Tech & Science Daily: Roblox on gigs in the metaverse, plus Web Summit’s Paddy Cosgrave

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If you baulked at those £200-plus Adele concert tickets, how about watching your favourite stars for free, but in the metaverse?

Superstars like Zara Larsson, KSI and Ava Max have performed on Roblox, and they’re making big money from selling digital merchandise.

We spoke to Jon Vlassopulos, Roblox global’s head of music at this year’s Web Summit 2021.

Meanwhile,

The Evening Standard’s City news editor Simon Freeman caught up with Web Summit’s CEO Paddy Cosgrave on the final day of Portugal’s tech mega-expo - and asked him a very important question about the future of live events in VR.

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The discovery was first made using infrared and electromagnetic spectrum technology on the European Space Agency’s Planck telescope.

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