Category Archives: Companies & M&A

InfoSpace’s And AIRPLAY News

InfoSpace’s mobile strategy

As most of you know, InfoSpace has closed the Elkware Studio earlier this year and their Q3 report ended with the following message;

“We’ve taken quick action to address the disappointing loss of business, aligning costs with …

GameFederation And THQ’S Q2 & MINICK

GameFederation acquires Daydream

We reported it before (31-10-2006), but now it’s official. GameFederation has bought all shares of Daydream from 24h Poker. GameFederation made clear in it’s pressrelease that it expects to strategically expand it’s coverage on operators and make …

Moai Acquired By Ui Magic

QB points us to the news that Moai has been acquired by UI Magic. Moai is based in Korea where it focuses primarily at connected/multiplayer games for their home market. UI Magic bought the total shares of the company, but …

Upstart And Handygames Acquisitions

UPSTART SOLD TO CHINA

Irish based developer Upstart Games has been acquired by China’s second largest privately owned media company Sun TV Shops. Under the terms of the acquisition, Upstart will be fully owned by Sun Media Investment Holdings. Though …

Breaking News: Will Zed Buy Monstermob?

WILL ZED BUY MONSTERMOB?

MonsterMob, a channel much like Jamba, is financial problems according to several sources. MocoNews reports the possibility of a takeover by Spanish based Zed, who is currently promoting their mobile games download service on several spots …

A Few Game Announcements

SONY AND NAMCO BANDAI TEAM UP FOR PS3 AND MOBILE

Sony and Namco Bandai announced to start a joint development studio for PS3 console development and mobile games. The label for mobile games will be Cellius. No doubt this will …

Universomo Acquires The Aukio Group And More

UNIVERSOMO ACQUIRES THE AUKIO GROUP

Our friends at QB just announced that Universomo has acquired PC and Mobile developer Aukio Group. They didn’t say what the amount is, but it’s interesting to see an acquisition where a mobile developer gains …

Player One Sports Division Launch And More

PLAYER ONE SPORTS DIVISION LAUNCH

With the massive success of their sports games in mind, UK based Player One announced their launch of a dedicated sports division. The new division will not only take care of game production around sport …

Big Game Acquisitions

UPSTART’S ACQUISITION COMPLETED BY SUN TV SHOPS

We reported before on the acquisition of Irish based Upstart games by SUN TV Shops. We can now confirm the purchase is completed. SUN has bought the developer for $ 15,25 million paid …

Vivendi And Infospace News

VIVENDI TO ACQUIRE CENTERSCORE

Vivendi announced on their website the acquisition of Centerscore, a mobile studio that has released several award winning titles. With the acquisition, Vivendi hopes to accelerate their growth into the market.

“The Vivendi Games Mobile division …

Mobliss Sold For 85% And Other News

MOBLISS SOLD FOR 85%

MoCoNews reports that the Index Multimedia Group, which has been acquiring a lot of mobile players in the last years like Mediaplazza and Cyoshi, has sold of 85% of it’s stake in Seattle based Mobliss, Gameloft’s …

Amobee’s Second Funding And Other News

MOBILE ADVERTISING FIRM AMOBEE’S SECOND FUNDING

Amobee, the mobile advertising firm that also has solutions for mobile games, has just completed their second round of funding according to MocoNews. In this round they are expected to have raised between $ …