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The US Federal Trade Commission will hold its own in-house trial to challenge Microsoft's plan to buy Activision Blizzard, but that trial is unlikely to prevent the deal from closing in October.
The FTC has declared war once again on Amazon claiming that the company is allegedly engaging in anticompetitive tactics and unlawful conduct that protect its monopoly in the industry.
A blog post from Microsoft has detailed how 38 signatories filed nine "friend of the court" briefs, showing support for Microsoft's position against the FTC in its bid to buy Activision Blizzard.
Thanks to a $245 million settlement with the FTC, some Fortnite players can now get their money back from Epic Games for unwanted in-game purchases, with a January 17, 2024 deadline.
According to another leaked document, Zenimax Media and Bethesda had been planning on remastering its hit RPGs Oblivion and Fallout 3. A brand-new Doom entry is also reportedly coming.
A massive leak of confidential documents containing a ton of hardware details and specifications for Microsoft's next-gen Xbox reveals how the company plans to become console king by 2030.
Leaked documents reveal Microsoft is planning a major Xbox Wireless Controller upgrade that will reportedly include haptic feedback and an accelerometer akin to PlayStation's DualSense.
FTC v. Microsoft courtroom battle leaks have started again, and the latest edition may have accidentally revealed Microsoft's next major hardware release from its Xbox console business.
Newly leaked emails from 2022 reveal that Activision was briefed on Nintendo's next-gen Switch 2. The emails suggest that the new system would offer performance on par with the Xbox One/PS4.
In recent documents that have been released during the FTC vs. Microsoft case, it's been confirmed that the next installment of The Elder Scrolls franchise won't be coming to PlayStation 5
During a tech conference this week, Zoom's CEO Eric Yuan thinks that the US Federal Trade Commission should look into Microsoft's bundling of Teams with Microsoft 365, saying, "You've got to be fair."
California's Attorney General is investigating Tesla's Autopilot safety claim advertisements for being false and misleading. He collected customer complaints from FTC filings via the online database.
The US Federal Trade Commission's in-house trial was set to being in early August. However, the fact that it has decided to pause the trial is yet another big victory for Microsoft.
The companies now officially have three more months to try to close the deal so Microsoft can finally acquire Call of Duty and Diablo game publisher Activision Blizzard for $79 billion.
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.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Federal Trade Commission's request for injunctive relief against Microsoft, which could mean the deal to buy Activision Blizzard could close soon.
The Federal Trade Commission, in its filing to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, claims the judge's decision in the lower court had a number of issues that should allow for an overturned decision.
The FTC has charged three former executives of the bankrupt crypto company Celsius for tricking customers into sending funds to its platform using misleading promises. The case will go to court.
The Federal Trade Commission has asked OpenAI for documents related to its ChatGPT chatbot, including if it has received complaints from users about "false, misleading, disparaging or harmful” content
NASDAQ has announced it plans to remove Activision Blizzard prior to the start of trading on Monday, July 17. That would indicate Microsoft is making preparations to close the Activision Blizzard deal
The Federal Trade Commission was denied a preliminary injunction in court this week that would have blocked Microsoft from buying Activision Blizzard, but it has now appealed that ruling.
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.
A judge has denied the FTC's request to keep Microsoft from closing a deal to acquire Activision Blzzard before its July 18 deadline. The FTC could still appeal this latest decision.
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has unconditionally approved Microsoft's plan to acquire game publisher Activision Blizzard, although it did not reveal the reasons for its decision.
The sequel to the zombie-themed survival game is listed as one of three games that Bohemia Interactive is working on, according to an internal document from Microsoft filed as part of its FTC case.
Microsoft was willing to sell fewer Xbox Series X and S consoles in order to invest more in both cloud gaming and new game developers and content, according to leaked emails and documents.
Phil Spencer says Call of Duty on Switch will offer "equal or better quality" compared to other Switch games, but won't match the performance of Xbox versions. Here's the detail of FTC court battle.
While MachineGames has yet to reveal details regarding its Indiana Jones game, during the Microsoft and FTC hearing, its title's target platforms and internal changes have been unveiled.
During the first day of a five-day hearing in federal court over Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Microsoft said it would abandon the deal if it is delayed by judges.
In a formal complaint to the FTC, Google has accused Microsoft of using its position in the enterprise market to push licensing terms in its software to lock customers into its Azure cloud business.
The Federal Trade Commission claims Amazon "used manipulative, coercive, or deceptive user-interface designs" to get people to subscribe to Prime and then made it hard for them to unsubscribe.
The FTC claims Microsoft's decision to keep ZeniMax games like Redfall and Starfield off of other consoles is "powerful evidence" against the company acquiring Activision Blizzard.
Google has taken legal action against a malicious actor who was creating fake business listings, soliciting fake reviews, selling people's information, and making impossible promises to customers.
The US District Court of Northern California has granted the FTC its request for a temporary restraining order while it considers an injunction in the case of Microsoft buying Activision Blizzard.
The FTC has officially filed for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction that, if granted, would block Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard before the deal's deadline of July 18.
The FTC says Microsoft violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act by illegally collecting personal info from children on its Xbox service without their parent's permission.
A non-profit organization concerned with AI policy has asked the FTC to clamp down on generative AIs until more guardrails are put in place. The CAIDP said GPT-4 violates FTC rules.
The US Federal Trade Commission says Microsoft has only sent it "a smattering" of requested files pertaining to its proposed Activision Blizzard purchase, and has not produced anything for 24 requests
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.