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 PC development.

SENNARI TO HAUL IN A $ 10 MILLION FUNDING

Sennari keeps hitting the headlines. It’s not new distribution or new titles this time, but the most recent round of funding. Previously, Sennari already collected $ 2 million and % 5 million in funding, making this the biggest round. Sennari has collected $ 10 million with the help of Mayfield Fund. Other existing investors also joined in this round.

ELKWARE IN PROBLEMS?

I admit it’s a bit hard to publish this as I don’t want to work with just rumors, especially as we like the guys and what they do a lot. However after reading an email this morning about the whole situation at Elkware studio’s, I’d like to post a small snippet. The whole game development had already moved to the UK, but according to the email, the complete Elkware studio seems to be on the verge of shutting down. We don’t know anything more then the emails that are coming in and hope Infospace will soon come with a more official message about what is going to happen.

MOBILE CASINO AFLOAT ON LSE

Mobile gambling technology company Probability Games (founded in 2003) has been successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange last week. Probability Games is the first mobile gambling company to hit the LSE. They raised GBP 4.1 million at 76p per share. Their stock symbol is PBTY.

KARL WOODS: KILOO WAITING TO BE ACQUIRED

MobileIndustry.biz yesterday posted their long awaited interview with Karl Woods. Ok, it’s only part one of the interview, but it’s getting interesting from the beginning. As Karl explains, they are currently busy polishing up the company to make it ready for acquisition by one of the current big boys who need experience in the mobile gaming market. As example, Karl stated Activision, one of the major pc/console publishers who doesn’t have it’s own mobile department.