ComiXology, a platform for publishing digital comic books, has just made available the first of a 3-volume series on the life of John Lewis, a civil-rights leader and current U.S. Congressman.
Former chief gaming officer will now lead Bigpoint, which has 300 million registered online game players.
German online game publisher Bigpoint announced today that two major private equity firms have bought a majority stake in the company for $350 million. The transaction values Bigpoint at more than $600 million and shows that the free-to-play online game business is becoming a mature business alongside the console game publishers.
Bigpoint has made a big splash in Europe with its online gaming business. In the past year, it has also begun an ambitious expansion in the U.S., a move spearheaded by its chief executive Heiko Hubertz.
In a big endorsement for browser-based digital game distribution, German online game firm Bigpoint is announcing today that it will distribute online games for gaming powerhouse Electronic Arts.
Netflix may soon offer a subscription plan specifically geared towards streaming video, according to a short blog post by CEO Reed Hastings. The company also announced today that it has landed a content deal with NBC Universal that will allow Netflix to stream more TV episodes from NBC, USA, and SyFy.
Silicon Valley is ground zero for the social game industry. That’s why social game entrepreneurs from elsewhere are setting up shop in San Francisco. The latest to do so is Germany’s Bigpoint, which plans to hire up to 80 more employees for its new game studio in San Francisco.