TikTok inching towards US security deal to avoid sale – NYT

TikTok app logo is seen in this illustration taken, August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 26 (Reuters) – US lawmakers and TikTok are hammering out a plan, under which the short-form video app would make changes to its data security and governance without requiring its parent … Read more

Hollywood’s iconic sign gets a big paint job before its 100th anniversary

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – The famous Hollywood sign overlooking Los Angeles is getting a facelift just ahead of its 100th anniversary, with each of the massive letters receiving a new coat of paint. The nine-letter sign atop Mount Lee was last painted 10 years ago and … Read more

France sets a minimum delivery fee for online book sales to help independent stores compete

Books are displayed on a table at “La Librairie du Canal” bookstore in Paris as French lawmakers voted a draft bill aiming at stopping Amazon from offering free delivery for books and at protecting traditional bookshops from competition, France, October 21, 2021. REUTERS/ Sarah Meyssonnier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, … Read more

Bioplastic records could help decarbonise music business, says developer

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – A sugar-based alternative to vinyl could help decarbonise the music industry, according to its developer. UK-based Evolution Music says its bioplastic can be used to create records and is aimed at making it easy for labels and artists to stop using … Read more

YouTube in challenge to TikTok to give Shorts creators 45% of ad sales

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Sept 20 (Reuters) – YouTube unveiled a new way for creators to make money on short-form video, as it faces intensifying competition from TikTok. The Google-owned (GOOGL.O) streaming service announced Tuesday that it would introduce advertising on its video feature Shorts and give video … Read more

Hiring, expansions: Indian businesses gear up for festive sales free of COVID curbs

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Indian companies are hiring thousands of temporary workers, expanding to smaller cities and launching new products as the country prepares to celebrate its peak festive season without COVID restrictions for the first time in three years. Many people in the … Read more

Frugal is the new cool for young Chinese as the economy falters

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Before the pandemic, Doris Fu imagined a different future for herself and her family: new car, bigger apartment, fine dining on weekends and holidays on tropical islands. Instead, the 39-year old Shanghai marketing consultant is one of many Chinese in their 20s and 30s cutting spending and saving cash where … Read more

Disney CEO lays out early plan for digital future

Bob Chapek, chief executive of Walt Disney Co, speaks at the 2022 Disney Legends Awards during Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, US September 9, 2022. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 11 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) on Sunday sketched the contours of a plan for … Read more

Most Twitter shareholders vote in favor of sale to Musk -sources

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 12 (Reuters) – A majority of Twitter Inc’s shareholders (TWTR.N) have voted in favor of the social media company’s $44 billion sale to Elon Musk, people familiar with the tally said on Monday. The deadline for the shareholder vote on the deal is Tuesday but … Read more

Factbox: World leaders to come to London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

A structure has been raised around Queen Victoria Monument for the state funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at The Mall, in London, Britain, September 12, 2022. REUTERS/Maja Smiejkowska Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s funeral will take place in London on Monday, Sept. 19, and … Read more