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Netflix is getting quite serious about gaming 🎮
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Netflix is getting quite serious about gaming 🎮

What happened — Netflix made another gaming acquisition yesterday, buying out a mobile games developer [https://techcrunch.com/2022/03/02/netflix-acquires-next-games-in-finland-publisher-of-stranger-things-and-walking-dead-games-for-72m/] called Next Games for $72 million — further sinking its teeth into the mobile and casual gaming arena. Some context: as growth in its core business began to flatline post-COVID,

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MPL acquires gaming studio GameDuell 🎮

What happened — Mobile Premier League, the home-grown fantasy gaming giant, acquired a Germany based gaming studio [https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/startup/mobile-premier-league-buys-germanys-gameduell-for-foray-into-europe-mobile-free-to-play-gaming-8173601.html] called GameDuell — sinking its teeth deeper in the casual mobile gaming market. GameDuell [https://www.gameduell.com/gd/] makes casual, free-to-play games like Solitaire, Rummy

Great cloud wars of 2021⚔️
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Great cloud wars of 2021⚔️

What happened — the widely publicized, $10 billion comprehensive cloud-first digitization project of the US Department of Defense, called “JEDI”, will be scrapped [https://techcrunch.com/2021/07/06/nobody-wins-as-dod-finally-pulls-the-plug-on-controversial-10b-jedi-contract/] — ending multi-year infighting between Nadella and Bezos’ boys, and of course the Trump admin. Some backstory — the first-of its kind contract,