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Jack’s back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

Jack’s back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

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China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma, has appeared in a video posted online, ending a 2 1/2-month disappearance from public view that prompted speculation about his status and his business empire’s futureBy JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterJanuary 20, 2021, 7:25 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- China’s highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about the future of the e-commerce billionaire and his Alibaba Group.In the 50-second video, Ma congratulated teachers supported by his foundation and made no mention of his disappearance or official efforts to tighten control over Alibaba and other internet companies over
Watch: GOT7 looks back in ‘7 Years’ anniversary video

Watch: GOT7 looks back in ‘7 Years’ anniversary video

Entertainment
Jan. 15 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band GOT7 is celebrating its seventh anniversary. The K-pop group shared a special video, titled "7 Years with GOT, Friday on its seventh anniversary as a group. Advertisement The video features moments from throughout GOT7's time as a band, including footage of the group performing, dance rehearsals, and candid behind-the-scenes moments. GOT7 made its debut as a group with the EP Got It? in 2014. The group released its debut studio album, Identify, the same year. GOT7's label, JYP Entertainment, confirmed this week that all seven members of the group will leave the agency after their contracts expire next week. The group last released the album Breath of Love: Last Piece in November. The album features the singles "Breath" and "Last Piece." GOT7 consists...
Suspect held after possible poisoning of Game Of Thrones video game tycoon

Suspect held after possible poisoning of Game Of Thrones video game tycoon

Technology
A suspect has been detained over the potential poisoning of the billionaire founder of a Chinese company that makes a Game Of Thrones video game, police in Shanghai have said.Lin Qi, 39, who died on Christmas Day, was the founder and chief executive of Yoozoo, a Chinese entertainment company best known for developing the Game Of Thrones: Winter Is Coming strategy game. According to a police statement, a 39-year-old co-worker identified by the surname Xu has been detained.The statement added that Mr Lin had been hospitalised on 17 December and diagnosed with possible poisoning, but gave no other details. Image: Game Of Thrones: Winter Is Coming is one of the company's best-known video games According to Chinese business magazine Caixin...
Director Robert Rodriguez shares Baby Yoda video

Director Robert Rodriguez shares Baby Yoda video

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Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Director Robert Rodriguez shared on Twitter a video of him playing guitar for the Child/Grogu -- known by legions of fans as Baby Yoda -- on the set of the Disney+ show, The Mandalorian. "Here's a Christmas present to all those who asked me what it's like to hang out with Baby Yoda on the set of #TheMandalorian #TheTragedy. Check out #DisneyGallery for more behind the scenes!" Rodriguez tweeted Friday. Advertisement The clip shows Rodriguez jamming on the guitar while the adorable puppet wiggles his ears and nods his head to the music. Season 2 of The Mandalorian -- a Star Wars spinoff starring Pedro Pascal -- had its finale on Dec. 18. Rodriguez helmed Episode 6, which debuted on Dec. 4. His other credits include Sin City, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Despera...
Watch: Iz*One shares ‘Panorama’ performance video

Watch: Iz*One shares ‘Panorama’ performance video

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Dec. 14 (UPI) -- South Korean-Japanese girl group Iz*One is back with a new music video. On Monday, the K-pop stars released the performance version of their music video for the song "Panorama." Advertisement The video shows the members of Iz*One performing the song's choreography on different sets. Iz*One released an official music video for "Panorama" last week that shows the group posing on the set of a photo shoot and dancing. [embedded content] "Panorama" is the title track from Iz*One's EP One-reeler Act IV. The EP also features the songs "Mise-en-scène," "Island," "Sequence," "O Sole Mio" and "Slow Journey." Iz*One consists of Kwon Eun-bi, Sakura Miyawaki, Kang Hye-won, Choi Ye-na, Lee Chae-yeon, Kim Chae-won, Kim Min-ju, Nako Yabuki, Hitomi Honda, Jo Yu-ri, An Yu-jin and Jang Won