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EA completes acquisition of Codemasters

While Take-Two was originally set to acquire racing game specialist studio ‘Codemasters’, EA eventually outbid them in the final hour of negotiations. As always though, these acquisitions take time to close and need to go through various approvals. All of that red tape has now been cleared, with Codemasters officially …

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Steelseries is acquiring KontrolFreek

Steelseries has made a new acquisition. Following A-Volute earlier this year, the gaming peripherals company has bought KontrolFreek, an industry leader in high-performance controller accessories, further improving SteelSeries position in the console gaming market. For those who don’t know, KontrolFreek is a private company that specialises in the creation of accessories to improve …

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Microsoft acquires Smash.gg esports platform

Microsoft has been on a big spree of gaming-related acquisitions lately. Most of these have been development studios but this week, Microsoft has announced something slightly different. As of this week, esports tournament platform ‘Smash.gg’ is now under the Microsoft umbrella.  Smash.gg will be part of Microsoft’s Content Services Group, …

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Synaptics to acquire Broadcom’s wireless IoT business for $250 million

This week, Synaptics announced that it will acquire Broadcom’s wireless IoT business – including assets and manufacturing rights – for approximately $250 million in an all-cash transaction. The $250 million agreement between the two companies lets Synaptics acquire certain rights to Broadcom’s existing IoT technology as well as “future roadmap devices …

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Cisco set to acquire ThousandEyes

On May 28, Cisco announced its intent to acquire the privately-held ThousandEyes, known for its software-as-a-service (SaaS) product capable of measuring network performance.  ThousandEyes was founded back in 2010 and its headquarter is located in San Francisco – the company also has offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tokyo. ThousandEyes has seen a …

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Apple acquires Inductiv, machine-learning specialists

Apple has confirmed that it has acquired the tech startup Inductiv, an engineering team from Ontario that specialises in machine-learning. It’s believed that Apple’s underlying reason for the acquisition of Inductiv is to enhance its virtual assistant, Siri.  Apple confirmed the deal, saying it “buys smaller technology companies from time to …

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Intel acquires Rivet Networks

Intel has announced that it is acquiring Rivet Networks – a company mainly known for its network solutions, with its Killer series often used in various gaming machines. Intel said that the acquisition will boost “Intel’s Wi-Fi offerings for PC Platforms”. The world is growing ever more dependent on Wi-Fi …

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