The Wiggles Sign Exclusive, Global Deal With Universal Music Publishing Group

To celebrate their third decade of lighting up kids’ faces, The Wiggles kick off a year-long national tour of Australia this April, featuring current members Emma Watkins (The Yellow Wiggle), Lachlan Gillespie (Purple) and Simon Pryce (Red) and co-creator Anthony Field (Blue).“This is going to be such a monumental year for The Wiggles,” Field comments…Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: BSN architect firm eyes CBDC with two new projects

(Image credit: TechNode/Xuewen Song) The company behind China’s Blockchain Services Network revealed two projects to build infrastructure for central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins, promising a BSN payments layer, and a public chain in which “gas fees” can be paid without buying cryptocurrency. He Yifan, CEO of Red Date Tech, spoke at a TechNode-sponsored…Continue Reading

ZTE Axon 20 5G: First sale exclusive to invited users only

The ZTE Axon 5G was first launched in China back in September, but the company finally made it available globally yesterday.  ZTE Axon 20 5G has four under-display components It houses a 32MP under-display camera and uses a 6.92-inch OLED panel with FHD+ resolution. ZTE says that it uses highly transparent materials, anti0reflection treatment and…Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: We got some digital yuan!

The digital yuan wallet. (Image credit: TechNode/Shi Jiayi) Lucky winners of Suzhou’s digital yuan lottery can spend their digital currency on JD.com, Meituan, Bilibili, and Didi, depending on their bank card, a look at the wallet app reveals. TechNode has seen the app in action through screen recordings sent by a user in Suzhou. TechNode…Continue Reading

CNN ‘exclusive’: China underreported its COVID-19 numbers, mishandled early stages of pandemic

CNN is calling this one an exclusive, because apparently they got their hands on some leaked documents that show that China underreported its COVID-19 numbers among other acts that CNN calls “China’s mishandling of the early stages” of the coronavirus pandemic.CNN exclusive: Vast trove of leaked documents shows China underreported Covid-19 numbers, took weeks to…Continue Reading

Made for the Young, by the Young: Exclusive Interview with the Team behind realme, the World’s Fastest-growing Phone Maker

It’s a common phenomenon in many Southeast Asian countries: Young people snatch up the latest smartphone models online — but rarely are they satisfied with what comes in the mail. But thanks to realme, an up-and-coming Chinese tech start-up, this is changing fast. “A lot of young people were carrying around cheap, low-quality phones that…Continue Reading

Exclusive: Inside Nickelodeon’s ‘The Astronauts’ space adventure with showrunner Daniel Knauf

Home News Entertainment Award-winning writer/producer Daniel Knauf is best known for creating an eclectic body of work that leans into darker, adult material like HBO’s acclaimed supernatural saga, “Carnivàle,” NBC’s “Dracula” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Starz’ “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” and NBC’s Emmy-winning police procedural “The Blacklist.”Now he’s taking his sterling reputation and talents into…Continue Reading

Exclusive: Ovintiv puts Eagle Ford shale assets up for sale

(Reuters) – Ovintiv Inc is looking to sell its Eagle Ford acreage in south-central Texas, several people familiar with the matter said on Friday, the latest debt-laden oil and gas producer to put assets on the block to raise cash during this year’s coronavirus-fueled oil slump.The Denver-based company’s Eagle Ford position, which it bought in…Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC Secures Court Order To Freeze Three Bank Accounts Belonging To Lagos Assembly Speaker, Obasa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a court order granting the temporary forfeiture of three bank accounts belonging to Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa.The court order was obtained from the Federal High Court, Lagos, on September 15, 2020. The bank accounts are to be frozen pending an investigation…Continue Reading

EXCLUSIVE: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is ‘hanging in there’ as Trump encourages supporters to ‘lock her up’ after the FBI thwarted a right-wing plot to kidnap and execute her

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Reuters/Rebecca Cook Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told Business Insider she was “hanging in there” after the FBI foiled a right-wing plot to kidnap and assassinate her. “That’s my phrase for 2020,” she said, adding that she was “appalled” when President Donald Trump encouraged his supporters to “lock her up” just 10…Continue Reading