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Sony Pictures Entertainment Corp

Sony Pictures struggles to recover eight days after cyber attack

Eight days after a massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, the Hollywood studio was still struggling to restore some systems on Tuesday evening as investigators combed for evidence to identify the culprit.

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New Zealand

Middle-earth meets Middle Kingdom in NZ-China TV deal

China and New Zealand are to sign a deal which will make it easier to produce television content in the two countries, enabling the South Pacific island nation to showcase its natural landscape to lure more tourists.

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Spiderman

Sony aims for hefty jump in movie, TV revenue over three years

Japan's Sony Corp (6758.T) said it is aiming to lift its movie and TV revenue by more than a third in the next three years as it cuts costs and invests in potential hit films, including a new Spider-Man movie.

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Amazon

Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to expand digital content

Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, a small deal that underscores the Internet retailer's broader ambition of becoming a media and entertainment powerhouse.

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Cast of AMC Studios' hit series,

AMC Networks buys 49.9 percent stake in BBC America

AMC Networks Inc (AMCX.O) said on Thursday it agreed to pay $200 million for a 49.9 percent stake in BBC America and would take operational control of the cable television channel.

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Alibaba

Alibaba looking to expand Hollywood content offering: Bloomberg

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is looking to expand its entertainment content offering on its Internet television set-top boxes through deals with studios in the United States, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Recruit Holdings

Online growth prospects help Japan's Recruit shine in market debut

Staffing firm Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (6098.T) surged in its market debut in Tokyo on Thursday, with investors leaping at a rare opportunity to grab part of a big Japanese company with strong online growth prospects.

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Voters for Hillary website

CrossClick Media Taps Clinton and Obama Campaign Call Center Veteran

CrossClick Media, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: XCLK) announced today the Company's management has retained Mr. Herschel L. Younger, a Call Center professional and a veteran of both Hillary Clinton senatorial campaigns in New York and both President Barack Obama's presidential campaigns.

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Bertelsmann

Bertelsmann to take full ownership of Gruner + Jahr

Germany's Bertelsmann (BTGGg.F) said on Monday it would take full ownership of Gruner + Jahr, publisher of magazines including Stern and Brigitte, as the German media conglomerate looks to speed up a late push into digital media.

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Reddit

Reddit raises $50 million in funding

Social news site Reddit Inc said it raised $50 million in funding in a deal that would see investors giving back 10 percent of their shares back to the site's user community.

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Elisabeth Murdoch

Elisabeth Murdoch to step down as Shine Group chairman

Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will step down as the chairman of Shine Group when it merges with Endemol and Core Media Group Inc [CKXETM.UL], the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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The Denver Post Chairman and Publisher William Dean Singleton

Denver Post publisher Digital First considering selling itself

Digital First Media, publisher of Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News, said it was considering selling itself as part of a review of its options.

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Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg to return as head of Bloomberg company

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will return as head of Bloomberg LP, the data and financial news company he founded, replacing Daniel Doctoroff who has decided to step aside, the company said on Wednesday.

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OpenRent

Northern and Shell Ventures awards advertising subsidy to online rental startup OpenRent

The deal would have OpenRent launch a national television advertising campaign and other media channels through the Northern & Shell Media Group in its bid to significantly increase the number of new landlords who have been utilizing its platform.

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Google

Google Launches News Publication Center: How Publishers Can Take Advantage of the Tool

Google, the giant search engine, recently launched the Google News Publication Center. While European publishers don’t necessarily favor this concept, US publishers see it as a welcome opportunity for them to have control over how Google indexes their particular site.

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