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Red Bull announces multi-year T1 partnership

Energy drink brand Red Bull announced today that it has signed a long-term, multi-year partnership with T1 Entertainment & Sports, best known for its League of Legends team. The alliance will cover all of T1’s competitive teams and players, including those in VALORANT, Fortnite, PUBG Mobile, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and more. Image credit: Red…

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Blockchain

Blockchains acquires PayPal-backed Cambridge Blockchain to beef up identity play

Software development company Blockchains has announced the acquisition of Cambridge Blockchain, a Massachusetts-based blockchain identity management and compliance provider. Cambridge Blockchain, which notably secured funding from PayPal in its series A round last year, has two products which aim to strike a balance between trusted, distributed identity to organisations and returning control of personal data…

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Blockchain

How the global Covid-19 pandemic has ended blockchain market volatility

IT vendors seeking to convince CIOs and CTOs about their blockchain-related solutions have been challenged by an apparent shift in market perception. Distributed ledger technology hype reached a peak and as a result, the upside growth potential had fallen significantly. Global blockchain revenues fell by 35 percent between 2018 and 2020. According to the latest…

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GINX Esports TV joins forces with Preediction

International esports television channel GINX Esports TV has joined forces with esports talk show network Preediction after striking a content agreement. The partnership will see talk shows owned by Preediction appear on GINX as part of a one-hour weekly block beginning on December 1st (yesterday). Credit: GINX Esports TV RELATED: GINX Esports TV taps Venatus for commercial growth…

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The UK approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The UK government has approved the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 for emergency use, following the recommendation of the national medicines regulator. The UK is the first country to approve the vaccine for widespread use — paving the way for some of the most “high risk” citizens, such as elderly care home residents and front-line healthcare…

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Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank, picks up additional £60M in funding

Monzo, the U.K. challenger bank now with more than 4.8 million customers, has closed another £60 million in funding, priced the same as and effectively an extension of the its previous top-up round in June. This saw Monzo valued by private investors at around £1.2 billion, marked by industry observers as a down round because…

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Spotify launches ‘2020 Wrapped’ with new features including quizzes, badges and, yes, stories

Spotify is today launching its 2020 Wrapped personalized experience — the company’s popular year-end review of users’ favorite artists, songs, genres, and podcasts. This year, however, Spotify is making a few changes. For starters, Wrapped will be exclusively available on mobile for Spotify users, while a web experience will offer a version of Wrapped for…

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Revolut launches early salary feature in the UK and web app

Fintech startup Revolut has two new features this week. First, the company is launching a web app for its regular users — not just business users. Second, in the U.K., Revolut has partnered with Modulr to let you receive your salary a day early. Revolut has historically focused its efforts on its mobile app. If…

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Eat Just to sell lab-grown meat in Singapore after gaining “world first” regulatory approval

Eat Just will start offering lab-grown chicken meat in Singapore after gaining regulatory approval from the Singapore Food Agency (SFA). The cell-cultured chicken will eventually be produced under Eat Just’s new GOOD Meat brand through partnerships with local manufacturers and go on sale to restaurants before it is available to consumers. While there are plenty…