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US court boost for Microsoft/Activision deal

The chances of Microsoft taking over video games publisher Activision Blizzard have been boosted after a US judge rejected a request from US regulators to block the deal. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) asked a judge to block Microsoft’s $69 billion (€63.9bn) takeover suggesting the deal could “substantially lessen competition” in the sector. Judge […]

July 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Ateme now in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Ateme, a global player in video compression, delivery, and streaming solutions, has announced the availability of its video solutions in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications and services for use on Azure. Ateme customers can now take advantage of the productive and Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management. The integration […]

June 29, 2023

XL8 joins Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub

XL8, a Silicon Valley tech company providing AI-powered machine translation technology, has announce its acceptance into the Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub programme. This significant milestone positions XL8 at the forefront of innovation in the language translation industry, opening new horizons for the company’s growth and the future of AI-driven language solutions. Being selected for […]

June 27, 2023

FTC moves to block Microsoft’s Activision buyout

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asked a judge to block Microsoft’s $69 billion (€63.9bn) takeover of video game publisher Activision Blizzard. The US regulator said the deal, which would be the largest in the history of the video games industry, could “substantially lessen competition” in the sector. The move comes a few weeks […]

June 13, 2023

EC clears Microsoft Activision acquisition

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed $68.7 billion (€62.2bn) acquisition of Activision Blizzard by Microsoft. The approval is conditional on full compliance with the commitments offered by Microsoft, and comes some three weeks after the UK blocked the deal over concerns it would alter the future of the fast-growing cloud […]

May 16, 2023By Colin Mann

UK blocks Microsoft/Activision deal

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has prevented Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Activision over concerns the deal would alter the future of the fast-growing cloud gaming market, leading to reduced innovation and less choice for UK gamers over the years to come. The final decision to prevent the deal comes after Microsoft’s proposed solution […]

April 26, 2023By Colin Mann

Ofcom wants UK cloud competition probe

At the halfway point of its probe into UK cloud services, regulator Ofcom is proposing to refer the market to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for further investigation. Ofcom’s market study has provisionally identified features and practices that make it more difficult for customers to switch and use multiple cloud suppliers. Ofcom is particularly […]

April 5, 2023By Colin Mann

Bank: Who will win in AI tech?

Investment bank Jefferies has used its University team to undertake a deep dive into AI and explore the possible winners in the technology sector. Jefferies says that the excitement around AI is justified, and it believes that AI tech has the potential to disrupt large parts of the white-collar workforce in time. However, Jefferies stated […]

March 9, 2023

Study: VR sales flat, but usage up

Plume, the personalised communications services pioneer, has revealed insights into the virtual reality device market following a global study conducted from homes powered by its cloud-driven solution. Plume has connected more than 2.2 billion WiFi-enabled devices and currently manages over 45 million locations in the Plume Cloud globally. This latest update explores the popularity and […]

March 2, 2023

Connectivity initiative for underserved Africans

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, has announced a new collaboration to deliver Internet access to 20 million underserved people in Africa by the end of 2025, with Microsoft. Working together through Microsoft’s Airband initiative, the new collaboration will initially target regions that include but are not limited to the Democratic Republic of […]

March 2, 2023By Colin Mann