Chinese tech giant records first-ever revenue decline

Tencent has faced a number of headwinds in 2022, including a Covid-induced slowdown in the Chinese economy and a more difficult gaming market. Bobby Yip | Reuters Tencent posted its first-ever quarter-over-year revenue decline as tougher gaming regulations in China and a resurgence of Covid-19 in the world’s second-largest economy hit the tech giant. Here’s … Read more

Kevin Federline should keep Britney Spears’ name out of his mouth and get a real job

Last November, Britney Spears scored a historic victory when Los Angeles Superior Court judge Brenda Penny chose to drop out of her conservatory. After years of work by Spears herself, demonstrations from her most devoted fans, a harrowing documentary by The New York Timesand finally, the singer’s heartbreaking testimony in court, it seemed that Spears … Read more

Disney raises prices, but don’t blame inflation this time

Another major US company raises prices again, but this time don’t blame inflation. Disney is increasing the price of its streaming products and indicated that a price increase could also be worked on in its theme parks. On Wednesday, the company said the price of Disney+ without ads will increase by $3 per month to … Read more

Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo: Rounding Out Video Game Revenue

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The video game giants saw their sales decline in the second quarter as the initial tailwind of the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ended June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo each posted disappointing results … Read more

Netflix’s video game push means few subscribers are playing

Netflix is ‚Äč‚Äčaccelerating its push into video games with plans to double its offerings by the end of the year, but few subscribers are playing from the streaming giant for now. Since November last year, the company has been rolling out the games as a way to keep users engaged between show releases. The games … Read more

Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro regular co-hosts for ‘The View’

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg made the announcements during two live segments on the ABC daytime talk show. Griffin said she was “honoured” to be the co-host and Navarro described it as a “huge, incomparable privilege”. The appointment of Griffin and Navarro to permanent seats on the show is not entirely surprising. Both regularly co-host the show, … Read more

Alex Jones’ company files for bankruptcy in Texas lawsuit to award damages to Sandy Hook’s families

Jones’ decision to seek bankruptcy protection for his company, Free Speech Systems, which operates right-wing conspiracy outlet Infowars, also comes after he was found legally responsible in a separate defamation lawsuit in Connecticut. In that Connecticut case, another group of families similarly sued Jones over false claims he made about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting. … Read more

shares crater over ‘recession fear’

A video sign displays the logo for Roku Inc, a Fox-backed video streaming company, in Times Square following the company’s IPO on the Nasdaq Market in New York, Sept. 28, 2017. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Roku shares plunged more than 25% in extended trading on Thursday after the company missed expectations on the top and … Read more

Murdoch’s New York Post publishes scathing criticism of Donald Trump

It was published online Friday night, around the same time that another Murdoch publication, the Wall Street Journal, also published an editorial harshly criticizing the former president. The Journal called him “The President Who Stood Still on Jan. 6” and praised Vice President Mike Pence. “The character is revealed in a crisis, and Mr. Pence … Read more