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NEW YORK, Aug 17— Lower US interest rates could help support outperforming US homebuilder stocks, even as they raise worries about the economy, while a bonanza of industry data and Federal Reserve s...
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LOS ANGELES: "Easy Rider" actor Peter Fonda, the son of Henry Fonda and the brother of Jane Fonda, died on Friday at age 79 after suffering respiratory failure from lung cancer, his family said in a statement.
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NEW YORK: Lower U.S. interest rates could help support outperforming U.S. homebuilder stocks, even as they raise worries about the economy, while a bonanza of industry data and Federal Reserve speakers next week are likely to help shape the outlook.
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YouTube is pushing back against overzealous copyright policing by music companies.
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Blum (left) is now the proud owner of the special edition MX-5 Miata.
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LOS ANGELES: Subaru of America announced the return of the award-winning Launch Control motorsports documentary series for its seventh season, alongside a new partnership with Amazon that will bring...
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Playing virtual reality games or relaxing in a virtual nature setting might help ease chronic pain, particularly when symptoms are severe, a new experiment suggests.
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When two California lawmakers came together Aug 13 to champion a bill that would block police departments from using facial recognition technology in their body cameras, it was personal.
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Facebook is extending Hollywood studios' ad buys on the social platform with the official launch of two new features – movie reminders and showtimes.
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LOS ANGELES: A motorcycle factory sits on the edge of Lake Como in a little town that proudly proclaims itself "La Citta della Moto Guzzi" - the city of Moto Guzzi.
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A Model S. All Tesla cars built since late 2016 are equipped with sensors and other hardware that allow them to function without a human driver at the wheel, according to the company.
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Verizon announced a deal to sell Tumblr – the blogging site Yahoo acquired for US$1.1bil (RM4.61bil) six years ago – to Automattic, the company that owns and operates online-publishing site WordPress.com.
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Amazon and Netflix are soon to get some Gallic competition from Team France.
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LOS ANGELES: Karma Automotive has announced that the high-tech and futuristic SC1 Vision Concept will be shown to the American public for the first time at this week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance...
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Attorneys for real estate scion Robert Durst, charged in Los Angeles with murdering his confidante Susan Berman in 2000, have asked a judge to declare that prosecutors "consulted, coordinated and coll...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court yesterday set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, a stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tu...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court today set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, a stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Ra...
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The Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court today set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak's stepson Riza Aziz (photo, above).
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — The Sessions Court today set eight days in January next year to hear a money laundering case involving Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, a stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Sessions Court here will hear Hollywood producer Riza Aziz’s US$248 million money laundering case in January next year.
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File photo for illustration purposes SIBU: A 47-year-old teacher lost nearly RM400,000 after she was scammed by two men who claimed they loved her.
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A red Porsche Speedster seen on BAT, just not the one Kogen snapped up for US$500,000. — NEW YORK: Eli Kogen lives the type of life about which many auto fanatics dream.
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LOS ANGELES: A consumer advocacy group has warned that automakers are rolling out new vehicles increasingly vulnerable to hackers, which could result in thousands of deaths in the event of a mass cybe...
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LOS ANGELES (Aug 2): Genting Malaysia Bhd settled the $1 billion lawsuit it filed last year against Walt Disney Co and 21st Century Fox Inc.
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LOS ANGELES, Aug 1 ― The Chinese billionaire founder of metals giant Zhongwang has been indicted in the United States for his alleged role in an elaborate scheme to avoid paying US$1.8 billion (RM7....
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Children and adults play on pink seesaws along the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico, US.
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LOS ANGELES, July 30 — A hacker accessed more than 100 million credit card applications with US financial heavyweight Capital One, the firm said yesterday, in one of the biggest data thefts to hit a...
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How do you get a YouTube video to pop? Certain video title keywords are associated with much higher view counts, according to a new study of the platform’s biggest channels by Pew Research Centre.
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LOS ANGELES: U.S. customers have rated Porsche highest among all automotive brands in the latest annual J.D. Power 'APEAL' (Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout) Study.
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MANILA: Jollibee Foods Corp. will spend $350 million to purchase loss-making Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, its largest acquisition.
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Google says it wants to make it easier for users of its Maps app to find and rent shared bikes, which are now estimated to number around 18 million in cities around the world.
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DETROIT: Why would General Motors Co. get rid of the manual stick shift in the much-anticipated overhaul of the iconic Corvette?
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LOS ANGELES, July 18 — SideTrak is a new slim and portable attachable second screen for your laptop, from US-based office-oriented product company Stand Steady.
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Instagram is testing the option for users to hide the ‘Like’ count on their posts in six more countries.
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OAKLAND, July 18 — After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a US$305 million (RM1.25 billion) settlement with California county and city governments to mitiga...
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LOS ANGELES: Way back in November 2012, as the global economy gingerly emerged from a long recession, an enormous Hollywood Hills estate sold for US$39 million. That unprecedented sale price shocked all real estate observers and sparked an avalanche of gold-digging developers to build and market their own "trophy" modern mansions in the hills.
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LOS ANGELES, July 18 ― Spotify has introduced a new feature called the Disney Hub, a section on the platform where users can find the music from their favourite Disney movies and TV shows all in one...
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SUPPORT for women entrepreneurs is improving worldwide, but there is still a lot more to be done.
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Walt Disney Co has taken a high-tech route to remake animated classic 'The Lion King' with the look of a nature documentary, an update it hopes will lure audiences to a new version of a film considered a masterpiece the first time.
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LOS ANGELES: A vintage French “King Kong” poster, a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing, and several luxury watches are among the latest haul of returned treasures that were allegedly bought with money s...
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PETALING JAYA, July 16 — Hollywood producer Joey McFarland who co-founded Red Granite Pictures with Riza Aziz will forfeit US$14 million (RM64 million) in artwork, luxury items and company profits t...
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LOS ANGELES (BLOOMBERG) - A vintage French "King Kong" poster, a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing, and several luxury watches are among the latest haul of returned treasures that were allegedly bought wit...
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LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg): A vintage French "King Kong" poster, a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing, and several luxury watches are among the latest haul of returned treasures that were allegedly bought with money stolen from the Malaysian 1MDB state fund.
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PETALING JAYA: Girl power to Yuna! She is off to a good start with the release of her latest album, Rouge.
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(July 16): A vintage French “King Kong” poster, a Jean-Michel Basquiat drawing, and several luxury watches are among the latest haul of returned treasures that were allegedly bought with money sto...
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LOS ANGELES: US consumers are expected to spend a combined $26 billion on music and video subscription services this year, according to new estimates from the Consumer Technology Association.
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NEW YORK: Results from two major US railroads next week are likely to attract more scrutiny than usual as investors look for signs of how deeply U.S. President Donald Trump's multi-front trade war is affecting freight companies and the wider economy.
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LOS ANGELES: The Federal Trade Commission voted to fine Facebook around $5 billion for violations of the FTC's consumer-privacy rules, according to multiple media reports -- the biggest privacy-related fine in the commission's history.
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NEW YORK, July 12 ― The Dow and S&P 500 rose yesterday to close at record highs as health insurers gained after the Trump administration scrapped a plan designed to rein in prescription drug prices,...
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Netflix can’t be happy about the looming departures of Friends (for WarnerMedia’s newly announced HBO Max in 2020) and The Office (for NBCUniversal’s service in 2021) – two of the platform’s most-streamed shows.
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Chef Youm Jung-phil plans to close his restaurant in Seoul's affluent Gangnam district this month, worn down by the rising cost of labour and rent as well as declines in the number of customers eating in.
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Deep in a Vernon warehouse, barrels of frozen mango puree from Mexico are stacked four stories high. Hams for Christmas are flash-frozen as June temperatures climb outside.
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LOS ANGELES: Hyundai Motor Co. expects to enter the US pickup market soon with what’s likely to be an American-made vehicle aimed at luring buyers who aren’t traditional truck owners, an executive...
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Some building damage was reported after the US Geological Survey (USGS) said a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Southern California on Friday, a day after the strongest quake in the region in 25 ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Just a year after Datuk Seri Najib Razak first app­eared in court over 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MBD)-related offences, his film producer stepson Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz answered to charges of his own over money laundering totalling US$248.173mil (RM1.02bil).
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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks dipped on Friday, as the S&P 500 snapped a three-day streak of record closes, following an unexpectedly strong U.S. payrolls report that led investors to reassess how dovish a stance the Federal Reserve may take at its next meeting
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KUALA LUMPUR: Even though the alleged offence committed by Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, took place abroad, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak could be charged in a Malaysian c...
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A man looks into a fissure that opened in the desert during a powerful earthquake that struck Southern California, near the city of Ridgecrest, California, US.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Even though the alleged offence committed by Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, took place abroad, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak could be charged in a Malaysian...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Riza Aziz, the stepson of former prime minister Najib Razak, can be charged in a Malaysian court even though the offence he allegedly committed took place overseas.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Even though the alleged offence committed by Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz took place abroad, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak could be charged in a Malaysian court.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Even though the alleged offence committed by Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz, took place abroad, the stepson of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak could be charged in a Mala...
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A robot dog under development in California is vying to be a best friend to people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, offering comfort by responding to human touch with life-like motions.
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New restrictions on Airbnb and similar services in Los Angeles went into effect this week, driven by complaints that an explosion of short-term rentals has turned apartment buildings into hotels and pinched the city’s already tight housing supply.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 — Riza Shahriz Abdul Aziz was today charged with five counts of money-laundering US$248 million of funds allegedly originating from sovereign investment company 1Malaysia Develo...
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Riza arrives at court, where he pleaded not guilty to give charges of money laundering.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Hollywood film producer Riza Aziz claimed trial at the Sessions Court here today to five counts of money laundering amounting to US$248 million (RM1.25 billion).
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Star Trek, The Walking Dead and Wheel of Fortune are more than just iconic TV brands; they’re the intellectual property powering mobile games on course to reach US$100mil (RM413.47mil) each.
