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3:13 a.m. Feb. 9, 2021 - Barrons.com
How Bitcoin Explains Everything Senate will begin Trump’s impeachment trial, Electronic Arts agrees to buy Glu Mobile, China blocks popular Clubhouse chat app, and other news to start your day.
11:14 a.m. Feb. 8, 2021 - MarketWatch
Electronic Arts to buy Glu Mobile in $2.4B dealElectronic Arts Inc. said Monday it is acquiring Glu Mobile Inc. in a $2.4 billion deal aimed at growing an area of business in which the videogame giant has had mixed success. The all-cash deal, which is expected to close in the quarter ending in June, will bring Glu's mobile games such as "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," "Diner Dash" and "MLB Tap Sports Baseball" to EA.
2:45 p.m. Feb. 2, 2021 - Barrons.com
EA Stock Falls Even as Executives Tout New Videogame Lineup EA stock fell 5% in after hours trading Tuesday, despite a better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter report from the company.
1:00 a.m. Jan. 3, 2021 - Barrons.com
Cyberpunk 2077’s Lesson: Making Big Games Has Never Been Harder The launch of CD Projekt’s latest title was bumpy, even after eight years of hype. Yet the developer’s troubles highlights the risks—and rewards—that face investors in video-game makers’ shares.
1:25 p.m. Dec. 15, 2020 - Barrons.com
3 Internet Stocks to Buy—and 1 to Hold—for 2021 The analysts named Zillow Group, Lyft, and Penn National Gaming their picks for next year.
5:06 p.m. Dec. 14, 2020 - By Wallace Witkowski
Videogames are about to get more expensive for the first time in 15 yearsWhen a new generation of gaming consoles arrives ahead of the holidays, there will also be a new price tag on top-end videogames for the first time in more than a decade.
12:25 p.m. Dec. 6, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Qatar planning on completely 'normal' World Cup in 2022Qatar is now planning for a "complete normal” World Cup in 2022 after rapid progress in producing vaccines for the coronavirus, the tournament CEO told The Associated Press on Sunday ahead of the European qualifying draw.
10:40 a.m. Dec. 4, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Saudi Arabia says an end to yearslong Qatar boycott is 'in reach'Saudi Arabia's top diplomat said Friday that an end to the yearslong boycott of Qatar by the kingdom and three other Arab nations “looks in reach” for all involved, though he offered no details on how this feud would be resolved.
5:10 p.m. Dec. 1, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
Women's national team, U.S. Soccer settle part of their lawsuitU.S. women's national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions compared with the men's team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation.
10:38 a.m. Nov. 30, 2020 - By Tomi Kilgore
Kandi stock plunges after short seller alleges 'brazen scheme' to falsify revenueShares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc. hit hard Monday, after Hindenburg Research took a swipe at the China-based electric vehicle and battery packs maker by alleging "fake sales" to undisclosed affiliates of the company.
7:40 a.m. Nov. 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60 Argentina’s president declared three days of national mourning for Maradona on WednesdayDiego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.
9:05 p.m. Nov. 8, 2020 - MarketWatch
Julius Baer says it's reached deal over FIFA probeJulius Baer Gruppe AG said Monday that it has reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. Justice Department to settle a probe into its role in corruption events concerning world soccer federation FIFA.
11:33 a.m. Nov. 6, 2020 - Barrons.com
Electronic Arts Stock Fell After Earnings. What to Know Now. An analyst at Piper Sandler is no longer bullish on the stock, while others see a chance to buy the dip.
1:02 p.m. Nov. 5, 2020 - Barrons.com
The Stay-at-Home Trend Didn’t Stop EA Revenue From Falling Investors reacted poorly to the surprising announcement from Electronic Arts late Thursday that it has decided to begin paying out a quarterly dividend, amid weaker-than-expected results.
2:56 p.m. Oct. 27, 2020 - Barrons.com
Twitter Reports Earnings Thursday. Here’s What to Expect. The social media company’s revenue hasn’t been as resilient as that of several of its rivals, but its daily user count has soared.
10:46 a.m. Oct. 19, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
6 Russian military hackers charged with attacking U.S. businesses, targeting foreign electionsSix current and former Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Monday. It details destructive attacks on a broad range of targets and implicates the same Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.
5:32 a.m. Oct. 15, 2020 - By Callum Keown
Isolating in dorm rooms, no socializing, and online classes. The British university students living through the pandemic Many students have been forced to self-isolate in residences, unable to leave even to go food shoppingBritish students had hoped to be enjoying their first months of university, and all the freedom and chaos the experience typically brings. Instead, they have been battling a far different reality.
9:28 a.m. Oct. 10, 2020 - By Wallace Witkowski
Videogames are about to get more expensive for the first time in 15 yearsWhen a new generation of gaming consoles arrives ahead of the holidays, there will also be a new price tag on top-end videogames for the first time in more than a decade.
8:04 a.m. Oct. 8, 2020 - MarketWatch.com
EA's FIFA 21 launch and genre dominance position it to be the ESPN of games streaming, according to this investment fundWith the videogames industry in an intense battle to capture millions of players, EA’s content is “materially undervalued” by investors, according to the managers of a $1.3 billion investment fund.
6:32 a.m. Oct. 2, 2020 - By Jurica Dujmovic
ESports has boomed during the global pandemic — here are the best platforms to help you get started Prize pools of gamers rival those of traditional major-league sportsPrize pools of gamers rival those of traditional major-league sports.
8:40 p.m. Sept. 15, 2020 - MarketWatch
Julius Baer says in advanced talks over FIFA issueJulius Baer Gruppe AG said Wednesday that it is in advanced discussions to reach a resolution with the U.S. Department of Justice related to the authority's investigation into the FIFA soccer federation.
