Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard buyout is official, Kotick to stay through end of 2023

After nearly two years of drama, UK regulators have finally approved Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, and Microsoft announced the buyout is official this morning. The...
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UK government body ‘opens the door’ for Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard in preliminary approval

The long shoving match between Microsoft and the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) looks to be nearing its final stretch. The CMA has...
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UK CMA confirms block of Microsoft’s acquisition of ActiBlizz, prompting a restructuring of the deal

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority continues to be a hard hurdle for Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard to clear. As a refresher, the UK government...
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UK regulatory body seeks additional comments regarding the Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard merger

The long-tail process of the UK approving Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard has made one more step forward. As a reminder, the UK's Competition and...
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The FTC suspends its administrative challenge of the Microsoft Activision-Blizzard merger

It would seem as if the US Federal Trade Commission has read the suggested writing on the wall: The government body has officially withdrawn...

Consumers hoping to block Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard lose in court yet again

The insanity and activity surrounding Microsoft's imminent acquisition of Activision Blizzard has only ramped up as the deal prepares to be finalized. This month...
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Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard file a legal request for the FTC to drop its August hearing

Now that the US Federal Trade Commission has been handed two big losses in its challenge of the $69B merger between Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard,...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2023: Diablo IV doubled Blizzard’s revenues as MAUs continue decline

Activision-Blizzard has once again released its Q2 financials early as of this morning, but given the fact that this week was meant to be...

Rumor: Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard are negotiating an extension on their merger deal

So it's July 18th, and you know what that means: It's national caviar day! And also national sour candy day! (Don't use these things...
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FTC loses its attempt at a pause of Microsoft ABK merger, Sony signs the 10-year Call of Duty agreement

The US Federal Trade Commission was handed another loss in court this past weekend. Readers will remember that the government body was trying to...

The FTC asks the Ninth Circuit for a ‘temporary pause’ of Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard merger

The judge presiding over the FTC's last-minute attempts to halt the signing of the acquisition deal between Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard has denied the FTC's...
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Yes, the FTC is appealing the decision not to block Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard merger

It's no surprise at all, but yes, the Federal Trade Commission has indeed filed an appeal of Tuesday's US District Court of Northern California...

Judge denies FTC’s injunction request, clearing the way for Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard merger

We now return you to the endless saga of Microsoft trying to slurp up Activision-Blizzard to rescue it from ignominy as regulatory factions around...
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FTC uses Zenimax’s current exclusivity as a primary argument against Microsoft’s ActiBlizz buyout in court

The long-brewing legal battle between the US Federal Trade Commission and Microsoft has begun in earnest, as this week saw the FTC and Microsoft...

Court grants FTC temporary restraining order to block Microsoft/ABK merge ahead of ongoing lawsuit

Yesterday, we reported on the FTC's appeal to the US District Court of Northern California to block Microsoft's buyout of Activision-Blizzard. The FTC maintained...

FTC asks US court to block alleged Microsoft/ABK plan to ‘consummate’ merge despite ongoing lawsuit

So remember how the Microsoft buyout of Activision-Blizzard was supposed to be all wrapped up by June of 2023? We're kinda there now, with...

Microsoft is reportedly considering pulling Activision out of the UK market over regulatory block

The locking of horns between Microsoft and the UK's Competition and Markets Authority over Microsoft's billion-dollar acquisition of Activision-Blizzard appears to be reaching a...

Bobby Kotick decries ‘aggressive labor movement’ trying to ‘destabilize’ Activision-Blizzard

We're just a few days from the launch of Diablo IV, so naturally Variety has offered up a mushy interview with... Activision-Blizzard's Bobby Kotick,...
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South Korea approves merger of Microsoft and Activision-Blizzard as both companies continue to fight UK regulators

There has been another plodding step forward in Microsoft's billion-dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard, as reports from Korea Xbox News have now confirmed that South...
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Microsoft’s buyout of Activision-Blizzard gets full clearance from China

Microsoft has cleared yet another hurdle in its slow subsumption of Activision-Blizzard, as China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has completed its investigation of...