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Coinbase inks deal to become exclusive cryptocurrency platform for NBA, WNBA, USA Basketball

Oct 19, 2021 23:43 pm UTC| Digital Currency Sports Economy

Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has inked a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to be its exclusive cryptocurrency platform partner. The deal by Coinbase also applies...

Delhi Capitals' Rishabh Pant inks NFT deal with Rario

Oct 18, 2021 22:54 pm UTC| Sports Digital Currency Economy

Delhi Capitals captain and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant signed a lucrative deal with cricket NFT platform Rario. The deal will allow Rario to mint exclusive digital collectibles of Pants iconic moments on and off the...

EA Sports braces for FIFA breakup

Oct 18, 2021 01:18 am UTC| Sports Economy Technology

Electronic Arts (EA) Sports is bracing for the possibility of a permanent break with FIFA after its current 10-year agreement ends in next years World Cup in Qatar. Earlier this month, EA Sports registered two...

Betway expands presence in NBA to 6 teams with Dallas Mavericks sponsorship deal

Oct 15, 2021 23:56 pm UTC| Sports Economy Business

Sports betting company Betway inked a multi-year branding rights deal with the Dallas Mavericks, representing its sixth partnership with an NBA franchise. Under the deal, the Mavericks will add the Betway brand...

NBA's Utah Jazz becomes first sports team to pair NFTs with metaverse experience

Oct 15, 2021 23:56 pm UTC| Sports Technology Digital Currency

The NBAs Utah Jazz became the first professional sports team to pair a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) with a metaverse experience last Friday. The event was also the first metaverse meet and greet in sports...

F1 to develop new entertainment model for Chinese racing fans

Oct 14, 2021 23:51 pm UTC| Sports Business Economy

Formula One inked a multi-year partnership with marketing and advertising agency Virtual Real Management (VRM) to develop a new entertainment model for Chinese fans. The events they would offer will take place both and...

LA Lakers makes Germany's DWS its second global partner after S. Korea's Bibigo

Oct 14, 2021 23:16 pm UTC| Sports Business Economy

The NBAs Los Angeles Lakers have inked a second global sponsorship deal with German asset management company DWS after signing a five-year jersey patch deal with South Korean food company Bibigo. The multi-year...

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Economy

S. Korea’s 'Anti-Google' law reportedly not effective

South Korea was the first country to pass a law to stop Google and Apple from forcing developers and users of their app stores to use their payment systems. The countrys Anti-Google law was approved, and this gave users...

Samsung SDI, Stellantis sign joint venture deal for electric vehicle battery production

Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. and Stellantis N.V. have recently signed a deal to build a battery plant and produce batteries for electric vehicles. The facility is set to be built in the United States. The South Korean battery...

Coinbase inks deal to become exclusive cryptocurrency platform for NBA, WNBA, USA Basketball

Nasdaq-listed cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has inked a multi-year partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA) to be its exclusive cryptocurrency platform partner. The deal by Coinbase also applies...

S. Korea’s largest offshore wind farm exhibits low 22% capacity utilization rate

South Koreas largest offshore wind farm is exhibiting a low capacity utilization rate at 22 percent due to low wind velocity averaging at only 6.03 meters per second last year. This is lower than the 7 meters per second...

Politics

Joe Biden urged by Michigan business groups to reconsider vaccine mandate

US President Joe Biden continues to promote getting vaccinated for COVID-19, especially as more demographics are now allowed to get the shot. Business groups based in Michigan have recently urged the US leader to...

North Korea fires another 'unidentified projectile' into the sea

North Koreas ongoing military activities have become a cause for concern amongst other nations as tensions still remain regarding its nuclear program and recent test launches. Seoul has recently confirmed that the isolated...

World War 3: Russia says Ukraine joining NATO 'a red line' as tensions remain

The long-running tensions between Ukraine and Russia could potentially spark another world war. Moscow recently weighed in on the possibility of Ukraine joining the NATO alliance, warning against a move to do so. Fears...

Kamala Harris pays tribute to Colin Powell

Top military general and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell passed away this week. Vice President Kamala Harris paid tribute to Powell during her visit to Nevada, touching on the late generals accomplishments and...

Science

Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

S. Korean researchers develop eco-friendly fertilizer tech using greenhouse gases

A Kyung Hee University research team had developed a new eco-friendly technology that can turn methanol generated in livestock and agricultural areas into a hormone that promotes plant growth and rooting. The technology...

Technology

Valve updates ‘Half-Life 2’ for Steam Deck’s arrival

In a few months, Valves new portable gaming device called Steam Deck will enter the market to give fans a new way to access their favorite PC games. It appears that the companys preparations for the new hardwares launch...

‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ is finally getting a military jet

Developers just announced that the Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a Game of the Year edition launching next month. Aside from new features, the latest version of the game will also come with one of the most...

Instagram uploads via desktop browsers will be available on October 21

Instagram users have been able to view their profiles and pages they follow through the social networks desktop browser version for some time now. Creating new posts, however, has been restricted to the Instagram app....

CD Projekt says ‘The Witcher 3’ PS5 and Xbox Series X/S won’t launch this week

The Witcher 3 received a new rating for the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, starting a new round of speculations that its next-generation upgrade could be released soon. However, CD Projekt Red quickly dismissed...

Google guarantees Pixel 6 Android version updates until 2024 only

The launch of the Pixel 6 series proved that Google is coming back as one of the frontrunners in the smartphone market. However, the company can only guarantee that these devices will get Android version updates for the...
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