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Plans for Another Ronnie James Dio Hologram Tour Are ‘On Hold’

The hologram of the late rock singer Ronnie James Dio, exhibited onstage alongside the Dio Disciples on their Dio Returns dates through 2019, won't return to the road anytime soon. Plans for another Dio hologram tour are currently "on hold," Wendy Dio, the musician's widow and figurehead for his estate, recently revealed."We went out and we tried it," Wendy told UCR on Friday (July 23). "There's still talk about doing the hologram; I don't know. I […]

todayJuly 23, 2021 1


Kurly, the Korean grocery startup, raises $200M on a $2.2B valuation after shifting IPO plans away from the NYSE – 98bmp

Online grocery startups around the world continue to pull in major investment, underscoring how much they have all grown especially in the last year of pandemic living. In the latest development, Kurly — a startup in South Korea that provides next-day grocery delivery services across the country — has closed $200 million in funding, a Series F valuing the company at $2.2 billion, the company confirmed. This means the company’s […]

todayJuly 9, 2021 3


EU unveils plans for digital ID wallet for accessing services across the bloc

The EU has unveiled plans for a digital ID wallet that people in the bloc could use to access services across the 27 member states.Citizens will be able to use the wallets to prove their ID and share electronic documents “with the click of a button on their phone,” the European Commission said on Thursday.“The European digital identity will enable us to do in any Member State as we do at […]

todayJune 4, 2021 3


Tesla files trademark, hinting at Elon Musk’s restaurant concept plans – 98bmp

Tesla has recently filed a new trademark for its brand under restaurant services, a sign the company might be finally gearing up to deliver on an idea that CEO Elon Musk and other company executives have discussed publicly since at least 2017. The company applied for three new trademarks that will cover the categories of: “Restaurant services, pop-up restaurant services, self-service restaurant services, take-out restaurant services, according to the May […]

todayJune 2, 2021 2

Music News

Wacken Open Air Cancels Summer 2021 Plans, Announces 2022 Fest

Germany's annual Wacken Open Air, like some other international heavy metal festivals, is having a tough time finding the figurative ground to mount a comeback amid the pandemic. Wacken Open Air 2021, which until Tuesday (June 1) was still scheduled to take place this summer, has now been postponed to August 2022.Also like other yearly events that have been waiting out the health crisis, that means Wacken Open Air will have taken […]

todayJune 2, 2021 6


PlayStation’s Evo Line Up And Plans Officially Announced

PlayStation officially revealed its plans for the company’s first Evo event since Sony acquired the fighting game tournament. Not only have mainstage tournament titles been confirmed, but a myriad of side tournaments in what is being called the “Evo Community Series” is coming as well. Sony acquired Evo on March 18, 2021, and was responsible for the rebranding after the tournament’s co-founder and organizer Joey “Mr.Wizard” Cuellar left the project […]

todayJune 1, 2021 3


Drone Delivery Leader Wing Plans to Use Quieter Aircraft

WingAlthough advances have clearly been made in recent years, there are still a number of obstacles preventing drone delivery services from going mainstream. Top of the list is, of course, safety, with regulators keen for clear proof that any autonomous aircraft flying overhead won’t suddenly crash into an obstacle — or indeed each other — putting people on the ground in danger. Another problem that gets less attention is noise. […]

todayMay 13, 2021 2


App Store advertising expands, Google Play plans for safety, Epic v. Apple trial begins – 98bmp

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly 98bmp series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices alone. And in the U.S., app usage surged ahead of the time spent watching live […]

todayMay 9, 2021 3


Longevity startup Longevica plans to launch supplements based on long-term research – 98bmp

A biotech company that has spent 11 years researching supplements to increase human longevity plans to launch its supplements later this year. Longevica says it has attracted a total of $13 million from investors, including Alexander Chikunov, a longevity investor, who is also president of the company. Longevica says it created a biotechnology platform for longevity after researching the life-span of laboratory mice. It now aims to produce medicines, dietary […]

todayApril 23, 2021 2