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Andy Rubin, the man who co-created the Android platform and left Google under a cloud of harassment complaints, is in for one messy divorce.
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Amazon isn’t amused by HBO’s Last Week Tonight With John Oliver most recent episode, which included a takedown of the ecommerce giant’s warehouses.
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LOS ANGELES: Lee Iacocca, the US auto executive and television pitchman whose feel for consumers’ changing tastes helped produce the Ford Mustang and the Chrysler minivan and made him one of the fir...
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We’re more than halfway through with 2019, meaning tech giants have had ample time this year to show us how much they’ve furthered – or stagnated on – efforts to rid unsavoury content from their platforms. And like other years, there are platforms that have found themselves in hot water on brand safety issues more so than others.
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After less than a year, Spotify has decided shut down a test programme that let independent artistes upload their songs directly to the music-streaming giant.
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The co-founder of an ice cream truck in Los Angeles is sick of influencers asking for free food in exchange for social media exposure. So he introduced a new policy stating that any influencers asking for free ice cream from his truck will be charged double.
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The global travel industry is looking to replace your paper tickets and security documents with your biometric data in an effort to ease gridlock.
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Alphabet Inc’s Google on June 28 announced a new subsea cable dubbed "Equiano" that will connect Africa with Europe, as it boosts its cloud computing infrastructure.
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Advertisers are tracking you across the Web to build profiles and personalise ads. Firefox maker Mozilla now wants to help consumers bury their tracks, and throw off advertisers, with a fun little hack.
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LOS ANGELES: An investor group that includes the family behind the Lego empire agreed to buy Merlin Entertainments Plc, the operator of Legoland resorts and Madame Tussauds wax museums, for about 4.8 billion pounds ($6.1 billion).
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Airbnb has launched a new category of short-term rentals called Airbnb Luxe that includes French châteaux, villas in Tuscany and historic properties for travellers with deep pockets.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): A penthouse in Manhattan’s Walker Tower, USA, allegedly purchased with money funnelled from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), will be put up for sale.
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Apple, trying to show that it doesn’t force app providers to pay a “tax” to be included in the App Store, filed a response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint with the European Commission – revealing that Apple collects a 15% fee for just 680,000 of Spotify’s more than 100 million premium subscribers.
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NEW YORK: A US$51 million (RM210.5 million) penthouse in Manhattan’s Walker Tower, allegedly bought with money siphoned from 1MDB, will be put on sale.
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LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg): A US$51mil (RM211mil) penthouse in Manhattan’s Walker Tower, allegedly bought with money siphoned from 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), will be put on the market.
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LOS ANGELES (June 26): A US$51 million penthouse in Manhattan’s Walker Tower, allegedly bought with money siphoned from Malaysia’s 1MDB state fund, will be put on the market.
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NEW YORK: A US$51 million penthouse in Manhattan’s Walker Tower, allegedly bought with money siphoned from 1MDB, will be put on the market.
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A million fans of K-pop boy band BTS have signed up to have the singers at their fingertips when a mobile game about them is released this week, according to reports.
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Zimmer (right) and Vitale at work.
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LOS ANGELES (ANN): He is known for directing horror movies such as Saw (2004), Insidious (2010) and The Conjuring (2013), but James Wan's latest post on social media is a happy one.
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Walk into the Linq on the Las Vegas strip these days, and you might not immediately realise you just stepped into a casino.
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China says ‘no’ to bizarre and foreign names for residences, businesses and commercial buildings.  NAME plays an important part in our daily life.
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LOS ANGELES: Fisker's latest teaser for the EV brand's upcoming SUV reveals a section of the model's full-length solar roof.
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The creators of mobile gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go unleashed a new game on June 20 that features Harry Potter and other characters from the wizarding world made famous in best-selling books and blockbuster movies.
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It's safe to assume that as soon as the music industry established streaming charts, people were trying to game them.
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Maybe Google was onto something when it used John Legend as the voice of its smart speakers: Nearly one in three participants in a recent Adobe smart speaker survey said that they want a celebrity as the voice of their AI assistant.
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One afternoon in late October 2017, hundreds of students from the elite Avenues private school in Manhattan were loaded onto buses, ready to head home. Suddenly, school principal Abby Brody got a disturbing smartphone alert.
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Disney could have more than 130 million subscribers across its online video services worldwide by 2024, Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Swinburne projected in a note to investors.
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LOS ANGELES, June 15 — As the latest entry to its publisher’s biggest franchise, Borderlands 3 was given a huge platform at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo: trailers, teases, hands-on demos...
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A lucky few will be able to live the adventures of Phileas Fogg from Jules Verne’s classic Around The World In 80 Days.
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Google has quietly removed the Google Play Movies & TV app from its Daydream VR platform. The app allowed users to rent, buy and watch movies and TV show episodes from the Play Store in a virtual living room.
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Instagram faced another major outage June 13, with users from around the world reporting that they weren’t able to access Facebook’s photo sharing service via its app and website.