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12:04 p.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.
9:23 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.
8:43 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.
6:53 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.
9:14 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.
11:00 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
6:48 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.
2:45 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.
2:07 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.
4:54 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.
3:29 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.
7:52 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.
6:33 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.
5:54 a.m. Feb. 25, 2020 - By Mark Kurtenbach
Private equity sets its sights on booming professional sports Rules that have forbidden private equity funds from investing in pro sports are being loosenedRules that have forbidden private equity funds from investing in pro sports are being loosened.
10:51 a.m. Feb. 21, 2020 - Associated Press
U.S. women’s soccer team seeks $66 million in gender discrimination lawsuit Earlier this month, the players union for the men’s national team urged the federation to sharply increase pay for the women’s teamEarlier this month, the players union for the men’s national team urged the federation to sharply increase pay for the women’s team.
10:58 a.m. Feb. 3, 2020 - Barrons.com
Electronic Arts Game Lineup Needs ‘Pizzazz’ to Boost Its Stock Price, an Analyst Says Electronic Arts beat earnings expectations but a lack of exciting announcements in the near-term could keep the share price stalled for the videogame publisher, one analyst says.
12:04 p.m. Jan. 15, 2020 - Associated Press
How Alibaba plans to improve the Olympics with cloud computing Fans will see the biggest changes at the 2022 Winter Games as ticketing and merchandise operations become more digitalAt this year’s Tokyo Olympics, broadcasters will gain the most. Fans will see the biggest changes at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing as ticketing and merchandise operations become more digital.
3:41 a.m. Dec. 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
Buy Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts Stocks Because New Consoles Are on the Way The 12 months before a console hits shelves brought market-beating gains for game publishers in 2000, 2005, and 2013. After all, when everyone’s buying a shiny new console, they will need new games to play.
5:21 a.m. Dec. 9, 2019 - Barrons.com
The World’s First IPO for a Competitive Videogame Team Is Today. It’ll Be a Crucial Test for E-Sports. Astralis is the first pure-play team to sell stock to the public in the burgeoning world of professional videogame playing.
1:13 p.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
The Dow Lost 268 Points Because Manufacturing Data Blew a Hole in Cyber Monday U.S. stocks fell on Monday as November’s manufacturing data showed a fresh setback. Also, President Donald Trump restored tariffs on steel and aluminum produced in South America.
12:11 p.m. Dec. 2, 2019 - Associated Press
Lionel Messi, Megan Rapinoe win Ballon d’Or awards Messi now has a record six Ballon d’Or awards and Megan Rapinoe earns her firstMessi now has a record six Ballon d’Or awards and Megan Rapinoe earns her first.
12:47 p.m. Dec. 1, 2019 - Associated Press
Big surge in shopping on ‘Small Business Saturday,’ analysis finds More people shopping on their smartphones this year, Adobe findsShoppers, many of them using smartphones, spent $3.6 billion buying online from small businesses on Saturday.
6:29 a.m. Dec. 1, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Black Friday online sales hit all-time high of $7.4 billion, up 19.6% — these were the hottest toys and electronics Adobe Analytics expects online sales to hit $9.4 billion this Cyber Monday.Adobe Analytics expects online sales to hit $9.4 billion this Cyber Monday.
9:16 a.m. Nov. 30, 2019 - By Clive McKeef
Black Friday online sales hit all-time high — here are the hottest toys and electronics Adobe expects online sales to hit $9.4 billion this Cyber MondayThis year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, and Adobe Analytics says carts filled on phones, computers and tablets rang up $7.4 billion in transactions.
9:38 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019 - Barrons.com
EA’s Next Battlefield Videogame Will Be Later Than Expected. Here’s What Wall Street Is Saying. Electronic Arts’ second-quarter earnings beat expectations, but that failed to lift the stock.
10:08 a.m. Oct. 22, 2019 - Barrons.com
Electronic Arts Needs New Hit Games, Analyst Says in Downgrade Barclays analyst Deepak Mathivanan lowered his rating on Monday to Equal Weight from Overweight for EA shares, saying the publisher needs to do better with its non-licensed offerings.
