys stake in owner of satirical site the … Reuters - Wed, Jan 20, 2016 5:49 AM SGT

    The Onion - the satirical website famous for headlines like “Black man given worst job in Nation” following the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president in 2008 – has a new major shareholder. Univision Communications Inc, the U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster, has bought a 40 percent stake in Onion Inc, the company that …

  • Cheesy puns abound as White House hosts online cha … Reuters - Thu, Jan 14, 2016 4:49 AM SGT

    The White House attracted pungent waggery on Wednesday after using the arcane theme of a big block of cheese to lure people into a post-State of the Union online conversation with administration officials. The social media event was inspired by President Andrew Jackson's 1837 open house featuring a 1,400-pound block of …

  • Murdoch, Hall engagement sparks mockery on social  … Reuters - Wed, Jan 13, 2016 1:54 PM SGT
    Model Jerry Hall and media magnate Rupert Murdoch arrive at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

    The news of Rupert Murdoch's engagement to Jerry Hall sent social media into a sometimes snarky whirl on Tuesday, as Twitter users mocked the former supermodel for her plans to marry the elderly media mogul. Murdoch, 84, and Hall, the 59-year-old former longtime romantic partner of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, …

  • Shanghai Disneyland set to open in June Reuters - Wed, Jan 13, 2016 7:09 AM SGT
    Aerial view shows rice plants in the shape of Mickey Mouse on a paddy field to celebrate the Shanghai Disney Resort which will be opened in 2016, in Shanghai

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's theme park in Shanghai is slated to open on June 16, the company said on Tuesday. The $5.5 billion resort in Shanghai's Pudong district is a joint venture between Disney and state-backed consortium Shanghai Shendi Group. As many as 10,000 people have been working on the project, which Disney …

  • Bewkes against HBO spinoff, open to Time Warner sale … Reuters - Wed, Jan 13, 2016 4:57 AM SGT
    Jeff Bewkes, CEO of Time Warner Inc., attends the Allen & Co Media Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho

    (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes is against a sale or a spinoff of premium cable channel HBO, but hinted he would be open to a sale of the whole company, the New York Post reported, citing sources. Bewkes told investors in a series of closed-door meetings on Monday that splitting units HBO or the …

  • 'The Revenant' and 'The Martian' take … Reuters - Tue, Jan 12, 2016 9:16 AM SGT
    DiCaprio speaks after "The Revenant" won Best Motion Picture, Drama, at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills

    By Piya Sinha-Roy and Nichola Groom BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Revenge drama "The Revenant" and space adventure "The Martian" took the top film awards at Sunday's Golden Globes, setting them up as formidable Oscar contenders after a night of surprises and stinging barbs from return host Ricky Gervais. Pioneer-era …

  • Hollywood awards race revs up at risky, raucous Golden … Reuters - Mon, Jan 11, 2016 1:04 AM SGT
    New Golden Globe statuettes unveiled in Beverly Hills

    By Piya Sinha-Roy BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - Hollywood's awards season kicks off on Sunday in the form of a star-studded and often raucous party, as film and television's biggest names and nervous newcomers converge at the Golden Globe awards. A win by Leonardo DiCaprio for his rugged turn in pioneer tale "The …

  • Netflix goes global, reaches most countries except … Reuters - Thu, Jan 7, 2016 7:28 AM SGT
    Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, speaks during a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas,

    Netflix Inc's video-streaming service went live in more than 130 countries on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe except China, in a huge global push by Chief Executive Reed Hastings to counter slowing growth in the United States. Shares of the company, whose popular shows include "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", …

  • Streaming music in U.S. up 93 percent in 2015; Adele … Reuters - Thu, Jan 7, 2016 5:25 AM SGT
    Adele performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. music consumers almost doubled their use of streaming services in 2015, with Apple Inc's new Apple music platform helping boost volume a record 93 percent, Nielsen Music said on Wednesday. Music consumers used on-demand streaming platforms to listen to 317 billion songs, …

  • Netflix launches in India, plans start at 500 rupe … Reuters - Thu, Jan 7, 2016 2:28 AM SGT
    The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California

    Netflix Inc launched operations in India on Wednesday, with plans starting at 500 rupees ($7.50) per month, as the U.S.-based video streaming company pushes ahead with its global expansion plans. The company's shares were up 5.5 percent at $113.60 in early afternoon trading. The company will also offer two other plans …

  • Netflix set to tap Bollywood-mad India in pursuit of … Reuters - Tue, Jan 5, 2016 8:39 PM SGT
    The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California

    Netflix Inc's global expansion is set to reach movie-mad India, industry executives said, where high-speed Internet connectivity is rapidly spreading among a vast population used to paying pennies for their latest Bollywood fix. Slowing growth at home in the United States has put pressure on video-streaming service Netflix …

