Blockchain company buys asteroid mining firm Planetary Resources

Planetary Resources just took an unusual turn on its path to asteroic mining. ConsenSys, a blockchain company created by Ethereum co-founder Joe Lubin, has bought Planetary Resources for an unspecified sum. It sounds supremely trendy given the combination of blockchain and private spaceflight, but it’sa logical fit if you ask Planetary Resources’ Brian Israel. Blockchain-based […]

CYBG buys Virgin Money

A HANDFUL OF lenders dominate British banking. Just four hold 70% of Britons’ main current (checking) accounts. Undaunted—and encouraged by financial supervisors and competition watchdogs—a platoon of challengers is nonetheless taking on the giants, on the high street and online. On October 15th one of them, CYBG, established itself as the leader of that pack, […]

European offshore wind giant buys US‘ most successful offshore wind company

Enlarge / Gode wind farm off the coast of Germany. (credit: Ørsted) One of the biggest offshore wind developers in Europe, a Danish company called Ørsted, purchased US offshore wind developer Deepwater Wind on Monday. The move suggests confidence in an expanding US offshore wind industry. There are more than 15 gigawatts (GW) of offshore […]

Dealmaster: A few good deals from Best Buy’s “Black Friday in July” sale

Enlarge Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Friday marks the formal start of Best Buy’s “Black Friday in July” sale, a mild response to Amazon’s Prime Day event in which the popular electronics retailer discounts a bunch of items across its store. In his unending attempt to satisfy the […]

Blockchain company Tron buys BitTorrent

A blockchain startup called Tron has closed its deal to buy the file-sharing service BitTorrent. Neither side disclosed how much Tron paid, but TechCrunch reports the price was around $ 126 million in cash. BitTorrent’s staff will work out of Tron’s San Francisco office. Tron founder Justin Sun says the deal makes his firm the […]

THQ Nordic buys Germany’s mobile game maker HandyGames

THQ Nordic said it has acquired German developer and publisher HandyGames for an undisclosed price. The Vienna, Austria-based publisher THQ Nordic, which in February acquired Koch Media and its Deep Silver division, will gain control of HandyGames and its game properties. But the Giebelstadt, Germany-based company will retain its existing managemen…Read More

Prince Louis christening: Harry buys nephew £8000 gift – after missing Charlotte's big day

Prince Louis’ christening was held yesterday, Monday 9 July, at Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace. Prince Harry treated his new nephew, who was born on April 23 this year, to an expensive gift. The brother of Prince William previously missed the christening of his niece, Princess Charlotte, 3, because he was abroad. However, he seems […]