Games/Entertainment

Machinima's Allen DeBevoise invests in MovieLala

Machinima Chairman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Allen DeBevoise has made an undisclosed investment amount into MovieLala for the startup's seed financing round, PE HUB reported.

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German startup TVSmiles picks up $7M in Series A funding

Berlin, Germany-based startup TVSmiles picked up $7 million in a Series A funding round led by Ventech to expand the reach of its loyalty program for its second-screen app beyond Germany.

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Audiam pockets $2M in Series A round to monetize YouTube

New York, US-based YouTube monetization platform Audiam pocketed $2 million in a Series A funding round led by music industry big names Jason Mraz, Jimmy Buffet, Bill Silva, Brett Gurewitz, and Bad Religion.

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New York HTML5 game distributor TreSensa bags $2M in Series A round

New York City, US-based HTML5 game developer and distributor TreSensa bagged $2 million in a Series A funding round led by Caribou Asset Management to continue distributing games for mobile browsers.

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Swiss firm Logitech debuts Harmony Smart Keyboard for living room appliances

Lausanne, Switzerland-based tech accessory maker Logitech debuted a wireless keyboard called Harmony Smart Keyboard that can be connected to different living room devices including the Apple TV, Xbox One, and PS3.

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Sony sells over 6M PS4 units globally since launch four months ago

In what seemed like an indication of the dominance of Sony's PlayStation 4 over Microsoft's XBox One, the video game console of the Japanese company sold 6 million units globally in less than four months, VentureBeat reported.

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SoftBank makes equity investment in Thai game operator Ini3

In a deal that marks its second investment in Southeast Asia, SoftBank Ventures Korea poured an undisclosed amount into Bangkok, Thailand-based online game operator Ini3 Digital to acquire a 23% equity in the said company.

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Canal Plus takes majority interest in YouTube French comedy channel group Studio Bagel

France-based premium pay television channel Canal Plus took a majority interest in YouTube French comedy channel group Studio Bagel for an undisclosed amount to beef up its Over the Top Technology (OTT) business in the country.

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Israel-based XLMedia seeks to raise $40M in gaming float

XLMedia, the digital media firm that brings traffic for online gaming sites, intends to secure $40 million in a London stock market flotation, the Financial Times reported.

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Danish game developer Interceptor acquires 3D Realms

Aalborg, Denmark-based game developer Interceptor Entertainment acquired Texas, US-based video game publisher 3D Realms (Apogee Software Ltd), the creator of Duke Nukem, for an undisclosed amount.

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UK's Acoustic Stream launches $50K crowdfunding campaign for guitarist's wireless recording gadget

Penzance, UK-based firm Acoustic Stream launched a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter to develop a 4-in-1 device that allows guitarists to tune their guitar, and record, stream, and share their performances to the world.

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Netflix-Fitbit hack auto-pauses movie when watcher falls asleep

Engineers of California, US-based on-demand Internet streaming service Netflix hacked a Fitbit activity tracking device and activated a feature that auto-pauses the video when the watcher falls asleep and allows him to resume watching when he wakes up.

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Chinese photo app Camera360 releases update with new features

Chengdu, China-based photo editing mobile app Camera360 released its updated version which now has streamlined design and packed features, including one that lets users store photo data in the app's cloud service.

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Biglari buys New York-based men's magazine MAXIM

San Antonio, Texas-based diversified holding firm Biglari Holdings Inc, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, bought New York, US-based men's magazine brand MAXIM for an undisclosed sum.

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Warner Bros to make Minecraft-based movie with Swiss game developer Mojang

Burbank, US-based movie giant Warner Bros Studios is in talks with Stockholm, Switzerland-based indie game developer Mojang to make a movie based on the popular video game Minecraft, according to a Twitter post made by Mojang founder Markus Persson.

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