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Activision Blizzard Splits From Vivendi In $8 Billion Deal

In a complex deal, Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard said last night that it has reached a deal with Vivendi, where it will acquire approximately 429 million shares of the company, in exchange for $5.83 billion in cash. In addition, an investor group--led by Activision CEO Bobby Kotick and co-chairman Brian Kelly--will purchase an additional $2.34 billion in shares from Vivendi, for $13.60 per share. The move will split Activision Blizzard from Vivendi, and make the company's majority sha (More info...)

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Meditope Biosciences Gets $3.6M For Cancer Treatments
Los Angeles-based Meditope Biosciences announced this morning that it has raised $3.6M in a Series A financing, to accelerate development of its antibody-based cancer products. The startup said the investment came from angel investors. Meditope Biosciences is headed by Stephanie Hsieh, and says it is developing proprietary monocolonal antibody (mAb) linker technology. Meditope's technology was originally developed at the City of Hope Cancer Center. As part of the funding round, the company also (More info...)

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FaceFirst Snags CFO From X PRIZE Foundation
Camarillo-based FaceFirst, a startup which is developing facial recognition technology aimed at the business security, public safety, and law enforcement markets, said today that it has added David Donell as its Chief Financial Officer. Donell was previously the CFO at the X PRIZE Foundation, the nonprofit foundation which focuses on running prizes to encourage the development of technology to solve the world's life science, energy, environment, and exploration challenges. Donell also served at (More info...)

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Tealium Ties With Splunk
San Diego-based enterprise tag management software provider Tealium said this week that it has partnred with Splunk, a developer of IT log monitoring software. According to Tealium, the move helps Splunk Enterprise customers pull visitor interaction data from websites, mobile web, and native mobile applications into Splunk's log analysis tools. Splunk previously had relied on server log data only for collecting visitor information. Financial details of the link between the companies was not disc (More info...)

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