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Facebook’s latest ad tool fail puts another dent in its reputation

Reset yer counters: Facebook has had to ‘fess up to yet another major ad reporting fail. This one looks like it could be costly for the tech giant to put right — not least because it’s another dent in its reputation for self reporting. (For past Facebook ad metric errors check out our reports from…

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Thanksgiving to come in just under $6B in US online sales, says Adobe

As people prepare and eat their Thanksgiving meals, or just “work” on relaxing for the day, some are also going online to get a jump on holiday shopping deals. Adobe, which is following online sales in real time at 80 of the top 100 retailers in the US, covering some 100 million SKUs, says that…

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eSports

DLC Studios on upping the ante for potent esports content and production

Anyone who follows esports has surely seen DLC Studios’ creative work. It would be hard to miss, given its laundry list of clients that includes the likes of Ubisoft, ESL, Red Bull, MSI, and more, not to mention an array of services including graphic design and brand consultation, photography, video creation, and event production. DLC…

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ESE Entertainment enters asset purchase agreement for K1CK Esports Club

Entertainment and technology company ESE Entertainment Inc. (ESE) has entered into an asset purchase agreement with the owner of K1CK Esports Club, Pedro Fernandes. The deal will see ESE acquire all assets “relating to, and required for, the continued operation of K1CK”. Credit: K1CK Esports Club RELATED: ESTV signs global distribution deal with ESE Entertainment The European organisation…

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Blockchain

Chainalysis secures $100m series C funding to scale with crypto surge

Chainalysis, a provider of blockchain data and analysis across multiple sectors, has raised $100 million (£74.9m) in series C funding – citing a ‘surging’ cryptocurrency market as key to future investment. The funding round is the second for the New York-based company this year, having extended its series B to $49m in July. “As institutional…

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Talon Esports enlists Cavea for audience and sponsorship analytics

Hong Kong-based organisation Talon Esports has announced a commercial partnership with sponsorship and audience analytics firm Cavea. Cavea, which works with other esports firms such as Astralis, Fnatic, Ninjas in Pyjamas, and DreamHack, will use its AI-driven platform to provide analysis of Talon’s data ecosystem, making it easier to portray the information to partners. Image credit: Talon…

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TikTok’s epic rise and stumble

TikTok’s rise in the West is unprecedented for any Chinese tech company, and so is the amount of attention it has attracted from politicians worldwide. Below is a timeline of how TikTok grew from what some considered another “copycat” short video app to global dominance and eventually became a target of the U.S. government. 2012-2017:…

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British Esports Association teams with FACEIT for Women in Esports initiative

The British Esports Association has partnered with esports platform FACEIT as part of its ‘Women in Esports’ initiative. As a result of the collaboration, Women in Esports will gain its own organiser page on the platform, with the initiative creating women-only tournaments in order to encourage females to take part in competitive gaming. RELATED: FACEIT…