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Huayi's Chairman Joins Ranks Of China Movie Billionaires; Stock Climbs To Record (Update)

By Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff (Updates earlier post with details and today’s stock close)  Wang Zhongjun, the chairman of Shenzhen-listed film maker Huayi Brothers Media, has joined the ranks of China’s movie industry billionaires. Huayi’s shares have climbed by more than 160% in the past year amid rising prospects for home-grown entertainment industry content in China.  They gained 5.5% today at close at an all-time high of 42.2 yuan. Founded in Beijing in1994, Huayi produces films, television programs, music and other content.  Wang, who also goes by the English name Dennis, owns a 26% stake in Huayi that is worth more than $1 billion; his brother, Wang Zhonglei, whose English name is James, holds 8% of the company. Jack Ma, the chairman of Alibaba Group and one of China’s richest Internet entrepreneurs, owns 5% of Huayi. Huayi’s stock has soared after the company last month projected net profit in the first half of 2013 would as much as triple from $17 million a year earlier on good box-office income. Investors have also bid up its shares after the company said on July 24 it would acquire 50.9% of mobile game developer Yinhan Technology for the equivalent of $109.5 million. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

The 14 best Windows Store music and movie apps

Microsoft may be stuffing gratis copies of Office into Windows RT slabs and small-screen Windows 8 tablets alike, but all the spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations in the world won’t change the fact that the modern UI was made for mobile devices—and mobile devices just beg to be used for media consumption.

Fortunately, although the Windows Store
still lags in many crucial app categories, it pretty much has entertainment down pat. Sure, it would be nice if more big-name music services called Windows 8 home, but these 14 stellar music and movie apps can keep you rocking out and tuned in long into the night—especially if you’re into streaming services.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at PCWorld

Huayi's Wang Zhongjun Joins Ranks Of China Movie Industry Billionaires

By Russell Flannery, Forbes Staff Wang Zhongjun, the chairman of Shenzhen-listed film maker Huayi Brothers Media, has joined the ranks of China’s movie industry billionaires.  Huayi’s shares have climbed by more than 150% in the past year amid growth in demand for home-grown entertainment industry content. Wang owns a 26% stake in Huayi that is now worth more than $1 billion; his brother, Wang Zhonglei, holds 8% of the company. — With Maggie Chen — Follow me on Twitter @rflannerychina   …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

Kerry: Talks aim to reach final-status agreement in 9 months

By avandagriff

Israelis and Palestinians will aim to reach a final-status agreement to end their conflict over the next nine months, US Secretary of State John Kerry says in Washington. Read More: Kerry: Talks aim to reach final-status agreement in 9 months | JPost | Israel News.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Multiplayer to Skip Wii U

UPDATE: WB Interactive has confirmed to IGN that Batman: Arkham Origins multiplayer will only be available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

The recently-announced multiplayer portion of Batman: Arkham Origins may not be available on the Wii U version of the game, according to a press release.

Confusion is currently reigning after the press release, which was sent out originally claiming “the online mode will be available for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC” and thus omitting the Wii U, was reissued without the offending paragraph.

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Source: FULL ARTICLE at IGN Video Games