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Prince William, Lady Gaga team up against mental health ‘taboo’

LONDON: Britain’s second in line to the throne, Prince William, and American superstar Lady Gaga have teamed up to encourage people to speak more openly about mental health issues in a video released Tuesday. The unlikely pair chat online in the video posted on Facebook and urge people to break the stigma surrounding mental health. “It’s time that everyone speaks up and really feels very normal about mental health, it’s the same as physical health,” the Duke of Cambridge told Lady Gaga from Kensington Palace in London.…

Indonesia’s Telkom says in talks to team up with Netflix

JAKARTA: US video streaming service provider Netflix is in talks with Indonesia's top telecom firm PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom) to roll out its service in the country, a spokesman at the Indonesian company said. The U.S. company has made an aggressive push globally, but faced problems such as tough local competition and regulatory hurdles in several major Asian markets. In Indonesia, a country of 250 million people, Netflix ran afoul of the film censorship board last year for carrying content deemed…

Honda, Alphabet’s Waymo to team up for self-driving tech

SAN FRANCISCO: Honda Motor said it is in talks to supply vehicles for Alphabet Inc's Waymo to test self-driving technology, in the latest instance of a carmaker teaming up with a tech firm to supplement its own automation efforts. The talks, which come just one week after Waymo became an independent company, could see Honda become the tech firm's second partner after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV agreed in May to add the technology to its minivans. The moves illustrate how carmakers, faced with the high cost of…