Friday, September 16, 2011

#Hackgate: Elisabeth #Murdoch's #Shine buys social gaming startup Bossa Studios

TOXIC Murdoch clan buy up more of England, the poison is here to stay.

Elisabeth Murdoch
Elisabeth Murdoch: 'social gaming is a critical component of our strategy.' Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian
Elisabeth Murdoch's Shine TV production company has acquired the London-based social gaming startup, Bossa Studios, for an undisclosed fee.

The acquisition is Shine Group's first foray into the nascent social gaming market, and comes just months after News Corporation bought the TV firm for $673m.

Based in Shoreditch, east London, Bossa Studios creates games for social networking sites including Facebook and MySpace. Eleven-month old Bossa Studios is set to unveil its first Facebook game, dubbed Monstermind, next week.

Murdoch said on Friday: "As a global content company, we are committed to producing exceptional experiences across multiple platforms and developing direct-to-consumer models... read more