Games/Entertainment

Australian publisher Intermedia adds Beer & Brewer Magazine

Glebe, Australia-based business-to-business (B2B) publishing firm The Intermedia Group added beer and cider consumer publication Beer & Brewer Magazine for an undisclosed sum to beef up its liquor title portfolio.

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Texas startup Junction Investments lets wealthy individuals invest on Hollywood movies online

Texas, US-based crowdfunding company Junction Investments will begin operating on Wednesday to allow wealthy individuals to invest online in fully-funded Hollywood movies, starting with Tom Hanks' "A Hologram for the King."

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British gaming firm King prices shares at $22.50 for US IPO

London, UK-based gaming firm King priced its shares at $22.50 for its initial public offering (IPO) in New York, US, which values that company at over $7 billion.

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Facebook acquires Oculus VR in $2B deal

Social media giant Facebook acquired California, US-based virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR in a deal valued at $2 billion to help the startup expand beyond non-gaming applications of its technology.

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Walt Disney Company purchases Maker Studios for $500M

California-based YouTube online video content network Maker Studios has been acquired by The Walt Disney Studios in a deal valued at $500 million, TechCrunch reported.

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AOL premium video syndication platform launches in UK

In its first foray outside of North America for its premium video syndication platform, New York, US-based multinational mass media firm AOL Inc launched the AOL On Nework in the UK.

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Philadelphia matchmaking startup Mixter turns blind dates into social gatherings

Philadelphia, US-based matchmaking startup Mixter helps make blind dates for undergraduate and graduate students easier and more comfortable by turning it into a social gathering for two groups.

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Warren Buffet wins $1B bet on Quicken Loans Inc NCAA contest

Warren Buffet emerged as the winner on the bet he made on a Quicken Loans Inc contest that no individual would be able to correctly predict the winner of each game in the NCAA men's basketball tourney, Bloomberg reported.

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US payments firm Oink creates a way for parents to control kids' in-app purchases

Hermosa Beach, US-based payments firm Oink found a way to let parents monitor and control their kids' in-app purchases by linking a credit card to their accounts and letting them set a purchase limit for a specified length of time.

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One World Doll Project secures $500K from unnamed private equity firm based in New Mexico

The One World Doll Project, a subsidiary of One World Holdings Inc, secured a capital infusion of $500,000 from a New Mexico-based private equity investor, a statement about the funding said.

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American LEGO rental startup Pley closes $6.75M in Series A round

San Jose, California-based LEGO rental startup Pley closed $6.75 million in its Series A funding round led by Allegro Venture Partners to fuel its product, workforce, and international expansion efforts.

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Irish energy investor Tom O'Gorman buys Blarney Golf Resort for €2.5M

Northern Ireland-based energy investor Tom O'Gorman bought the Blarney Golf Resort in Co Cork for €2.5 million (£2 million) and confirmed that the company will continue operate as usual.

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SFX Entertainment adds New York ticketing service Flavorus

American media conglomerate SFX Entertaiment added New York-based electronic music events ticketing service Flavorus for an undisclosed amount as part of its goal to build a new ticketing business model.

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Shanghai Media acquires South Korean variety show

Chinese multimedia and Internet firm Shanghai Media Group acquired the rights to remake the popular 2013 South Korean variety show 'Grandpas Over Flowers' for an undisclosed amount.

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Sony forays into virtual reality space with Project Morpheus for PS4

Sony unveiled a prototype hardware for the virtual reality headset it is working on for the PlayStation 4 which it calls "Project Morpheus," TechCrunch reported.

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