Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

Tech Crunch reports: "Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public 'as early as next month,' Bloomberg reports. Citing sources, Bloomberg...

Esports firm acquires majority stake in Eden Games

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "Millennial Esports has taken a majority stake in French development studio Eden Games. Pocket Gamer reports the firm spent €9m ($10.5m) on an 82.5%...

Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman signs deal to develop TV for Amazon

Tech Crunch reports: "Amazon has a new overall deal with The Walking Dead comic book series creator Robert Kirkman. Kirkman’s comic provided the inspiration...

HBO Offered $250,000 ‘Bug Bounty’ To Game Of Thrones Hackers, According To Leaked Email

Forbes reports: "The Game of Thrones hackers are still at it. A purported leaked email, sent to Forbes and other publications by the extortionists, appeared to...

Nintendo sued over alleged patent violation by Switch controllers

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "A peripherals manufacturer is suing Nintendo, alleging that the design of the new Switch console is too similar to one of its...

Facebook Wins Big Free Speech Ruling in Fight With Country-Rap Artist

Billboard reports: "Facebook was in the right when it refused to take down a page called Families Against Mikel Knight. Knight, a country rap artist,...

Netflix in Talks With Disney on Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ Movies for 2019 and Beyond

Variety reports: "Netflix isn’t going to get Disney’s 'Frozen 2,' but it’s not yet frozen out of potentially getting streaming rights to Lucasfilm’s 'Star Wars' franchise and Marvel...

GameMine offers subscription games tied to direct carrier billing

Venture Beat reports: "Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play pretty much crushed the old system where carriers sold games direct to mobile users....

SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside

Tech Crunch reports: "SoundCloud has just closed the necessary funding round to keep the struggling music service afloat. CEO Alex Ljung will step aside though remain chairman as...

Discovery Leads $10 Million Investment in VR Startup Here Be Dragons

Variety reports: "VR startup Here Be Dragons has raised a $10 million round of funding led by Discovery Communications, with ad agency founder David Droga and former Havas...

Esports event considered for Paris 2024 Olympics

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "The 2024 Olympic Games in Paris could be the first to host an official esports event if the bid team is successful. Esports...

BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Live Daily Morning Show to Debut in September

Variety reports: "Here comes a social-media-fueled version of 'Good Morning America' for millennials: BuzzFeed News will bow its morning show — live-streamed daily on Twitter — on Sept....

Live Nation Revenue Jumps 29%, Stock Soars

Hypebot reports: "Wall Street rewarded a strong report from Live Nation with an after hours bump on Wednesday. The stock  opened Thursday at...

Plarium acquired in $500 million deal

Gamesindustry.biz reports: "The Israeli developer Plarium has been acquired for $500 million by Aristocrat, an Australian casino company seeking to expand into the mobile...
Facebook to start ads in live video

Facebook Introduces Video Platform and 30-Plus Shows

Billboard reports: "Months after announcing that it would begin paying for original programming, Facebook has officially introduced Watch, a new video platform for shortform...

Blizzard’s Overwatch League continues to expand with new teams in London and LA

The Verge reports: "Blizzard’s ambitious Overwatch League keeps getting bigger. Today the developer announced that two new franchises will join the pro e-sports circuit, representing London...

Netflix Lands Coen Brothers’ Anthology Series ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

The Hollywood Reporter reports: "The Coen Brothers are headed to Netflix. The streaming giant has picked up the pair's Western anthology series The Ballad of...

Fox-Sky Deal Faces More Delays As UK Government Seeks Further Advice From Ofcom

Deadline Hollywood reports: "Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to buy the long-coveted remainder of pay-TV giant Sky has hit another bump in the road as the UK government...

Call of Duty World League finals start this week with $1.5 million at stake

Venture Beat reports: "The Call of Duty World League will come to a head this week with a finale tournament in Orlando, Florida, where a...

DeepMind and Blizzard release new tools to train AI using Starcraft

The Verge reports: "Last year, DeepMind said it was going to work with Starcraft creator Blizzard to turn the space-based strategy game into a proper research...