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this was like me right this. story. very personal tips on berman's very. early on t.w. . has a big track gotten to us lawmakers start a probe into the market dominance of silicon valley companies like facebook google and apple. also want to show broken promises from the world's biggest consumer goods company to pledge years ago to limit deforestation through responsible sourcing that's not exactly what happened. and french videogame maker ubi soft imagine a post that brags that this still feel london and its latest offering presented out
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that you can read in l.a. . this is good old way of business i'm joined in berlin welcome united states lawmakers have launched an investigation into silicon valley's biggest names today the probe by the house judiciary committee marks congress's 1st review of the tech sector which until now regulators had left relatively undisturbed lawmakers will assess whether the concentrated power of facebook apple google and amazon are harming consumers and killing competition the committee has started by examining the impact of the tech giants forms on news content the media and the spread of mis information online. we see haro joins us now from wall street good to see you always now the need to rein in big tech this is one of the issues that unites us lawmakers on both sides of the aisle does that mean that's how the likelihood is increased that we will see drastic
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regulation for these companies. i'm not sure of all the drastic measures yet you know but i believe that the reason a general consensus both from u.s. legislators and regulators on the need for stronger supervision so far it seems the justice department and the federal trade commission are looking into potential proves again gulf of it amazon and. the judiciary committee he's also list have been in the right direction so it seems there are plenty of reasons. to be worried google for example more than 95 percent of all mobile spending by u.s. consumers while google and facebook and it nearly 60 percent of all digital advertising is spending worldwide meanwhile has significantly impacted industries such as booksellers or grocery stores by engaging in price wars we've been
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competitive. now this is just the beginning of a long process but what sort of outcomes do you see on the table at the end of it are we going to see the fines like the kind that these companies sign europe are we going to see these companies being broken down into smaller ones like some of the u.s. lawmakers want. this time it probably binds them more regulation to a stop at big tech companies expanding their empires they could be demobilized realistic outcomes some legislators is to consider premature to to call for breaking up big companies and there are plenty of obstacles that i had a previous best a geisha and to get yours had to materialize as is the case of democracy of one that led to no breakup at all in the early 2000 there is also a legal president in divesting tech companies here in the u.s. that while these a tech giants can afford an army of. lead to do years and years
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of confrontations in court. thank you for the hearo on wall street there for us. now to some other business stories making news 10 state attorney attorneys general glad by new york and california have filed a federal lawsuit to block cable 26 and a half 1000000000 dollar bid for sprint they say consumers will be harmed by the merger of especially low income groups analysts say the move is the meant to head off still pending approval from the justice department. lawyers for survivors and relatives of the victims of london's friend felt our fire have filed suit against 3 u.s. companies in philadelphia 72 people died in the 2017 disaster the lawsuit names were a pool which made the refrigerator believe to have started the fire the case is also against our conic and salo tax which made the cladding and insulation that are
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alleged to have helped the flames to spread. a new study by consultancy e. weiss says the revenues of germany's top companies increased by only 1.2 percent on average while their counterparts in the u.s. and asia have grown by over 10 percent per year only 44 of the world's top 1000 firms are based in germany. nearly 10 years ago some of the world's largest consumer brands including nestle and unilever pledged to reach net 0 deforestation within a decade the responsible sourcing of cattle palm oil soil and other commodities to say nothing much has been achieved then is an understatement take a look. the pledge by the consumer goods forum was supposed to mean less of this but with only months to go it's clear the aim of ending net deforestation by many of the world's biggest brands is not within reach now environmentalists greenpeace
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say the situation is bleak and it's one the likes of for rare 0 unilever nestlé to evolve to avoid a climate an ecological breakdown greenpeace says the amount of land being cleared to make space for crops that are widely used in mass produced foods is rising in many areas even after producers promise to work towards an end to de forest station sawyer is seen as the 2nd biggest driver of global deforestation behind cattle farming more lands been cleared for it in brazil since 2010 and palm oil is also among the products most responsible for the clearing of forests and that continues in indonesia greenpeace says the increased proliferation of the crops will mean that despite the consumer goods for and pledge a further 50000000 hectares of forest will have been cleared between 20102020 as an area the size of spain greenpeace came to its conclusions with the use of graphics like these from nasa showing the disappearance of trees on the planet the consumer goods forum says its many high profile members have moved substantially towards
