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Apple Said to Be Acquiring Shazam, the Song Identifying App

A decade ago, Apple’s iPhone helped make a music-tech star out of Shazam, the app that, almost like magic, could identify a song just by hearing a few seconds of it.<p>Now, Shazam is about to become the property of Apple.<p>The tech giant is close to to acquiring Shazam, according to a person with …

Songs, Music Publisher of Lorde and Diplo, Bought by Kobalt

In a closely watched music deal, one upstart is buying another for the rights to a catalog of fresh pop hits like Lorde’s “Royals” and the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face.”<p>Songs Music Publishing, a 13-year-old company that has made itself a contender by signing songwriting deals with young hitmakers …

Diplo

Facebook Messenger for six-year-olds: need I say why that's a bad idea?

Experts agree that excessive screen time is already a health hazard for children. Yet the tech giant wants to target them at an even younger age<p>Letting six- to 12-year-olds use Messenger Kids, Facebook’s new app targeting young children, is a terrible idea, and not necessarily because of concerns …

Parenting

Computing 4 life

Un par de enlaces para entender qué es el pensamiento computacional: Pensamiento computacional I Pensamiento computacional II Y un vídeo explicativo: …

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

HONG KONG — At Monument Books, a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the magazine racks are stacked with copies of The Economist and other titles from Britain, Australia, France and the United States.<p>But one top-selling magazine there was founded in Phnom Penh and takes its name — Mekong Review — …

Asia

Holdover Films Chug Away at the Box Office as ‘Last Jedi’ Looms

LOS ANGELES — To paraphrase Gandalf by way of J.R.R. Tolkien, early December is the box office’s deep breath before the plunge. New films are held back as Hollywood waits to capitalize on Christmas.<p>The major studios served up nothing for the second weekend in a row, allowing “Coco” to remain the …

Movies

‘Big Little Lies’ to Return for a Second Season

“Big Little Lies” is getting a little bigger.<p>HBO announced on Friday that its smash hit limited series will get a second season with seven episodes. When HBO began airing “Big Little Lies” in February, it was expected to be a one-and-done.<p>The first season of the glossy drama centered on a set of …

Little Lies

Stefan Baack: "Journalisten und Datenaktivisten als Team"

<b>Stefan Baack (33) ist Doktorand am Research Centre for Media and Journalism Studies Groningen. Für seine Dissertation, die er Ende Dezember 2017</b> …

CNN Corrects a Trump Story, Fueling Claims of ‘Fake News’

CNN on Friday corrected an erroneous report that Donald Trump Jr. had received advance notice from the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks about a trove of hacked documents that it planned to release during last year’s presidential campaign.<p>In fact, the email to Mr. Trump was sent a day after the …

Fake News

National FMs Will Shut Down in Norway in December

OSLO — On Friday, Dec. 8, P4 and Radio Norway will shut down their FM transmitters in eastern Norway, thus ending coverage in Akershus, Oslo, Østfold …

Europe

MIA 2017 : VOTEZ POUR VOS PROGRAMMES PRÉFÉRÉS

<b>Comme chaque année, La Montée Ibérique vous donne la possibilité d’élire les acteurs et les programmes qui ont marqué votre année 2017. Ainsi, Les</b> …

Cinéma

Readers and The Times Respond to Harvey Weinstein’s Page One Portrait

<i>The Reader Center is one way we in the newsroom are trying to connect with you, by highlighting your perspectives and experiences and offering insight into how we work.</i><p>The New York Times’s latest investigation into the film producer Harvey Weinstein, which looked at the relationships that helped …

Harvey Weinstein

Reminding E-Commerce Customers Who Delivers

For a recent commercial, FedEx tried something unusual. It was not set in a bustling office. It did not feature one of its distinctive delivery trucks, or even a single package.<p>Instead, there was a smiling Drew Brees, quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, ringing a doorbell and waving an app in …

eCommerce

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

President Trump on Saturday called for a Washington Post reporter to be fired over a misleading tweet about the size of the crowd at a rally for the president on Friday in Pensacola, Fla.<p>The reporter, Dave Weigel, posted a picture of an arena with many empty seats. He deleted the tweet after …

Donald Trump

RT @TreasuryMog: On the eleventh day of christmas my true love sent to me....eleven pipers piping....These are my kind of pipers *licks lips* https://t.co/zBa4A9uI3I

No news, just snooze: Japan's army of paper delivery workers enjoy press holiday

Country’s corporate culture is blamed for working people to death, but staff in one sector are still rewarded with regular lie-ins<p>There is a good chance that Japan’s light sleepers have at times been stirred from their slumber by the purr of an approaching moped, followed by the squeak of a brake …

Japan

Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

‘Sin taxes’ to reverse the rapid global growth in meat eating are likely in five to 10 years, according to a report for investors managing over $4tn<p>“Sin taxes” on meat to reduce its huge impact on climate change and human health look inevitable, according to analysts for investors managing over …

Climate

China: 3 claves para entender a la candidata a primera potencia mundial

Por Luis Meyer<p>Referirse a China como potencia emergente es, a día de hoy, insuficiente. Según los últimos pasos dados por el gigante asiático, sería …

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Happy Birthday: Bess Armstrong

Bess Armstrong<p>Born: December 11, 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA<p>Married to:<br>John Fiedler (1985 – present) (3 children)<br>Chris Carreras (January 1984 – …

Tom Hanks

Happy Birthday: Max Martini

Max Martini<p>Born: December 11, 1969 in Kingston, New York, USA<p>Married to:<br>Kim Restell (1997 – present) (2 children)<p>Brother of Christopher Martini and …

Movies

Happy Birthday: Teri Garr

Teri Garr<p>Born: December 11, 1947 in Lakewood, Ohio, USA<p>Any movie I’ve ever made, the minute you walk on the set they tell you who’s the person to buy …

Filmmaking

Happy Birthday: Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld<p>Born: December 11, 1996 in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, USA<p>[observation at age sixteen] I realize how fortunate I am to have …

Coen Brothers

October 2017 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com<p>Producer: Matthew Toffolo …

Movies