I've already discovered that this was the case with music and fashion, and it is also true in investment - as I recently discovered when I happened upon the video games sector, one that until recently had passed me by. That is a multi-billion blind spot and I should be casting around for forgiveness. I thought I would rectify my neglect this week by zeroing in on a big player in the video game business called Activision Blizzard (AB). Anyone else new to this particular market will be astonished by the revenues it attracts. The company is a leading global developer of interactive entertainment for video games consoles (Xbox, PlayStation), PCs and mobile phones. It also operates e-sports events and creates film and TV productions based on games. The group is the result of a merger between US firm Activision and French group Vivendi. Based in California, it operates in more than 15 countries, including Ireland, with 10,000 employees. It has a market value of $39bn with revenues of $7bn. … [Read more...] about John Lynch: ‘Lucrative games market is a rough playground for investors’
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Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 2:16 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 Aretha Franklin, whose impassioned, riveting voice made her a titan of American music, died of pancreatic cancer on Thursday, her niece, Sabrina Owens confirmed. She was 76. Franklin was one of the transcendent cultural figures of the 20th Century. Raised on an eclectic musical diet of gospel, R&B, classical and jazz, she blossomed out of her father's Detroit church to become the most distinguished female black artist of all time, breaking boundaries while placing nearly 100 hits on Billboard’s R&B chart — 20 of them reaching No. 1. The Queen of Soul, as she was coronated in the 1960s, leaves a sprawling legacy of classic songs that includes "Respect," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "Chain of Fools," "Baby I Love You," "Angel," "Think," "Rock Steady," "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "Freeway of Love," along with a bestselling gospel catalog. Her death follows several … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin, ‘Queen of Soul’ who transformed American music, dies at 76
Meet the top young business and professional men in Wales in 2018. The young men on this list come from a variety of backgrounds, work in an array of industries and represent almost every corner of the country. Paul Rowland, Editor-in-chief, Media Wales, said: “The WalesOnline 35 under 35 is a great platform to showcase the rising stars in the Welsh economy, across the private, public, education and third sectors. “Since its launch in 2014 many of those who have made the lists, for both men and women, have gone on to achieve even greater success.” WalesOnline and Western Mail business editor Sion Barry added: “For any economy to thrive it needs a constant stream of young talent coming through, to drive innovation and ambitious across a wide range of sectors. “And I have no doubt that this year’s WalesOnline 35 Under 35 will again highlight that the future is very bright for Wales plc.” Carolyn Brownell, marketing and communications manager at … [Read more...] about The top young business and professional men in Wales 2018
ALL aboard Sigala airways for a summer of massive pop bangers. By James Cabooter with Sam Mayers / Published 24th May 2018 WENN.COM TOP FLIGHT: Sigala Airways took off en route to Ibiza The chart-topping producer – real name Bruce Fielder – fl ew WIRED out to Ibiza on his private jet for his Summer Of Sigala event.And, after riding down the aisle on a drinks trolly, he revealed Little Mix are the next stars in his sights.Sigala explained: “I was talking to their team about writing a song with them.“They are such a massive act so it would be great to explore for their album.” WENN.COM BIG FAN: Sigala has plans to work with Little MIx this year “They are such a massive act so it would be great to explore for their album” Sigala The girls are working on their fi fth album but Jade Thirlwall told me they will be back with a huge summer anthem first.Summer bangers are something Sigala specialises in: “They need to hit … [Read more...] about Sigala’s ready for take-off — It’s summer bangers season!
I was in college when the banks crashed and I remember even our teachers being in despair about our uncertain futures. Generation Z would have found it even harder as Uni tuition fees eye-wateringly increased. We could have put our head in the sand and waited for better more fruitful times but what was born instead was a DIY approach to entrepreneurialism! With social media exploding and technology's rapid growth many of us where able to start things for ourselves simply from our phones. From fashion, music, lifestyle, business ideas to start ups, young people took hold of their future. We are what I call the DIY Generation. I started the feature on my BBC Radio 1Xtra show as a way to highlight these achievements and share these stories but I also wanted it to inspire the kid picking their options at GCSE, those heading to college, the Uni starter and leaver and the young adult who wants a career change. The idea is you head online pick someone who does what you aspire … [Read more...] about Jamz Supernova and the DIY Generation: Young people have taken hold of their future