competitions and markets authority

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

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

12 months ago

UK’s CMA Launches Review Of AI Market

British competition watchdog launches initial review of AI models, amid market rush to exploit and utilise AI tech

1 year ago

UK’s CMA Denied Appeal Over Apple Ruling

UK regulatory blow? Competition Appeal Tribunal refused to allow the CMA to appeal the Tribunal's judgement

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

Amazon’s $1.7bn iRobot Acquisition Triggers UK Antitrust Inquiry

UK's antitrust regulator begins investigation of Amazon's proposed smart home acquisition of Roomba maker iRobot

1 year ago

Amazon, Microsoft Cloud Services Face UK Antitrust Probe

Ofcom proposing to refer UK cloud market and two of its leading service providers to British antitrust watchdog

1 year ago

Broadcom’s $61bn VMware Deal Faces Phase 2 CMA Probe

Decision by Broadcom not to offer the UK watchdog remedies to its Phase 1 concerns, triggers in-depth Phase 2 investigation

1 year ago

UK Watchdog Rules Against Broadcom’s $61bn VMware Buy

CMA's Phase 1 investigation of Broadcom’s proposed acquisition of VMware, concludes deal could lead to less innovation and drive up…

1 year ago

UK Extends Time To Review Apple’s App Store Monopoly

British competition regulator, the CMA, extends deadline for its investigation into Apple's App Store policies

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

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

UK Watchdog Opens Investigation Of $61bn Broadcom-VMware Buy

After initial review of Broadcom’s $61 billion (£51bn) acquisition of VMware, UK regulator confirms phase 1 investigation

1 year ago

EU Begins ‘In-Depth Investigation’ Into $61bn Broadcom-VMware Buy

European Commission follows the UK's CMA and opens “an in-depth investigation” into Broadcom’s acquisition of VMware

1 year ago

Microsoft Promises 10-Year Sony PlayStation Deal

Microsoft offers Sony 10-year contract for Call Of Duty cross-platform release dates, to ease regulatory concern at Activision purchase

2 years ago

UK To Probe Apple, Google ‘Stranglehold’ On Mobile Browsing

British Competition and Markets Authority launches investigation into mobile browsers, targetting Apple and Google domination

2 years ago

EU Follows UK, Begins Deeper Probe Of Microsoft Activision Deal

Europe's deeper investigation of Microsoft's Activision purchase begins, months after UK began its phase 2 probe in September

2 years ago

No Microsoft Concessions To EU Over Activision Deal

Software giant continues to play hardball with European regulators investigating its $69 billion purchase of gaming giant Activision

2 years ago

UK’s Final Decision Orders Meta To Sell Giphy

Facebook owner Meta is ordered by the CMA to sell Giphy - first time the British regulator blocks acquisition by…

2 years ago

UK To Probe Viasat’s Inmarsat Acquisition

In-depth phase two investigation of Viasat's Inmarsat deal officially confirmed by UK regulator, after finding competition concerns last week

2 years ago

Sony Influenced UK Activision Blizzard Probe, Says Microsoft

Microsoft fires back at its gaming rival Sony, alleging its objections were used by UK's regulator to justify phase 2…

2 years ago

UK Flags Concern Over Viasat Purchase Of Inmarsat

British competition regulator, the CMA, to deepen investigation, after finding merger could lead to higher Wi-Fi prices for airlines

2 years ago

No Concessions From Microsoft, Amid Activision Purchase Concern

Microsoft tells UK's CMA it will not offer any 'undertakings' to resolve regulator's competition concerns, prompting start of indepth probe

2 years ago

UK Watchdog Deepens Probe Into Microsoft’s $69bn Activision Purchase

British Antitrust watchdog, the CMA, is concerned Microsoft's purchase of gaming giant could “substantially lessen competition”

2 years ago

UK’s CMA Begins Probe Of Viasat Acquisition Of Inmarsat

British competition regulator the CMA, begins phase one investigation of $7.3 billion merger between Inmarsat and Viasat

2 years ago

CMA To Reconsider Order For Meta To Sell Giphy

UK competition regulator, the CMA, tells Silicon UK it has agreed to reconsider over next three months its ruling to…

2 years ago

Amazon Faces UK Investigation For Suspected Anti-competitive Practices

Another probe. Busy week for the UK's CMA after it confirms investigation of Amazon over “suspected anti-competitive practices”

2 years ago

UK Regulator Begin Probe Of Microsoft’s Activision Buyout

The CMA confirms start of investigation into Microsoft's $69 billion purchase of leading gaming holding company Activision Blizzard

2 years ago