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uk big tech data: UK to make Big Tech give rivals access to data under new plans

Britain's competition regulator plans to make big tech companies give their rivals greater access to data and limit them from promoting their products under new powers it is due to receive from the government, it said on Thursday. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has bolstered its oversight of Big Tech firms like Facebook owner Meta, Google parent Alphabet, Amazon and Apple.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIM KozhikodeIIMK Senior Management…

Microsoft Activision Deal: Microsoft wins big in Call of Duty deal with Activision: Here’s what it means

Microsoft announced its plans to acquire Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard in a record $69 billion deal in 2022. Since the announcement, the deal has been scrutinised by the regulatory bodies of several countries. Some countries like the UK have blocked the deal. However, others like the European Union have approved the biggest gaming deal of all time. In a report shared by the EU, its antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager explained why Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard was approved. Click here to read…

What challenges does Microsoft’s $69 billion Activision deal face?

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday asked an appeals court to temporarily stop Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard, hours after a federal judge rejected a similar request.The deal is facing varying responses around the world from regulators. WHAT IS THE ACTIVISION DEAL?Microsoft announced the Activision bid in January last year to boost its firepower in the booming videogaming market, take on leaders Tencent and Sony, and lay the base for its investment in metaverse and…

How US court’s decision may bring ‘good news’ for Microsoft, Activision in the UK

Microsoft has won the fight with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) fight to buy Activision Blizzard. Seen as one of the biggest legal victories for the company, the green light from a US court may have pushed the UK's antitrust regulator's stance on the 'Call of Duty' deal. It is reportedly open to looking at the Microsoft-Activision deal again.According to a report by news agency Reuters, Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said that it will allow Microsoft to bring amendments to its acquisition of…

microsoft activision deal: Microsoft makes final case for Activision Blizzard deal as federal judge weighs decision

The fate of what could be the priciest merger in tech industry history will soon be in the hands of a federal judge who must decide whether to stop Microsoft from closing its deal to buy video game company Activision Blizzard.Federal antitrust enforcers have sued to block the $69 billion acquisition that they say will harm competition between Microsoft and gaming industry competitors such as Sony and Nintendo.But Microsoft has largely had the upper hand in the 5-day San Francisco federal court hearing that's scheduled to…

microsoft activision deal: Activision Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick defends Microsoft’s takeover of the video game-maker

Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick was in court Wednesday defending Microsoft's proposed $69 billion takeover of his video game company against an attempt by federal regulators to block the deal.Kotick told a federal judge in San Francisco Wednesday that there's no incentive to deprive Microsoft gaming rivals like Sony of the popular Activision game Call of Duty, because such a move would alienate the franchise's devoted fanbase.The remarks were meant to undercut a key claim by antitrust enforcers at the US…

Call of Duty exclusive: Gamers would ‘revolt’ if ‘Call of Duty’ were made exclusive: Activision CEO Bobby Kotick

The chief executive of "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick, went before a federal judge on Wednesday to urge her to allow his company to be bought by Microsoft for $69 billion.Kotick said that any effort to make "Call of Duty" exclusive to one platform, as Microsoft critics have said might happen, would alienate some 100 million people who play the game each month. "You would have a revolt if you were to remove the game from one platform," said Kotick. He said that removing "Call of Duty" from…

Playstation 6 and Next-Gen Xbox expected to debut in 2028, reveal Court documents

Sony's Playstation consoles have garnered a significant fanbase in India, with gamers appreciating their impressive gaming capabilities. While the Playstation 5 (PS5) remains a popular choice among gamers, recent findings from court documents accessed by IGN suggest that the next generation of Playstation and Xbox consoles may make their debut as early as 2028.In a legal case regarding Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard in a US court, the tech giant stated its expectation for the official release of the next…

Microsoft Says Even Rival Sony Had No Concern Over Activision Deal

Microsoft Corp. began its court fight with the Federal Trade Commission over the $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard Inc. by saying that even an executive at rival Sony Corp. had acknowledged the deal wasn't “an exclusivity play” to hurt the PlayStation gaming console.The FTC wants to block the transaction while its legal challenge is pending, and the two sides are arguing the case at a five-day court hearing that began Thursday in San Francisco. Microsoft, maker of the Xbox console, is defending the blockbuster…

Microsoft Expects Next-Gen Xbox and PS6 to Launch in 2028, Claims It Has Been Losing Console Wars: Report

Microsoft believes the next generation of gaming consoles should be out in 2028, court documents in the ingoing FTC trial over the Xbox parent's attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard revealed. The documents, as reviewed by IGN, detailed that the next Xbox and PlayStation 6 will potentially be out eight years after the current ones launched in 2020. The timeline coincides with Sony's statement from 2022, which alluded that the next console generation won't be here until 2027. The dates are important, considering Microsoft…