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

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

Iran detains two Europeans for fomenting ‘social disorder’ -TV

DUBAI, May 11 (Reuters) – Iran’s intelligence ministry said on Wednesday it arrested two European nationals for allegedly fomenting “insecurity” in the country, state media reported, as EU pushes to revive Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. The pair were accused of “organizing chaos and social disorder aimed at destabilizing (Iran)” in conjunction with foreign … Read more

Mario Batali: Celebrity chef is acquitted of groping woman at Boston restaurant

Judge James Stanton noted Batali’s conduct was “not befitting of a public person of his stature” that night five years ago but said his accuser has “significant credibility issues” that supported the defendant’s “contention that her motive was financial gain.” Batali, wearing a sport coat, smiled after the verdict and thanked his attorneys. His accuser … Read more

Suspected arsonist visits local FOX TV news station, later arrested by police

Portland Police released these images of a suspected arsonist and vandal who targeted houses of worship. (Portland Police Bureau) PORTLAND, Ore. – A suspected arsonist is behind bars after police in Portland, Oregon said he vandalized several houses of worship before visiting a television news station. Authorities identified the suspect as 34-year-old Michael Bivins of … 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

Celebrity chef Mario Batali faces trial over woman # MeToo-era groping claim

BOSTON, May 9 (Reuters) – Celebrity chef Mario Batali goes on trial on Monday over statements that he forcibly groped and kissed a woman in the only criminal case to result from multiple # MeToo-era claims of sexual harassment and assault that helped fuel his downfall. Batali will appear in Boston Municipal Court on Monday … Read more

GOP senators want TV rating warning for gay characters on children’s shows

DeSantis: Disney ‘crossed the line’ over the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke about Disney’s opposition to the Parental Rights in Education bill, also labeled by critics such as the ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, calling their efforts to repeal the bill as “crossing the line.” The governor, who was speaking about … Read more

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