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March 2, 2015
...20bn of assets to achieve that goal, disposing of Maroc Telecom, most of its stake in California-based gaming company Activision Blizzard and GVT, its Brazilian telecoms arm. Last April, after a fierce bidding war between Altice and Bouygues Telecom...Adam Thomson in Paris
March 2, 2015
...cent over the prior year. Its rival, Activision Blizzard, whose Call of Duty and...mobile. In late 2013, Bobby Kotick, Activision’s chief executive, said there was...But in its recent earnings call, Activision’s chiefs admitted mobile and tablet...Tim Bradshaw
February 5, 2015
...Creations. Sony bought Psygnosis in the 1990s and produced the Buzz and Wipeout series of games for the PlayStation. But in 2011 Activision, which had acquired Bizarre, closed it and Sony shut its development centre a year later, although it kept its quality assurance...By Andrew Bounds, Enterprise Editor
January 14, 2015
...period ended January 3. The software sales were driven by an over 94 per cent increase in next-generation titles such as Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. Viacom shares fell 6.7 per cent to $67...Mamta Badkar in New York
October 29, 2014
...will fill its holiday schedule with Star Wars Battlefront. “At issue is the company’s ability to emulate competitor Activision’s success with annual instalments of its Call of Duty franchise, alternated among three studios each on a three-year...Mamta Badkar in New York
October 21, 2014
...the same role as a co-founder of Red Octane, the company behind the music-peripheral video game that was later sold to Activision. Advice on data processing, meanwhile, comes from Nathan Gettings, brother of Adam and a co-founder of Palantir. Leeo...Tim Bradshaw
September 23, 2014
...better than others. At Electronic Arts, mobile accounts for a fifth of revenues after 30 per cent growth last year. At Activision Blizzard, by contrast, mobile provides just 6 per cent of sales (excluding distribution), and mobile revenues have fallen...
September 10, 2014
Activision Blizzard has claimed another videogaming...its opening weekends. On Wednesday, Activision said Destiny, which was made by the...amount of software shipped to retailers. Activision has previously said it invested $500m...By Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco
June 20, 2014
...summer. Days later, it sold most of its majority stake in Activision Blizzard, the Californian gaming company, for $8.2bn. Most recently...In theory, Vivendi wants to be a media company but it sold Activision Blizzard and yet held on to GVT,” says Mr Aspesi...By Adam Thomson in Paris
May 25, 2014
...Entertainment, the makers of World of Warcraft. Call of Duty: One of the few console titles popular in professional gaming, Activision’s realistic wartime shooting game CoD is also one of the most lucrative with a $1m prize pool at March’s championship...By Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco
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