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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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Candy Crush

Tencent Holdings to launch Chinese version of Candy Crush Saga

Tencent Holdings would launch the Chinese version of Candy Crush Saga through a partnership with King Digital Entertainment.

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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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Capcom Co Ltd

Capcom pours $78M into construction of two new R&D facilities in Japan

Osaka, Japan-based video game developer and publisher Capcom Co Ltd poured $78 million into the construction of two new research and development (R&D) facilities near its headquarters in a bid to gain more traction in the industry.

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Beamly

British social TV app Zeebox rebrands itself as Beamly

In a bid to expand its user base and retain loyalty, London, UK-based social TV app Zeebox rebranded itself as a new app called Beamly which now has enhanced social functionality and content discovery range.

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Amazon

Amazon.com acquires New York digital comics distributor ComiXology

Seattle, US-based e-commerce giant Amazon.com acquired New York-based digital comic book distributor ComiXology for an undisclosed amount with plans to expand the newly acquired company.

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Toywheel

German startup Toywheel uses augmented reality to create interactive toys for children

Berlin, Germany-based digital toy maker Toywheel has launched its first app which integrates the physical world with the digital world to create an interactive playground for children.

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Station 12

Station 12 raising $250M to back growth rounds of media tech startups in Europe

UK-based growth capital fund Station 12 is raising $250 million (£150 million) for its new fund that will invest in the growth rounds of media tech startups in Europe.

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Smule

San Francisco-based music apps maker Smule scores $16.6M in new funding

San Francisco, US-based social music apps maker Smule scored $16.6 million in a new funding round led by Roth Capital Partners to develop its products and fuel its expansion into Asia.

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Edsix Brain Lab Pvt Ltd

Indian startup Edsix uses games to improve children's cognitive skills

Chennai, India-based education startup Edsix Brain Lab wants to make it easy for children to improve their cognitive skills using their carefully researched and designed online and offline games under the brand Skill Angels.

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Industrial Toys

American mobile gaming startup Industrial Toys scores $5M in Series A round

Pasadena, US-based tablet mobile and gaming startup Industrial Toys scored $5 million in a Series A funding round from Accel Partners to launch a beta version of new title Midnight Star and add more content and titles to its portfolio.

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Jaguar Consulting

US content and rights manager FilmTrack acquires Jaguar Consulting

Studio City, California-based content and rights management firm FilmTrack acquired Pasadena-based IP rights, royalty, and contract management software provider Jaguar Consulting for an undisclosed amount.

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Gamblit Gaming

California real-money gambling platform Gamblit takes home $12M in venture round

Glendale, US-based real-money gambling platform Gamblit Gaming took home $12 million in a venture round from private equity firm American Capital to fuel its platform development and future launches.

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ScrewAttack

Fullscreen adds Texas-based video game media firm ScrewAttack

California, US-based YouTube multi-channel network Fullscreen added Texas-based video game media firm ScrewAttack for an undisclosed amount just a couple of months after it bought mobile-video startup Supernova.

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Virtuix Omni

Oculus acquisition fuel interest in virtual reality startups

The $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR Inc by social media giant Facebook Inc has turned the interest of investors to virtual reality startups, Bloomberg News reported.

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