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Netflix to make ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ series

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix has acquired the rights to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” one of the most celebrated novels of the 20th century. The streaming company announced Wednesday that it will adapt the 1967 book into a Spanish language series. “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” which has sold an estimated … Continue reading Netflix to make ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ series

ITV, BBC in concluding talks for new UK rival to Netflix

LONDON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Britain’s ITV said Wednesday it is in the final phase of discussions with the BBC to create a new on-demand video platform to rival the likes of Netflix in the U.K. The service, called BritBox, will provide a home for British-made shows, offering television box sets and original series in … Continue reading ITV, BBC in concluding talks for new UK rival to Netflix

BARCELONA, Spain | China’s Huawei unveils 5G phone with folding screen

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — China’s Huawei unveiled a new folding-screen phone on Sunday, joining the latest trend for bendable devices as it challenges the global smartphone market’s dominant players, Apple and Samsung. Huawei revealed its Mate X phone on the eve of MWC Barcelona, a four-day showcase of mobile devices, as the company battles U.S. … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | China’s Huawei unveils 5G phone with folding screen

BARCELONA, Spain | China’s Huawei set to unveil 5G phone with folding screen

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — China’s Huawei is set to take the wraps off a new folding-screen phone, joining the latest trend for bendable devices as it challenges the global smartphone market’s dominant players, Apple and Samsung. The company on Sunday plans to unveil the device, which can be used on superfast next-generation mobile networks that … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | China’s Huawei set to unveil 5G phone with folding screen

FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers app-based services like free-floating car-sharing in big cities. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday they are investing more than a billion euros (over $1.1 … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW, Daimler: You can trust us with car-sharing data

FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW, Daimler launch car- and ride-sharing joint venture

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automakers Daimler and BMW say that trustworthy handling of personal data will be a key competitive advantage in their new joint venture that offers customers app-based services like car-sharing. The two competitors for luxury car customers said Friday they are investing more than a billion euros (over $1.1 billion) in their … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | BMW, Daimler launch car- and ride-sharing joint venture