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  • GSR Capital announces $5B global M&A fund; targets international investments & Chinese industrial & emerging tech co's; fund anchored by $1B from institutional investors & GSR GO Scale Capital Limited Partners, which will manage the fund - Link

  • Gaming hardware co @Razer confirms acquisition of Android-based console startup @PlayOUYA (investment bank Mesa Global prev confirmed); price undiscl; all-cash deal for tech & dev relations teams, not hardware; will expand Razer's Android TV gaming biz - Link

    Razer's ForgeTV set-top box for Android gaming:

  • Fantasy sports co @DraftKings raises $300M D led by @FOXSports; @Recode sources report $1.2B valuation, say deal requires $250M ad spend w/ Fox Sports over 3 yrs; last mo gained exclusive rights for fantasy sports ads on @ESPN properties; raised $375M to date - Link

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  • @BestBuy to sell Apple Watch beginning in Aug; initially avail at 100 locations, 300 by holidays; launched in Apr, limited to Apple's online store; Apple retail locations began selling in Jun; currently avail at 680 locations globally, compared w/ 220k for iPhone - Link

  • Google launches Spotlight Stories for iOS (prev avail on Android); viewer for 3D videos developed by Motorola; accelerometer & gyroscope let viewer follow specific characters, look around, etc; 4 titles: 'Help,' 'Duet,' 'Buggy Night,' & 'Windy Day' - Link

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