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/ 1 June 2008

Large fire at Universal Studios in Los Angeles

Hundreds of firefighters were battling a large blaze that broke out on Sunday on a back lot at Universal Studios, site of movie and television production, a spokesperson for a neighbouring fire department said. Burbank firefighter David Ortiz said that about 200 firefighters and two helicopters had been deployed to assist the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

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/ 9 April 2008

Yahoo!’s Flickr website expands into video

Yahoo! will begin showing homemade videos on its online photo-sharing site, Flickr, in a long-anticipated move that may be too late to lure most people away from the internet’s dominant video channel, Google’s YouTube. Flickr’s video technology is the latest example of Yahoo! trying to catch up to Google in a crucial battleground.

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/ 17 March 2008

Hulu turns on internet television

News Corporation and NBC Universal has begun offering free online television to the United States public through internet joint venture The much-anticipated online service boasts a rich library of shows and films people can view old-fashioned television style — supported by advertising.

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/ 27 November 2007

Universal Studios to build $3,1bn S Korea park

Universal Studios and its partners will build a 2,9-trillion won (,1-billion) theme park in South Korea by 2012, its largest project in terms of investment size. The park, spanning 4,7-million square metres and featuring hotels, golf courses and rides based on popular movies and TV shows, would be similar in scale to the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida