Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1288 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 267


Topic # 107840 20-Aug-2012 22:05 Send private message

Interesting article about EA possibly being up for sale and its potential impact on gaming: http://www.rantgaming.com/2012/08/19/electronic-arts-ea-for-sale-and-why-gamers-should-care/

Create new topic
209 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 674860 20-Aug-2012 23:19 Send private message

Well that was a lot of supposition and just about zero journalism there...



1288 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 267


  Reply # 674970 21-Aug-2012 09:35 Send private message


2726 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 108


  Reply # 675043 21-Aug-2012 11:55 Send private message

I'm astounded that they're still asking Michael Pachter for opinions on this given his decidedly average level of accuracy.






209 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 675045 21-Aug-2012 12:03 Send private message

stevenz: I'm astounded that they're still asking Michael Pachter for opinions on this given his decidedly average level of accuracy.


This is the New York Post we are talking about. Hardly a bastion of investigative journalism. It's basically a tabloid.



1288 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 267


  Reply # 675487 22-Aug-2012 14:17 Send private message

Old titles, very little R&D, dozens of bad acquisitions, poor management, and almost no earnings - I can see why rumours of a buy-out by private equity funds are circulating. EA shares jumped up sharply as a result of these unconfirmed claims. Out of curiosity, I read the financial reports for the last two quarters. What I can't see in there is any compelling reason why investors would want to take the risk. EA is in trouble. But, in the current economic climate I suspect that this rumour will end up being just another rumour. 

I'd like to be proven wrong though :-) 

The rumour mill is certainly going into full swing on this one. Just in the past couple of days there has been a lot of industry discussion and stock analysis. Whether this has all come about from a rumour created by one source, or perhaps even EA attempting to boost its stock prices, who knows. 

12743 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2846

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 675492 22-Aug-2012 14:23 Send private message

Meh I am not sure they will get bought out, but a leadership change is sure to be coming. EA has a massive portfolio, the right person could turn it around.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

True Key by Intel Security adopts Windows Hello
Posted 7-Dec-2016 20:36


Spark moves to 200Gbps wavelength milestone
Posted 7-Dec-2016 16:00


Xero adds Apple Pay
Posted 7-Dec-2016 11:28


Review new Apple MacBook Pro 2016 (13-inch)
Posted 6-Dec-2016 10:08


50Mbps the new fibre normal
Posted 6-Dec-2016 07:02


Microsoft and Netsafe issue fresh warning about scammers
Posted 5-Dec-2016 19:21



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.