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Activision Blizzard Announces Plans To Split From Vivendi
2013-07-28 09:31:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Activision Blizzard, producers of the popular "World of Warcraft," "Call of Duty" and "Skylanders" video game series, has announced they will be parting ways with French media conglomerate Vivendi after agreeing to buy back the majority stake held by its parent company for a reported $8.2 billion. According to AP Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay, 429 million shares will be sold back to Activision itself at a total cost of $5.83...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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