Oberon Media acquires Blaze

November 22nd, 2006 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Rumors around Blaze have been hanging in the air for a few months, but now it’s final. Blaze has been bought by Oberon Media. This strategic purchase expands Oberon in the mobile games market. According to the press release, Oberon will even try to offer casual PC games. I’m more interested though to see if Oberon will mobilise it’s flash games trough Blaze’s contracts with the operators. What is clear at this moment, is that the name Blaze will stop to exsist as the blaze.com website has been rebranded to Oberon media. For those who don’t know blaze, here’s the background;

Blaze was the rebranding that happened after Kayak Interactive acquired both Synergenix and Chasma in 2005. Synergenix has the biggest history of the group as they originally developed and maintained the Mophun platform. The Mophun platform was an alternative to J2me and mainly supported by SonyEricsson. The last Mophun enabled handset was the T290 which sold as a budget device on many operators. Mophun is now living as a middleware solution on mainly Symbian supporting handsets, allowing the use of Mophun’s 2D and 3D API’s.

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