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Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

Published 08/12/2017

Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the "Star Wars" franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened. [more…]

AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

AT&T/Time Warner antitrust trial set for March

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: An AT&T logo and communication equipment is shown on a building in downtown Los Angeles, California October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) [more…]

Yes, she’s judging you: Luvvie Ajayi on writing a bestselling life

Yes, she’s judging you: Luvvie Ajayi on writing a bestselling life

Published 07/12/2017

Undated handout photo of author Luvvie Ajayi. REUTERS/Chuck Olu-Alabi/HandoutNEW YORK (Reuters) - Sometimes in life, the best teachers are not elder statesmen who have been [more…]

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Published 04/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in this photo illustration May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoSYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s [more…]

‘Prairie Home Companion’ renamed after Garrison Keillor’s firing

‘Prairie Home Companion’ renamed after Garrison Keillor’s firing

Published 03/12/2017

A Prairie Home Companion, the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed "Town Hall," days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct. [more…]

Now hiring? Amazon says its voice aide Alexa is ready for the office

Now hiring? Amazon says its voice aide Alexa is ready for the office

Published 30/11/2017

The Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled virtual assistant, is seen at it's product launch for Britain and Germany in London, Britain, September 14, 2016. REUTER/Peter Hobson(Reuters) [more…]

Factbox: Six facts about ‘Gomer Pyle’ actor Jim Nabors

Factbox: Six facts about ‘Gomer Pyle’ actor Jim Nabors

Published 30/11/2017

(Reuters) - As Gomer Pyle, the earnest, simple-minded gas station attendant who became a U.S. Marine, Jim Nabors, who died at 87 on Thursday in [more…]

Matt Lauer apologizes after ‘Today’ firing as more women come forward

Matt Lauer apologizes after ‘Today’ firing as more women come forward

Published 30/11/2017

Longtime "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read out on the NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him for inappropriate sexual behavior. [more…]

Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

Published 30/11/2017

LONDON (Reuters) - European hedge funds Bodenholm Capital and Westray Capital Management revealed they had taken short selling positions on some media companies, bets that [more…]

NBC News fires ‘Today’ co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NBC News fires ‘Today’ co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

Published 30/11/2017

NBC News fired Matt Lauer, the popular host of its "Today" morning show, on Wednesday after a female colleague accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior, the network said, making him the latest rich and powerful man to be felled by such accusations. [more…]