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  • Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2020
In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks on during a video as he delivers the keynote address at Build, the company's annual conference for software developers in Seattle. Microsoft says the coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for its flagship cloud computing and workplace productivity products as it reported quarterly earnings Wednesday, July 22, 2020, that beat Wall Street expectations. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) -- 

Microsoft said the coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for its flagship products, reporting quarterly earnings Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations. 

The software giant said an ongoing trend of working and learning from home has fueled increased demand for its cloud computing services and workplace productivity products, such as email and video conferencing. 

But the pandemic has also slowed sales of those products to smaller businesses, and eaten into the advertising revenue that powers its LinkedIn career networking service. 

Microsoft on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $11.2 billion, or $1.46 per share, beating Wall Street expectations of $1.34 a share.

It posted revenue of $38 billion in the April-June period, up 13% from last year. Analysts had been looking for revenue of $36.5 billion, according to FactSet.

The company said its commercial cloud business surpassed $50 billion in More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2020
In this July 17, 2020, file photo, Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee President Yoshiro Mori speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. Mori says the delayed games could not be held next year if conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue as they are. In an interview aired Wednesday, July 22, with Japanese broadcaster NHK, Mori said he was hopeful the situation would improve and suggested a vaccine was the key.(Kyodo News via AP, File)/Kyodo News via AP)
TOKYO (AP) -- 

The delayed Tokyo Olympics could not be held next year if conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic continue as they are, the president of the organizing committee said Wednesday.

In an interview with Japanese broadcaster NHK, Yoshiro Mori said he was hopeful the situation would improve and suggested a vaccine was the key.

"If this kind of situation (with COVID-19) continues, is it possible to hold the games?" Mori was asked by NHK.

"If current situation continues, we couldn't," Mori replied, speaking in Japanese.

The Tokyo Olympics are scheduled to open on July 23, 2021 — a year from Thursday. A small, 15-minute ceremony without fans is scheduled for Thursday at the new national stadium to mark the date.

The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers have repeatedly expressed confidence the games will take place, though they have offered few details on how they can happen in the middle of a pandemic More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2020
This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Twitter said Tuesday, July 21, 2020 it would crack down on accounts and content related to QAnon, the far-right U.S. conspiracy theory popular among supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump. The measures include banning accounts associated with QAnon content, as well as blocking URLs associated with it from being shared on the platform. Twitter also said that it would stop highlighting and recommending tweets associated with QAnon. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
HONG KONG (AP) -- 

Twitter says it is cracking down on accounts and content related to QAnon, the far-right U.S. conspiracy theory popular among supporters of President Donald Trump.

The measures include banning accounts associated with QAnon content, as well as blocking URLs associated with it from being shared on the platform. Twitter also said that it would stop highlighting and recommending tweets associated with QAnon.

"We've been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm," the company said in a tweet late Tuesday.

Accounts that are "engaged in violations of our multi-account policy, coordinating abuse around individual victims, or are attempting to evade a previous suspension" will be suspended permanently, Twitter said.

Over 7,000 accounts have been removed over the last few weeks for such violations, the company said in a statement. It also expects over 150,000 accounts More

  • Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020
In this Monday, June 13, 2016, file photo, the LinkedIn logo appears on a screen at the post where it trades on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. LinkedIn is laying off nearly 1,000 employees, or approximately 6% of its global workforce, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, as a slowdown in hiring amid the coronavirus pandemic pressures its business.In a note to employees, CEO Ryan Roslansky said that the positions that will be eliminated are in its global sales and talent acquisition organizations. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

LinkedIn is laying off nearly 1,000 employees, approximately 6% of its workforce globally, with unemployment in the U.S. above 13% and national economies from Europe and Asia, to the Americas, shrinking due to the pandemic. 

The outbreak has disrupted commerce globally, closing thousands of businesses while forcing others to furlough large numbers of employees as they await a recovery. Hiring has slowed dramatically. The number of people applying for unemployment aid has remained stubbornly high in the past several weeks, a sign that many businesses are still shedding jobs and clouding the outlook for jobs. The overall U.S. unemployment rate in May was 13.3%, a decline from 14.7% in April, according to the Labor Department. 

In a note to employees at the professional networking site, CEO Ryan Roslansky said that the job cuts will hit global sales and hiring sections of the company. He said no further layoffs are planned. 

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  • Monday, Jul. 20, 2020
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Elizabeth Debicki, left, and John David Washington in a scene from "Tenet." The film, which had hoped to herald Hollywood’s return to big theatrical releases, has yet again postponed its release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Warner Bros. said Monday that “Tenet” will not make its August 12 release date. And unlike previous delays, the studio this time didn’t announce a new target for the release of Nolan’s much-anticipated $200 million thriller. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- 

Christopher Nolan's "Tenet," which had hoped to herald Hollywood's return to big theatrical releases, has yet again postponed its release due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Warner Bros. said Monday that "Tenet" will not make its August 12 release date. Unlike previous delays, the studio this time didn't announce a new target for the release of Nolan's much-anticipated $200 million thriller.

