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Sainsbury’s plots £1m digital retail push

Sainsbury’s has bought online entertainment company Global Media Vault for 1 million. The acquisition will facilitate its drive to beat supermarket rivals to the online and digital entertainment market, following the launch of the Sainsbury’s Entertainment website in November 2010. Global Media Vault’s digital database already includes over three million …

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Sony signs rights to Steve Jobs: The Film

Sony Pictures has reportedly paid $1 million for the rights to produce Steve Jobs’ biopic, after the Apple founder died earlier this month. Former Time Magazine managing editor Walter Isaacson wrote the original biography, which was sourced from interviews with Jobs, his family, and others that knew him. Tributes have …

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Apple’s cash reserves are bigger than the US Government’s

Well, it finally happened. Steve Jobs’ consumer electronic empire Apple now has more money to play with than the US treasury – the world’s biggest economy and lynchpin of the Western financial system. According to US Treasury figures released this week, the United States has an operating cash balance of …

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Apple Expo confirmed for UK

A new trade and consumer event for the Apple community will run in the UK in May 2012. Apple Expo will look to attract Apple creative professionals, Mac enthusiasts and the multi-million userbase of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and iPods. The show will take place in Earl’s Court. …

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Ballmer admits to Windows Phone 7 troubles

As part of hisMicrosoft Worldwide Partner Conference speech, Microsoft chief exec Steve Ballmer has admitted that Windows Phone 7 is not flying off the shelves as fast as the firm would have hoped. While still enthusiastically explaining how successful Microsoft is, there were concessions to its trailing position in the …

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OnLive: Publishers feel constrained by Xbox 360, PS3

CEO, founder and president of OnLive Steve Perlman has told PCR it will look to work with the current gaming platforms such as Xbox and PS3, though 2005 architecture means they are ‘getting long in the tooth.’ The cloud gaming service works through a mini-console connected to a TV, directly …

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The games of 2007: Analysis

The more things change… The majority of these titles were DS and Wii exclusives, which serves as a good example of how Nintendo really surged in popularity throughout the year. While Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training did well to take the eleventh position in 2006, the title’s second place ranking in …

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Skys the limit for SouthPeak

Following a whopping multi-million dollar merger with GSPAC, newly-named SouthPeak Interactive Corporation has told MCV that it will step up its game portfolio and take on the big guns of the publishing world. The big-money merger with Global Services Partners Acquisition was revealed last week, a transaction which is made …

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Future revenues down

Specialist publishing powerhouse Future reported revenues of 40.6 million for the three months ending December 31st 2007 – down 1.5 per cent compared to the same period in 2006. Future attributed the drop to ‘project phasing of customer publishing revenues’ which despite being down in the first quarter are expected …

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Infogrames: Were back in business

Atari parent Infogrames has told MCV it is to double the number of games in development and build up a 30 strong network of partner studios as it looks to recover from a difficult few years. The group received a €150 million financial boost last week courtesy of BlueBay Asset …

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