Sony’s video gaming unit buys cloud gaming platform firm Gaikai for $380m

Sony & Gaikai

Sony & Gaikai

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE), Sony’s video gaming unit, has acquired California-based cloud gaming platform company Gaikai for roughly $380 million. Fortune recently reported that the company was on the block, and said it could end up selling for well over $500 million. But, approximately $380 million it is. Still not shabby, considering Gaikai had only raised $45 million in funding to date. The company was backed by Benchmark Capital, TriplePoint Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners, Limelight Networks and Intel Capital. Read the full story at The Next Web.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

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