Google has sent a letter to the CMA alleging that Microsoft's business practices in the cloud computing industry are hampering the competition and is preventing users from switching to its rivals.
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CMA, the UK watchdog, is closing its investigations against Meta and Amazon about the use of ad data after securing two commitments from the tech giants. These ensure user and seller protection.
The consumer group Which? has warned that the Vodafone and Three merger in the UK could lead to higher prices and worse service in the short term. Longer term, it said that customers could benefit.
The UK has approved Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard. Both companies welcomed the regulator's decision. Microsoft will complete its $68.7 billion purchase of the video game publisher.
The UK's competition regulator has launched an investigation into Qualcomm's acquisition of Autotalks. It wants to find out if the deal will hurt competition in the United Kingdom.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority has ended its investigation into Broadcom's $69 billion acquisition of VMware and published a final report. It has said the acquisition can go ahead.
Sarah Cardell, the chief executive at the UK Competition and Markets Authority, said in a new interview that it is still waiting for Microsoft to send it a new Activision Blizzard deal proposal.
The UK's CMA has provisionally cleared Broadcom's acquisition of VMware. It will hear feedback from interested parties and give its final decision on the matter by the middle of September.
The official date for the deal for Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard to close has now come and gone, but the two companies reportedly still want to make this purchase happen.
A new report claims Microsoft is considering selling off some of its Xbox Cloud Gaming rights to a third party in order to get the CMA to approve its plans to purchase Activision Blizzard.
Soon after Microsoft's win against the FTC Phil Spencer had sent an internal memo addressing the company's efforts to get it over the line as well as the belief that it would be good for the industry.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has said that it's not happy with Adobe trying to buy Figma. It has asked the companies to provide legally-binding remedies within five days.
Despite the CMA, the UK antitrust regulator, clearing the suspicions towards Amazon's acquisition of iRobot corporation, the European Commission is still unsure about its effects on the industry.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK initially expressed concerns over the purchase of Roomba vacuum cleaner maker iRobot by Amazon. But, it has now greenlighted the decision.
Vodafone and Three UK have announced plans to merge their UK operations. Both of the companies have found it increasingly difficult to offer services and say a merger will address this issue.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has released a document today, which includes commitments from Meta to not use rival's ad data for Facebook Marketplace...but there's a catch.
Shutterstock has agreed to acquire GIPHY for $53 million from Meta after a UK regulator forced the sale. Meta is taking a huge loss as a result of the sale as it paid around $400 million for GIPHY.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority regulator has banned Microsoft and Activision Blizzard from acquiring an interest in each other's companies without the CMA's prior approval.
After Microsoft's £55 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard was blocked in the UK, the company brought in top legal talent to take the fight to the UK's CMA in a Competition Appeal Tribunal.
The Competition and Markets Authority is launching its initial review into generative AI to see how it could affect competition or affect consumers. It'll publish a report in September.
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has been doing the media rounds today. He said the UK's CMA had made a mistake to block the acquisition by Microsoft and said the company will appeal.
This week's Microsoft Weekly digest is chock-full of news items related to controversies related to AI-powered products, the arrival of free USBs for Windows Insiders, and multiple app updates.
Ofcom has proposed that the competition watchdog in the UK investigate cloud providers like Microsoft and Amazon AWS to see if they're engaged in anti-competitive practices after it noticed issues.
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The UK Competition & Markets Authority's provisional conclusion says Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard "will not result in a substantial lessening of competition" for UK console gaming.
Microsoft has signed its third 10-year Call of Duty distribution deal with a partner, this time Boosteroid. It had previously signed similar agreements with Nintendo and Nvidia already.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has kicked off an investigation into Broadcom's $61 billion acquisition of VMware. Results of Phase 1 are expected after a couple of months.
The UK's CMA has found that intervention on its part is unlikely to boost the incomes of smaller artists that release music on streaming platforms. It said the government may be able to do something.
Sony is planning to launch its next-generation console some time after 2026, according to a document that it submitted to the UK's CMA. The specific year it has in mind was redacted, though.
Microsoft has admitted that Sony has better exclusives for the PlayStation than Microsoft has for Xbox. It said this in a document as it tries to get the CMA's approval for the Activision deal.
Meta is to sell Giphy following a decision by the UK's Competition and Markets Authority to prevent the acquisition. The CMA had several competition concerns, such as Meta restricting access to GIFs.
Microsoft has faced a major setback in the UK where the country's regulator has put up a hurdle in the form of a "Phase 2" investigation of the multi-billion dollar acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
UK's regulator isn't giving Microsoft a free pass in its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. It has stated that the deal is anti-competitive in nature and wants a more detailed probe.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally given the go ahead of the acquisition of Avast by NortonLifeLock. It said the merger won't give the firm a monopoly position.
The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal has dealt a heavy blow to Meta in its $400 million acquisition of Giphy, ruling that other regulators were correct to raise their antitrust concerns.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority could do a probe into Android and iOS to loosen Apple's and Google's grip in the mobile browser space. It believes the firms are stifling competition.
Apple has published a 47-page retaliation against the UK Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) complaining about its walled garden approach when it comes to the iPhone, App Store, and WebKit.
A lot happened in the world of Microsoft this week, ranging from news about Windows 11 updates, enhancements for Teams, and some pressure from regulators. Find out more in our latest weekly digest!
Following an investigation, a UK regulator has reached an understanding with Microsoft about giving more flexibility and clarity to gamers when they subscribe to an Xbox subscription like Game Pass.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Facebook to sell Giphy to an approved buyer. It said the sale could see access by other social media platforms to Giphy GIFs restricted.