Games/Entertainment

Top movies at North American box offices

Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting November 8 according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters.

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Buyers rush to IPOs of private equity-owned Numericable, Merlin Entertainments

Private equity-owned Numericable and Merlin Entertainments held successful initial public offerings despite holding higher debts.

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Nitro Circus merges with touring company

Extreme athletics showcase Nitro Circus announced it would become one with the touring company that helped produce its live programs.

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Celine Dion clarifies rumors on her death on Facebook

Celine Dion, the pop music diva, had gone on record to clarify that the rumors of her death on Facebook are untrue and are hurtful to her close-knit family.

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Miss Venezuela is 2013 Miss Universe winner

Maria Gabriela Isler was crowned 2013 Miss Universe in Moscow, Russia.

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BT to show all UEFA games, leaving Sky in the cold

New broadcasting firm BT acquired exclusive rights to broadcast UEFA football games.

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Tablo seeks crowdfunding for over-the-air DVR

Tech startup Tablo launched on crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise funds for its new over-the-air DVR project.

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Merlin's unique business attracts investors in oversubscribed IPO - CEO

Merlin Entertainments's successful initial public offering had put the company's valuation at GBP3.5 billion or USD5.6 billion.

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Captive Media raises GBP250,000 funding for urinal game

British technology company Captive Media managed to raise GBP250,000 through crowdfunding to launch the world's first urinal game.

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Top deals of the day - M&As

The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported on Wednesday

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i.TV acquires GetGlue as companion TV app

TV discovery startup i.TV has bought the newly funded GetGlue as a companion TV app.

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Betable banks USD18.5 million for real-money gambling platform

Betable raised USD18.5 million in series A funding for the development of its real-money mobile gambling platform.

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Seriously scores USD 2.35 million in seed funds

Former Rovio executives gathered USD 2.35 million in seed funds for gaming startup Seriously.

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Troy Carter loses Lady Gaga amidst set up of new USD75 million fund

According to a source, Troy Carter apparently had been busy not managing Lady Gaga's music career, causing the music artist to sever ties with her long-term manager.

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Supercell Oyj agrees to USD1.53 billion buyout by SoftBank for “Clash of Clans”

Supercell Oyj and SoftBank had agreed on a USD1.53 billion deal in the hopes of gaining a significant market share in mobile gaming

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