Media embracing digital TV with strings attached NEW YORK/LAS VEGAS Jan 8 (Reuters) – Media companies that
are starting to allow their programs onto Internet-delivered TV
and mobile devices are putting limits on digital rights as a
safety hatch if problems arise with the new distribution
systems, executives say.Samsung Elec expects Galaxy Note 7 sales to beat predecessor’s SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects sales for its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to exceed those of the previous version launched last year, the head of the company’s mobile business said.
Citigroup beats $800 million appeal by one-time billionaire NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court rejected a one-time Florida billionaire’s bid to revive his $800 million lawsuit accusing Citigroup Inc of fraudulently hiding its exposure to subprime…
European money market reforms to have global impact: Morgan Stanley NEW YORK (Reuters) – Proposed money market reforms in Europe could raise short-term borrowing costs for banks around the world if some funds shun bank debt in favor of owning only government…
Westbrook stays with Oklahoma City after Durant bolts town (Reuters) – Five-times All-Star guard Russell Westbrook has signed a contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA team said on Thursday.
Private company wins U.S. clearance to fly to the moon CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida-based company won U.S. government permission on Wednesday to send a robotic lander to the moon next year, the firm’s founder said, marking the first time the United States has cleared a private space mission to fly beyond Earth’s orbit.
California voters could decide future of climate change program SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California voters could decide whether to extend the state’s pioneering climate change program beyond 2020 when they go to the polls in two years, an official within Governor Jerry Brown’s administration said on Thursday.
Meter-wide dinosaur print, one of largest ever, found in Bolivia SUCRE, Bolivia (Reuters) – A footprint measuring over a meter wide that was made by a meat-eating predator some 80 million years ago has been discovered in Bolivia, one of the largest of its kind ever found.
California wildfire near Big Sur coast steered away from homes (Reuters) – Crews battling a deadly wildfire burning well into its second week near California’s Big Sur coast have carved buffer lines around a quarter of its perimeter, steering flames more deeply into the forest and away from populated areas, officials said on Wednesday.
Philistines were more sophisticated than given credit for, say archeologists ASHKELON, Israel (Reuters) – Philistines were no “philistines”, say archaeologists who unearthed a 3,000-year-old cemetery in which members of the biblical nation were buried along with jewelry and perfumed oil.
Social costs of Flint, Michigan, water crisis total $395 million: study (Reuters) – The social costs stemming from dangerous levels of lead in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, such as the effect on children’s health, amount to $395 million, according to an analysis by a professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
Maryland politician apologizes over threat to sue local paper WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – A Maryland politician who said
he would sue a newspaper if it printed his name, Kirby Delauter,
has apologized after his threat garnered national attention, the
targeted newspaper reported on Thursday.
Pakistani lawmaker seeks to protect nation’s youth: from Doraemon cartoons LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Pakistani opposition lawmaker on Wednesday proposed banning 24-hour cartoon TV channels, specifically the popular Japanese series “Doraemon”, drawing ridicule on social media in a country fighting corruption, poverty and Islamist militants.
Pixar-inspired Cozmo robot has big personality, big screen hopes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A new palm-sized robot is vying to become a favorite toy, equipped with a cheeky personality and hopes for a possible future entertainment franchise.
Your Money: Shop your closets before hitting back-to-school sales NEW YORK(Reuters) – When Leticia Barr is ready to start back-to-school shopping, her first stop is going to be her own closets.
Harry Potter hits Belgium Harry Potter fans can plunge into the magical world of wizards thanks to a touring exhibition dedicated to the film franchise opening in the Belgian capital. Visitors can experience first-hand what life at wizarding school Hogwarts is like by wandering through the Gryffindor’s common room, strolling through the so-called Forbidden Forest or just by sitting in gamekeeper Hagrids’ huge chair in the rustic-style hut. Peter Monballieu, press officer for the exhibition, says the show was a success ev
Bottoms up! Man leaves clothes in pub as he goes to get cash PRAGUE (Reuters) – A drinker who could not pay his bar bill left his clothes at the pub as collateral as he headed off naked to get cash, Czech police said.
BRIEF-MBIA says Francis Chin elected to board * Since september 2015, chin has been a managing director
and co-founder of american public infrastructure, llc
Obama prepares to boost U.S. military’s cyber role: sources WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is preparing to elevate the stature of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders into U.S. networks and tackle adversaries such as Islamic State, current and former officials told Reuters.
GE Capital asks U.S. government to lift ‘too big to fail’ designation WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lender GE Capital asked the U.S. government on Thursday to stop designating it as “too big to fail,” saying it had shrunk to the point where it would not pose a major threat to the nation’s financial stability if it experiences distress.
Trump endorses Ryan, senators in effort to right campaign ship GREEN BAY, Wis./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump acted to steer his White House campaign back into favor with his party’s establishment on Friday by endorsing U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and two Republican senators seeking re-election, after expressing coolness toward them earlier this week.
‘Scary’ Lucille Ball statue replaced in her New York hometown A new statue honoring the “I Love Lucy” star was set to be unveiled on Saturday in Celoron, New York, on what would have been Ball’s 105th birthday, after residents of her hometown made it clear they did not “love” an unflattering previous version.
Australia suspends World Vision aid over Hamas funding accusations SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia said on Friday it was suspending funding for relief group World Vision’s operations in the Palestinian Territories after allegations its Gaza representative funneled millions of dollars to Islamist militant group, Hamas.
Soccer: U.S. women march on with 1-0 defeat of France RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A goal from captain Carli Lloyd gave the U.S. women’s soccer team a barely deserved 1-0 win over France on Saturday in a hard-fought match in Belo Horizonte.
British ‘donkey whisperer’ translates ‘ee-aws’ using technology (Reuters) – A self-proclaimed “donkey whisperer” is encouraging people in London to use technology to help them understand donkeys’ emotions and mannerisms.
Women with common ovary problem may not get recommended tests (Reuters Health) – Women with a common ovary problem should be screened for blood sugar and cholesterol problems, but a new survey of obstetricians and gynecologists found few were ordering those tests.
Prince Harry regrets not talking sooner about Diana’s death LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry has spoken about how he regrets not talking sooner about the impact of the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
Bancomext upsizes bond as investors pile in NEW YORK, Aug 4 (IFR) – An upsized US$700m 10-year non-call
five bond from Mexico’s Bancomext proved to be a hit on Thursday
as yield-hungry investors piled into the Basel III-compliant
Tier 2 note.
‘Scary’ Lucille Ball statue replaced in her New York hometown A new statue honoring the “I Love Lucy” star was set to be unveiled on Saturday in Celoron, New York, on what would have been Ball’s 105th birthday, after residents of her hometown made it clear they did not “love” an unflattering previous version.New U.S. mortgage rules aim to stop wrongful foreclosures WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. agency charged with protecting consumers’ finances approved rules on Thursday that will help prevent wrongful home foreclosures, as the regulator continues to press on with reforming the country’s massive lending market.