04Feb/22

ON THE MORNING YOU WAKE (TO THE END OF THE WORLD) ANNOUNCES GLOBAL PREMIERE OF CHAPTERS TWO AND THREE AT 2022 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL

On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World), a three-part virtual reality documentary about nuclear threat from the Emmy® Award-winning creators of Notes on Blindness VR, Archer’s Mark and Atlas V, will premiere “Chapter 2: The Doomsday Machine” and “Chapter 3: Kuleana” at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. The film uses innovative documentary storytelling and virtual production techniques to bring new urgency to the conversation about nuclear weapons. Continue reading

04Feb/22

Punk Isn’t Dead, It’s Minted

DESPERATE MEASURES, the New Zealand-born, London-based, punk and rock four piece released their brand-new mini album ‘Rinsed’ on Easy Action records last October to critical acclaim. Containing six tracks of hard-hitting punk with a big helping of rock n’ roll, the album is available on 10″ vinyl, CD and download. These recordings feature the new line-up of founder Eugene Butcher, former Glitterati and current Rich Ragany and The Digressions guitarist Gaff, Ricky McGuire of U.K SUBS and The Men They Couldn’t Hang, along with former K-Line/Done Lying Down drummer James Sherry. Continue reading

04Feb/22

One in four UK consumers spend more than five hours a day on social media, according to new research

Integral Ad Science (Nasdaq: IAS), a global leader in digital media quality, today released its Social Media Ad Receptivity study. The report, based on a survey of online UK consumers, provides an overview of social media usage, as well as insights into user perceptions of social media advertising. Continue reading

04Feb/22

Smart Cities Pivot to Hydrogen and Other Priorities, Reports IDTechEx

Smart cities face new, exceptional challenges with new exceptional technologies. Those starting from scratch have seen a shakeout for reasons varying from push-back against people control to failing to raise the money. In contrast, work has begun on the NEOM smart city in Saudi Arabia and the more modest Toyota Woven City at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan that is, in some ways, more advanced. The IDTechEx report, “Smart City Materials, Systems, Markets 2022-2042” has the analysis and forecasts. Continue reading

03Feb/22

Barclays announces strategic partnership with global corporate venture builder Rainmaking to drive FinTech innovation

Barclays today announced that Rainmaking, a leading corporate venture builder, has been chosen as an innovation partner. With the support of Rainmaking, Barclays will launch a new suite of initiatives targeted at FinTech founders across the globe, from early-stage to scale-up and beyond, to help grow and develop their companies. Continue reading

03Feb/22

Splitit finds over half of UK credit card holders plan to use Buy Now, Pay Later in 2022

Today Splitit (ASX:SPT, OTCQX:SPTTY), the company empowering shoppers to use their credit cards to pay in instalments, shares new data which reveals the majority of UK credit card users are planning to use Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL)1 services as a smarter way to manage their finances. Continue reading

03Feb/22

DISCOVERY, INC. CONFIRMS EXCLUSIVE DISCUSSIONS WITH BT GROUP TO CREATE SPORT JV IN THE UK AND IRELAND

Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) confirms that it has entered into exclusive discussions with BT Group to create a new sport venture in the UK by combining its Eurosport business in the UK and Ireland with BT Sport. The companies aim for the 50:50 Joint Venture to be operational in 2022 pending a definite agreement and regulatory approval. Continue reading