Your Thursday Briefing – The New York Times

Signs of German recession and global economic turmoil Financial jitters were felt worldwide after new data showed the German economy hurtling toward a recession and factory output in China growing at its slowest pace in 17 years. The ominous data sent Wall Street stocks into one of their worst declines …

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Sony’s Xperia 1 is available with hands-free Alexa

It’s otherwise the same distinctive (if polarizing) phone from before, including that extra-tall, 6.5-inch 4K OLED screen, triple rear cameras, Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage. We found it great for watching ultra-wide videos and split-screen multitasking, but it might not be to your tastes …

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Charter will integrate Hulu and Disney+ into its set-top boxes

“This agreement will allow Spectrum to continue delivering to its customers popular Disney content, makes possible future distribution by Spectrum of Disney streaming services, and will begin an important collaborative effort to address the significant issue of piracy mitigation,” said Tom Montemagno, executive vice-president of programming acquisition for Charter, in …

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Marvel’s next Stitcher podcast premieres fall 2019

The series will continue the pattern of attracting talent that you’ll recognize. Method Man is involved, for a start — yes, a Wu-Tang Clan member is involved in the Marvel universe. You can also expect Star Trek: Discovery‘s Ethan Peck, The Act‘s AnnaSophia Robb and Billions‘ Seth Barrish as the …

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