Technology

COLOGNE: The Central European division of Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced a multi-year partnership with ESL Gaming, the world’s biggest eSports company that will be managed out of UMG’s Berlin headquarters.

The aim of the agreement is to exclusively help Universal discover and promote new artists through ESL’s global tournaments and channels. In an industry first, UMG will partner with ESL to create the ultimate destination for gaming and music fans alike to experience the official soundtrack of the world’s esports leagues and tournaments. 

Sep 22, 2021 18:09
MUMBAI: The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) today announced a landmark partnership with London-based Terra Virtua Limited to launch its exclusive non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as digital collectibles ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Sep 22, 2021 14:09
MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. (ZEEL) Wednesday announced that they have entered into an exclusive, non-binding Term Sheet to combine both companies’ linear networks, digital assets, production operations and program libraries.
Sep 21, 2021 18:09
PARIS: Sorare, the fantasy football platform and marketplace for nonfungible token (NFT) trading cards, announced Tuesday that it has raised $680 million in Series B financing led by Japanese fintech giant SoftBank, with participation from Atomico, Bessemer Ventures, D1 Capital, Eurazeo, IVP and Liontree; and existing investors Benchmark, Accel and Headline.
Sep 17, 2021 19:09
NEW DELHI: Cricket digital collectibles marketplace Rario sold out its second NFT pack drop, further cementing the growing popularity for licensed NFTs among cricket fans across the globe. 
Sep 16, 2021 15:09
BENGALURU: Mobile Premier League, Asia’s largest esports and skill gaming platform, has reportedly raised $150 million in a Series E round of funding led by Legatum Capital at a pre-money valuation of $2.3 billion. This makes made it India's second gaming unicorn valued at over $1 billion after Dream11.
Sep 16, 2021 13:09
MUMBAI: Hyperice, a global high-performance wellness brand specializing in percussion, dynamic air compression, vibration, thermal technology, mind technology, and contrast therapy, Thursday announced Indian cricketer Virat Kohli as a Hyperice athlete-investor and new brand ambassador. 
Sep 16, 2021 12:09
LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom: Tech Mahindra Ltd., a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services, Wednesday announced a long term partnership with world-leading sports university Loughborough.
Sep 16, 2021 07:09
MADRID: MotoGP commercial rights holder Dorna Sports Wednesday confirmed a new three-year contract extension with Michelin that will see the legendary French firm continue as the sole, official tyre supplier to MotoGP until at least 2026.  The new three-year agreement will see the partnership between Michelin and MotoGP reach the milestone of a decade racing together. 
Sep 14, 2021 08:09
LEWIS HAMILTON HAS SAID HE'S “proud” of the stewards for handing Max Verstappen a three-place grid penalty for the upcoming Russian Grand Prix, following the pair’s dramatic crash at the Italian Grand Prix that saw Verstappen’s Red Bull launched over Hamilton’s Mercedes – and praised the halo device for keeping him safe in the accident.
Sep 14, 2021 06:09
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.: Intuit, the global technology platform that makes TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma, Monday announced that it has agreed to acquire Mailchimp, the global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses.