Microsoft-Activision: US judge temporarily blocks $69bn deal

Microsoft-Activision: A US judge blocks the $69 billion deal for now.

US regulators asked a judge to temporarily stop Microsoft from buying Activision Blizzard for $69 billion (£56 billion). “It is necessary to maintain the status quo while the complaint is pending,” the court states of the temporary restraining order. The deal may “substantially lessen competition” in the sector, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)…

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