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Entire entertainment industry is complicit in Weinstein scandal

This week’s heart-stopping New Yorker story by Ronan Farrow and the earlier revelations, exposed thanks to the dogged reporting of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of the New York Times that Harvey Weinstein, one of Hollywood’s most powerful and influential ...

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YouTube Hires Music Executive as a Liaison to the Industry

For the last year, the music industry has been waging a bitter war against YouTube, accusing the popular video site of paying too little in royalties. The conflict has often seemed tribal, with record companies and stars on one side, ...

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Virtual Reality Waits for the Music Industry to Catch Up

Photo Coldplay fans can experience part of a 2014 concert in virtual reality. Credit NextVR The club is jam-packed with eager fans dancing with their hands up, but before you can join them you have a job to do. You ...

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Bits: An Industry Lines Up Behind Apple

Photo Dozens of tech companies and organizations on Thursday are expected to file legal briefs in support of Apple’s privacy position. The support will appear like a united front against the government, which is trying to get Apple to help ...

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State of the Art: Apple’s Stance Highlights a More Confrontational Tech Industry

Photo In a confrontation with government authorities seeking data, the big tech companies hold most of the cards. Credit Andrew Sondern/The New York Times The battle between Apple and law enforcement officials over unlocking a terrorist’s smartphone is the culmination ...

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Fashion Industry Scrambles to Find a Use for Snapchat

Photo Burberry posted teasers on Snapchat before London Fashion Week last year. Credit Tom Jamieson for The New York Times LONDON — Here’s a question: What do looks from the catwalks at New York Men’s Fashion Week, a video of ...

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In Industry Shift, Sharp Looks Outside Japan for a Buyer

Photo Foxconn is offering about $ 5.1 billion for Sharp, about twice as much as an investment fund financed by the Japanese government. Credit Yuya Shino/Reuters NAGOYA, Japan — Sharp, the struggling Japanese technology company best known for making liquid-crystal ...

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China Setting Up Fund for Its Electronics Industry

HONG KONG — A Chinese technology regulator said on Friday that it would cooperate with a bank to set up a $ 30 billion fund to support the country’s huge electronics supply chain. The creation of the new fund underscores ...

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Feature: How the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Turns Fans Into Suckers

Photo Credit Illustration by Other Means. Hoop and basketball: Getty Images. Full disclosure: I am a 36-year-old dude who bores easily, drinks I.P.A.s and wears sports-themed T-shirts, especially ones with faded, nostalgic logos that suggest better times. In my early ...

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Bits Daily Report: Japan’s Tech Industry Caps 2015 With Another Negative Development

Photo Credit Which country has tech companies that once ruled the earth, but that now appear caught in an inexorable cycle of decline? Where their innovations once outpaced others, but have now fallen behind? The answer lies in Japan, where ...

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