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Disney Stock Jumps After Announcing 100M Streaming Subscribers, ‘Mulan’ Early VOD Release on Disney Plus

Shares of Disney were up more than 6% in premarket trading Wednesday, as investors rallied around the media conglomerate’s fast-growing streaming footprint and aggressive expansion strategy. Disney on Tuesday reported that its direct-to-consumer streaming services collectively surpassed 100 million paid subscribers worldwide. That includes 60.5 million for Disney Plus through July, nine months after the service first took flight, hitting […]

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Google's new mid-range smartphone offers good value

Google’s Pixel 4a plays it safe while offering the best value for a Google smartphone since the Nexus 5 back in 2013. Like its Pixel 3a predecessor, the mid-range Pixel 4a distils the Google Pixel smartphone experience – excellent camera, clean Google-centric version of Android and three years of software updates – into a more affordable package than the flagship […]

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Australian PM says no evidence to suggest TikTok should be banned

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Australia has found no evidence showing it should restrict the popular short-video app TikTok, the country’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to ban the Chinese-owned app. “We’ll obviously keep watching them, but there’s no evidence to suggest to us today that that is a step that is necessary,” […]

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Clean the air and maybe catch some mozzies too

With the outbreak of the mosquito-borne dengue fever in Singapore this year, it seems prudent to stock up on mosquito repellent and traps. And as the haze is another perennial issue here, would it not be perfect if there was a device that could catch mosquitoes and clean the air at the same time? Sharp’s air purifier (FP-JM40E-B) claims to […]

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Anthony Levandowski gets 18 months in prison for stealing Google self-driving car files

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison for stealing a trade secret from Google related to self-driving cars months before becoming the head of Uber Technologies Inc’s rival unit. U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said Levandowski, who was convicted on Tuesday following a March […]

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Disney takes $5 billion hit but pandemic impact not as bad as feared

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) on Tuesday avoided the unmitigated disaster some investors feared as it eked out an adjusted profit amid the coronavirus pandemic that shut down parks, movie theaters and sporting events across the globe. Disney’s quarterly profit of 8 cents per share on an adjusted basis beat expectations for a loss of 64 cents, […]

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Australia's Telstra to sell Melbourne data centre for about $300 million

(Reuters) – Australia’s largest telecom company Telstra Corp (TLS.AX) said on Wednesday it will sell its Clayton data centre facility in Melbourne to property firm Centuria Industrial REIT (CIP.AX) for A$416.7 million ($298.4 million). The facility, to be sold by the end of August, has 10 buildings including Telstra’s latest 6.1 megawatt data centre. Chief Executive Andrew Penn said the […]

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Levandowski gets 18 months in prison for stealing Google files

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to 18 months in prison for stealing a trade secret from Google related to self-driving cars months before becoming the head of Uber Technologies Inc’s (UBER.N) rival unit. U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said Levandowski, who was convicted on Tuesday following a […]

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