Media industry

July 21, 2018 - 2:04 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a recording of Donald Trump and his former lawyer discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model (all times local): 6:10 p.m. An attorney for President Donald Trump's former lawyer says "any attempt at spin cannot change what is on" a recording of Trump discussing a...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018, file photo shows the 21st Century Fox logo outside its New York office. Comcast says it’s dropping out of the bidding war for Twenty-First Century Fox’s entertainment business, instead focusing on its bid for Sky.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 19, 2018 - 2:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast is dropping its bid for Fox's entertainment businesses, paving the way for Disney to boost its upcoming streaming service by buying the studios behind "The Simpsons" and X-Men. Comcast can now focus on its pursuit of European pay-TV operator Sky, a deal that would give the...
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Singer Cliff Richard arrives at the Rolls Building to hear the ruling of his case against the BBC over coverage of a South Yorkshire Police raid in August 2014 on his home in Sunningdale, Berkshire following a child sex assault allegation, Wednesday July 18, 2018, in London. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 7:30 am
LONDON (AP) — British rock icon Cliff Richard was awarded 210,000 pounds ($273,000) in damages Wednesday after winning a privacy lawsuit against the BBC for its coverage of a police raid at his home Richard had sued the broadcaster for its coverage of the 2014 raid, when police were investigating...
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From left, Rep. Jim Renacci, R-Ohio, House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, President Donald Trump, and Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., wait for members of the media to be escorted out of the room during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 17, 2018 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:30 p.m. James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey...
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This photo provided by Facebook shows Yann LeCun. Facebook is announcing several academic hires in artificial intelligence, including Carnegie Mellon researcher Jessica Hodgins, who's known for her work making animated figures move in more human-like ways. Yann LeCun, Facebook's chief AI scientist, says some of the best ideas for getting AI systems to learn faster and with less data are coming from the field of robotics. (Facebook via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 1:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook announced several new hires of top academics in the field of artificial intelligence Tuesday, among them a roboticist known for her work at Disney making animated figures move in more human-like ways. The hires raise a big question — why is Facebook interested in...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday, July 12, 2018, it is appealing the ruling last month by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon, which blessed one of the biggest media deals ever following a landmark antitrust trial. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 12, 2018 - 7:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by a federal judge's dismissal of its objections to AT&T's megamerger with Time Warner, the Trump Justice Department is challenging the decision with a legal appeal. The Justice Department said in a one-sentence document Thursday it is appealing the ruling last month by...
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Samira Wiley, presenter and nominee for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for "The Handmaid's Tale," participates in an interview following the 70th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Thursday, July 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
July 12, 2018 - 3:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards, which are being announced Thursday by in Los Angeles (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Samira Wiley says she had no idea she would find out she was nominated for an Emmy Award while presenting the nominations Thursday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users’ data. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 11, 2018 - 8:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users. The social media giant faces a 500,000-pound ($663,000) fine for failing to protect the personal...
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July 05, 2018 - 10:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Internet company Yandex said Thursday that its public search engine has been turning up dozens of Google documents that appear meant for private use, suggesting there may have been a data breach. Yandex spokesman Ilya Grabovsky said that some Internet users contacted the...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2017, file photo, Yusuke Umeda, the co-chief executive of Tokyo-based startup Uzabase, speaks during an interview in Tokyo. Japanese media startup Uzabase is acquiring Quartz, a New York-based online business news platform, from Atlantic Media. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama, File)
July 03, 2018 - 6:28 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media startup Uzabase is acquiring Quartz, a New York-based online business news platform, from Atlantic Media. Uzabase's deal with the U.S. media company is valued at $75 million-$110 million, depending on Quartz's financial performance, and expected to close within the next...
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