Innovation Update #5: China’s Tencent buys ‘Clash of Clans’ maker Supercell for $8.6 billion

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Ladies and Gentlemen, here the news comes, the “Clash of Clans” creator Supercell sells its stake to the Chinese Gaming Giant Tencent. The deal is earmarked at roughly around $ 8.6 billion, an absolutely sensational price attained by the Finland-based Supercell – sealing its supervening capability in the unequivocally competitive and well-established industry. They have hit the top-charts, securing the #1 position, in the M&A world of the Gaming Industry.

I completely endorse Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen’s move which gives him & his company the advantage of upholding their well-founded creativity. After all, it is entirely not about subjugating the novelty of the gaming world, for the sole purpose of attaining short-term investor appeal – which would have been their probable fate if they would have decided to get on the rolling stocks list in the exchange.

Gamers and lovers of both Tencent and Supercell’s creations seem to be quite happy with the new wedlock and I am also quite inquisitive about the standings of this new kingdom, now, that the ‘reign’ has changed.

You can read the Reuter’s report on this deal by clicking on the link below:

Reuters: China’s Tencent buys ‘Clash of Clans’ maker Supercell for $8.6 billion | Reuters

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Innovation Update #4: Nissan Buying $2.2 Billion Controlling Stake in Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi Motors

“The deal is a lifeline for Mitsubishi Motors, which is mired in its third scandal in two decades and has had $3 billion wiped off its market value,” as specified by the source article.

Through this deal, Nissan Motor Co. would gain access to rather tough markets of the Southeast Asia where Mitsubishi Motors is a popular name. The deal has further resulted in handing over a third of Mitsubishi company’s reins to Nissan Motor Company in line with the Japanese Corporations Act.

Well, financial analysts could not have imagined a better deal for this scandal-ridden company which does not hold back from hitting the consumers below the belt especially in terms of fuel economy, which is one of the pivotal criteria kept in view during the decision making process.

The “Nissan” revival could help resuscitate the “Mitsubishi” brand equity. Read on to know more…

Entrepreneur.com & Reuters: Nissan Buying $2.2 Billion Controlling Stake in Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi Motors

Innovation Update #3: Electric Car-Charging Network ChargePoint Gets $50 Million in Funding

The company now has money to expand beyond the 27,000 public charging stations it operates. The world will witness an emerging opportunity to revolutionize the entire transportation system. With increased access to charging stations, the concept of electric cars is bound to thrive, sparking hopes for greater fuel efficiency thereby contributing largely to the international efforts towards Climate Change awareness and measures. Read on to know more about the company and the aspects of funding.

Reuters & Entrepreneur INDIA: Electric Car-Charging Network ChargePoint Gets $50 Million in Funding

Point of View #2: Nuclear Security Summit 2016

The Nuclear Security Summit was conferred with its spirit of existence in the year 2010 by the US President – Barack Obama, as a part of his vision & efforts to “secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world in four years.”

One of the substantial corroborative of this summit suggesting its extent of influence is the current safety of the world’s nuclear arsenal despite being subjected to extreme dangers posed by the surging terrorism in strategic areas.

The ensuing dialogue in the Summit indicated the “acknowledgement” of the milestones yet to be undertaken in the area of nuclear deterrence unanimously by the participating nations. At times it seems that such “acknowledgement” made by the countries along with the claims to have succeeded in reducing the world’s nuclear enriched quantum acts as a shadow for those, who amidst developing and maintaining their own “football” & undertaking ambitious “nuclear warhead development” programmes, are sacrificing the outcomes of common goals for the enterprise of regaining the greatness of their own race. The atrocity of which outlies indefinitely the contributions of the former.

Whilst certain nations were staging upfront their agenda to unify under the aegis of “one world” to work towards the persistent threats, a gaping difference embarked the beginning of  diplomacy of perspectives & question of ideology held back Russian Federation & Iran from participating in the Summit. Meanwhile Moscow affirmed its concern with regard to securing nuclear materials and combating nuclear terrorism, Pakistani Prime Minister called off his trip to the Summit following terrorist attacks in the country.

Nuclear deterrence and suggestive disarmament measures are happy ideas to be placed before the worldians to portray unification and peace. Whereas the real thinking lies in the fact that what would an armament deterring world inflect in the pages of history yet to be created? Some countries would enter into secret nuclear development and trade agreements, forming unnatural alliances, all of them misleading one another with regard to their common goal, creating conditions conducive for the mushroom cloud carnage to commence. On the other hand, prima facie knowledge about possession of nuclear weaponry would incite a fear of mass destruction & extinction of identity among any of the rogue nations misguided by their conscience and would dramatically reduce the susceptibility of humanity to war.

To live like a human has many implications. When we live, it is all about the expectations we strive to fulfill, the unrequited love we attempt to gain, the bubble of honour we try to inflate and the way we tread to achieve all of this. But at the end of all this, when the long suppressed soul finds its utterance after freeing itself from the shackles of  Time and sojourns through eternity, it all sums up to 6 feet of earth on the imposterous ground.

Reality #2: Nuclear Security Summit 2016 – Obama’s final Address to the Countries with Nuclear Hatchets

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The leaders of the world gathered on the 1st of April, 2016 at Washington DC, for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit, held under the aegis of the current US President – Mr. Barack Obama.

During the address, US president issues warning to leaders but says that since first summit six years ago, the world has taken ‘concrete, tangible steps’ to reduce nuclear terrorism.

The Guardian: Barack Obama at nuclear summit: ‘madmen’ threaten global security

The Nuclear Security Summit has been a methodical diplomatic platform for the nuclear-power countries to stage their “humanity motivated concerns” for the world’s growing nuclear war arsenal amidst their own ‘Football’ and ambitious ‘nuclear warhead’ development plans shadowed under the so-called ‘magnificent’ achievement of systematically disposing ‘highly enriched’ uranium, wherein the atrocity posed by the former exceeds indefinitely the benefits rendered by the latter.

Be Real. Be Innovative. Go Rein…
Stay tuned for the Point of View #2!