Sony closes $1.175 billion deal to buy Crunchyroll from AT&T

Igor Bonifacic

It is official. Sony now owns both Crunchyroll and Funimation. The company’s Sony Pictures division closed on Monday the acquisition, valued at $ 1.175 billion. And with the deal now closed, Tony Vinciquerra, CEO of Sony Pictures, said the company’s goal was “to get a unified anime subscription as soon as possible.” Sony has not … Read more

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Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android … Read more