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…