Sony, Tencent, NetEase continue deal hunt to expand new formats, markets

Revenue from mobile games accounts for more than half of the mobile gaming market. Sony is looking to diversify beyond consoles with its new dedicated PlayStation mobile gaming division. Mateusz Slodkowski | SOPA Images | LightRocket via Getty Images Sony Sony’s PlayStation has dominated the gaming console market for a long time. But the business … Read more

Apple among the names reporting next week that typically beat on earnings, boosting shares

The busiest week of the corporate earnings season is around the corner, and there are some companies that tend to outperform expectations and see their stocks pop. More than 150 S & P 500 components are slated to report next week, including Apple, Alphabet and Chipotle Mexican Grill. So far this earnings season, about 21% … Read more

Warren Buffett Spends Big as Stock Market Sells Off

The stock market’s selloff has been bad news for most investors. The Omaha-based company bought 901,768 shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. OXY 5.68% last week, according to a regulatory filing. The move makes Occidental, in which Berkshire began buying shares in late February, one of its 10 biggest holdings. In the past few months, Berkshire … Read more

Berkshire owns 9.5% of Activision Blizzard shares in merger arbitrage bet

Warren Buffett on Saturday said Berkshire Hathaway has been increasing its stake in Activision Blizzard in a merger arbitrage play, betting that Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of the video game company will close. Berkshire now owns about 9.5% of Activision shares, Buffett said at the company’s annual shareholder meeting. “Occasionally I’ll see an arbitrage deal and … Read more

Meta COO Sandberg reportedly tried to block news story about Activision CEO Kotick

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook Inc. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Meta Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg was reportedly part of a pressure campaign to prevent the Daily Mail from publishing an unfavorable report about Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, according to a Wall Street Journal story published Thursday. Facebook … Read more

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick to leave Coca-Cola board

CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, speaks onstage during “Managing Excellence: Getting Consistently Great Results” at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 19, 2016, in San Francisco. Michael Kovac | Getty Images Coca-Cola Co. said Friday that Bobby Kotick, CEO of video game publisher Activision Blizzard, … Read more

Microsoft’s Activision talks started after reporting on sex misconduct

Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2019, in Sun Valley, Idaho. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Microsoft first reached out to game publisher Activision Blizzard about a possible tie-up the same week a media report landed asserting that Activision CEO Bobby Kotick … Read more

Large fluctuations in the market are more normal than investors might expect

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, December 8, 2021. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The stock market’s wild movements over the past week have been an emotional roller coaster for investors, and the trip has not stopped. It’s feeling bad right now, and strategists say it … Read more