Microsoft’s Activision acquisition expected to secure EU approval
Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision is expected to receive EU antitrust approval, as the tech giant offers licensing deals to rivals to ease concerns.
The acquisition, announced in January 2022, is Microsoft's biggest ever and will enable the company to compete with Tencent and Son... Read more
EU antitrust regulators narrow Apple’s case
Antitrust regulators in the European Union have narrowed their case against Apple, focusing on the company's App Store rules that prevent developers from informing users of other purchasing options. At the same time, they have dropped another charge related to in-app payments.
The European Commi... Read more
EU to investigate Amazon’s proposed acquisition of iRobot
The move comes as part of a broader trend of increased scrutiny over tech mergers and acquisitions, signaling that regulators are taking a closer look at the implications of these deals. The European Commission and the US Federal Trade Commission have expressed concerns about privacy issues and mar... Read more
Microsoft is looking to ease EU antitrust concerns over Teams
According to people familiar with the matter, Microsoft wants to address European Commission antitrust concerns prompted by Slack, Salesforce's workspace messaging app.
Doing so could help the tech giant avert a formal EU antitrust investigation opening, highlighting Microsoft's newfound willing... Read more
EU antitrust regulators are looking at Microsoft closely, with a possible probe on the way
People familiar with the situation said on Thursday that Microsoft is likely to be the subject of an EU antitrust inquiry as authorities increase their examination of its business practices in a case brought on by Salesforce's Slack.
Slack filed a complaint with the European Commission last ye... Read more
EU’s Microsoft-Activision probe to continue to 2nd phase
Two insiders told Politico that the European Commission is ready to open an in-depth second-phase probe into Microsoft's record $69 billion acquisition of games publisher Activision-Blizzard.
Microsoft had until October 31 to respond to a first-phase probe by the EU's competition authorities. Th... Read more
Meta lawyer compares EU to fishing trawler in antitrust litigation
As EU antitrust regulators examine Meta’s online marketplace and data practices, the company has likened the investigation to a fishing trawler.
Regulators at the European Commission are investigating Meta’s business activities for violations of antitrust laws, receiving over one million doc... Read more
Swedish price comparison platform sues Google for billions of euros
PriceRunner, a Swedish price comparison platform, sues Google for manipulating search results. Allegedly, Google is bumping its own price comparison service to the top of results. PriceRunner is suing Google for 22 billion Swedish kronor (2.1 billion euros).
PriceRunner states that Google manipu... Read more
Microsoft made a $16 billion bid for Nuance
Microsoft is moving towards the acquisition of Nuance communication and is awaiting European Antitrust agency approval!
Microsoft has just announced a $16 billion bid to acquire Nuance Communication — an AI and speech technology company. However, this deal is subject to unconditional EU Antitr... Read more
EU halts antitrust inquiry on Nvidia and ARM deal
EU antitrust regulators have paused their inquiry into Nvidia's proposal to join hands with British chip designer ARM — the largest deal ever. However, the European Commission said it awaits more information about this acquisition and its implications on the competition before deciding whether to... Read more