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November 2, 2017 7:01 AM Kani to star alongside Beyonce in 'The Lion King'

LOS ANGELES - Beyonce is to voice Simba's childhood friend turned love interest Nala in the live-action remake of Disney's "The Lion King", the singer and studio announced on Wednesday. The 36-year-old pop megastar confirmed the long-rumoured role in a Facebook post that showed headshots of the voice cast, including veteran South African actor John Kani as Rafiki 3456

November 1, 2017 7:05 PM Brett Ratner Joins a Sordid Club

It’s Wednesday, and if you’re sick of reading stories about sexual harassers, just imagine how sick people are of being sexually harassed. Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re telling Brett Ratner tales, counting on Thor: Ragnarok to hammer the box office, and giving the last laugh to Rose Marie. Another day, another Hollywood power player (or two) accused 2597

November 1, 2017 4:17 PM Linglong Promotes Eco-Friendly Tires at the SEMA Show

In order to improve its brand awareness in the U.S. market, the Shandong Linglong Tire Co. is exhibiting at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show going on now through Nov. 3 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Linglong always attaches great importance to the SEMA Show, and even more so in 2017,” the company notes. Its presence will be hard to miss -- the company 196

November 1, 2017 1:28 PM Sony Playstation 4, Camera Business Fuel Comeback

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. Sign up here. I’m a sucker for a fallen-idol turnaround story. The surprise record profits forecasted Tuesday by Sony counts as a comeback for the ages. As Reuters explains, Sony sne predicts its profits will mark a peak for the first time since 1998, when its PlayStation 189

November 1, 2017 11:56 AM Sony’s Fortunes Improve, From Rising Profit to a Return for Aibo

It remains a bit player in smartphones, the product that made Apple’s fortune, but sustained demand for the devices has enriched Sony regardless. It is a major supplier of image-sensing circuits used in smartphone cameras, including the iPhone’s, which means it has shared, to some degree, in its competitor’s success. Sony has also closed or sold off costly 214

October 31, 2017 7:30 PM India has the potential to become our top revenue generator by next year: Florian Seiche, CEO, HMD Global

It feels like a continuation to me since I have been co-leading this from the beginning. The part that we are most excited about the journey so far is the consumer feedback on the phones because it’s been phenomenal. Two key initiatives going forward are – making a very strong impact through portfolio expansion in smartphones and geographical expansion 175

October 31, 2017 4:04 PM Nokia 2 India Launch, OnePlus 5T Press Render, Oppo F5 Is Flipkart-Exclusive, and More: Your 360 Daily

The new Nokia aka HMD Global further broadened its smartphone line-up on Tuesday with the launch of the entry-level Nokia 2 in India. While the Nokia 2 price in India is not yet known, the company said the handset will launch at a global average price of EUR 99 (roughly Rs. 7,500), which will be available mid-November. Though we don’t have an exact India 188

October 31, 2017 2:07 PM SNES Classic hits 2 million sales, production will continue

New figures from Nintendo show that the much sought-after SNES Classic sold two million units worldwide thus far. Nintendo plans to continue shipping the system "moving forward." In a statement made by Nintendo President, Tatsumi Kimishima said that Nintendo were hoping the SNES Classic would get gamers of yesterday back into the hobby, leading to them looking 162

October 31, 2017 2:02 PM Kevin Spacey: Special Emmy award withdrawn after assault allegations

Kevin Spacey has been dropped as the recipient of a special Emmy award he was due to receive next month. The International TV Academy said in a statement that it was withdrawing the International Emmy Founders Award "in light of recent events". Responding to the allegations, Spacey said he was "beyond horrified" but did not remember the encounter 167

October 31, 2017 1:15 PM Nokia Android Phones to Get Lumia Camera UI Features, Hints HMD Global

It's been months since the Nokia brand made a comeback to the smartphone market. But HMD Global, the company behind the Finnish brand, is now planning to pay homage to its iconic Lumia series by upgrading its default camera app with some similar tweaks. Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas hinted at the development on Twitter. Sarvikas suggested the arrival 188