July 12, 2023

Microsoft’s Big Win Against the FTC

by The Journal

Microsoft has cleared a big hurdle to purchase Activision Blizzard, the publisher of popular videogame franchises like “Call of Duty, “World of Warcraft” and “Candy Crush.” The Federal Trade Commission had tried to block the roughly $75 billion acquisition, but a federal judge has allowed the deal to move forward. WSJ’s Jan Wolfe explains what the ruling means for Microsoft and for the FTC. 

Further Reading:

-Microsoft Can Close Its $75 Billion Buy of Activision Blizzard, Judge Rules 

-Lina Khan Is Taking on the World’s Biggest Tech Companies—and Losing 

Further Listening:

-Why Microsoft is Paying $75 Billion for Activision Blizzard 

-Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Big Bet on AI 

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