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Microsoft Acquires Maker of Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

On September 16, 2014 By Zac Parsons

The era of console gaming is probably coming to an end. At least it seems Microsoft thinks so. Yesterday, the company announced the acquisition of a little-known game publisher called Mojang. It should not be very surprising if you haven’t heard of them, as they have not published many hit games. The one [...]

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Netflix has been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Just this week the streaming company filed a Petition to Deny with the FCC which formally asks the government to block the deal.

Netflix argues that if the two cable companies [...]

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Virtual Data Rooms: Do you have one?

On June 30, 2014 By Zac Parsons

When it comes to sharing data for due diligence, entrepreneurs and their lawyers are faced with a bit of a choice. Companies used to host physical data storage rooms for transactions and document review where they could keep all physical copies of the documents needed to complete the deal; often it was under guard and/or [...]

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Entertaining Conglomeration

On May 27, 2014 By Zachary Altman

Over the last several months the high profile merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable has been a major point of interest for analysts, commentators, and consumers of digital entertainment. Currently the primary potential hurdle left for the deal’s completion is regulatory approval with the Department of Justice. Critics argue that this [...]

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The Oculus Rift, at a mere two years old, has taken the gaming press by storm. The Rift is a motion-tracking, head-tracking 3D screen that you wear on your head for complete immersion. After the thoroughly terrible VR days of the 90s, maybe nobody expected VR to be a real thing [...]

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Last month Comcast, the nation’s largest cable and broadband internet provider, announced that it had made a bid to purchase Time Warner Cable (TWC), the nation’s second largest cable provider for an eye-popping $45 billion.  If the deal goes through, Comcast would account for 38% of the broadband market and [...]

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Contrary to what many pessimistic job seekers are saying, there is still work out there for M&A lawyers.

Last Thursday, Comcast and General Electric announced a joint venture where Comcast will own 51% of NBC Universal (NBCU). According to Am Law Daily, this deal has been in the works for about [...]

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Less Than a Year After Merger, Sirius XM to Go Bankrupt?

On February 16, 2009 By JETLaw

Almost eleven months after the Department of Justice approved the merger between Sirius and XM, two companies that offered competing subscription services to satellite radio, the newly formed company, Sirius XM, faces the prospect of bankruptcy as early as tomorrow after $175 million in debt matured on Sunday. Even [...]

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