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Videogame Publisher Activision Blizzard Crushed Quarterly Earnings – Barron’s

Videogame Publisher Activision Blizzard Crushed Quarterly Earnings – Barron’s

Text size Courtesy Activision Activision Blizzard shares jumped to its highest levels since 2018 after the videogame publisher’s first-quarter results crushed expectations. The company reported adjusted earnings of 76 cents a share topping Wall Street’s consensus estimate that called for 38 cents per share. Net bookings of $1.52 billion beat consensus at $1.3 billion. It…
How ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Publisher Activision Blizzard Is Keeping Cheaters At Bay – Yahoo Entertainment

How ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ Publisher Activision Blizzard Is Keeping Cheaters At Bay –...

It’s not easy to master the new Activision Blizzard battle royale shooter “Call of Duty: Warzone,” but the game’s developers will not tolerate players trying to cheat to get ahead.The free game and its developers Infinity Ward are taking steps to make sure cheaters aren’t allowed back into public match-making games by creating lobbies for…
‘NBA 2K’ Publisher Beats Copyright Suit Over LeBron James’ Tattoos – Hollywood Reporter

‘NBA 2K’ Publisher Beats Copyright Suit Over LeBron James’ Tattoos – Hollywood Reporter

March 26, 2020 12:21pm PT by Eriq Gardner Getty Images LeBron James Entertainment companies have plenty to worry about these days. But one concern that's been looming for years may have been alleviated on Thursday thanks to a New York federal judge's summary judgment opinion. That being, getting into copyright trouble for depicting someone's tattoo.…
Fortnite publisher Epic Games files complaint against Dancing Pumpkin Man after cease-and-desist – Polygon

Fortnite publisher Epic Games files complaint against Dancing Pumpkin Man after cease-and-desist – Polygon

Epic Games’ Fortnite dance lawsuits continue, but this time, Epic is striking first. On Oct. 30, Matthew Geiler — better known as “Dancing Pumpkin Man” — and his creative consulting company, Sick Picnic Media, drafted a cease-and-desist letter to the Fortnite creator, threatening a lawsuit regarding the game’s Pump It Up emote. Epic responded to…
Red Dead Redemption 2 Publisher Trademarks “31st Union” – GameSpot

Red Dead Redemption 2 Publisher Trademarks “31st Union” – GameSpot

Take-Two Interactive, the publisher behind games like Red Dead Redemption 2, The Outer Worlds, and Civilization 6, has filed a trademark that may give us the name of a future project. The company trademarked "31st Union" for properties related to computer games and associated merchandise.The trademark, filed on October 2, doesn't give particular insight regarding…
Publisher adtech startups Taboola and Outbrain merge in $850M deal to take on Google and Facebook

Publisher adtech startups Taboola and Outbrain merge in $850M deal to take on Google...

Some consolidation is afoot in the world of advertising. Taboola and Outbrain, rivals that both operate advertising-based content recommendation engines for publishers — which typically appear in the form of boxes at the bottom of articles online that feature a mix of stories from the publications themselves, plus ads and sponsored content from other sites…
New publisher Modern Wolf declare commitment to “ethical game development”

New publisher Modern Wolf declare commitment to “ethical game development”

New wee indie publisher Modern Wolf announced themselves to the world this week, and made a big show of declaring they are “committed to ethical game development.” Their initial lineup of five games sounds pretty neat, including the next games from the studios behind Neo Scavenger and Out There. More folks in the industry do…
Eminem’s publisher sues Spotify for copyright infringement

Eminem’s publisher sues Spotify for copyright infringement

Eminem’s music publisher, Eight Mile Style, has filed a lawsuit against Spotify, alleging copyright infringement. The suit claims the steaming platform didn’t get proper licenses for the rapper’s music and wants Spotify to compensate the publisher for billions of streams. There are two prongs to the suit, which was first reported today by The Hollywood…
Eminem’s publisher accuses Spotify of copyright infringement in new lawsuit

Eminem’s publisher accuses Spotify of copyright infringement in new lawsuit

Eminem’s music publisher Eight Mile Style has filed a lawsuit against Spotify, accusing the service of “blatant copyright infringement” in streaming “Lose Yourself” and other Eminem songs. As explained by The Hollywood Reporter, the suit is tied Spotify’s implementation of the Music Modernization Act, which was signed into law last year. Under the MMA, Spotify…
Education publisher to phase out print textbooks

Education publisher to phase out print textbooks

Image copyright Getty Images The world's largest education publisher has taken the first step towards phasing out print books by making all its learning resources "digital first".Pearson said students would only be able to rent physical textbooks from now on, and they would be updated much less frequently.The British firm hopes the move will make…

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Bellingcat journalists targeted by failed phishing attempt

Investigative news site Bellingcat has confirmed several of its staff were targeted by an attempted phishing attack on their ProtonMail accounts, which the journalists and the email provider say failed. “Yet again, Bellingcat finds itself targeted by cyber attacks, almost certainly linked to our work on Russia,” wrote Eliot Higgins, founder of the investigative news…

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