Deals worth $100 billion on Monday put the Street on pace for a year rivaling the dot-com bubble era and the private equity surge just before the financial crisis.
Indian retailers are struggling to keep up online as e-commerce garner large investments.
Hasbro's relationship with Disney could complicate the toymaker's potential purchase of DreamWorks Animation, said Piper Jaffray analyst Steph Wissink.
Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.
Asia stocks were under pressure on Wednesday amid concerns over oil and Chinese growth, but Japanese markets continued to outperform the region.
Everyone wants a piece of India's booming online retail sector, but for those without billions to spare, the best bet may be the delivery men.
Japanese telecommunications and internet giant Softbank Group announced on Tuesday that it invested $627 million in Indian online retailer Snapdeal.
Asian equities declined on Thursday as investors focused on key Chinese manufacturing data and sliding oil prices.
Asian bourses mirrored the choppy trade overnight in the U.S., with Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul erasing morning gains to trade lower on Friday.
Mounting anxiety over global growth and the spread of Ebola dragged Asian bourses lower on Thursday.
Most Asian bourses traded higher on late Wednesday, as benign Chinese inflation data fueled hopes of additional easing while a weaker currency provided support for Japanese shares.
Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday as fears of global economic weakness affected investor sentiment.
Panasonic and other Japanese manufacturers are hoping to turn their knack for robotics into commercial reality. The Financial Times reports.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday following a global rout but Shanghai bucked the trend after a week-long holiday.
Softbank's investment in a Hollywood movie studio represents the coming out party for two new players in the US entertainment industry.
As U.S. box-office receipts decline, some Chinese investors and U.S. media execs are pairing up to make big bets on China's film industry.
Asian equities reversed losses to end higher on Friday ahead of U.S. jobs data, with Hong Kong markets in focus as protests entered their eighth day.
Asian equity markets started the week mixed, with Hong Kong stocks tumbling on the back of intensifying protests.
Japan's SoftBank is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation, the Hollywood studio behind the "Shrek" and "Madagascar" movie hits, a source said.
Asian markets started the data-light week on the back foot, with major indices posting steep losses.