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ESL Gaming Co-CEO Craig Levine breaks down the DreamHack merger

ESL and DreamHack have been sister companies under parent Modern Times Group (MTG) since 2015. They’ve increasingly found ways to pool their collective resources towards a better, more unified product. Most notably, the ESL Pro Tour for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was planned to span global events across both brands in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Blockchain

GoodDollar touts strong usage figures and demand for blockchain-based UBI

Meet GoodDollar. The project, led by eToro CEO Yoni Assia, aims to deliver digital universal basic income (UBI) at scale. Built on the Ethereum mainnet and Fuse.io, GoodDollar enables those who sign up to receive a small daily income in G$ coins. The company issued an update on figures since its September launch, with more…

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ultimate.ai scores $20M for a supportive approach to customer service automation

Ultimate.ai, a virtual customer service agent builder, has closed a $20 million Series A round of funding, led by Omers Ventures with participation from Felicis Ventures and existing investors HV Capital, and Maki.vc — bringing its total raised to date to $25M+. The European startup’s flagship claim for the data-ingesting bot-builder platform is it’s capable…

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Ellevens Esports charges up with Duracell sponsorship

Ellevens Esports, a U.K-based esports organisation co-owned by Tottenham Hotspur player footballer Gareth Bale and 38 Entertainment Group, has announced Duracell as its official team sponsor for the 2020/2021 season. The partnership is part of a new Duracell campaign to increase their efforts to appeal to gamers through an exciting series of in-game and digital initiatives…

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Alibaba and Ethiopian Airlines to launch cold chain exporting China’s COVID vaccines

China has pledged that it would be sharing its COVID-19 vaccines with other countries, especially those with which it has close ties. While the country is not ready to deploy its vaccines internationally, it is gearing up the infrastructure for mass distribution. This week, Alibaba’s logistics arm Cainiao, announced that it has struck a partnership…

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Web Summit will hold RISE 2022 in Kuala Lumpur, launch a new event in Tokyo

Web Summit announced today that it will revive RISE, one of Asia’s largest tech conferences, in March 2022, moving it to Kuala Lumpur after five years in Hong Kong. It also announced a new event, called Web Summit Tokyo, that will launch in 2022, too. The flagship Web Summit event is currently taking place as…

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Bolt unveils its fourth-generation scooter

Bolt is better known for its ride-hailing service. But the company also operates an electric scooter service in 45 cities across Europe. Designed by the company’s in-house hardware team, the new model focuses on safety. As you can see on the photo, it’s a big scooter that weighs 19kg — that’s more than an average…

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PhonePe raises $700 million, becomes a separate entity

PhonePe, the crown jewel in Flipkart’s acquisition by Walmart, is “partially” spinning off, the Bangalore-based financial services firm said on Thursday. To kick off its new journey, the firm said it has secured $700 million in a new financing round. This round, the name of which was not disclosed, was led by Walmart with participation…