10:18 a.m. Sept. 8, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Here’s how Julius Baer is helping its clients grow their wealth during the crisis Heavy trading by ultra rich clients helped Julius Baer to record profits in the first half of the year.
9:12 a.m. July 31, 2020 - Barrons.com
Electronic Arts Posted a Record Quarter. Here's What Wall Street Is Saying. The videogame publisher reported its best fiscal first-quarter on record—an impressive feat, given the company only launched two full games during the period.
6:28 a.m. July 31, 2020 - By Ciara Linnane
Coronavirus update: Pandemic will continue for some time, experts tell Congress as U.S. case tally nears 4.5 million Big tech quartet chalk up $29 billion in earnings and almost $200 billion in sales despite pandemic and antitrust scrutinyWith close to 4.5 million Americans confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus illness COVID-19, the pandemic will continue for some time, public health officials will tell Congress on Friday, underscoring the importance of following their recommendations on face masks, frequent hand washing and social distancing.
2:44 p.m. July 30, 2020 - By Levi Sumagaysay
EA rides pandemic-fueled increase in videogame playing to record first-quarter resultsVideogame maker saw tens of millions of new players as more people stay home during COVID-19 pandemic.
12:30 p.m. July 30, 2020 - Barrons.com
Electronic Arts Earnings Show the Power of the Stay-At-Home Trend The videogame publisher’s fiscal first-quarter earnings report topped Wall Street’s heightened expectations amid Covid-19 shutdowns.
11:04 a.m. June 25, 2020 - Barrons.com
New Videogame Consoles Are Good News for These 2 Stocks A new generation of PlayStation and Xbox consoles means a better experiences for game players. But it also creates opportunities for investors.
8:23 a.m. June 23, 2020 - Barrons.com
EA Stock Is Rising as Videogame Sales Boom Amid the Pandemic Electronic Arts said results for its fiscal first quarter ending June were on pace to clock in much better than the company originally forecast. EA signaled an uptick in sales as Americans continued to shift spending indoors.
7:43 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Jeremy C. Owens
How the pandemic has changed tech in its first 100 days Apple, Amazon, and other Big Tech stocks have clawed back, but the outlook for hardware sales remains grimWhen COVID-19 began to spread publicly in the U.S., predictions were grim and quickly ended a bull market in technology that had lasted more than a decade.
5:53 a.m. June 4, 2020 - Associated Press
Hong Kong bans insults to China’s national anthem Hong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthemHong Kong’s legislature approved a contentious bill Thursday that makes it illegal to insult the Chinese national anthem.
8:14 a.m. May 29, 2020 - Barrons.com
Electronic Arts and NFL Renew Madden Rights Deal Electronic Arts produces the popular Madden NFL series of videogames. One analyst said the news is positive but necessary, given EA’s reliance on sports franchises to drive annual results.
10:00 p.m. May 26, 2020 - Associated Press
Thousands of protesters stand off against police in fresh Hong Kong unrest In the Central business district, police shot pepper balls at protesters and searched several people
5:48 a.m. May 6, 2020 - Barrons.com
Electronic Arts Stock Fell After Earnings Beat Electronic Arts said Apex Legends was the most downloaded free-to-play game in 2019 on the PlayStation 4 system. Investors, however, are focused on next year.
1:45 a.m. May 6, 2020 - By Max A. Cherney
Videogames are flourishing in the pandemic, and game makers aren’t scared of the future EA and Activision executives discuss industry’s past successes during recessions, but fret about ability to launch new titles with everyone working from homeTwo titans in the videogame industry reported plump profits compared with last year, as Electronic Arts Inc. and Activision Blizzard Inc. said late Tuesday that lock-down orders across the globe had beefed up interest in videogames.
1:07 a.m. May 5, 2020 - By Emily Bary
Disney’s struggles, videogames’ success and the potential for fake meat take earnings stage Earnings Watch: Disney, Electronic Arts, Activision Blizzard and Beyond Meat highlight busy afternoon of reports TuesdayThe new winners and losers of leisure time will be on full display Tuesday as Walt Disney Co. prepares to outline its issues in the real world while videogame makers detail how the pandemic is playing out in virtual realms.
3:54 p.m. May 1, 2020 - Barrons.com
Activision Blizzard’s Play for a Pandemic Premium With Americans stuck at home, videogames have thrived, which should be reflected in quarterly earnings reports. But the bull case for Activision preceded the outbreak, and may well continue after folks can go out again.
2:29 p.m. April 6, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. prosecutors detail bribery charges in awarding of World Cup, broadcasting rights Bribes allegedly paid to secure votes for Russia, Qatar bids in 2018, 2022Prosecutors revealed new details of alleged bribes paid to FIFA executive committee members to gain their votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup and charged a pair of former 21st Century Fox executives with making illegal payments to win broadcast rights for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments.
6:52 a.m. March 25, 2020 - By Weston Blasi
As more sports go on hiatus, can eSports betting fill the void? Sportsbooks are finding ways to stay afloat as the coronavirus has forced the suspension of most sports competitionsThe Coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of the NBA, MLB, NHL, and professional soccer seasons, as well as the outright cancellation of the NCAA March Madness tournament. The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until at least 2021.
5:33 p.m. March 12, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. Soccer president quits amid accusations of sexism in gender discrimination suit Cindy Parlow Cone becomes organization’s first female presidentCarlos Cordeiro resigned as U.S. Soccer Federation president on Thursday night, three days after the organization filed legal papers in a gender discrimination claiming women players had less physical ability and responsibility than men.
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