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Tencent shares slide after Beijing crackdown on music rights – BBC News

Shares in Tencent have fallen after China ordered the technology giant to end exclusive music licensing deals with record labels around the world. The move is aimed at tackling the company's dominance of online music streaming in the country.It was also fined 500,000 yuan (£56,000; $77,120) for unfair practices in the online music market.Tencent controls more than 80% of China's exclusive music streaming rights after an acquisition in 2016.On Saturday, the State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) said the firm's activities in the Chinese online music market broke the country's anti-monopoly rules.Tencent bought China Music Corporation in 2016, giving it…
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DoST showcases 21 high-impact technologies, innovative R&D – The Manila Times

AS the country grapples with the negative effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) continues to find practical solutions that will help the Filipinos surpass these challenges.The Science department, backed by a strong pool of competent scientists, researchers and innovators, will present to the public the 21 high-impact technologies and research and development (R&D) projects in the areas of health and nutrition, industry competitiveness, enterprise development, disaster management and risk reduction, education and agriculture, among others.The special launch of the 21 technologies and game changing R&D projects dubbed as "Big 21 in 2021" will be…
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OnlyFans suspends policy change after backlash – BBC News

By Joshua HaighTechnology reporterOnlyFans has announced that it will delay making changes to policy on content creation, following a widespread backlash by its users.The content subscription service announced plans last week to block sexually explicit photos and videos from October.On Wednesday, it tweeted that it has "suspended the planned 1 October policy change".It is currently unclear if the delay will be permanent. OnlyFans wrote on twitter that it would "continue to provide a home for all creators". "Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard," said the company. "We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community…
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From art investor to technopreneur, Invest News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

Read 3 articles daily and stand to win ST rewards, including the ST News Tablet worth $398.Spin the wheel for ST Read and Win now.Travelling for work not only brought art dealer Rachel Yang around the world but eventually a business idea too.The civil engineering graduate, who came here on a scholarship at 14 from Harbin in China, discovered the art world in 2010 while working in event management.Feeling a connection with art pieces and after some research, she bought her first painting in 2010 with some money from her parents.Ms Yang, 33, says: "It was an untitled watercolour work…
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