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Netflix still gets booed at Cannes

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

THE rise of Netflix has been greeted frostily by some of the old guard at the Cannes film festival, where the American streaming giant’s disregard for releasing films in cinemas wins it few friends. It looked a bit more at home on May 21st, as the lights went up at the Louis Lumi?re theatre. The stars of its own film, “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)”, a comedy drama, accepted a standing ovation from the audience. Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s head of content, stood alongside Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller and other cast members. Festival-goers jostled for a word with him at a swanky after-party.

This is the first year that Netflix has been admitted into the festival’s competition, with two films, “The Meyerowitz Stories” and “Okja”, directed by Bong Joon-ho of South Korea. Still, cries of protest from French film-industry executives prompted Thierry Fr?maux, the festival director, to declare that, in future, only films guaranteed a theatrical release in…Continue reading

UK energy groups think digital to serve homes of the future

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Under pressure to cut bills, utility companies diversify to safeguard profits

Brussels poised to clear EDF takeover of Areva’s reactor business

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Deal will allow a €5bn state-backed capital increase and wider restructuring

S&P 500 inches up to fresh record close

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Oil prices rally while political uncertainty weighs on sterling

S&P 500 holds steady near record highs

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Oil prices rally while political uncertainty weighs on sterling

S&P 500 holds steady after hitting records

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Oil prices rally while political uncertainty weighs on sterling

Acacia Mining fights back in Tanzania gold ore battle

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Miner’s shares rebound after challenging report into value of shipments

S&P 500 holds steady after hitting record highs

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Oil prices rally while political uncertainty weighs on sterling

Solar outshines nuclear as spring sun boosts UK output

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Renewable power generation tops 40% on Friday, overtaking gas

Saudi Arabia and Russia stuck in unlikely oil alliance

Friday, May 26th, 2017

This week saw the nations strengthen a union initially meant as a temporary move

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