Aston Martin: Corporate account turbulent enterprise

  Race, stunt drive, and bestselling author Ben Collins writes a story of spies, speed, and hard-driving genius – a driver’s love letter to one of the world’s best-loved machines. Aston Marin’s first, wickedly fast models were forged at a time when Ferrari’s premises at Maranello was nothing but a ploughed field. The book celebrates…

Three and half decades of Super Mario Bros

Pint-sized Mario and his brother Luigi make their debut in September 1985, 35 years ago, in the first-ever “Super Mario Bros”.  The mustached plumbers would have sold a staggering 373 million games across the world. Mario, wearing red overalls with an unfortunate habit of losing his love interest to a spiky over-sized turtle, has become…

Astreix creator Udertzo dies at 92

Alberto Udertzo, aged 92  who drew and took over the writing following the death of his friend and original author Rene Goscinny in 1977 of the Asterix comic books has died in his sleep at his home in Neuilly, after a heart attack that was not linked to the coronavirus according to his son-in-law Bernard…

Way forward for 5G networks

A couple of months ago, the heads from 18 small British telecoms companies met at a London bank to discuss investment, strategy, and mergers. In the meeting, they were asked if they thought the Chinese could eavesdrop through back doors in Huawei equipment all 18 hands went up. One of the bankers then asked, if…

Tencent kills mobile game

Tencent suddenly pulled the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds mobile game in China, migrating gamers to the less catchy and more politically correct Heping Iingying, or Elite Force for Peace. Tencent is ditching its blockbuster PUBG, one of the money spinners, on the mainland, where it has failed to win commercial licences for many of its latest top…

EMI laid bare in all its hubris and glory

  For decades record companies used people’s desire for a tune as licence to print money were facing catastrophe. In April the IFPI – the global body of the recording industry –released its latest annual Global Music Report. For the consecutive year, revenues were up to total of $19.1bn from a low of $14.3bn in…

International Kite festival in Bristol

The Bristol International Kite festival, Clifton, which took place on August 22nd and 23rd, at the Downs in Bristol , featured spectacular flying displays like giant swirling octopi, manta rays, Roly the mega killer Whale, kite dog fights, breathtaking synchronized team routines flown to music and awesome power kites with colourful banner and a wind…