James Warrington, City A.M.

James Warrington

City A.M.

United Kingdom

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Past articles by James:

German publisher Axel Springer to buy US news site Politico

Germany publishing giant Axel Springer has inked a deal to buy US website Politico as it beefs up its portfolio of digital news brands. → Read More

Forbes to go public through $630m Spac deal

The publisher behind Forbes magazine has unveiled plans to go public through a blank-cheque deal that will value the company at $630m (£460m). → Read More

John Edwards: The ‘Facebook-hating’ Kiwi poised to shake up UK data laws

The government today confirmed plans to appoint John Edwards, currently New Zealand’s privacy commissioner, as the next head of the UK’s data watchdog. → Read More

Former Capco executives club together for £8m Proud Embankment deal

A property investment firm led by former Capital & Counties executives has acquired London nightclub Proud Embankment for £8m in a show of confidence in the return to dancefloors. → Read More

Big Tech vows to ramp up cybersecurity after White House summit

Major US tech firms have pledged to ramp up their cybersecurity defences following a White House summit yesterday. → Read More

UK to scrap web cookie requests in post-Brexit data revamp

The UK will scrap “pointless” web cookie requests as part of a major package of reforms that will replace the EU’s data laws with a new post-Brexit regime. → Read More

Private equity swoops on London social media firm Jungle Creations with £30m stake

London-based social media publisher Jungle Creations has sold a majority stake to a UK private equity firm for £30m. → Read More

Competition watchdog blasts PCR test firms over consumer law breaches

The UK competition watchdog has warned of a potential crackdown on PCR Covid test providers amid concerns they may be breaking consumer law. → Read More

Relx snaps up Leeds software firm TruNarrative in £130m deal

Relx has snapped up Leeds-based software group TruNarrative as the FTSE media giant continues to beef up its business through a string of acquisitions. → Read More

Data watchdog targets social media with new Children’s Code

The UK data watchdog is setting its sights on social media and gaming companies with new regulations to protect children that come into force next week. → Read More

Inmarsat bids farewell to Old Street as it takes up new City HQ

Inmarsat will be leaving its iconic headquarters in Shoreditch to take up new office space in the City. → Read More

Imagination Technologies cashes in on chip demand amid China tech row

British semiconductor firm Imagination Technologies has posted a surge in revenue as a raging global chip shortage helped boost demand for its products. → Read More

Abu Dhabi fund set to take stake in broadband challenger Cityfibre

A group of investors including Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund is said to be close to taking a stake in Cityfibre in a deal valuing the Goldman Sachs-backed broadband firm at around £2bn. → Read More

Samsung to invest $200bn over three years in post-pandemic push

Samsung is set to invest 240 trillion won ($206bn) by the end of 2023 in an effort to expand its biopharmaceuticals, AI, semiconductors and robotics offerings in the post-pandemic era. → Read More

South Korea set to crack down on Apple and Google over app charges

South Korea is poised to block Apple and Google from charging commission on in-app purchases in what could be the first such move by regulators around the world. → Read More

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit to go public through $3.2bn Spac deal

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit will go public through a blank-cheque deal that values the company at $3.2bn (£2.3bn), it confirmed today. → Read More

JD.com revenue jumps as pandemic boosts online shopping

Chinese retailer JD.com has beaten expectations for second-quarter sales as the pandemic continues to drive up demand for online shopping. → Read More

Currys PC World launches flexible mobile plan amid brand overhaul

Currys PC World is looking to win over customers with a focus on flexibility as it launches a new mobile offering amid a major brand overhaul by owner Dixons Carphone. → Read More

BBC set to tap Jess Brammar as news chief despite ‘bias’ row

The BBC is poised to appoint high-profile journalist Jess Brammar as its new head of news despite a row over alleged left-wing bias. → Read More

Channel 4 launches real-time digital ad bidding amid privatisation threat

Channel 4 is rolling out technology that will allow advertisers to bid for ad space on its streaming service in real time as the state-owned broadcaster battles the threat of privatisation. → Read More