Take-Two has officially acquired Zynga

Take-Two has officially completed its $12.7 billion deal for social game developer Zynga, the two companies announced Monday. With the acquisition, Take-Two not only takes ownership of big Zynga franchises like FarmVille but also gets access to Zynga’s expertise building hugely popular free-to-play mobile games. Many notable game studios have invested heavily into mobile, and … Read more

SiriusXM buys Conan O’Brien’s podcast and media company

Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend and Team Coco’s other podcasts now belong to . O’Brien has his digital media company and podcast network to the satellite radio giant. As part of the deal, which says is worth around $150 million, O’Brien has signed a five-year talent agreement to keep hosting his podcast. He’ll also create … Read more

Naomi Osaka hints at skipping sort of ‘pointless’ Wimbledon

Naomi Osaka might be skipping Wimbledon. The ATP and WTA have announced ranking points won’t be awarded at Wimbledon with Russian and Belarusian players banned for their countries’ invasion of Ukraine. Speaking with reporters after her first-round loss to Amanda Anisimova at the French Open, Osaka said that would make her consider the major an … Read more

Tom Cruise is back in action in first ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ trailer: ‘Take my money!’

Produce and star in a globetrotting, stunt-heavy action movie in the middle of a global pandemic. That was Tom Cruise’s mission … and he chose to accept it. The Top Gun: Maverick star and his regular collaborator, director Christopher McQuarrie, started working on the two-part Mission: Impossible adventure just as COVID-19 shut down film productions … Read more

Russia Loosens More Capital Controls as Ruble Extends Surge

(Bloomberg) — Russia eased a key capital control that’s underpinned the ruble’s recovery as the currency’s blistering rebound picked up pace Monday. Most Read from Bloomberg The share of foreign-exchange proceeds that exporters are required to sell is being reduced to 50% from 80%, the Finance Ministry said in a website statement. It cited “the … Read more