Competition and Markets Authority

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

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

3 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

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

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…

9 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

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

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

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

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

1 year ago

Broadcom Offers Remedies To Ease EU Worries Over VMware Deal

US chipmaker Broadcom offers interoperability remedies to address European antitrust concerns over $61bn VMware deal

1 year ago

Silicon UK Pulse: Your Tech News Update: Episode 1

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

1 year ago