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- Activision Acquisition. Grube, Lorri // License!;Jun2002, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p154
Highlights the acquisition of Shaba Games LLC by Activision Incorporated. Benefits of the acquisition deal to Activision; Terms of the acquisition agreement; Area of expertise of Shaba.
- Games firms eye Asian expansion. Davis, Anita // Media: Asia's Media & Marketing Newspaper;2/12/2009, p17
The article offers information on the business strategy of Activision Blizzard Inc., a joint venture between the Western gaming companies, to target the Asian region for expansion. It is stated to be the largest gaming publisher in the world ahead of Electronic Arts Inc. but, has minimal...
- H'wood enlists for online 'Duty' slate. // Daily Variety;11/4/2011, Vol. 313 Issue 25, p1
The article reports that the launch of Activision Blizzard Inc.'s "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," on the Call of Duty Elite website will feature competitions between teams of Hollywood celebrities including Michelle Rodriguez, Jack Osbourne, and Dwight Howard.
- Call of Duty 2. // Australian PC User;Nov2005, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p68
Reviews the computer game Call of Duty 2 from Activision.
- NetEase falls despite pipeline. Investor's Business Daily // Investors Business Daily;7/8/2015, pA02
The article reports on the shares of Chinese online games and services provider NetEase which dropped to as much as 13 percent on July 7, 2015 despite its line-up of games including Chinese rights to the "World of Warcraft" and "Starcraft II" from interactive entertainment firm Activision Blizzard.
- Activision Bags FreeStyleGames. Lee, Michael // Red Herring;9/12/2008, p1
The article reports on the decision of Activision to acquire video game developer FreeStyleGames. FreeStyleGames focuses on music-based games and is localizing downloadable content for the Guitar Hero games. The acquisition move comes before the anticipated North American release of the video...
- Activision Blizzard slashes several positions in Fresno. Arceneaux, Tainese // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;11/14/2008, Issue 323944, p7
The article reports on the reduction of jobs by gamemaker Activision Blizzard as part of its $18.8-billion merger in California. According to the latest California Employment Development Department Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice, the company will have laid off 534...
- Deal of the Year Struck By Blizzard, Activision. Tolkoff, Sarah // Orange County Business Journal;12/10/2007, Vol. 30 Issue 50, p20
The article reports on the merger between California-based companies Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and Activision Inc. to form the world's biggest video game company, Activision Blizzard, in 2007. The new company, which is expected to generate $4 billion in sales annually, will be headed by...
- Flipping Through the Archives. // Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealermaker's Journal;Apr2008, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p20
The author comments on the article "Merger Time: Level One," published in the December 2008 issue of the "Mergers & Acquisitions Journal." The article covered the consolidation trend in the video game industry. Since the article came out, the stakes have been raised, as Vivendi acquired...