Tencent faces new video-game M&A challenge

Tencent faces new video-game M&A challenge

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters Breakingviews) – The frenzy in video-game dealmaking has reached a new level. China’s Tencent (0700.HK) wants to increase its 5% stake in smaller French rival Ubisoft Entertainment (UBIP.PA), the outfit behind the wildly popular “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, according to Reuters. The $380 billion company could offer the founding Guillemot family, who … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a … Read more

Austrian spy firm accused by Microsoft says hacking tool was for EU states

Austrian spy firm accused by Microsoft says hacking tool was for EU states

A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – An Austrian firm which Microsoft (MSFT.O) said created malicious software that was detected on the computer systems of some … Read more

Microsoft soothes market fears with forecast for strong revenue growth

Microsoft soothes market fears with forecast for strong revenue growth

A Microsoft logo is seen in Los Angeles, California US November 7, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 26 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Tuesday forecast revenue this fiscal year would grow by double digits, driven by demand for cloud computing services and sending shares up 5%. … Read more

Wall Street closes sharply higher on strong corporate earnings

Wall Street closes sharply higher on strong corporate earnings

Boeing raises on deal to sell jets to 777 Partners Johnson & Johnson and IBM fall on dollar impact warning Halliburton, Hasbro, Truist rise after profit beat Indexes Up: Dow 2.43%, S&P 500 2.76%, Nasdaq 3.11% Biggest one-day percentage gain for Nasdaq since June 24 July 19 (Reuters) – US stocks closed with sharp gains … Read more

Wall St slides, Dow set for worst first-half since 1962

Wall St slides, Dow set for worst first-half since 1962

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 22, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US May consumer spending rises moderately; higher inflation S&P 500 headed for worst first-half since 1970 Indexes down: Dow 0.72%, S&P 0.58%, Nasdaq … Read more

Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

Meta and other tech giants form metaverse standards body, without Apple

The logo of Meta Platforms is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Meta (META.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster development … Read more

Musk says US SEC ‘bastards’ forced settlement over Tesla tweets

Musk says US SEC ‘bastards’ forced settlement over Tesla tweets

April 14 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk on Thursday stepped up criticism of the US securities regulator, calling Securities and Exchange Commission officials “bastards” for bringing fraud charges against him over his 2018 tweets regarding taking the company private. On the day he made major news by unveiling a $43 billion cash … Read more

Tech workers urge companies to join Ukraine’s digital blockade of Russia

Tech workers urge companies to join Ukraine’s digital blockade of Russia

OAKLAND, Calif., March 30 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) President Brad Smith wrote to Ukraine’s leader this month with a clear message: despite Kyiv’s calls for it to sever all ties with Russia, the US software behemoth would continue doing business in the country with non-sanctioned clients, including schools and hospitals. “Depriving these institutions of … Read more