Entertainment and media technology

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018, file photo, Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma speaks during a seminar in Bali, Indonesia. China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in a video posted online, ending a 2 1/2-month disappearance from public view that prompted speculation about his status and his business empire’s future. In the 50-second video, Ma congratulated teachers supported by his charitable foundation and made no mention of his absence from public view and scrutiny of his Alibaba Group and Ant Group by regulators.(AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati, File)
January 20, 2021 - 12:57 am
BEIJING (AP) — China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in a video posted online, ending a 2 1/2-month disappearance from public view that prompted speculation about his status and his business empire’s future. In the 50-second video, Ma congratulated...
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Mariah Carey performs during her holiday special "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special" available Friday on Apple TV+. (Apple TV+ via AP)
December 29, 2020 - 11:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tis the season to be jolly: A record 39 holiday songs have dominated this week's Billboard Hot 100 chart, including nine holiday tunes in the Top 10. Mariah Carey's ubiquitous hit, “All I Want for Christmas Is You," leads the pack at No. 1 — marking the tune's fifth time at the top...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 file photo, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, uses his smartphone during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Researchers from NATO StratCom, a NATO-accredited research group based in Riga, Latvia, paid three Russian companies 300 euros ($368) to buy 337,768 fake likes, views and shares of posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok, including content from verified accounts of Senators Grassley and Chris Murphy. Both senators consented to participate. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
December 21, 2020 - 10:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The conversation taking place around two U.S. senators’ verified social media accounts remained vulnerable to manipulation through artificially inflated shares and likes from fake users, even amid heightened scrutiny in the run up to the U.S. presidential election, an investigation...
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A monolith stands on a Stadium Park hillside in Atascadero, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up, this time at the pinnacle of a trail in Southern California. Its straight sides and height are similar to one discovered in the Utah desert and another found in Romania. (Kaytlyn Leslie/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
December 03, 2020 - 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Days after the discovery and swift disappearance of two shining metal monoliths half a world apart, another towering structure has popped up and then quickly vanished, this time from the pinnacle of a trail in California. After photos were posted on social media, the tall, silver...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2017, file photo, Sean Parker arrives at an event in Culver City, Calif. Tech billionaire Sean Parker has been approved by New Zealand authorities to buy a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson's visual effects studio. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 03, 2020 - 1:37 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities have approved tech billionaire Sean Parker’s purchase of a one-third stake in film director Peter Jackson’s visual effects studio. Parker needed special permission from the Overseas Investment Office because he isn’t a New Zealand resident and...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2017, file photo, the Discovery Communications logo sits atop its headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will include shows from the Food Network, HGTV, TLC and its other networks. It launches Jan 4. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
December 02, 2020 - 1:23 pm
Discovery is joining the increasingly crowded streaming fray with its own reality-focused service Discovery Plus that will include shows from the Food Network, HGTV, TLC and its other networks. It launches Jan 4. The service will cost $5 a month with ads and $7 a month without ads. By comparison,...
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Taiwanese actress Chen Shu-fang holds her awards for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the 57th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. Chen won for the film "Dear Tenant" at this year's Golden Horse Awards - one of the Chinese-language film industry's biggest annual events. (AP Photo/Billy Dai)
November 21, 2020 - 11:11 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Taiwanese film “My Missing Valentine” won big Saturday night at the annual Golden Horse Awards, taking five honors, including best feature film. The romantic comedy, which tells the love story of a bus driver and a post office worker, also won for best director, best...
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FILE- In this Sept. 2, 2015, file photo the BuzzFeed website is displayed on an iPad held by an Associated Press staffer in Los Angeles. BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost from Verizon as part of a bigger deal that has the wireless giant investing in the digital-media company. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
November 19, 2020 - 2:38 pm
BuzzFeed is buying HuffPost from Verizon as part of a bigger deal that has the wireless giant investing in the digital-media company. BuzzFeed and Verizon did not disclose terms of the deal. Verizon will be a minority shareholder in BuzzFeed and the two companies will partner on content and ads. A...
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A man makes signs as a handful of supporters of President Donald Trump continue to protest outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center, in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
November 10, 2020 - 5:13 pm
It started months before Election Day with false claims on Facebook and Twitter that mail-in ballots cast for President Donald Trump had been chucked in dumpsters or rivers. Now, a week after the final polls closed, falsehoods about dead people voting and ballots being thrown out by poll workers...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Richard B. Russell Airport, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Rome, Ga. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 01, 2020 - 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested the FBI should stop investigating an incident in which his supporters were seen surrounding a Biden campaign bus in Texas, which led Democrats to cancel an event there. The president’s tweet came hours after the FBI confirmed that it was...
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