‘Record companies have me on a dartboard’: the man making millions buying classic hits | Music

Merck Mercuriadis had a good Christmas. On Christmas Day, the No 1 song in the UK was LadBaby’s Don’t Stop Me Eatin’, a novelty cover version of Journey’s 1981 soft-rock anthem Don’t Stop Believin’. It replaced Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, which had topped the chart Continue Reading

Bitcoin Surges to Record Price Post $1.5 Billion Telsa Investment – Tempemail

Bitcoin reached a new high of $47,000 after Tesla invested $1.5 billion into the cryptocurrency. The electric car manufacturer says that it will “begin accepting bitcoin as a form of payment” for its products in the future. In a report, Telsa says “in January 2021, we updated our investment policy Continue Reading

Social media stars sail away with sea shanty record deals record deals Artists Artists Social Media U.K.- Tempemail

The long forgotten sea shanty has been enjoying a renaissance on social media and is now moving into popular music with two U.K. artists landing record deals following their online performances. Scottish postman Nathan Evans and Bristol folk band The Longest Johns signed record deals last week, with Evans even Continue Reading

Bitcoin hits record high on 12th anniversary of its creation | Technology

Bitcoin has surged to a record high amid rising interest from investors and claims that the volatile cryptocurrency is on the way to becoming a mainstream payment method. Having quadrupled in value during 2020, bitcoin began 2021 strongly by breaking through the $30,000 (£22,000) mark for the first time, less Continue Reading

UK tech firms attract record $15bn in venture capital funding | Venture capital

UK technology companies attracted a record $15bn (£11.2bn) in venture capital funding in 2020, including the creation of seven “unicorn” firms valued at more than $1bn. The firms raised more money from VC investors than the rest of Europe combined, according to research by the data provider Dealroom. The $15bn Continue Reading

Robots on the rise as Americans experience record job losses amid pandemic | Robots

They can check you in and deliver orange juice to your hotel room, answer your questions about a missing package, whip up sushi and pack up thousands of subscription boxes. And, perhaps most importantly, they are completely immune to Covid-19. While people have had a hard time in the coronavirus Continue Reading

Covid-related cybercrime drives attacks on UK to record number | Cybercrime

Britain’s Tempemail Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has dealt with 194 coronavirus-related incidents involving hostile states and criminal gangs, which led to the overall number of serious hacker attacks reaching an all time record of 723 over the past year. The intelligence unit said that while Russia and other states – Continue Reading

The US has a good record on fighting monopolies. Now it’s Google’s turn | Technology

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is a mild-mannered software engineer who is not good at games of verbal fisticuffs with US politicians. He received a drubbing last month during the “big tech” congressional hearing. Pichai can, however, summon lawyers and lobbyists galore as soon as the Continue Reading

Sony could Record PS4 and 5 Users Voice Chats – Tempemail

Sourced from Bloomberg PlayStation users were surprised to discover that Sony’s latest 8.0 update could give the tech company permission to record voice chats – for moderation purposes. Not only did sony break every ps4 due to how bad the update was, they’re even recording us #PS4 pic.twitter.com/006eQznRdf — Mini Continue Reading

Zoom shares hit record high amid blowout earnings for second quarter | Technology

Zoom shares hit a record high on Monday as the company announced blowout earnings for the second quarter of 2020. The video conferencing platform has seen explosive growth in 2020, fueled by the increase of remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic. It made as much money in the past three Continue Reading