Russian TV channel takes aim at ‘Iron Curtain’ from outside

Chief editor of the media outlet TV Rain (Dozhd) Tikhon Dzyadko gives an interview in Moscow, Russia September 2, 2021. REUTERS / Evgenia Novozhenina Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Russia tightens laws after Ukraine invasion Independent media say compelled to leave Dozhd eager to reach Russian public from abroad TBILISI, June … Read more

Barcelona approve selling 25% of TV rights and 49.9% of retail arm

Soccer Football – FC Barcelona present new signing Adama Traore – Camp Nou, Barcelona, ​​Spain – February 2, 2022 FC Barcelona’s president Joan Laporta during the presentation REUTERS / Albert Gea Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BARCELONA, June 16 (Reuters) – Barcelona approved on Thursday the sale of a minority share … Read more

SPACs go back, but with no future

NEW YORK, June 1 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Every market boom has a few hangers-on, and the rapidly fizzling craze for mergers with blank-check firms is no different. Freightos, a cargo booking firm with little revenue and ambitious projections, announced a $ 500 million deal on Tuesday with Gesher I Acquisition (GIAC.O), a special-purpose acquisition company, … Read more

Alicia Vikander tackles fame and fears in ‘Irma Vep’ TV series remake

CANNES, May 24 (Reuters) – Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander said her latest leading role allowed her to draw from her own experiences as an actor. The Swedish actress plays the title role in “Irma Vep” a HBO mini-series remake of Olivier Assayas’ 1996 cult film of the same name. The eight-episode show centers on American movie … Read more

Best Buy sees lower TV, computer sales as inflation hits shoppers’ wallets

A person enters a Best Buy store in Manhattan, New York City, US, November 22, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register May 24 (Reuters) – Best Buy Co Inc (BBY.N) cut its annual profit forecast on Tuesday due to lower demand for TVs and computers, making it … Read more

Computer chip giant ASML places big bets on a tiny future

VELDHOVEN, Netherlands, May 20 (Reuters) – ASML (ASML.AS), a semiconductor industry and stock market giant, has to think smaller. Or maybe bigger. It is building machines the size of double-decker buses, weighing over 200 tons, in its quest to produce beams of focused light that create the microscopic circuitry on computer chips used in everything … Read more

Microsoft seeks to dodge EU cloud computing probe with changes

President of Microsoft Brad Smith reacts during an interview with Reuters at the Web Summit, Europe’s largest technology conference, in Lisbon, Portugal, November 3, 2021. REUTERS / Pedro Nunes / Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O) will revise its licensing deals and make it … Read more

Iran state TV airs footage of French couple accused of spying

DUBAI, May 17 (Reuters) – Iran’s state television on Tuesday showed what it described as details of the arrest of two French citizens earlier this month, saying they were spies who had sought to stir up unrest. Iran’s intelligence ministry had said on May 11 it had arrested two Europeans for allegedly fomenting “insecurity” in … Read more

Swiss voters look set to approve ‘Lex Netflix’ TV streaming funding law

A poster reading: “No to the film law – anti-consumer, unfair, patronizing” is seen on a field, before the Swiss electorate votes on several issues in a referendum next weekend, near Birmensdorf, Switzerland May 9, 2022. Picture taken May 9, 2022. REUTERS / Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register ZURICH, … Read more

Russian satellite TV shows a Ukraine message: ‘blood on your hands’

LONDON, May 9 (Reuters) – Russian satellite television menus were altered on Monday to show viewers in Moscow messages about the war in Ukraine: “You have blood on your hands”, according to screenshots obtained by Reuters. The photographs showed Moscow satellite television menus on Victory Day, when Russia celebrated the 77th anniversary of the Soviet … Read more

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