Media and entertainment industry

November 27, 2018 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department charged eight people Tuesday in connection with the takedown of two international cybercriminal rings that cost advertisers tens of millions of dollars. "As alleged in court filings, the defendants in this case used sophisticated computer programming and...
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November 27, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SYDNEY (AP) — A court on Tuesday dismissed a last-ditch challenge and approved the merger of television network Nine Entertainment with newspaper publisher Fairfax Media into an Australian media giant to be known only as Nine. Fairfax shareholders voted for the merger last week. But major...
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This photo posed for the photographer on Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018 and made available by the House of Commons shows the International Grand Committee with representation from 9 Parliaments and Mark Zuckerberg in non-attendance. Lawmakers from nine countries grilled Facebook executive, Richard Allan, on Tuesday as part of an international hearing at Britain's parliament on disinformation and "fake news." Facebook's vice president for policy solutions, answered questions in place of his boss, CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who ignored repeated requests to appear. (Gabriel Sainhas/House of Commons via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 11:26 am
LONDON (AP) — A cohort of international lawmakers is trying to turn up the pressure on Facebook, grilling one of its executives and making a show of founder Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to explain to them why his company failed to protect users' data privacy. The rare "international grand committee"...
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November 26, 2018 - 7:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's parliament has seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer of a now-defunct bikini photo searching app as it turns up the heat on the social media company over its data protection policies. A British lawmaker took the unusually aggressive move of forcing a...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Texans owner Robert "Bob" McNair walks on the turf before an AFC Wild Card NFL game between the Texans and the Oakland Raiders, in Houston. McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith, File)
November 23, 2018 - 6:27 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Robert "Bob" McNair, billionaire founder and owner of the Houston Texans, has died. He was 81. One of the NFL's most influential owners, McNair had battled both leukemia and squamous cell carcinoma in recent years before dying in Houston on Friday. The team did not immediately...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows a Facebook app icon on a smartphone in New York. Facebook's outgoing head of communications, Elliot Schrage, is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company's critics, including billionaire philanthropist George Soros. In a Facebook post that went up late Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, Schrage said the responsibility to hire Definers rests with him and that he approved the decision to hire it and similar firms. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
November 21, 2018 - 7:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's outgoing head of communications is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company's critics, including billionaire philanthropist George Soros. In a Facebook post that went up late Wednesday, Elliot Schrage said...
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A man walks past the logo of Nissan Motor Co. at Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarters in Yokohama near Tokyo Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. France's Renault says it has decided to keep its CEO Carlos Ghosn on despite his arrest in Japan on allegations that he misused assets of partner Nissan Motor Co. and misreported his income. Renault's board of directors announced late Tuesday that the No. 2 at the company, Chief Operating Officer Thierry Bollore, would temporarily fill in for Ghosn. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 21, 2018 - 2:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media report Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn will be held in custody for another 10 days. Ghosn was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of falsifying income reports by millions of dollars and misusing company assets for personal gain. Kyodo News service also reported...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2016, file photo, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock takes the ice for practice in preparation of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, in Dallas. The Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division. McLellan was in his fourth season behind the Oilers' bench. The team missed the playoffs in two of his previous three seasons despite having superstar Connor McDavid on its roster. The Oilers were just 9-10-1 entering its game Tuesday night, Nov. 20, 2018, at San Jose. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
November 20, 2018 - 3:32 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Ken Hitchcock knows the routine well by now as he begins his tenure as new coach of the Edmonton Oilers. For the fourth time in his long coaching career, Hitchcock has been tasked with taking over a struggling team in the middle of the season. Hitchcock was hired Tuesday as...
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CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to journalists on the North Lawn upon returning back to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to immediately return Acosta’s credentials. He found that Acosta was “irreparably harmed” and dismissed the government’s argument that CNN could send another reporter in Acosta’s place to cover the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local): 6:55 p.m. CNN's Jim Acosta is back at the White House after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately...
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CNN's Jim Acosta speaks to journalists on the North Lawn upon returning back to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly ordered the White House to immediately return Acosta’s credentials. He found that Acosta was “irreparably harmed” and dismissed the government’s argument that CNN could send another reporter in Acosta’s place to cover the White House. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 16, 2018 - 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to immediately return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, though a lawsuit over the credentials' revocation is continuing. U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald...
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