Activision Blizzard

Microsoft Profit Rises 33 Percent Thanks To AI, Cloud

Strong AI adoption and cloud helps Microsoft deliver another strong quarterly performance, amid $3 trillion valuation

4 months ago

Microsoft Axes 1,900 Staff After Activision Acquisition

Microsoft adds to job gloom after axing 9 percent of its gaming division, after closing the Activision Blizzard acquisition

4 months ago

FTC Urges Appeals Court To Reject Microsoft-Activision Merger

Last regulator standing. US FTC tries again to block Microsoft's already closed Activision purchase at Federal Appeals Court

6 months ago

Microsoft Completes $75bn Activision Blizzard Buyout

CMA criticises Microsoft's conduct during antitrust probe after structural change to deal allows it to clinch regulatory approval

7 months ago

UK Regulator Approves Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Purchase

After protracted regulatory scrutiny, final hurdle removed for Microsoft's acquisition of Activision after UK grants approval

8 months ago

UK CMA Confirms Microsoft Compromise Satisfies Concerns

UK competition regulator indicates Microsoft/Activision compromise addresses previous CMA concerns in cloud gaming

8 months ago

Microsoft Makes Concession To Win UK Activision Approval

Major concession from Microsoft as it seeks to win approval from UK's CMA for $69bn (£54bn) Activision Blizzard acquisition

9 months ago

CMA Publishes Microsoft Arguments In Activision Case

UK Competiiton and Markets Authority publishes Microsoft arguments in reconsideration of Activision-Blizzard deal, calls for public comment

10 months ago

CMA Publishes Microsoft Arguments As It Denies Bowing To Pressure

CMA publishes Microsoft's arguments for reconsideration of Activision Blizzard deal after FTC court defeat

10 months ago

Microsoft, Activision Extend Deal Deadline To Secure UK Approval

Microsoft continues to pull out all the stops to secure its $69 billion acquisition of gaming giant Activision Blizzard, as…

10 months ago

Sony, Microsoft Agree To 10-Year Deal For Call Of Duty

Sony, Microsoft agree to 10-year deal keeping Call of Duty on PlayStation as FTC tries to block Activision Blizzard takeover

11 months ago

CMA Extends Microsoft-Activision Review Deadline

UK competition regulator CMA extends review deadline for Microsoft-Activision Blizzard deal by six weeks as deal gains traction in US

11 months ago

Microsoft Blow As FTC Files Activision Appeal

FTC files rare appeal against court ruling, allowing Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard to go ahead

11 months ago

Judge Declines FTC Injunction In Microsoft Activision Blizzard Purchase

Federal judge in San Francisco denies FTC preliminary injunction to halt Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard by 18 July

11 months ago

Silicon UK Pulse: Your Tech News Update: Episode 7

Welcome to Silicon Pulse – your roundup of the latest tech news and developments impacting your business for the week…

12 months ago

Judge Grants FTC Injunction To Temporarily Block Microsoft-Activision Deal

Temporary restraining order by US regulator to prevent Microsoft's acquisition of Activision, is granted by US judge

12 months ago

US FTC Seeks Injunction Blocking Microsoft-Activision Deal

US FTC seeks preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order to prevent Microsoft and Activision from pushing deal through

12 months ago

Microsoft’s Brad Smith Meets Chancellor After Blocked Acquisition

Microsoft's Brad Smith meets with Chancellor and CMA, after saying the Activision block discourages investment in UK

12 months ago

China Approves Microsoft-Activision Deal ‘Unconditionally’

Chinese regulator approves $69 Microsoft-Activision Blizzard takeover 'unconditionally' amidst opposition from US and UK

12 months ago

CMA Chief Defends Activision Decision Before Parliament

CMA chief executive defends Microsoft-Activision decision to Parliament, saying agency is not seeking to foster 'hostile environment'

1 year ago

European Commission Approves Microsoft-Activision Takeover

European regulators approve Microsoft's $69bn acquisition of Activision-Blizzard after opposition by US and UK regulators

1 year ago

UK Further Restricts Microsoft-Activision Buy

UK CMA regulator places further restrictions on Microsoft and Activision to 'prevent pre-emptive action' by companies

1 year ago

UK Regulator Defends Microsoft Activision Decision, After Angry Response

Microsoft and Activision slam UK decision to block acquisition, but CMA boss says blocking $69 billion deal was “right decision”

1 year ago

UK’s CMA Blocks Microsoft’s $69bn Acquisition Of Activision Blizzard

Final decision by UK regulator to block Microsoft's Activision Blizzard acquisition, but Microsoft says it will appeal

1 year ago

Sony Lashes Out At CMA’s ‘Irrational’ Reversal Over Microsoft Activision Buy

UK regulator decision to reverse its preliminary judgement against Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard, slammed by Sony

1 year ago

Court Dismisses Gamers Lawsuit Over Microsoft Activision Purchase

US federal court dismisses lawsuit from gamers over Microsoft's $69 billion proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard

1 year ago

Microsoft Tells UK It Will Licence Call Of Duty To Sony For A Decade

Please don't veto the Activision purchase. Microsoft tells UK regulator it will play nicely with rival Sony for at least…

1 year ago

Microsoft Meets With EU Regulators Over Activision-Blizzard Deal

Microsoft, Sony meet with EU regulators as $69bn deal faces headwinds from regulators in US and UK over competition concerns

1 year ago

UK Watchdog Finds Microsoft’s Activision Deal Could Hurt Gamers

British watchdog CMA becomes first global regulator to conclude Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision is anti-competitive

1 year ago