Tag: London

Bee Swarm Takes Over London Street

ENGLAND (KFXV) — A bee swarm passing through London, England looks like something out of a movie. The woman who recorded it said this happened during rush hour. Videos show people on the street watching the scene while others were trying to escape the bees. Transport for London posted on one of their twitter accounts: “Greenwich #beetime the pedestrian crossing on Greenwich one way system is partially obstructed by bees. Please approach with...

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More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

BY MICHAEL LIEDTKE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google’s ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos. PepsiCo, Wal-Mart Stores and Starbucks on Friday confirmed that they have also suspended their advertising on YouTube after the Wall Street Journal found Google’s automated programs placed their brands on five videos containing racist content. AT&T, Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Volkswagen and several other companies pulled ads earlier this week. The defections are continuing even after Google apologized for tainting brands and outlined steps to ensure ads don’t...

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Public memorial service to honor Fisher and Reynolds

BY ANTHONY MCCARTNEY LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths. The ceremony honoring the lives of the mother-daughter duo will be held at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills, the storied cemetery that is their final resting place. People will be granted attendance at the event on a first-come, first-served basis, and it will be live-streamed on www.debbiereynolds.com beginning at 1 p.m. Pacific. The ceremony is slated to feature music by James Blunt and “Star Wars” composer John Williams and...

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Welcome to your new office: A stranger’s living room

BY DANICA KIRKA – ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON (AP) — Claire Brynteson had a house, a job and a dining table that was empty once she got her three children out the door every morning. When she received a flyer telling her she could make money by renting seats at the table to people looking for short-term office space, she jumped at the chance to list its virtues on the Spacehop website – where Airbnb meets the laptop entrepreneur. “I wondered why perhaps it had taken so long since Airbnb has been running for so long,” Brynteson said at her...

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Britain: 65 percent of large companies suffered cyberattacks

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s treasury chief has warned that cyberattacks are increasing in severity and sophistication as authorities open a new center devoted to thwarting such threats. Philip Hammond has urged businesses to “sharpen” their approach as the attacks intensify. Hammond says 65 percent of large businesses have reported a cyber breach or attack in the past 12 months – but that many businesses don’t have plans in the event of a breach. The new center’s technical director, Ian Levy, says the government will act as “a guinea pig for all the measures we want to see done by...

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