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Business 21 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Ubisoft seeks partner to help fend off Electronic Arts

Ubisoft Entertainment SA is considering a merger with a sister company, its founding chairman and CEO confirmed Thursday, as the French video games maker moves to fend off a possible takeover bid from U.S. rival Electronic Arts, Inc.

Business 02 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

News in brief

Microsoft Corp has been knocked out of the hotly contested arena of sports computer games, clearing the way for a three-way fight between traditional games publishers, the I>Financial Times/Ireported.

Business 14 Jan 2011 | 12:00 AM

US sales of video game content flat in 2010

SEATTLE: U.S. retail sales of new video games dropped in 2010, but revenue from mobile game apps and other new formats helped keep the total amount spent on video game content unchanged from a year ago, according to market researchers NPD Group Inc.

Business 20 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Ubisoft sells rivals' games in online shop

SAN FRANCISCO: French videogame maker Ubisoft on Tuesday began selling computer games made by Electronic Arts, Warner Brothers and other rivals at its online Uplay shop.

Business 22 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Sony seeks head start over Microsoft with new PlayStation

NEW YORK: Sony Corp says it will launch its next-generation PlayStation this year, hoping its first video game console in seven years will give it a much-needed head start over the next version of Microsoft’s Xbox and help revive its stumbling electronics business.

Business 24 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM

Sleeping ad giant Amazon finally stirs

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK: Inc is known in the advertising industry as the "sleeping giant" because the world's largest Internet retailer harbors a trove of consumer-spending data that many marketers have called an unrealized opportunity.

Corporate News 19 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM

Bid for Time ups ante for Amazon and Google

AFTER Rupert Murdoch’s attempt to grab Time Warner Inc, online giants Inc and Google Inc may decide to accelerate their expansion into content.

Business 31 May 2016 | 7:57 AM

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Business 11 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Bollore raises stake in Vivendi to more than 20%

HELSINKI: Vincent Bollore’s investment company is increasing its stake in Vivendi SA to more than 20% as the billionaire tightens his grip over the French media conglomerate.

Corporate News 07 May 2018 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia riding on new themed attractions

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is poised to become the theme park capital of ASEAN as the country becomes home to more international-level theme parks which augur well for its economy.