10:27 a.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Inspired by AOC, Megan Rapinoe and Greta Thunberg? You should be, according to this list ‘What would the future look like if it were driven by women?’The BBC’s 100 most influential women list asks, “What would the future look like if it were driven by women?”
8:03 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019 - Associated Press
Issues facing soccer World Cup in Qatar are on display at track world championships in Doha The city hosting the 2022 opening event and the World Cup final didn’t even exist when FIFA awarded the tournament to Qatar Qatar is hosting the 2022 Men’s World Cup, which will be played in the winter rather than the summer due to oppressive heat in Qatar.
1:24 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - Associated Press
Many colleges are now offering degrees in esports Schools in the U.S. and U.K. are launching programs designed to capitalize on the booming industry’s need for skilled professionalsSchools in the U.S. and U.K. are launching programs designed to capitalize on the booming industry’s need for skilled professionals.
10:28 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Woman arrested for attending soccer match in Iran dies from self-inflicted burnsA 29-year-old female Iranian soccer fan, dubbed “Blue Girl,” died after setting herself on fire outside a courtroom. She was facing six months in prison for attempting to enter Tehran’s Azadi stadium and watch her favorite team.
7:06 a.m. Sept. 10, 2019 - Associated Press
Hong Kong soccer fans boo Chinese national anthem at World Cup qualifier The crowd also began singing the song ‘Glory to Hong Kong’The crowd also began singing the song ‘Glory to Hong Kong.’
7:05 a.m. Aug. 28, 2019 - Barrons.com
2 Videogame Stocks to Buy for the Rise of Esports, According to an Analyst Esports is one of the biggest secular growth trends in media, and investors should take advantage of it, according to Needham. Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts should benefit.
12:58 p.m. Aug. 7, 2019 - MarketWatch
Fox reports higher Q2 sales, beats EPS views Fox Corp. on Wednesday posted higher revenue in its latest quarter, boosted by stronger performances in its cable network and broadcast TV segments. Revenue for the company's fourth quarter rose 5% from a year earlier to $2.51 billion, above analysts' expectations of $2.45 billion in revenue. In the latest period, Fox said its revenue growth was driven by a 7% jump in affiliate revenue.
1:03 p.m. July 31, 2019 - By Emily Bary
EA’s latest numbers should ‘take the edge off,’ says analyst Analysts say there were expectations that the company would have to slash its forecast, but management held steadyElectronic Arts Inc. shares gained Wednesday after the company positively surprised Wall Street by sticking with its outlook.
6:45 a.m. July 31, 2019 - Barrons.com
Electronic Arts Gets a Boost From Upbeat Earnings The stock recovered some of its July losses after the company’s fiscal first-quarter earnings turned one analyst bullish.
11:53 p.m. July 23, 2019 - MarketWatch
ITV reports 16% profit drop, unveils savings planBritish broadcaster ITV PLC (ITV.LN) said Wednesday that first-half pretax profit fell 16% on lower revenue against a tough year-earlier comparative, when the FIFA World Cup boosted advertising, and set further cost-saving targets.
5:20 a.m. July 13, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
The U.S. women’s team won the World Cup, and they’re about to get paid — by sponsors, anyway While the world soccer champs fight for equal pay, they should be scoring sponsorships and social-media campaigns, experts sayWhile the world soccer champs fight for equal pay, they should be scoring sponsorships and social-media campaigns, experts say.
1:25 p.m. July 10, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
The U.S. Women’s World Cup–winning soccer team will earn just 18 cents on the dollar compared to men Over 100,000 people sign petitions for equal pay for the U.S. women’s soccer teamOver 100,000 people sign petitions for equal pay for the U.S. women’s soccer team.
12:44 p.m. July 10, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Megan Rapinoe’s message for President Trump: ‘You’re harking back to an era that wasn’t great for America’ Black unemployment has been on the decline since before Trump took office, and fell to 6% in JuneBlack unemployment has been on the decline since before Trump took office, and fell to 6% in June.
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