"Tenet" had already shifted from July 17, then July 31 and then Aug. 12. Nolan, a staunch advocate for the big-screen experience, has strenuously hoped that "Tenet" could lead the resumption of nationwide and global moviegoing. 

But the surge of the virus across much of the U.S. has upended the industry's aims for even a late-August return. Last week, California ordered its cinemas closed. 

Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich said the studio will soon share a new "2020 release date" for "Tenet." It may be a much More

  • Monday, Jul. 20, 2020
Deborah Wahl
NEW YORK -- 

At its 2020 CEO & CMO Summit Virtual, MMA Global, the industry organization dedicated to driving modern marketing and shaping the future, has appointed Deborah Wahl, global chief marketing officer of General Motors, as the incoming chair for the global board of directors. Wahl will oversee a MMA Global board comprised of senior marketing professionals across a wide range of sectors, as well as some of the most influential AdTech and MarTech executives. The board’s driving mission is to drive and affect positive change within the discipline of marketing through research, education and debate.

Wahl brings a wealth of industry knowledge and senior marketer experience to the board, having served as CMO for McDonald’s, Cadillac and Chrysler, but she’s also held senior marketing roles at Ford, Mazda, and Toyota in various positions and countries. She’s known for her keen eye in identifying organizational gaps in marketing and filling them with More

  • Sunday, Jul. 19, 2020
In this Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, the Twitter logo appears on an updated phone post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Hackers broke into the Twitter accounts of world leaders, celebrities and tech moguls in one of the most high-profile security breaches in recent years on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, highlighting a major flaw with the service millions of people have come to rely on as an essential communications tool. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- 

Twitter says the hack that compromised the accounts of some of its most high-profile users targeted 130 people. The hackers were able to reset the passwords of 45 of those accounts. 

The San Francisco=based company said in a blog post Saturday that for up to eight of these accounts the attackers also downloaded the account's information through the "Your Twitter Data" tool. None of the eight were verified accounts, Twitter said, adding that it is contacting the owners of the affected accounts. 

"We're embarrassed, we're disappointed, and more than anything, we're sorry. We know that we must work to regain your trust, and we will support all efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice," Twitter said in the blog post. 

The July 17 attack broke into the Twitter accounts of world leaders, celebrities and tech moguls in one of the most high-profile security breaches in recent years. The attackers sent out tweets from the accounts of the More

  • Friday, Jul. 17, 2020
Natalie Jowett, chair of the JusticeAid Film Forum & JusticeAid Prizes
NEW YORK -- 

New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards has partnered with JusticeAid to support the Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge, produced by the Civic Life Project.

“This important initiative gives young filmmakers the opportunity to get involved and to create films that examine social justice issues and include a call to action around voting,” said Rose Anderson, VP and executive director, New York Festivals TV & Film Awards. 

Natalie Jowett, chair of the JusticeAid Film Forum & JusticeAid Prizes, added, “Film and video are incredibly powerful media, and young people are using these tools to speak out on issues that affect their lives and futures. JusticeAid is honored to collaborate with New York Festivals in amplifying the voices and visions of young filmmakers.  Access to the enormous platform offered by New York Festivals is a spectacular gift to these young directors.” 

JusticeAid was formed in 2013 to promote justice More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020
Adam Tunikowski
NEW YORK -- 

Bonfire, a creative studio based in New York, has entered into a strategic partnership with Juice, the Central European animation, design, VFX, CG and sound studio based in Warsaw. 
 
Bonfire will now offer Juice’s services to U.S.-based agency and brand clients in the East and Midwest on an exclusive basis, and will tap Juice’s extensive capabilities for projects across the board. 

Founded in 2006, Juice was launched by Adam Tunikowski and partners Pawel Janczarek and Wojtek Piotrowski. In addition to Tunikowski, the studio is now led by managing director (Tokyo) Michal Dwojak-Hara and director Michal Misiński.

Bonfire partner Jason Mayo said of Juice, “Their 3D and VFX work is insane. It’s beyond top level. And our experience collaborating with remote talent around the world makes it feel like they’re right next door, and our like-minded attitudes about work and creativity makes them the perfect company to align ourselves with More

  • Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020
MVPA president Fuliane Petikyan

The Music Video Production Association (MVPA) is back in action, and with it comes the return of the MVPA Awards in 2020. Started over 30 years ago, the MVPA is widely recognized as the official organization representing music video creators. Serving as a community for the industry as a whole, the MVPA has organized events and awards shows and provided a forum for discussions of mutual concern between production companies, record labels, crews, suppliers and all interested parties.

Leading the charge are MVPA president and producer Fuliane Petikyan and VPs Luga Podesta (executive producer/London Alley) and Missy Galanida (executive producer/Hound). 

“Our vision for the new MVPA is very clear,” said Petikyan. “We have been spending a great deal of time building a strong community of members who are now on various boards. The issues we plan to tackle as an organization will not only relate to the production of music videos but will also be a More

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