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Sony buys controlling stake of EMI in $2.3bn deal

Sony has struck a deal to obtain the 60% stake of EMI Music Publishing held by Mubadala Investment Company. The deal, worth $2.3bn, gives Sony a 90% controlling stake in EMI and makes it the biggest music publisher in the world. EMI’s catalog includes the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Queen, the Arctic Monkeys, Tina Turner and countless others. ... Read More »

Amazon’s entry into health care may have just narrowed with the Cigna-Express Scripts deal

Health insurer Cigna’s announced move Thursday to buy pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts may have just narrowed Amazon’s entry into health care. If Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ever wanted to get into the health insurance industry, “the target that would have made sense for them is Cigna,” Ana Gupte, senior health care services analyst at Leerink Partners, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” On Thursday, Cigna agreed to buy Express ... Read More »

Vanquish for $8 is Just One Amazing PC Game Deal You Can Get Right Now

Fanatical has been cranking out one amazing PC game deal after another, and today is no different. Right now you can score Vanquish for only $7.99 – which is 60% off the list price. The deal is good for for today – January 31st – only, but the Steam keys will run out way before midnight. Even if you miss it, there ... Read More »

How to send Android SMS messages with Amazon Echo, and why it’s a big deal

If you got a Google Home Mini to go with your Android phone this Christmas, one of the first things you probably asked it to do was send a text. But instead of asking what you wanted to say, your Google Home said this: Sorry, I can’t send texts yet. But starting today, if you ask the same question to your Amazon Echo, it ... Read More »

Facebook Signs Deal With Universal Music Group, Promises Personalised Music Features

HIGHLIGHTS Universal Music Group (UMG) tied up with YouTube recently UMG called the Facebook deal its latest success Facebook promised more personalised music features alongside Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social media giant promised more personalized, interactive music features for its two billion users. The move marks a new ... Read More »

Deal: LG G6 is $430 in the US, V20 drops to $393

The LG G6 price has been decreasing steadily and the impeding launch of the V30 puts even more downwards pressure. We’ve seen the phone at some very low prices – $288 deal with a Verizon contract or $400 off contract (from eBay and it was a temporary discount). In case you missed those offers, check out NewEgg, which is charging $430 for a 4GB/32GB Ice Platinum unit. Amazon ... Read More »

Deal: Best Buy 50-hour sales event

Best Buy is no stranger to price-slashing events. It is currently hosting a 50-hour long one, which is apparently inspired by the similarly titled shopping spree, the company had last year to celebrate its 50th anniversary. This time, there is no apparent reason for the promotion, other than the reported success of the first installment, but you won’t hear us complaining ... Read More »

Deal: HTC 10 goes for €290 on eBay Germany

The HTC 10 went into the “old but gold” category after the U11 came out. It’s still a capable smartphone with a great camera and its Snapdragon 820 chipset still has plenty of oomph. Plus, it’s last call for those wanting a metal HTC, the company switched away to glass for the U-series. There’s an offer on eBay for €290 while HTC’s official site ... Read More »

People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over $100bn, with an Australian market alone worth $3bn. But the value of games goes beyond just money. Interactive entertainment and the “serious games” that share lessons and skills have ... Read More »

‘People have no idea how big a deal it is’: the people pushing Australian gaming forward

To win one of the estimated 700 full-time jobs across the gaming industry, you have to be better than good; you have to be exceptional. Photograph: Matjaz Slanic/Getty Images More than 70% of Australians play video games, and I’m one of them. With its spread from computers to TVs to mobile phones, the global games industry is now worth over ... Read More »