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Cloud9 expands PUMA collaboration with footwear launch

North American esports organisation Cloud9 has once again collaborated with sportswear firm PUMA to launch its latest line of apparel and debut its new footwear collection. Photo Credit: Cloud9/PUMA RELATED: Cloud9 expands sponsorship deal with Puma For the first time, PUMA footwear silhouettes will be apart of Cloud9’s latest collaboration with the Future Rider, RS-X…Continue readingCloud9 expands PUMA collaboration with footwear launch

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Renewable power represents almost 90% of total global power capacity added in 2020

Bucking the slowdown in most of the power sector caused by responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, renewable energy actually grew in 2020, and will represent about 90% of the total power capacity added for the year, according to the International Energy Agency. A surge in new projects from China and the U.S. led the charge…Continue readingRenewable power represents almost 90% of total global power capacity added in 2020

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China proposes antitrust law ahead of Singles’ Day shopping spree

Debates over anti-competitive practices amongst China’s internet firms resurface every year in the lead up to Singles’ Day, a time when online retailers exhaust their resources and deploy sometimes sneaky tactics to attract vendors and shoppers. This year, just a day before the world’s largest shopping festival was scheduled to fall on November 11, China’s…Continue readingChina proposes antitrust law ahead of Singles’ Day shopping spree

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Watch Apple unveil the first ARM-based Mac live right here

Apple is organizing its third event in three months today. The company is holding a (virtual) keynote at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as the company is streaming it live. Apple has already announced…Continue readingWatch Apple unveil the first ARM-based Mac live right here

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Rio Ferdinand Foundation joins LDN UTD esports initiative

British youth charity, the Rio Ferdinand Foundation has partnered with esports organisation LDN UTD to host the inaugural LDN UTD Inter-Borough Esports Championships. Set up by the former professional footballer turned BT Sport Pundit, Rio Ferdinand, the two organisations aim to tackle youth unemployment through engagement with esports.  Image credit: Jacques Feeney / Getty Images RELATED: Mayor of London backs esports campaign…Continue readingRio Ferdinand Foundation joins LDN UTD esports initiative

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Mirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon

Brynn Putnam has a lot to feel great about. A Harvard grad and former professional ballet dancer who opened the first of what have become three high-intensity fitness studios in New York, she then launched a second business in 2016 when — while pregnant with her son — she was exercising at home and couldn’t…Continue readingMirror founder Brynn Putnam on life with Lululemon — and whether or not she sold too soon

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Enthusiast Gaming applies for listing on NASDAQ

Canadian gaming and esports enterprise Enthusiast Gaming has applied for and is in the process of preparing for a listing of its common shares on the NASDAQ Capital Market. The company expects the listing to facilitate further expansion and growth across its ventures in esports, digital media and gaming events.  Image credit: Enthusiast Gaming RELATED: Luminosity Gaming parent…Continue readingEnthusiast Gaming applies for listing on NASDAQ

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Hong Kong insurtech startup Coherent gets $14 million Series A led by Cathay Innovation

Based in Hong Kong, Coherent helps insurance providers go digital. With their services more relevant than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, the startup announced it has raised $14 million in new funding. The Series A round, led by Cathay Innovation with participation from Franklin Templeton, will be used to grow Coherent’s client base in Asia,…Continue readingHong Kong insurtech startup Coherent gets $14 million Series A led by Cathay Innovation

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Despite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world

Bill Zhang lowered himself into lunges on a squishy mat as he explained to me the benefits of the full-body training suit he was wearing. We were in his small, modest office in Xili, a university area in Shenzhen that’s also home to many hardware makers. The connected muscle stimulator attached to the suit, called…Continue readingDespite global headwinds, Chinese hardware startups remain to take on the world