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JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China

JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

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Spackman Entertainment Group

Spackman Equities Group Entertainment Subsidiary Launches IPO in Singapore

Spackman Equities Group Inc. (the "Company" or "SEGI") (TSX VENTURE:SQG) announced today its entertainment subsidiary, Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("SEGL"), one of Korea's leading theatrical film production groups, registered its Offer Document and launched its Initial Public Offering ("IPO") on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Singapore.

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Kuluya Games

Digital warriors battle to get African games on phones

Safari the warrior crouches in the bush - a digitized heroine from the new mobile phone game "Afro Fighters" that its Nigerian creator hopes will soon rival the likes of Clash of Clans or Angry Birds on the world's handsets.

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Satya Nadella

Microsoft CEO commits to develop Xbox platform

Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) Chief Executive Satya Nadella committed to develop its Xbox gaming platform in a letter to company employees, quashing rumors that the unit might be spun off.

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Twitch

Live video startup Twitch builds studio to woo gamers, advertisers

Live streaming startup Twitch, which grew its users over 40 percent in the past year, said it is building a studio in San Francisco to host videogame broadcasts and attract more advertisers and viewers to its novel live chat format.

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At E3, signs that virtual reality's time may finally be coming

In 2013, Oculus VR's booth at Electronic Entertainment Expo, the gaming industry's biggest annual convention, was relegated to a far corner of the showfloor near the restrooms.

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Microsoft Xbox E3 2014 Press Conference Recap

True to its promise, Microsoft today strutted the details of its previously announced titles and trailers for unannounced titles set to be released in 2014 and afterward in this year's E3 Microsoft Xbox Press Conference aptly titled "Xbox: Game On".

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Microsoft Corp

Microsoft insiders claim Xbox Live Gold will not charge for Netflix in future

Microsoft reportedly will consider removing the monthly paid subscription of Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners to access apps like Netflix and Hulu for free.

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Nintendo to introduce console for emerging markets as early as 2015/16

Nintendo Co Ltd plans to introduce a new kind of games console and software for emerging markets as early as next year, to capitalize on higher entertainment budgets amidst a growing middle class, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday.

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Tvinci

Kaltura buys Israeli pay TV startup Tvinci

New York, US-based open-source video platform Kaltura bought Tel Aviv, Israel-based pay TV service startup Tvinci for an undisclosed amount to gain flexibility in the video business and grow its revenue.

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Kamcord

US-based gameplay-recording startup Kamcord raises $7.1M to conquer Asia

New York, US-based mobile gameplay-recording startup Kamcord raised $7.1 million in a Series A funding round led by TransLink Capital to conquer the giant gaming markets of Japan, China, and South Korea.

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Netshow.me

Brazilian startup Netshow.me closes seed round to offer online concert service for artists

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based curated web platform Netshow.me closed an undisclosed amount in its seed funding round from Buscape co-founder Rodrigo Borges to offer online concert service for artists and musicians.

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Warner Bros

Warner Bros picks up minority stake in California broadband TV startup TV4 Entertainment

American film and music producer Warner Bros picked up a minority stake in Santa Monica, California-based broadband television startup TV4 Entertainment for an undisclosed amount to maintain its standing in the digital-video industry.

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Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment becomes full owner of Live Nation Japan with minority stake buy

Beverly Hills, US-based live entertainment and e-commerce firm Live Nation Entertainment picked up a minority stake in Live Nation Japan for an undisclosed amount to become the latter's full owner.

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Playnomics

Unity adds San Francisco predictive analytics startup Playnomics to enter game services arena

US-based game developers' platform Unity Technologies added San Francisco, California-based predictive analytics startup Playnomics for an undisclosed amount to step out of game engine into the game services sector.

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