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Google Asked to Stop Spreading Threats Against Russians on YouTube

Russia on Friday demanded that Google stop spreading what it called threats against Russian citizens on its YouTube video-sharing platform, a move that could presage an outright block of the service on Russian territory. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, said adverts on the platform were calling for the communications systems of Russia and Belarus’ railway networks to be […]

Netflix CFO Spencer Neumann Has No Plans for Advertising but

A senior Netflix executive said on Tuesday the company had no current plans to offer a streaming option that included advertising but declined to rule it out in the future. “Never say never,” CFO Spencer Neumann said when asked if the company would change its long-standing position that its service should remain ad-free, adding “it’s […]

Ukraine Crisis: Universal Music Group Says It Is Suspending Operations,

Universal Music Group said Tuesday it was suspending all operations in Russia and closing its offices, as it joins a growing number of companies protesting the violence in Ukraine. The world’s largest music company’s decision followed the announcement last week by Spotify that it would close its offices in Russia in response to what it […]

Oscars 2022: Steven Spielberg Is Against Pre-Recording 8 Academy Awards

Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg, who’s widely recognized as one of the greatest directors, has voiced his concern and disappointment over the Motion Picture Academy’s controversial decision to pre-record eight craft categories and present them during the live telecast on March 27. In a recent conversation with Deadline, the award-winning director spoke out against proposed changes […]

The Batman 2: Is Matt Reeves Setting Himself Up for

With The Batman — out now in cinemas — director and co-writer Matt Reeves has given us the first standalone movie about the titular billionaire superhero since Christopher Nolan wrapped up his Dark Knight trilogy. (In fact, it’s been almost a decade. We are approaching the 10-year anniversary of The Dark Knight Rises, the disappointing […]

The Batman Leaked on Torrent Sites, Piracy Networks as DC

The Batman — the Robert Pattinson-led DC movie out now in cinemas — has leaked onto torrent sites and other networks that enable piracy, in differing versions of quality and file size (from 802MB to 3.04GB). While most copies are arguably genuine, given the attached screenshots and user comments attesting to their legitimacy, some are […]

Netflix March 2022 Releases: Bridgerton Season 2, Venom: Let There

The biggest Netflix original in March is by far season 2 of Bridgerton, the Regency-era London series following several members of London high society. Regé-Jean Page is gone, and the focus shifts to Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley, from Sex Education). Bridgerton season 2 drops all episodes March 25 on Netflix. Two […]

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Teaser

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power first teaser trailer will be released during the upcoming Super Bowl LVI game in the US on Sunday, February 13. Amazon Prime Video reportedly announced on Monday that the TV series, set in The Lord of the Rings universe, will debut on Sunday’s NFL finale but […]

Rocket Boys Review: India Comes of Age in SonyLIV’s Terrific

Rocket Boys — the new SonyLIV web series now streaming — is, largely speaking, a masterly act. As a character drama, Rocket Boys deftly balances the personal and professional worlds of its dual leads: the father of India’s nuclear programme Homi Bhabha (Jim Sarbh, from Made in Heaven), and the father of India’s space programme […]

Spotify Coronavirus Row: Joe Rogan in Eye of Misinformation Storm

US podcast star Joe Rogan, who has been called out by music legends Neil Young and Joni Mitchell for spreading Covid-19 disinformation on the huge Spotify streaming service, is as popular as he is provocative. At 54, the former taekwondo champion has millions of fans, who appreciate his outspokenness, his iconoclastic ideas, and the variety […]