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Threats Rise, U.S. Defense Falls

Biden talks tough to adversaries even as he shrinks the Pentagon.

Saying No to Climate Taxes

Swiss voters reject the costs of meeting the Paris CO2 emissions limits.

Let Freer Trade Take Flight

The U.S. and EU put the Boeing-Airbus dispute aside for bigger things.


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‘Love Island’ Reveals Duty of Care Protocols Ahead of First U.K. Season Since Host Caroline Flack’s Suicide

The producers of ITV’s popular but troubled series “Love Island” on Wednesday released a set of “duty of care” protocols ahead of the show’s highly anticipated seventh season, which launches June 28. The measures include welfare plans “to support participants before, during and after filming.” The unusual step of detailing the protocols follows extensive discussion […]

Amazon Studios Unveils Company-Wide DE&I ‘Playbook’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Amazon Studios has put it in writing. The company has formally established a policy that outlines its commitments to diversity, inclusion and equity throughout its operations. It has also created a detailed “playbook” with hiring and purchasing guidelines for the studio’s creative collaborators. The policies have been in development for more than two years, shepherded […]

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Belle’ Sells to Major Western Territories, Including U.K., France (EXCLUSIVE)

Paris-based sales and co-production company Charades has closed deals for all major Western territories on “Belle,” the anticipated animation feature from Oscar-nominated Japanese filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda (“Mirai”) and Studio Chizu. Following GKids’ pick up of North American rights, Charades has unveiled a raft of sales to high-profile international distributors for “Belle,” including Anime Limited in […]

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SoftBank and Toyota want driverless cars to change the world

Softbank and Toyota are partnering on an effort to use autonomous vehicles and other technologies to change the world of transportation.

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All eyes on Congress as vote on Kavanaugh draws near

The lead story for Thursday's morning shows: The impending vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Voyage to Alfa. A childhood story

Posted by Toyz Nation on November 20, 2018 at 2:56pm 13 Comments


I had landed at Charles De Gaul Airport in Paris, France and wounded up spending two nights in this beautiful city.  I will visit Gilbert Joseph's bookstore where I have a catalog of media being sold, enjoy fine dining and will eventually voyage onto Barcelona in Spain.

While in Barcelona, I will visit the NBA store along with a variety of record shops and in the midst of all…


DC to Hong Kong to Seoul in search of the future of Industrialization. First stop Hyundai

Posted by Toyz Nation on October 9, 2018 at 2:39pm 12 Comments


It was not my first trip to South Korea.  I had already made my maiden voyage in 2017 and landed in Incheon before visiting both Seoul and Samcheok.  During my initial journey, I was fascinated with how modern Seoul was and South Korea, in general.  Seoul is a metropolis of around 10 million people with every modern accouterments you would expect in any metropolis in the world.  It is gorgeous, in the nighttime especially, exceptionally…


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Global banks adopt different back-to-work policies

Goldman Sachs was first to recall employees but rival bankers will be based at home for months

Big Tech critic Lina Khan to lead US competition regulator

Joe Biden appoints 32-year-old professor as chair of Federal Trade Commission

BlackRock joins ranks of investors in ex-Barclays chief’s fintech

Fundraising values Antony Jenkins’ 10x at around £500m


Amazon's Kindle Vella episodic story platform to launch in July

Amazon has announced a new serialized fiction store called Kindle Vella, which lets users buy and interact with episodic stories using in-app credits.

The Morning After: Windows 11 looks like this

Today’s headlines: Windows 11 has leaked, more details on Legend of ‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2’, IKEA and Sonos newest speaker is a $199 piece of wall art.

'Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City' is coming to Apple Arcade

"Alto's Odyssey: The Lost City" is coming to Apple Arcade with extra content, developer Snowman has announced.

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