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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga pays $100 million for Peak Games' casual card game studio   —  Zynga has acquired the mobile card game studio of Turkey's Peak Games for $100 million in cash.  The move is one of the biggest acquisitions Zynga has made under Frank Gibeau, who became CEO in March 2016.
Nov 11, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Electronic Arts to acquire Titanfall maker Respawn Entertainment for $315M in cash and stock, plus a possible bonus of $140M   —  Electronic Arts announced it will acquire Titanfall maker Respawn Entertainment for $315 million in cash and stock, plus a possible bonus of $140 million.
Nov 9, 2017, 5:10 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Networking chip design company Aquantia raises $61M in its IPO, closes up 6% on its first day of trading   —  Networking chip design company Aquantia went public on Friday and raised $61 million in its initial public offering.  —  The stock is trading up for the San Jose …
Nov 3, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Activision Blizzard misses with Q3 net revenue of $1.61B, vs $1.74B est., but up YoY from $1.57B, with 384M MAUs, down 6% QoQ and 20% YoY   —  Activision Blizzard reported third-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street's expectations, and the company touted the performances of its Destiny 2 launch and its King mobile games division.
Nov 2, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD returns to profitability in Q3 with $71M in net income and $1.64B in revenue, up from $1.3B YoY, as Ryzen takes off, but stock drops 10%+ on weak Q4 outlook   —  Advanced Micro Devices reported a net profit in the third quarter, thanks to the strength of its Ryzen and Epyc series processors that launched earlier this year.
Oct 24, 2017, 5:22 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zain Jaffer, CEO of video ad startup Vungle, put on indefinite leave after charges for attempted murder, lewd act on a child, and more; Vungle has raised $25.5M   —  Zain Jaffer, who founded mobile ad firm Vungle and was its CEO until this week, was arrested on Tuesday for attempted murder …
Oct 20, 2017, 6:05 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Q&A with Microsoft mixed reality researcher Alex Kipman: AltspaceVR communication will be VR's killer app, no timeline yet for mixed reality on Xbox or mobile   —  When Microsoft announced its Windows Mixed Reality platform last week, it talked about how the combination of virtual reality …
Oct 9, 2017, 9:50 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel's former CEO Paul Otellini has passed away at the age of 66; he joined Intel in 1974 and became its fifth CEO in 2005   —  Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini has passed away at the age of 66.  —  Otellini was a lifelong Intel employee who had silicon in his blood.
Oct 3, 2017, 1:00 PMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony PlayStation chief Andrew House, who drove the strategy and launch of the PS4, is leaving after 27 years; deputy president John Kodera is taking over   —  Andrew House, the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has resigned from his post, and current deputy president, Tsuyoshi …
Oct 3, 2017, 6:00 AMIn context
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Immersv, a mobile 360 and VR ad platform, raises $10.5M Series A led by Rogers Venture Partners with participation from HTC Vive, Initial Capital, and more   —  Immersv has raised $10.5 million to strengthen its position as a provider of advertising for virtual reality and mobile 360-degree apps and games.
Aug 18, 2017, 4:45 PMIn context

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