London becomes first European city to get an official Overwatch team

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Blizzard’s Overwatch League has seen the addition of another two teams, with one of them being the first European franchise to enter the competition: an outfit based in London.

LA-based esports firm Cloud9 has bought the rights to the London team, and founder Jack Etienne commented: “We are thrilled that Cloud9’s formidable fan base throughout Europe and the UK now has a local team to call their own.”

According to the BBC, Etienne and Cloud9 forked out $ 20 million (around £15.5 million, AU$ 25.5 million) to secure the London franchise, which just shows you how much money is sloshing around in the esports world these days.

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European Commission Imposes A Hefty Fine Of 2.42 Billion Euros To Google Over Its Shopping Service

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Recently, Google has been fined a heavy amount of 2.42 billion euros by the European Commission. The European Commission has accused Google of unfairly using its power over the internet by prioritizing its own shopping services. Has Google distorted the market? Google has been accused of distorting the market and has received the highest penalty […]

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Chinese, European Space Agencies In Talks To Build a Moon Base

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ESA’s Pal Hvistendahl has confirmed via Bloomberg that Chinese and European space agencies are talking with one another about plans to build a base on the moon. The discussions “involve working together to build a human-occupied ‘moon village’ from which both agencies can potentially launch Mars missions, conduct research, and possibly explore commercial mining and tourism projects,” reports TechCrunch. From the report: China’s upcoming projects in space include a mission to collect samples from the moon via an uncrewed craft by the end of this year, and to also launch an exploratory mission to the far side of the moon next year, with the similar aim of returning samples for study. The ESA’s…
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Nest Smart Home Products Coming to Four More European Countries

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Smart home brand Nest has announced it is making its products available in four more countries across Europe, with Spain, Italy, Germany, and Austria being added to its official retail roster.

From February 15, customers in the above regions will now be able to buy the Nest 3.0 learning thermostat (249 euros), the Protect smoke alarm (119 euros), and the company’s indoor and outdoor cameras (199 …
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