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River City Labs founder backs new Brisbane games accelerator

3:09AM | Friday, 15 March

A new mobile games accelerator has launched in Brisbane and is now open for applications, with successful teams set to receive up to $50,000 each in addition to office space and mentorship.

Electronic Arts cross a Firemint with an IronMonkey and get Firemonkeys

7:29AM | Wednesday, 25 July

Entertainment giant Electronic Arts is merging Melbourne-based games studios Firemint and IronMonkey to form Firemonkeys, one year after EA acquired Firemint for an undisclosed sum.

MOL Global launches locally by investing in niche payment service provider

7:04AM | Wednesday, 18 July

Local payment service provider ocash has received a majority investment from Southeast Asian internet giant MOL Global, which will use ocash as a foray into Australia and New Zealand.

Blue Tongue founders launch new game studio Twiitch

2:06PM | Sunday, 19 February

The founders of Blue Tongue Entertainment have formed a new Melbourne-based games company, Twiitch, and are preparing for the launch of their first game Coco Loco in March.

Angry Birds sets sights on $1.3bn valuation

8:12AM | Monday, 15 August

The maker of mobile phone game Angry Birds is in talks with a major entertainment company about an investment that would propel its worth to $1.3 billion, according to reports.

Crisp software’s hard approach

5:15PM | Sunday, 22 May

To help reassure those unhappy about the "Wild West" nature of the internet, a British entrepreneur has come up with software called Crisp, which polices cyber bullying and online content.

Packer tipped to pour $40m into Catch of the Day

5:58AM | Tuesday, 10 May

James Packer is reportedly planning to pour $40 million into daily deals and group buying site Catch of the Day, suggesting tech companies are the current flavour for large investors.

EA snaps up Melbourne tech start-up Firemint

5:35AM | Wednesday, 4 May

Melbourne-based tech start-up Firemint has been acquired by entertainment giant Electronic Arts for an undisclosed sum.