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 h1 possitive, . Mobless, who has recently been in the spotlights for their deal on Endemol’s Deal or no Deal, is now mostly property of Tokyo based GD.

GAMELOFT’S H1 POSSITIVE

Gameloft did well in the first half year of 2006 with an increase in revenue of 50% which translates to 10.1 million on top of the 20.4 last year. 90% of these revenues are purely based on downloads. The net profit is 14.7 million. For a more extensive overview of the figures, please check QB’s report on it.

BLUESPHERE: RUMORS SAY GAME OVER!?

Ok, again its rumor time, but this time we can’t find anyone to point the finger toward if it’s not true. So we will not say that we received several emails that Blue Sphere is bankrupt. We never received those, I repeat, we never received those! It would just be a shame to see one of the companies from the good old days to go down…

JAMBA SOLD OFF TO NEWS CORP

Jamba, which was in the hands of security company Verisign, has been sold off to News Corp. News Corp has put $ 187,5 million on the table to acquire 51% of the company. The name Jamba will be kept, but the name Jamster, which is used primarily in the US and the UK, will probably get deprecated. Jamba will be merged with News Corp daughter Mobizzo. The two companies together should boost the overall News Corp results in the segment as Mobizzo hasn’t been profitable. One of the main Jamba products has been the Crazy Frog which lead the company to crazy turnovers as they grew from $ 30 million in 2003 to $ 500 million in 2005.