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Bethesda acquires original Prey, Rune developer Human Head Studios – Polygon

Bethesda acquires original Prey, Rune developer Human Head Studios – Polygon

The developer of the original Prey, Rune, and The Quiet Man, Human Head Studios, has closed its doors. But the employees of that studio have joined Fallout and The Elder Scrolls publisher Bethesda Softworks as part of a new developer called Roundhouse Studios. Madison, Wisconsin-based Roundhouse Studios “will immediately begin work on unannounced projects at…
Epic acquires Megascans creator Quixel – GamesIndustry.biz

Epic acquires Megascans creator Quixel – GamesIndustry.biz

All Megascans assets to become free for Unreal Engine usersEpic Games has announced the acquisition of development asset and toolset creator Quixel.Quixel Megascans, a library of over 10,000 2D and 3D photogrammetry assets, will become free for all Unreal Engine developers at a yet-to-be-determined date following the completion of the acquisition. Toolsets Bridge and Mixer…
Epic Games acquires photogrammetry startup Quixel to make games more realistic – VentureBeat

Epic Games acquires photogrammetry startup Quixel to make games more realistic – VentureBeat

Epic Games announced it has acquired Quixel, a startup that created a huge “photogrammetry” asset library of real world imagery that can be used in animated films or video games. Back in March during the Epic Games event at the Game Developers Conference, Quixel demoed a cinematic short film Rebirth that looked like it was…
Amperity acquires Custora to improve its customer data platform

Amperity acquires Custora to improve its customer data platform

Amperity announced today that it’s acquiring another company in the customer data business, Custora. Amperity co-founder and CEO Kabir Shahani told me that Custora’s technology complements what Amperity is already offering. To illustrate this point, he said that customer data tools fall into three big buckets: “The first is know your customer, the second is…
Seismic acquires Percolate to expand its marketing tools

Seismic acquires Percolate to expand its marketing tools

Seismic is announcing that it’s acquiring Percolate in a deal that it says is combining “two essential pillars of the marketing technology stack.” It sounds like the two companies aren’t direct competitors, but they offer related tools: Seismic helps companies create and manage the content they use in sales and marketing, while Percolate expanded from…
Singapore’s Qoo10 acquires Indian online marketplace ShopClues

Singapore’s Qoo10 acquires Indian online marketplace ShopClues

Qoo10, a Singapore-based e-commerce firm has acquired India’s online marketplace ShopClues in an all-stock deal, the two companies said Thursday. The deal, which per a person familiar with the matter valued ShopClues at $100 million, ends years-long struggle at once thriving Indian firm to find a new home. The new deal will see ShopClues merged…
ShareGrid acquires UK peer-to-peer film and camera rental community BorrowFox

ShareGrid acquires UK peer-to-peer film and camera rental community BorrowFox

ShareGrid, the U.S.-based marketplace for sharing, buying and selling film and photography equipment, has acquired the U.K’s BorrowFox as part of its international expansion plans. BorrowFox operates a “peer-to-peer” film and camera rental community that lets people rent out their under-utilised gear. ShareGrid says it expects to launch in the U.K. in 2020 (where it…
Amazon acquires Health Navigator for Amazon Care, its pilot employee healthcare program

Amazon acquires Health Navigator for Amazon Care, its pilot employee healthcare program

Amazon has acquired Health Navigator, a startup that develops APIs for online health services. According to CNBC, which first reported the deal, Health Navigator will become part of Amazon Care, its pilot healthcare service program for employees. This is the second health startup acquired by Amazon. The first was online pharmacy PillPack, purchased by the…
Microsoft acquires start-up Mover, shortly after buying Movere, to get more data into its cloud – CNBC

Microsoft acquires start-up Mover, shortly after buying Movere, to get more data into its...

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at an Economic Club of New York event in New York on Feb. 7, 2018.Mark Kauzlarich | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesFirst it was Movere. Now it's Mover.Under Satya Nadella's leadership, Microsoft is concentrating much of its dealmaking on bolstering the value of its cloud technology by helping companies move their…
MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut down amid an ongoing battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Livingston…

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Huawei Android ban could still be on as US government says...

The US Huawei ban may not be coming to an end any time soon after all following new reports that the Chinese phone giant is still under severe restrictions.According to Reuters, staff at the US Commerce Department enforcement team have been told by senior officials that Huawei should still be treated as blacklisted, and US…

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