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Vivendi’s hostile bid for Gameloft suggests more acquisitions on the way

Vivendi’s hostile bid for the French mobile games maker Gameloft has won majority shareholder backing, which means the deal looks like being as good as done. Gameloft makes smash hit games like Orde

Will Vivendi Acquire Ubisoft And Gameloft?

Slowly but surely, <a target="_blank" href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivendi">Vivendi</a> is trying to get back into the video game industry. After selling back its stake into Activision Blizzard

Vivendi Buys 80% Of France’s Dailymotion, Valuing The YouTube Rival At $295M

The long-running saga of who would become the new owner of online video site Dailymotion has finally come to an end. Vivendi has announced that it’s acquired an 80% stake in the company from Fre

French Telco SFR Cuts Up To 2,000 Jobs Following Free Mobile Entry Into The Market

As the telecom company Free <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/03/how-the-telecom-company-free-disrupted-the-mobile-landscape-in-france/">disrupted the mobile landscape</a> in France, employ

Vivendi's $11.5B acquisition of Vodafone's 44% stake in SFR approved by EC

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/sfr.png" class="shot2" /> The European Commission yesterday granted French entertainment and telecommunication services conglomerate <

Universal Music Group Reports 8.4% Growth In Digital Sales For 2009

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/umg.png" class="shot2" />French media conglomerate <a href="http://www.vivendi.com/vivendi/-accueil-en-">Vivendi</a> this morning <a href="htt

Warner Bros. acquires F.E.A.R. name, renames Project Origin to F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, announces launch date

http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf I won’t go into all the gory details, but here’s a quick recap. Monolith and Sierra pushed out F.E.A.R. in 2005, but Monolith was acquired in 2004 by Wa

Judge evokes WoW in ruling

In a decision last week a Delaware court rejected a request by the Wayne County Employees’ Retirement System for a preliminary injunction against the proposed Vivendi-Activision merger. Though t

Vivendi and Activision combine to create Devastator

I wish. Actually, these two big boys merged to create the decidedly more predictable and tame-sounding “Activision Blizzard,” which sounds a lot like a spell you might cast in D&D. The