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venturebeat.com - Dean Takahashi - How Scopely tries to do game acquisitions the right way
How Scopely tries to do game acquisitions the right way
VentureBeat

Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here! Big game companies could probably use a manual for acquiring game companies at a time when such acquisitions have reached an all-time record. In the first quarter, the money for…

variety.com - Andrew Wallenstein - AT&T + Discovery: First Impressions on the Potential Merger
AT&T + Discovery: First Impressions on the Potential Merger
Variety

It's the move that no one saw coming…and yet we should have all seen it coming. There were no signs that AT&T and Discovery were contemplating the merger Bloomberg reported Sunday was in negotiations, but the deal logic is clear:…

goodereader.com - Michael Kozlowski - Navar completes their acquisition of Wattpad
Navar completes their acquisition of Wattpad
Good e-reader

The South Korean company Navar, has just completed their acquisition of Toronto based Wattpad. The $600 million dollar price tag gives Navar, a competitive advantage against the Amazon Kindle Vella and Kakao. If you have not heard of Navar before…

forbes.com - Michael B. Arthur - Credly And Degreed Partner, And Both Employers And Employees Can Benefit
Credly And Degreed Partner, And Both Employers And Employees Can Benefit
Forbes

Since their inception, Credly and Degreed, both founded in 2012, have targeted large organizations through enhancements to those organizations' talent management systems. However, each of the two companies offered separate services. Credly used…

ft.com - Ortenca Aliaj, Miles Kruppa and James Fontanella-Khan - Spacs lose their deal 'pop' as fever fades
Spacs lose their deal 'pop' as fever fades
Financial Times

Shares in special purpose acquisition companies are sliding following takeover announcements, a marked reversal of the enthusiasm for these vehicles earlier this year which could threaten their ability to do deals. Of the 13 Spacs that have…

afr.com - Jenny Wiggins - Reject unsolicited transport projects, says Grattan Institute
Reject unsolicited transport projects, says Grattan Institute
Australian Financial Review

The toll road group, the government and the tunnel's builders, CIMIC and John Holland, are now fighting over who will pay for the unforeseen costs of disposing of per-and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) – toxic chemicals used in…

nikkei.com - Staff Writer - South Korean internet giants battle for top spot in web comics
South Korean internet giants battle for top spot in web comics
日本経済新聞

SEOUL -- Kakao and Naver, South Korea's two internet titans, are competing for the top spot in the global market for web comics. Naver will acquire a web comic company in Canada, and Kakao will buy two in the U.S. The driving force behind their…

mashable.com - StackCommerce - Make your business attractive to investors with this course bundle
Make your business attractive to investors with this course bundle
Mashable

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers. If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. TL;DR: Learn how to fund your business with the Complete CEO Startups…

adweek.com - Jason Lynch - AT&T and Discovery Inc. Reportedly in Talks to Merge Media Assets
AT&T and Discovery Inc. Reportedly in Talks to Merge Media Assets
Adweek

AT&T and Discovery Inc are in discussions to combine their media assets, in a deal that could be announced as soon as this week, Bloomberg reported Sunday. The companies are talking about combining the WarnerMedia division—which includes…

seekingalpha.com - Live Hard Investing - OppFi And FGNA SPAC Merger: Upside Outweighs Risks (NYSE:FGNA)
OppFi And FGNA SPAC Merger: Upside Outweighs Risks (NYSE:FGNA)
SeekingAlpha

OppFi - merging with the SPAC, FG New America (NYSE: FGNA) - is a high-growth sub-prime lender with an AI-powered tech platform. The company is profitable and enjoys a strong leadership team along with multiple products in its pipeline. The market…

bitcoinist.com - San Lee - Huobi Launches Latest $100 Million Fund to Invest in Early Stage DeFi Projects
Huobi Launches Latest $100 Million Fund to Invest in Early Stage DeFi Projects
Bitcoinist.com

Huobi Group, one of the largest blockchain companies in the world, announced earlier this week that it would launch Huobi Ventures, a new subsidiary that will focus on Huobi's investment portfolio in the blockchain space. With a $100 million…

telegraph.co.uk - Daniel Hannan - There's no future for the Left until the Labour Party accepts that it's finished
There's no future for the Left until the Labour Party accepts that it's finished
The Telegraph

The writing is on the wall for Labour, said David Miliband on Friday. It was a strong image, drawn from the Book of Daniel. The writing on the wall prophesied the end of the Chaldean monarchy, a prophecy that was realised almost immediately:…

popculture.com - Michael Hein - Discovery and WarnerMedia Merger Might Be on the Way
Discovery and WarnerMedia Merger Might Be on the Way
Comicbook.com

WarnerMedia and Discovery Inc. may be considering a merger, which would further shrink the pool of companies doing business in the entertainment industry. According to a report by Bloomberg, Warner's parent company AT&T Inc. is in talks to merge…

telegraph.co.uk - James Cook - Improbable founder's battle to transform the world of video games
Improbable founder's battle to transform the world of video games
The Telegraph

Most start-ups struggle to find space to work from in their formative years, with employees often spending hours hunched over laptops in coffee shops as they dream of hitting $1bn (£711m) “unicorn” valuations. For the first two…

techcrunch.com - Natasha Mascarenhas - Dear Startups: Don't repaint, reinvent
Dear Startups: Don't repaint, reinvent
TechCrunch

Image Credits: MassanPH / Getty Images I feel hungover. No, not in the traditional sense, but in the dizzying way you feel when half of your world is celebrating double vaccinations and no masks, and the other half, across the world, is mourning…

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