Activision Blizzard Closes Its $5.9B Acquisition Of King, Makers Of Candy Crush

Activision Blizzard today announced that it has closed its acquisition of King Digital for $5.9 billion, a deal that it says makes it the largest game network in the world with more than 500 million u

CrunchWeek: Diversity, Candy, And Books Of Faces

Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech. This week we’re chatting about Twitter’s issues with diversity, Activisio

Activision Blizzard Acquires Candy Crush Maker King Digital Entertainment For $5.9 Billion

Well here's a blockbuster acquisition for you. Gaming mothership Activision Blizzard has entered into an agreement to acquire, maker of the wildly popular game Candy Crush and probably other IPO Does Not Crush It: Shares Open At $20.50, Down Nearly 9%, Close At $19

<a target="_blank" href="">King Digital</a>, publisher of the popular mobile game Candy Crush Saga, began trading as a public company today on the NYSE not with a pop but with a drop.

With 9B Games Played Each Month, Grabs No.1 Slot On Facebook With Candy Crush Saga And Moves Into Japan And Korea

<a target="_blank" href=""></a>, the casual social games maker, today is announcing a couple of milestones in its growth: the company's Candy Crush Saga is now the number-one ov

Social Game Developer Makes A Big Push Onto Mobile With Candy Crush Saga Launch

Mirroring a shift in the rest of the social gaming industry over the past few years, European developer <a target="_blank" href=""></a> is making a big push onto mobile pla

Major Steal: Poaches Talent Behind EA’s Sims Social To Lead New London Studio

<a href=""></a>, the European-casual-gaming-company-that-could, is cementing its ascendance on the Facebook platform by poaching one of the key producers responsible for EA Buys Fabrication Games As It Pushes Onto Mobile, Eyes Possible 2013 IPO

<img src="" alt="" width="250" height="144" align="right" />Swedish gaming company <a href=""> and RealNetworks Announce Exclusive Partnership

Games provider and RealNetworks will today announce that both companies have entered into an exclusive, multi-year partnership that will integrate gaming content across both companies gaming