The Chinese online retailer in recent years has also taken stakes in US retail firms ShopRunner and 1stdibs and opened its own US online shop, 11 Main.
The Chinese e-commerce giant's investment could signal another step into the mobile business, in a play not unlike Amazon's Fire devices line.
The Japan-based company now owns 73 percent of Supercell, hoping to ride the coattails of success in mobile gaming.
Looking to shake up a stodgy business, a former Yahoo deal-maker turned seed investor plans to offer partnership stakes to entrepreneurs funded by his new company.
Cliff Bleszinski's new studio, Boss Key Productions, will be rolling out its first free-to-play title through Nexon.
The bulking up of a second giant would shake up the cable industry, which is struggling to keep pay-TV subscribers as all-digital rivals emerge.
Charter is courting Time Warner Cable again, this time offering $55 billion in cash and stock, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Charter Communications' deal to merge with Time Warner Cable comes after Comcast's bid crumbled under regulatory scrutiny. But Charter and TWC say that won't happen twice.
Days after announcing it agreed to buy a satellite startup, Google appears to be making another bet on space.
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