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Microsoft Prepares to Go to Battle With FTC Over Activision Deal

Microsoft Prepares to Go to Battle With FTC Over Activision Deal

Microsoft corporation MSFT -1.73% has signaled that it plans to contest the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit to block its $75 billion deal for Activision ATVI -0.38% Blizzard Inc., and is expected to argue that it is an underdog in game development. The personal computing company has been publicizing its position for months, saying the acquisition …

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FTC’s Move to Block Microsoft’s Deal for Activision Blizzard Came Despite Charm Offensive

FTC’s Move to Block Microsoft’s Deal for Activision Blizzard Came Despite Charm Offensive

Microsoft corporation MSFT -0.80% had been working for nearly a year to calm regulators’ concerns about the acquisition of video game developer Activision Blizzard Inc., ATVI 0.54% But the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit to block the deal raised questions about the company’s commitment not to shut out rivals. This week, the FTC took one of …

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Games That Push the Brain to the Limit Get Scientists’ Attention in Fight Against Dementia

Games That Push the Brain to the Limit Get Scientists’ Attention in Fight Against Dementia

You may be able to prevent or delay dementia with changes in diet and exercise, research has found. Now, another potential tool for staving off dementia is gaining the attention of researchers: specially designed video games. Companies are marketing a crop of digital games that promise to train the brain, with a battery of exercises …

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Video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

Video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales fall in the second quarter, as the initial tailwinds of the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ending in June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo …

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