Brief: Games publisher is South Korea’s largest IPO in years, makes founder a billionaire

May 12, 2017 0

Photo credit: prakobkit / 123RF. The news: Korean games publishing company Netmarble went public on Friday, raising US$2.3 billion, valuing the firm at US$11 billion.

Xiaomi founder’s Shunwei invests in Indian gaming startup amid smartphone boom

April 28, 2017 0

Photo credit: Mech Mocha. Mobile gaming is yet to take off in India like it has in China. But investors from across the border clearly

Brief: E-sports is coming to the Asian Olympics, thanks to Alibaba

April 18, 2017 0

A massive esports event. Photo credit: Sam Churchill.. Alisports, the sports affiliate of ecommerce giant Alibaba, announced that it’s partnering with the Olympic Council of

Korean accelerator SparkLabs expands into China

April 18, 2017 0

Beijing on a smog-free day. Photo credit: 06photo / 123RF. Just as international companies – eBay, Groupon, Google – struggle when entering China, Chinese companies

Virtual gaming items marketplace Itemku raises $1.2m but legal issues persist

April 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: Wikimedia. Five Jack, the South Korea-based company that operates a marketplace for virtual goods in Indonesia, today announced it raised US$1.2 million in

Vietnam’s Appota scores series C funding as mobile gaming booms

April 5, 2017 0

Photo credit: fotokita / 123RF. Vietnam-based Appota today announced it secured an undisclosed sum for its series C round from two prominent investment funds in

Rakuten and Blackstorm launch HTML5-based mobile games platform

April 4, 2017 0

Some of the titles available on R Games at launch. Photo credit: Rakuten Games. Rakuten, the Japanese tech company that made headlines last year when

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