The managing editor of Fandango, Erik Davis, and the digital director of Entertainment Weekly, Shana Krochmal, joined CBS News to preview the 91st Academy Awards. [...]
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Every couple of months, I talk to an entrepreneur who is interested in building a marketplace for buying and selling app businesses (i.e. the actual IP and ownership of an app or other piece of software). These markets always seem to suffer from a lack of liquidity, and one reason why is that it's really hard to know how much technical debt is latent in a codebase. First, the developer behind the codebase may not even [...]
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The world owes the Kurds a huge debt of gratitude for helping to defeat Islamic State, says Fionn SkiotisIlham Ahmed is right in calling for an international presence to protect the predominantly Kurdish areas of northern Syria (Syrian Kurdish leader: border force needed to protect us from Turkey, theguardian.com, 19 February). Turkey has for years been threatening the Kurds in Syria, and in 2018 invaded Afrin with the aid of Islamist proxies, causing bloodshed, displacement [...]
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Readers respond to Natalie Nougayrède's piece on why Trump and his team want to wipe out the EU, and note Mike Pence's carefully worded praiseIf, as Natalie Nougayrède says, John Bolton opposes “‘globalists' who want to tie nation states into a web of international norms and agreements that restrict sovereignty”, what hypocrisy (Why Trump and his team want to wipe out the EU, Journal, 18 February). He and his ilk alternatively want to tie nation [...]
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Film insiders prefer to believe actor's heartfelt joy is genuine rather than a deliberate ployRichard E Grant's joyous Oscar campaign of celebrity selfies and exuberant videos has won over fans and PR experts alike – but is he a genuine ingenue or a crafty campaigner? The experts in the political machinations of the Academy Awards cannot quite decide.From the instant Grant was nominated for best supporting actor as the rogue Jack in Can You Ever [...]
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Roku plans to be a billion-dollar company in 2019, the company said on Thursday as part of its announcement of strong earnings. The company beat analyst estimates and reported strong growth in active users and streaming hours with earnings of $0.05 per share, compared with the $0.03 analysts had estimated, and revenues of $276 million, compared with the expected $262 million. Roku also reported 40 percent year-over-year active user growth, with 27.1 million active users [...]
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The Latest: US ambassador: Protect children, stop sex abuse
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' sex abuse summit at the Vatican (all times local): [...]
Fri, Feb 22, 2019, Continue reading at the source
TechStyle Fashion Group, the company behind Kate Hudson's Fabletics; the children's brand FabKids; Rihanna's lingerie brand, Savage X Fenty; and the shoe retailer Shoedazzle, has amassed 5 million members for its discount retail program. Those members were a large driver behind the $750 million in transactions the company saw for 2018, according to co-chief executive Adam Goldenberg. “We were profitable in 2018,” Goldenberg says. “We can grow now, profitably [and] we can grow both topline and [...]
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Fox network says: ‘These allegations are very disturbing'Smollett charged after claiming he was victim of hate attack Twentieth Century Fox television will remove Jussie Smollett's character from the final two episodes of this season of the TV show Empire, after the actor was charged with making a false report to police alleging he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Related: Jussie Smollett staged attack because he was unhappy with salary, police say [...]
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