BOTTOM LINE ~> Vivendi continues its acquisition mandate by increasing holdings in Ubisoft and Gameloft. Vivendi owns roughly 10% of each French game company. They are still sitting on the cash from their divestment from Activision, and indications point to a plan to fully acquire either or both game makers in the coming months.
BOTTOM LINE ~> Over 100 million people visit Alibaba sites every day. Their decision to enter the set-top box market is a clear opportunity for content owners and aggregators in North America and Europe to grab a slice of the pie in China.