Gamers lament end of Warcraft in China as Blizzard and NetEase part ways

Gamers lament end of Warcraft in China as Blizzard and NetEase part ways

Nov 17 (Reuters) – Blizzard Entertainment (ATVI.O) and NetEase (9999.HK) caused dismay among thousands of gamers on Thursday by saying hits such as ‘World of Warcraft’ will not be available in China from next year as a 14 -year partnership ended. NetEase shares closed 9% lower in Hong Kong after Blizzard said it was unable … Read more

Amazon to lay off thousands of employees -source

Amazon to lay off thousands of employees -source

Nov 14 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) is planning to lay off around 10,000 employees in corporate and technology roles beginning this week, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, in what would amount to its biggest such discount to date. The cuts, earlier reported by the New York Times, would represent about … Read more

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Nasdaq, S&P 500 end sharply higher, fueled by inflation optimism

Growth stocks lead value, Nasdaq rallies Nasdaq and S&P 500 gain for second day Indexes end: S&P 500 +0.93%, Nasdaq +1.88%, Dow +0.10% Nov 11 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended sharply higher on Friday, extending a rally started the day before after a soft inflation reading raised hopes the Federal Reserve would … Read more

US stocks end higher, Meta jumps as investors eye midterms

US stocks end higher, Meta jumps as investors eye midterms

Meta Platforms rally after report of job cuts Apple slips as COVID-19 curbs crimp iPhone production in China Indexes close: S&P 500 +0.96%, Nasdaq +0.85%, Dow +1.31% Nov 7 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended sharply higher Monday as investors focused on Tuesday’s midterm elections that will determine control of Congress, while shares of Meta Platforms … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in 'Assassin's Creed' maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a … Read more

India blocks Krafton’s game under law it has used to ban China apps-source

India blocks Krafton's game under law it has used to ban China apps-source

A Google sign is pictured outside the Google office in Berlin, Germany, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) – India blocked a popular battle-royale format game from Krafton Inc (259960.KS)a South Korean company backed by China’s Tencent (0700.HK)using a law it … Read more

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

July 27 (Reuters) – Spirit Airlines Inc. (SAVE.N) canceled its $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Group Holdings Inc (ULCC.O) on Wednesday after Spirit shareholders balked at supporting it, leaving JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) with an opening to clinch a deal. The development, first reported by Reuters on Wednesday, came after Spirit pushed back a shareholder … Read more

Wall St rises on Microsoft, Alphabet earnings as Fed decision looms

Wall St rises on Microsoft, Alphabet earnings as Fed decision looms

Microsoft, Alphabet results spark rally in megacap stocks T-Mobile up after raising subscriber growth forecast Fed policy decision expected at 2 pm ET Indexes: Dow 0.39%, S&P 1.47%, Nasdaq 2.72% July 27 (Reuters) – The tech-heavy Nasdaq surged nearly 3% on Wednesday, leading Wall Street’s main indexes higher, as upbeat quarterly reports from Microsoft and … Read more

Wall Street falls as Walmart warning rattles retail sector

Wall Street closes lower as ad tech, social media stocks drop

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Walmart cuts profit forecast, drags retailers McDonald’s up as sales, profit top estimates GE jumps on higher profit, Coca-Cola up on forecast raise Indexes … Read more