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Fishlabs acquired by Koch Media, co-founders to depart

Mobile developer Fishlabs has been acquired by publisher Koch Media. Co-founders Schade and Lohr are to depart the firm, with no other redundancies.

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Acquisitions headlines

  • Rumour: Social games giant Zynga to acquire mobile dev Astro Ape

    The Farmville and Mafia Wars Facebook behemoth looks to be in the process of snapping up mobile gaming studio Astro Ape, according to a report by Business Insider.

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  • EU approves Activision-Vivendi merger

    According to this Reuters report, the European Commission has given the go-ahead for Activision and Vivendi to merge throughout this year. From the piece: The complex deal will give Vivendi a 52 percent stake in a new industry giant called Activision Blizzard with annual revenue of $3.8 billion, rivaling that of Electronic Arts Inc (ERTS.O: […]

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  • Sierra titles beyond 2008 all "TBD", says report

    According to this, all Sierra games past 2008 are up for review and may be scrapped. Citing sources, the piece says that all projects from the company will now have to be justified to Activision executives following the impending merger of the two companies. “Titles set to come out this year, like The Bourne Conspiracy, […]

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  • Ubisoft to focus on licenses, not acquisitions

    According to this, Ubisoft has said it is to focus on acquiring licenses to expand its business as opposed to the EA model of buying everything in sight. The news was contained in a financial report based on an article in French newspaper Les Echos.

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  • TAKE-TWO-AGGEDON: A list of everything EA's bought in the last 20 years

    EA made public a serious move to buy Take-Two last night, a deal that would have been worth more than $2 billion to Take-Two shareholders. While Take-Two has rejected the offer and negotiations are now ongoing, MTV was kind enough to put together a list of the companies EA has acquired over the past 17 […]

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  • Square Enix target acquisitions for growth

    Speaking in this Bloomberg report, Square Enix Yoichi Wada president has said he’s looking both domestically in Japan and in rapidly expanding markets such as India and China for companies to acquire as part of an ongoing growth plan. “Acquisitions and alliances will be the cornerstone of our growth strategy this year and the next,” […]

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