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their goal of a hunter percent sustainable sourcing of the 4 commodities most associated with the loss of the rainforest but it excepts that the challenge of ending deforestation altogether is more complex than it had estimated almost a decade ago. even member states have agreed to begin the so-called excessive deficit procedure against italy for its failure to reduce debt italy's national debt topped 132 percent of economic output last year that you commission says rome has not done enough to cut it down to 60 percent as per eurozone rules it's all part of the blame on italy's large spending programs the country could ultimately be fined up to 3 and a half 1000000000 euros. plant based substitutes for meat products from companies like beyond meat or impossible foods are becoming popular for a number of reasons one is that carnivores are becoming more aware of the ethical
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and environmental considerations involved in eating meat but aren't necessarily prepared to give up their taste for animal products but lab grown meat could be another way forward scientists at the university of tokyo have presented their 1st take grown from callus else. a one by one centimeter piece of flesh a delicacy from the laboratory meat fibers made from the vein cells of a cow the scientists at the university of tokyo proudly show the result of years of work these and similar methods could soon feed people all over the world using. to cry 2050 the world population will reach about 90000000000 it will be difficult for traditional meat produced by breeding animals to meet people's needs artificial meat as an alternative shows its necessity to others and it could lead me to become a viable substitute for this. the fat cells blood vessels and bones that are so important for flavor need years to develop inside
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a cow flavor like that can't be produced in a laboratory but the researchers are working on it as well as on the price of meat grown in laboratories currently costs about $700.00 euros per kilogram but now a laboratory in israel says it's dramatically lowered the costs and promises a price per kilogram of about pete rose by next year. french videogame maker ubisoft has come out with its own playful take on the u.k.'s impending departure from the e.u. if you can call a dark journey into a london turn dystopian it after brags that playful watchdogs legion was presented at the electronic entertainment expo or 83 in los angeles the game is a visual exercise in worst case scenarios and it doesn't pull any punches. it's london but not as you know it has crushed the economy and turn the country into chaos to come back crime violence on the streets and civil unrest the underfunded government has hunted its power over to private military corporations. the french
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game maker ubi soft often hints at political themes in its games it's now taken on one of the most politically charged issues of the day and created a dystopian nightmarish not so distant future in its latest product watchdog legions. we make culture and video games our culture and it's our it's our duty as creators of culture to talk about things that matter to people and sometimes that means controversy people people care about the world we live in and we have to be able to speak to that as game developers the players can join a resistance movement called dead sec and fight you authoritarian regime the game is set for release in march next year whether or not it's a commercial success remains to be seen it's already sparked controversy and heated discussions on line breaks it is and remain as a divided over the portrayal of post bricks that britain just like in real life.
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putting your fruit and vegetables into a thin plastic bag will no longer be free of charge at algae in germany the multinational supermarket chain is going to charge one cent a bag starting this summer the aim is not to increase profits but to produce equates according to the environment ministry germans used more than $3000000000.00 of the fear that's $37.00 per person the says it hopes that competitors will follow suit. and that's it for me and the d.w. business team here in berlin thank you very much for watching.
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to another rabbit is this is that job just another through my how i see it i don't know why i know my job because i try to do it exactly the hour a day. by name of the uninsured and i work at it up you. 2 know. very warm welcome to our culture today a photographer who trains his lens on those fighting to save all oceans also coming up a unique festival in austria combining the technology and society. and a composer who gets her inspiration from nothing more than the.
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but we begin with german photographer your coal vest who is living the high life 1st as a male model and then as a top fashion photographer until 8 years ago when he was asked to photograph his holiness the dalai lama joining his visit to germany getting to know him best promised a visit to bet and highlight the problems facing the country then he went onto the amazon to help the indigenous tribes that and now he's using his photographic skills to promote heroes of the sea. environmental photographer york slate his project draws attention to the state of out. with shocking results. this is not an island that a mountain of plastic off haiti doesn't alter the time these are places of total pollution were beaches have been destroyed where people live in total misery mentioning.

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