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Microsoft’s Skype pulled from Apple, Android China app stores

BEIJING (Reuters) – Skype, Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) internet phone call and messaging service, has disappeared from app stores in China including that of Apple Inc (AAPL.O), indicating the latest setback for a foreign tech service in the country. FILE PHOTO: A web camera is seen in front of a Skype logo in this photo illustration May 26, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Apple, responding to questions about Skype’s absence, late on Tuesday said it had removed several internet phone call apps from its App Store in China after the country’s governmentRead More


‘The Santa Clause’ stars Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd share 9 secrets about filming the Christmas classic – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Tim Allen put on a Santa suit and became “the big guy,” nearly 25 years ago for the hit Christmas classic, “The Santa Clause.” But in all that time since, the lead actors still know a few things about the making of the film that beloved fans may not. Tim Allen, who played Scott Calvin, and Eric Lloyd, who played his son, Charlie, spoke with “20/20” and share some memories from working on the film. Here are nine things you may not know about “The Santa Clause.” Disney/IMDBThe Santa ClauseRead More


J&J multiple myeloma drug succeeds in first-line combination study

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson’s blockbuster multiple myeloma drug Darzalex when added to a standard therapy regimen reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 50 percent compared with standard therapy alone in patients not previously treated for the blood cancer, according to data released on Tuesday. The data could lead to expanded approvals of the Darzalex combination as an initial, or first-line, therapy for multiple myeloma, providing a larger sales opportunity for the medicine, one of J&J’s most important growth drivers. Darzalex, a biotech drug known chemically asRead More


U.S. prosecutors charge Iranian in ‘Game of Thrones’ hack

(Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian-based hacker with penetrating the network of cable TV provider HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including “Game of Thrones,” then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million. FILE PHOTO – Fans wait for guests to arrive at the world premiere of the television fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” series 5, at The Tower of London, England on March 18, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo The cyber attack surfaced over the summer as HBO was runningRead More


‘I don’t like being a show off,’ says Barbra Streisand

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Barbra Streisand gets no kick out of performing live. Stage fright, feeling “like a show off,” and an aversion to the trappings of fame have limited the double Oscar and 10-time Grammy winner to singing just 100 public concerts since 1963. So, at age 75, Streisand took the opportunity to capture on film the Miami concert from her 2016 U.S. tour for a Netflix special. “Barbra: The Music… The Mem‘ries… The Magic!” is set to be released on Wednesday. “I don’t enjoy getting up on stageRead More


BRIEF-Loblaw says ‍launched a fee-based subscription pilot program

Nov 20 (Reuters) – Loblaw Companies Ltd * Says ‍launched a fee-based subscription Pilot Program, PC Insiders; program availability is expected to expand in 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link #USA #News #USnews #worldnews #headlinenews #Breakingnews #weathernews #UnitedStates news #CanadianNews #weatherforecast top news #stories, #hourlyweather #Reuters


U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease

(Reuters) – U.S. civil rights activist Jesse Jackson announced on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, an ailment that constrains movement and gets progressively worse with time. In a statement issued by the Chicago-based Rainbow Push Coalition which he founded, the 76-year-old minister said he reluctantly sought medical attention after his ability to move and perform routine tasks became increasingly difficult over a three-year period. “Recognition of the effects of this disease on me has been painful, and I have been slow to grasp the gravity ofRead More


Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators: source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co announced on Friday it fired its head of consumer lending, a move that people familiar with the matter said was because he disparaged a bank regulator to a fired employee. The abrupt departure of Franklin Codel, Wells Fargo’s head of consumer lending, came as the bank grapples with the fallout from a sales scandal in which thousands of employees enrolled perhaps millions of customers in products they did not want or need. The fired employee, Greg Gwizdz, reported Codel’s comments to WellsRead More


China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

BEIJING (Reuters) – China Citic Bank Corp (601998.SS) and search engine giant Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalize on China’s rapidly growing fintech sector. FILE PHOTO: A man stands in front of CITIC bank’s branch in Beijing, China, March 23, 2016.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon AiBank is one among several tie-ups between an internet firm and a lender in China’s booming online finance market where technology gurus like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) and Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) have already set up their ownRead More


Trump adds five names to list of possible Supreme Court nominees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump has added five names to the list he will use to pick a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court if a vacancy arises, the White House said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo U.S. Appeals Court Judges Brett Kavanaugh, Kevin Newsom and Amy Coney Barrett, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Britt Grant and Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Patrick Wyrick were added to the list, which now includes 25 names,Read More