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Sony Profit Forecast Reaches Record Levels Due to Playstation 4 Popularity

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   October 31, 2017  

The Sony profit forecast for the year to March, 2018, has rebounded from precious disappointing results. The Japanese electronics company has announced its expectation to achieve record annual profits. The popularity of the Playstation 4 gaming console was particularly emphasized as a major reason [...]

Chinese Mobile Payment Market: Will QR Payments Overtake Cash and Cards

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   October 11, 2017  

Mobile payment has transformed the way the Chinese pay for goods and services. QR payments are available just about everywhere in China today, so is this the future of payments that will you make in your daily life? If so, then those in it from the start may find it a lucrative market. [...]

Chinese Bitcoin Market Contracts as Japanese Bitcoin Market Expands

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   October 1, 2017  

The Chinese ban on ICOs (initial coin offerings) has resulted in a severe contraction of the Chinese bitcoin market. ICOs used by the companies to raise funds through the sale of a new digital currency. After the ban in September, a number of bitcoin exchanges announced that they would stop bitcoin [...]

Canyon Bridge Imagination Merger after Lattice Purchase Failure

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   September 25, 2017  

A Canyon Bridge Imagination merger is now on the cards.  A final block to this purchase of Imagination Technologies by Canyon Bridge is now about to be removed.   We recently published a news report that Canyon Bridge was to purchase UK chip company, Imagination Technologies.  This was [...]

Imagination Technologies Chip Company Being Purchased by Canyon Bridge

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   September 23, 2017  

The Imagination Technologies chip company is being purchased by Canyon Bridge, a Chinese-back investment company. Imagination is UK company that specializes in the design of smartphone graphics chips. Back in June, its main customer, Apple, pulled the rug and stated that Imagination technologies wou [...]

Vantiv Worldpay Merger Agreed to Create Payment Processing Giant

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   August 9, 2017  

The expected Vantiv Worldpay merger has been agreed. The deal was initially agreed in principle early July, but has now been confirmed. As part of the agreement, shareholders of Vantiv will hold 57% of the group, with the remaining 43% being held by Worldpay shareholders. [...]

Bitcoin Value Rockets While Bitcoin Cash Falters Due to Hack

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   August 6, 2017  

Bitcoin value rocketed 16% Saturday to a lifetime high of $3360.87. This is over three times its value for 2017. However, its alternative cryptocurrency, Bitcoin Cash slipped in value Saturday due to a hack, referred to as a ‘transaction malleabi [...]

Sky Profits Fall as Premier League Football Costs Rocket

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   July 28, 2017  

Sky Profits have suffered even though it has attracted more customers and its revenues have increased. The rate of total cost increases is greater than the rate of increased income. Much of this is to do with the rights to televise UK Premier League football. This inevitably leads to a reduction in [...]

Vertu Smartphone Liquidation After Failure of Company

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   July 16, 2017  

The Vertu smartphone liquidation takes place after a plan to save the company failed. Vertu is a British company based in Hampshire. It makes luxury smartphones selling for thousands of pounds. The entry level Signature costs £11,100 ($14,500) while others encrusted with rubies, sapphires and preci [...]

Apple iPhone 8 Software Bugs Threaten September Release

  •  Published by Pete Nisbet on   July 12, 2017  

Apple iPhone 8 software bugs are threatening the projected September release of Apple’s new flagship smartphone. There appears to be a number of software issues, the more serious reportedly being wireless charging and facial recognition software.   Although details of these issues have [...]