The Finnish publisher has become one of the most successful mobile game companies in the world. But its chief, Ilkka Paananen, isn’t satisfied with success. He wants to make history.
Line’s Akira Morikawa isn’t targeting his messaging service at gamers, but they’re playing a ton of titles on his network. Will that make it bigger than Facebook?
The price reflects SoftBank’s desire to get content for its telecom holdings and move into the West.
Finnish developer Supercell claims it will remain independent and will use the cash to move into global publishing.
Wednesday was a fairly busy day for deals, with old-industry blue chipper GE investing big into a new platform as a service company, Yahoo Japan investing in U.S. startups, and API management company 3scale announcing new funding to grow faster.