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Saab has officially confirmed that it has terminated its deal with Pang Da and Youngman. In a press release, the company said that the deal came to an end because both of its Chinese partners failed to live up to their end of the bargain; namely supplying Saab with the interim funding necessary to continue operations during the manufacturer’s reorganization. In response, Pang Da and Youngman apparently offered a complete takeover by purchasing 100-percent of the Swedish automaker’s shares, but Saab since rejected that offer, calling it “unacceptable.” However, Saab notes that further discussions are ongoing.
That leaves the future of Saab in its most precarious state since the deal with Pang Da and Youngman was initially announced back in July. While the automaker recently signed a smaller deal with North Street Capital, it’s unclear where Saab is headed in the immediate future. Why has CEO Victor Muller and his team decided that it’s better to risk slipping into bankruptcy instead of having the brand live on under Chinese ownership? Is there another partner in the works, is this just a misguided power play, or is there something else afoot entirely? Only time will tell – as Saab’s last 24 months indicate, absolutely nothing can be ruled out. For now, hit the jump for the full press release.
Saab shirks takeover bid by China’s Pang Da and Youngman, terminates deal originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 24 Oct 2011 11:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
A triumvirate of television titans — LG, Sharp and Philips — are joining forces to create a development kit, defining a common standard for their Smart TV apps. The power play addresses the problem of fragmentation, since developers will only need to make one version of an app for it to work across all three of the ‘tubes operating systems. Based on open standards like HTML5, CE-HTML and HbbTV, developers should get their hands on a beta version by early October, with the finalized version due by the end of the year. The better question now is whether the Romanesque trio can drum up enough developer support to beat out competitors in an app-tastic coup d’etat, or if the likes of Vizio, Sony and Samsung will eventually join in. Needless to say, we’ll be digging for more at CEDIA later this month.
LG, Sharp and Philips to build developer’s kit, create Smart TV app standard originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 07 Sep 2011 09:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
AP – Alex Burrows scored a power-play goal and Roberto Luongo made 11 saves for the Vancouver Canucks, who led the Boston Bruins 1-0 after the first period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday night.
All you probably need to know about the Uncharted 3 beta is that it’s more Uncharted — and therefore you want it right the hell now. Thinking about it that way, the article full of details posted by IGN is extraneous. But on the other hand, new info!
The beta includes two multiplayer maps: Chateau and the Airstrip (described here), both with “dynamic events” occurring during play, like planes flying in. Players can choose from nine modes including Team Deathmatch, 3-Team Deathmatch, Team Objective, Free For All, Plunder, High Stakes, and three unrevealed co-op modes that IGN mercilessly teased for a later reveal. Players will choose either a Drake/Sully/”treasure hunter” Hero team or a bad-guy team made up of customizable pirates.
Four of the new “Power Play” events will also feature in the beta. These one-minute events change the rules (like “marking” one person on the winning team to be worth three points) to turn the game around at critical moments.
Check IGN for the full rundown of beta components. The beta launches officially on July 4, but will be accessible early, on June 28, for Infamous 2 owners and PlayStation Plus members. Which, thanks to one of Sony’s acts of contrition, will be everybody! As long as the store is back up by then, that is. The beta is set to end July 13.
Here’s what you’ll be doing in the Uncharted 3 beta originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 30 May 2011 15:16:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
AP – Daniel Sedin scored his second power-play goal of the game, and Chris Higgins and Mason Raymond added man-advantage goals in the third period for the Vancouver Canucks, who routed the San Jose Sharks 7-3 on Wednesday night and took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.
Ryan Kesler broke a tie with a power-play goal at 7:28 of the third period, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Thursday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.