June 15, 2021

Month: February 2021

Electronic Arts Buying Glu Mobile To Boost Mobile Game Business

Electronic Arts  (EA) – Get Report said Monday it’s buying Glu Mobile  (GLUU) – Get Report for $12.50 a share cash, or $2.4 billion, in a deal to boost its mobile-games business.

The acquisition will combine Electronic Arts, the Redwood City, Calif., maker of the Madden NFL franchise games, with Glu, San Francisco, known for its Covet Fashion, Deer Hunter, MLB Tap Sports Baseball, and  Kim Kardashian: Hollywood games.

At last check shares of Glu Mobile leaped 35% to $12.61. They’d closed regular Monday trading up 2.2% at $9.39.

EA shares were unchanged after hours. They

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Nvidia, Semiconductor Stocks Climb on Dialog Deal, Chip Shortage

Nvidia  (NVDA) – Get Report and other semiconductor companies were rising Monday, following news of Dialog Semiconductor’s DLGNF acquisition by Renesas Electronics RNECY and an ongoing chip shortage. 

Nvidia was up 6% to $576.35 at last check, while Advanced Micro Devices  (AMD) – Get Report was up 4%, and Intel  (INTC) – Get Report rose 1.42%.

The increase was driven in part by the announcement that Renesas had agreed to buy Dialog Semiconductor for $6 billion cash.

Shares of U.K.-based Dialog, whose clients include Apple  (AAPL) – Get Report, were up

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SimplePractice Learning Approved as Continuing Education Provider for New York State Psychologists

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — SimplePractice Learning, the most sophisticated continuing education platform on the market today for behavioral health professionals, has received approval by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to provide continuing education (CE) courses for psychologists.

As of January 1, 2021, New York licensed psychologists must complete 36 hours of approved continuing education courses for each triennial registration period. All CE courses must be taken from psychology providers approved by the NYSED on the basis of an application, fee and the requirements in Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations. SimplePractice Learning is

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U.S. Drops Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against California

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The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its Trump-era lawsuit against California enacting its own net neutrality rules.

The news, spotted by Ars Technica, means the federal government is letting the state do what it wants when it comes to net neutrality, which is in line with the Biden Administration’s promise to reinstate the laws at the federal level. Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a statement that she is “pleased” by the turn of events.

The California Internet Consumer Protection and Net Neutrality Act

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‘Queen & Slim’ Director Melina Matsoukas Teams With Howard University For ‘Future First’ Storytelling Challenge

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Queen & Slim director Melina Matsoukas is partnering with Howard University and Instagram to help amplify and support the stories of aspiring Black storytellers through the newly launched Instagram x Share Black Stories “Future First” Reels Challenge.

The program kicks off today as we enter the second week of Black History Month. “Future First” will feature selected emerging student storytellers from the Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film, each of whom will receive a $10,000 production stipend to support costs associated with the creation of their work.


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