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Commentators unravel `totally weird` NFL for Chinese fans

Commentators unravel `totally weird` NFL for Chinese fans

Published 17/10/2017

As the Denver Broncos prepared to battle the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, China's top NFL announcers were going through their own pre-game rituals. [more…]

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

Published 17/10/2017

Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. [more…]

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

Published 17/10/2017

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets. [more…]

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Published 17/10/2017

Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally. [more…]

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Colony Capital injects cash, in talks to buy Weinstein Co

Published 16/10/2017

The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after firing co-founder Harvey Weinstein. [more…]

Lin-Manuel Miranda`s Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

Lin-Manuel Miranda`s Puerto Rico relief song tops Billboard chart

Published 16/10/2017

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart. [more…]

Facebook buys teen app tbh

Facebook buys teen app tbh

Published 16/10/2017

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has acquired tbh, an app popular among teens, as the world's largest social network looks to attract more users. [more…]

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Adobe warns that hackers are exploiting its Flash software

Published 16/10/2017

Adobe Systems Inc (ADBE.O) warned on Monday that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in its Flash multimedia software platform in web browsers, and the company urged users to quickly patch their systems to prevent such attacks. [more…]

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

As Hollywood struggles with sexism, female-led story ends London film fest

Published 16/10/2017

The London Film Festival closed on Sunday with a violent and profanity-laden dark comedy featuring Frances McDormand, as a small-town mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, tipped for an Oscar nod. [more…]

#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

#MeToo: Sexual harassment stories sweep social media after Weinstein allegations

Published 16/10/2017

Million of women across the world have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment and abuse in an online campaign using the hashtag #MeToo on Twitter and with rolling posts on Facebook. [more…]