Discovery Communications Inc. is considering a bid for Scripps Network Interactive, the owner of cable channels like the Food Network and HGTV, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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NWay, the two-year-old gaming startup behind the Facebook game Chrono Blade, has raised a $5 million Series A round. Co-founder and CEO Taehoon Kim said TransLink Capital, which led the round, is well connected in Asia and that the action RPG has generated interest from Asian publishers. The company plans to launch new online multiplayer features this week, and will carry those real-time MMO features over to iOS, Android and Ouya ports of Chrono Blade next year — something nWay says is a technological feat for mobile.
Yahoo has acquired QuikIO, a cross-platform streaming video startup, according to a report from technology site Pando. Three of QuikIO’s employees have joined Yahoo as part of the deal, and the startup’s flagship product will be shut down to current customers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Yahoo did not immediately respond to AllThingsD’s request for comment.
News ByteStorm8 announced today that it will start marketing, distributing and advising on third-party games via a new arm, Storm8 Publishing. Its first title, War of Dragons for iOS, is a Puzzle & Dragons-esque match-three game originally released as Tower of Saviors. Storm8 is best known for monetization-focused, free-to-play games like iMobster and the “Story” series released under its TeamLava brand.