  • Let it stream: The Beatles comes to online music s … Reuters - Thu, Dec 24, 2015 1:52 AM SGT
    A mural of the Beatles is seen painted on the end of a row of terraced houses in Liverpool, northern England

    Starting Christmas eve, all of The Beatles' 13 albums, including "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Revolver" and "Abbey Road", will finally be available on some of the most popular streaming services. "Happy Crimble, with love from us to you," The Beatles said on its website, referring to a term popularized by John …

  • Bahamian arrested in U.S. for hacking celebrities' … Reuters - Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:57 AM SGT
    Illustration file picture shows a man typing on a computer keyboard in Warsaw

    By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Bahamian man has been arrested for hacking celebrities' email accounts to steal movie and TV scripts, personal information and sexually explicit videos that he peddled to an undercover agent, federal prosecutors in New York said on Tuesday. Alonzo Knowles, 23, was held without bail …

  • Star Wars movie could awaken shares of theater ope … Reuters - Tue, Dec 22, 2015 12:20 AM SGT
    People dressed as characters from Star Wars stand behind a wedding cake in the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood

    The record-breaking launch of the latest Star Wars movie puts the shares of U.S. theater operators on course for a stellar performance this quarter and beyond, analysts said, as rave reviews pull in die-hard fans and theater-shy audiences alike. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" had pulled in about $517 million in worldwide …

  • Disney CEO says 'Star Wars' global sales may … Reuters - Mon, Dec 21, 2015 10:19 PM SGT
    Characters of Star Wars take part of an event held for the release of the film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Disneyland Paris

    REUTERS - "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may rake in $528 million in worldwide ticket sales over the weekend, Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Bob Iger said on Bloomberg TV. The last "Star Wars" movie in 2005 collected just $9 million there. The first "Star Wars" film in a decade recorded the biggest domestic opening in …

  • Music, digital art intersect in 'Day for Night' … Reuters - Sun, Dec 20, 2015 11:08 AM SGT
    A massive screen located to the right of the main stage displays a digital interpretation of the day for night theme of the Day for Night Festival in Houston

    By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - Sound, image and digital art installations collide in Houston this weekend for the Day for Night Festival, which brings together music giants including Kendrick Lamar and visual artists such as Casey Reas. "What we’re trying to do is create an immersive experience where moving throughout …

  • Cox found liable in piracy dispute with music publ … Reuters - Fri, Dec 18, 2015 3:15 AM SGT

    By Andrew Chung NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Thursday ordered Internet service provider Cox Communications [COXC.UL] to pay $25 million for copyright infringement in a dispute with music publisher BMG Rights Management. The jury in Alexandria, Virginia also said Cox's infringement was wilful. The decision, which …

  • Pandora says new music royalty rates 'balanced,' … Reuters - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 9:01 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - A U.S. copyright board on Wednesday raised music royalty rates that Pandora Media Inc and Internet radio stations will pay, setting new prices at a range Pandora called "balanced" and sending its shares up 20 percent in after-hours trade. The three-judge U.S. Copyright Royalty Board said Internet radio operators …

  • Praise galore for 'Star Wars: The Force Awaken … Reuters - Thu, Dec 17, 2015 4:45 AM SGT
    Star Wars fans pose next to Storm Troopers as they arrive at a cinema at Tremblay-en-France, near Roissy airport

    The verdict is nearly unanimous: The Force is strong with this one. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" won rave reviews on Wednesday with critics saying it has breathed new life into the almost 40 year-old franchise that has spawned three original movies and three prequels.

  • Thai court rejects petition to free detained critic, … Reuters - Tue, Dec 15, 2015 8:26 PM SGT

    By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Aukkarapon Niyomyat BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court on Tuesday rejected a petition to free a critic of Thailand's junta who was arrested in hospital, a leader of an anti-government activist group said. Since then, it has pursued perceived critics of the monarchy and stifled freedom of expression, …

  • Apple Music wins exclusive video deal with Taylor  … Reuters - Mon, Dec 14, 2015 10:17 AM SGT
    Taylor Swift arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles

    By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc won a deal with pop star Taylor Swift to exclusively release a concert video of her recent world tour through its music streaming service, Apple Music, the company and singer said on Sunday. Swift, who celebrated her 26th birthday on Sunday, tweeted a trailer for the "1989 …

  • Spielberg's DreamWorks to shift to Universal before … Reuters - Fri, Dec 11, 2015 9:18 PM SGT
    Film director Steven Spielberg walks the red carpet before the Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center in Washington

    DreamWorks Studios, the film company co-founded by Steven Spielberg, has struck a deal for a $200 million equity investment by entertainment company Participant Media, and will shift to Universal Pictures for distribution before the end of the year, Variety reported, citing sources familiar with the situation. Participant …

  • No further UK action over tabloid phone hacking al … Reuters - Fri, Dec 11, 2015 8:54 PM SGT
    Former Editor of the News of the World Coulson arrives for the sentencing at the Old Bailey court house in London

    Prosecutors ended one of the biggest scandals in British journalism on Friday saying they would take no more action over phone hacking charges against two of the country's largest newspaper groups. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said in a statement it would not pursue a corporate charge against Rupert Murdoch's News …

  • Digital TV storms Golden Globes, ousting old favor … Reuters - Fri, Dec 11, 2015 1:35 PM SGT
    The Netflix logo is shown in this illustration photograph in Encinitas, California

    By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Streaming services stormed the Golden Globe television nominations on Thursday with new shows such as "Narcos" and "Mozart in the Jungle," turning established broadcasters into also-rans as Americans move away from traditional television to online-demand viewing. …

  • Digital TV storms Golden Globes, ousting old favou … Reuters - Fri, Dec 11, 2015 4:55 AM SGT

    By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK (Reuters) - Streaming services stormed the Golden Globe television nominations on Thursday with new shows such as "Narcos" and "Mozart in the Jungle," turning established broadcasters into also-rans as Americans move away from traditional television to online-demand viewing. …

  • No strings attached -- but "virtual guitar" … Reuters - Thu, Dec 10, 2015 1:48 AM SGT

    By Matthew Stock and Anastasia Gorelova LONDON (Reuters) - A guitar with no strings attached has become a reality. British researchers have created a "stringless" virtual guitar that is putting the power of music in the palms of people's hands.The Kurv Guitar does not look much like a guitar - it consists of a button pad …

  • Disney doubles stake in Vice to $400 mln - source Reuters - Wed, Dec 9, 2015 2:15 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is doubling its stake in youth-focused digital media company Vice Media to $400 million, a source familiar with the matter said. The deal will boost Disney's stake in Vice to about 10 percent and values the company at more than $4 billion, the source said. FT first reported the news on Tuesday. …

  • Selfies under scrutiny at London show Reuters - Thu, Dec 3, 2015 8:05 PM SGT
    A couple take a selfie as commuters travel home through Oxford Circus during a 24 hour strike by in London

    By Farah Nayeri LONDON (Reuters) - People in London smile the least in their selfies while Moscow's selfie takers are predominantly women dressed to the nines, says a researcher involved in setting up a London show about selfies. For its new exhibition "Big Bang Data", Somerset House has commissioned "Selfiecity London," …

  • Facebook's CEO and wife to give 99 percent of shares … Reuters - Thu, Dec 3, 2015 6:49 AM SGT
    Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook Inc shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said Tuesday in a letter to their newborn daughter. The plan, which was posted on the …

  • China targets music industry output of $47 billion … Reuters - Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:01 PM SGT

    China aims to build up its music industry, targeting output of 300 billion yuan ($47 billion) by 2020, the state-owned Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. The goal is part of China's latest Five-Year Plan, a blueprint for economic and social development between 2016 and 2020. The plan would include cultivating large …

  • China targets music industry output of $47 bln by  … Reuters - Wed, Dec 2, 2015 10:00 PM SGT

    China aims to build up its music industry, targeting output of 300 billion yuan ($47 billion) by 2020, the state-owned Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. The goal is part of China's latest Five-Year Plan, a blueprint for economic and social development between 2016 and 2020. The plan would include cultivating large …

  • Facebook's CEO and wife to give 99 pct of shares … Reuters - Wed, Dec 2, 2015 11:15 AM SGT
    Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max

    By Yasmeen Abutaleb SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mark Zuckerberg will put 99 percent of his Facebook Inc shares, currently worth about $45 billion, into a new philanthropy project focusing on human potential and equality, he and his wife said Tuesday in a letter to their newborn daughter. The plan, which was posted on the …

  • Facebook's Zuckerberg to give 99 percent of shares … Reuters - Wed, Dec 2, 2015 6:26 AM SGT
    Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max

    SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and his wife said on Tuesday they will give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares, currently worth about $45 billion, to a new charity in a letter addressed to their daughter, Max, who was born last week. The plan mirrors a move …

  • On World AIDS Day, condom maker calls for safe-sex … Reuters - Tue, Dec 1, 2015 11:37 PM SGT
    An activist holds a banner as others march through Pattaya resort town to raise awareness on the World Aids Day in Pattaya, east of Bangkok

    Condom maker Durex says so and is presenting a formal submission on Wednesday, World AIDS Day, to get coding consortium Unicode to adopt one. In the run-up to the day - designed to unite people around the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS - Durex launched a social media campaign last month "to create the first official …

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