Football fans spending millions on club crypto-tokens

SociosFootball clubs have potentially made hundreds of millions of pounds selling controversial crypto "fan tokens". Analysis commissioned by BBC News estimates more than £262m ($350m) has been spent on the virtual currencies. Some of the tokens are ..

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UK to phase out 2G and 3G by 2033

Getty ImagesThe UK will phase out 2G and 3G mobile services by 2033, the government says. The switch-off date has been agreed with mobile-network operators Vodafone, EE, Virgin Media, O2, and Three. In July, EE owner BT revealed plans to phase out 3G..

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‘Euros’ is most googled term of 2021 in UK

Getty ImagesThe three most searched for terms on Google UK this year were football related, with only one reference to Covid in the top 10. "Euros", "Premier League" and "Christian Eriksen" - the Danish player who had a cardiac arrest on the pitch - ..

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Chinese property worries turn to Kaisa as shares suspended over debt fears

Issued on: 08/12/2021 - 10:51 BUSINESS DAILY © FRANCE 24 Shares in the Chinese property company Kaisa have been suspended from trading in Hong Kong, as fears mount that the firm may be unable to make a $400 million debt payment due on Thursday. ..

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TikTok jumps on online shopping bandwagon

Getty ImagesThe social media platform TikTok is making a big push into shopping. The video sharing app is famous for its short lip sync videos, dance routines and humour. And its popularity has soared during the pandemic. TikTok is now producing it..

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Chinese property giant Evergrande misses key debt payment

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Chinese property giant Evergrande has missed a key debt deadline and is inching closer to a possible restructuring. Financial Analyst Danni Hewson explains why the meltdown isn't sparking turmoil on gl..

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Rare earth elements: Global battle under way for precious minerals

Issued on: 07/12/2021 - 16:46 It's expected to become one of the issues at stake in the ongoing trade war between the US and China. Rare earth elements are crucial to manufacturing phones, computers and wind turbines. China currently controls ..

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Uber prices could rise 20% after UK ruling

Getty ImagesUber has said it may soon have to start charging its UK customers VAT at 20%, after a High Court judgement, pushing up the cost of rides. It comes after a judge ruled that UK private hire taxi operators must make contracts with their cust..

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Spar cyber attack hits more than 300 convenience stores

GoogleA cyber attack has hit more than 300 Spar convenience stores across the north of England with some forced to close their doors. The attack on Sunday targeted James Hall & Company in Preston, Lancashire, which operates Spar's tills and IT s..

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Evergrande shares plunge as it braces for another debt deadline

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Shares in Evergrande tumbled as much as 19 percent on Monday in Hong Kong, after the Chinese property developer warned it might not have enough funds to repay its debt, prompting authorities to summon its chair..

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Online Safety Bill : What to expect

Getty ImagesA report from a joint committee of MPs and Lords recommending what should be included in the Online Safety Bill is due in the next few days. The landmark legislation is one of the first attempts to lay down in law a set of rules about how..

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Parag Agrawal: Why Indian-born CEOs dominate Silicon Valley

TwitterParag Agrawal, who was appointed this week as Twitter's CEO, has joined at least a dozen other Indian-born techies in the corner offices of the world's most influential Silicon Valley companies. Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Alpha..

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