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New Balance eyeing NFT and metaverse markets based on trademark filings

Jan 22, 2022 22:32 pm UTC| Sports Digital Currency Economy

New Balance is preparing to enter the sneaker-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs) market, as evidenced by its filing of three trademark applications in the US. The filings mentioned downloadable virtual goods, retail store...

S. Korea's public golf courses Chalk Up Big Profits on the Back of Golf Boom

Jan 22, 2022 22:32 pm UTC| Sports

South Korean public golf courses pushed their operating profits to an all-time high of 40.5 percent as they hiked their green fees 19 percent from a year ago, stirring up resentment among golfers that have swelled to 46.7...

UFC collaborates with Dapper Labs for NFT marketplace

Jan 22, 2022 22:31 pm UTC| Sports Digital Currency Economy

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has launched the Strike non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace in collaboration with blockchain technologies company Dapper Labs. Profits from the NFTs, priced at US$50 each, will...

Thrill One inks 8-figure, multi-year A Shoc sponsorship deal

Jan 20, 2022 22:26 pm UTC| Sports Economy

Action sports entertainment company Thrill One Sports Entertainment closed an eight-figure, multi-year deal with energy drink brand A Shoc, which it describes as the largest partnership in action sports history. The...

Premier League awarded $213 million over collapsed PPTV deal

Jan 13, 2022 23:34 pm UTC| Law Sports Economy

UK High Courts Justice Fraser ordered Chinese broadcaster PP Sports to pay the Premier League US$213 million it owes to the Premier League. The Premier League terminated its deal with PP Sports in September 2020, a year...

Fox Sports expands Twitter partnership for Fifa World Cup coverage

Jan 13, 2022 23:29 pm UTC| Economy Sports

Fox Sports is expanding its partnership with Twitter to take advantage of the social media platforms latest features for its coverage of this years Fifa World Cup in Qatar and the Womens World Cup in Australia and New...

NBA racks up record social media engagement in Klay Thompson's return

Jan 13, 2022 18:31 pm UTC| Sports Economy Business

Klay Thompsons return to the Golden State Warriors lineup on 9th January after a 31-month absence due to injury attracted 110 million views across the National Basketball Associations (NBA) social media platforms, becoming...

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New Balance eyeing NFT and metaverse markets based on trademark filings

New Balance is preparing to enter the sneaker-based non-fungible tokens (NFTs) market, as evidenced by its filing of three trademark applications in the US. The filings mentioned downloadable virtual goods, retail store...

UFC collaborates with Dapper Labs for NFT marketplace

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has launched the Strike non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace in collaboration with blockchain technologies company Dapper Labs. Profits from the NFTs, priced at US$50 each, will...

Japan's Supreme Court favors website owner over nonconsensual bitcoin mining case

Japans Supreme Court absolved web designer Seiya Moroi, 34, of using cryptocurrency mining software Coinhive on unsuspecting visitors to his website after a four-year legal battle. According to the Supreme Court, there...

Ministop joins French fry war in Japan with larger Bucket Potato as McDonald's reel from potato shortage

Ministop has joined the French fries war in Japan by offering its Bucket Potato, which has three times the amount of their X Fried Potatoes for 641 yen. A regular-sized order of Ministops X Fried Potatoes costs 213 yen,...

S. Korea's Hanmi, Celltrion, and Dongbang to produce Merck’s COVID-19 pill

South Koreas Hanmi Pharm Co., Celltrion Inc., and Dongbang FTL were among 27 drugmakers chosen to produce low-cost versions of Merck Co.s COVID-19 pill molnupiravir for low- and-middle-income countries. The Medicines...

Politics

Ivanka Trump accused of 'misleading financial statements' to federal government and Deutsche Bank

Donald Trumps daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump is now under even more legal scrutiny in the ongoing investigations into the Trump Organization. New York Attorney General Letitia James claimed in a court filing...

Afghanistan: Pentagon releases footage of Kabul drone strike

One of the criticized aspects of the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan was the drone strike that ended up killing civilians including children. The Pentagon has now made public the footage of the failed drone...

US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer echoes Nancy Pelosi's stance on lawmakers trading stocks

One of the issues that have emerged in Congress is of its members trading stocks despite concerns of conflicts of interest. US House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer echoed the stance of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying that...

Kamala Harris says administration will continue to fight to pass voting rights legislation following Senate vote

The recent Senate vote on voting rights did not succeed in advancing voting rights legislation in the chamber. US Vice President Kamala Harris said that the administration would continue to push for voting rights...

Science

S. Korean scientists develop protein absorbent that collects rare earth elements from steel slag

A Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology research team has developed a protein absorbent that can collect rare earth elements from steel slag, an industrial by-product. The research team succeeded in selectively...

DouxMatok and Blommer to produce chocolate products with less sugar by enhancing sweetness perception

Blommer Chocolate Co. has entered a commercial partnership with Israeli-based DouxMatok to produce and sell a portfolio of chocolate products with less sugar, made possible by enhancing the perception of...

Duke University study reveals gastrointestinal tract distinguishes between Coke Original and Coke Zero

Duke University researchers revealed that the gastrointestinal tract, and not the tongue, distinguishes between Coca-Cola Original and Coca-Cola Zero Sugar. According to their published study, neuropod cells in the...

Keio University doctors use iPS-derived cells to treat spinal cord injury

Keio University researchers have successfully transplanted into a patient with a severe spinal cord injury two million neural progenitor cells derived from other peoples iPS cells as part of a clinical study, offering hope...

Virtual moon landing experience offered at Tottori Sand Dunes

Tokyo-based Amulapo, Inc. is offering a tour at the Tottori Sand Dunes for experiencing a simulated landing on the lunar surface for up to 20 participants on Saturday nights until the end of March, during good...

Technology

Warner Bros. reiterates ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ will launch in 2022

A recent report claimed that Hogwarts Legacy is unlikely to launch anytime before 2023, suggesting that the game could suffer yet another delay. However, developers have now somewhat addressed the rumor by reiterating that...

‘Ghostwire: Tokyo’ could be released in March

It has been a while since developer Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda Softworks last released teasers for Ghostwire: Tokyo. Officially, the companies have only said the game will be released sometime this year. But an...

NFT profile pictures on Twitter will now appear as hexagonal avatars

Twitter just launched a new feature that makes NFT profile pictures easier to distinguish. As expected, it has been met with mixed reactions from users and major brands. People will find everyday debates about the pros...

Crypto.com confirms hackers stole over $30 million in cryptocurrencies

Crypto.com confirmed that 483 users were affected by a hacking incident detected earlier this week. The cryptocurrency exchange platform said the culprits stole more than $30 million, but that no customers lost...
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