UK Regulator Declines To Investigate Microsoft’s Mistral AI Deal

Weeks after seeking feedback on Microsoft's partnership with Mistral AI, UK regulator says it does not qualify for investigation

4 weeks ago

Google Delays Removal Of Third-Party Cookies, Again

For third time Google delays phase-out of third-party Chrome cookies after pushback from industry and British regulator

2 months ago

UK CMA Seeks Feedback On Microsoft, Amazon AI Partnerships

British regulator invites feedback on major partnerships Microsoft and Amazon have struck with smaller AI firms

2 months ago

EU To Drop Microsoft’s OpenAI Investment Probe – Report

Microsoft to avoid an EU investigation into its $13 billion investment in OpenAI, after EC concluded it is not an…

2 months ago

UK Regulator Flags Competition Risks Of AI Foundation Models

British competition regulator has “real concerns” regarding AI foundation models controlled by small number of firms

2 months ago

CMA Begins Phase 2 Probe Of Vodafone Merger With Three UK

Deadline expired for Vodafone to allay CMA concerns over merger with Three UK. In-depth Phase 2 investigation begins

2 months ago

UK Gives Three, Vodafone Five Days To Avoid In-Depth Merger Probe

CMA concerned the merger would lead to a 'substantial lessening of competition' and result in higher prices for consumers

3 months ago

UK CMA Opens Antitrust Investigation Of Vodafone, Three Merger

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) begins Phase 1 investigation of Vodafone UK's merger with Three UK

5 months ago

UK Regulator Begins Scrutiny Of Microsoft Partnership With OpenAI

CMA seeks feedback about the relationship between Microsoft and OpenAI, and whether it has antitrust implications

6 months ago

UK’s CMA Wins Appeal To Investigate Apple

Apple's mobile browser and cloud gaming services will be investigated after the CMA won an appeal on Thursday

7 months ago

CMA Finds $20 Billion Adobe Figma Deal Could Harm UK Digital Design

Provisional finding from the UK antitrust regulator, the CMA, puts Adobe's $20 billion acquisition at risk

7 months ago

European Commission Cites Competition Concerns Over Amazon’s iRobot Deal

Despite reports deal would be approved, European regulators hand Amazon statement of objections to iRobot acquisition

7 months ago

Amazon Set To Win EU Approval For iRobot Purchase – Report

After UK approval, European antitrust authorities look set to give unconditional approval for Amazon to purchase iRobot

7 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

8 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

Ofcom Refers Cloud Investigation Of Amazon, Microsoft To CMA

AWS tells Silicon UK it disagrees with Ofcom findings, as AWS and Microsoft is referred to CMA watchdog for further…

8 months ago

UK CMA Confirms Microsoft Compromise Satisfies Concerns

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

9 months ago

UK’s Foundation Model Review Warns Of AI Risks

British competition watchdog proposes seven guiding principles for the foundation models that underpin AI systems

9 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

10 months ago

UK Watchdogs Target Cookie Pop-ups, Amid Website Design Clampdown

Sick of cookie pop-ups? UK watchdogs warns firms to avoid harmful website design practices and singles out cookie consent pop-ups

10 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

11 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

11 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…

11 months ago

UK Clears Broadcom’s $61 Billion VMware Purchase

Acquisition of VMware by Broadcom will not weaken competition - the UK's CMA provisionally rules this week

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

Europe Gives Conditional Blessing To Broadcom’s $61bn VMware Deal

European Commission conditionally approves Broadcom's proposed acquisition of VMware, after concessions delivered in May

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

CMA Begins Phase Two Probe Of Adobe’s Figma Acquisition

UK regulator deepens investigation into Adobe’s ‘transformative’ deal to buy collaborative design start-up Figma

12 months ago

Amazon’s $1.7bn iRobot Acquisition Cleared By UK’s CMA

UK antitrust regulator clears Amazon’s proposed smart home acquisition of Roomba maker iRobot after investigation

1 year ago