Google and Nvidia ‘express concerns’ about Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal to FTC

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Microsoft’s bid to buy Activision Blizzard just hit another snag. Two technology giants are “expressing concerns” about Microsoft’s $68.7 billion bid to buy Activision Blizzard. Those concerns are not just going public for PR points; they are filings with the Federal Trade Commission. Just last month, the FTC voted to block the deal. The issuance … Read more

FTC votes to block Microsoft Activision Blizzard acquisition

Microsoft’s proposed purchase of Activision Blizzard just hit a major roadblock. The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block the Microsoft Activision Blizzard acquisition. The $69 billion deal was first announced in February 2022 as the largest deal ever proposed in the video game industry. It’s also Microsoft’s largest acquisition throughout the company’s history. In … Read more

Machinima Settles FTC Case Involving Deceptive Xbox One YouTube Advertising

One of the largest entertainment networks on YouTube has entered into a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after the independent agency charged it with deceptive advertising. The FTC settlement documents how Machinima paid “influencers” to promote the Xbox One and several games. The influencers, which run their own YouTube channels as part of the … Read more