EU: Microsoft’s US$7.5b GitHub acquisition approved

EU: Microsoft’s US$7.5b GitHub acquisition approved

Microsoft’s upcoming US$7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub has cleared another major hurdle: the EU has approved the deal after determining that there are no antitrust concerns in Microsoft buying the popular open-source software repository, reported the Financial Times. European antitrust authorities have reportedly determined that “the merged entity would continue to face significant ongoing competition from […]

EU: Microsoft’s US$7.5b GitHub deal set for approval

EU: Microsoft’s US$7.5b GitHub deal set for approval

According to Reuters, US software giant Microsoft is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its US$7.5 billion purchase of privately held coding website GitHub. GitHub, the world’s largest code host, has more than 28 million developers using its platform. It will become a part of Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud unit once the acquisition is completed. […]

EU: Commission ruling on Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition expected next month

EU: Commission ruling on Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition expected next month

Back in June, Microsoft announced plans to acquire GitHub for US$7.5 billion. As reported by Reuters, the EU will be ruling on Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition on October 19. In an effort to quell any antitrust concerns, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has assured users that GitHub will continue to be an open platform and will remain […]

How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)

How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?)

September 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: How to Reform the Law on Abusive Practices: The study that will serve as a basis for reform in Germany (and Europe?) By Rupprecht Podszun (Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Germany […]

Android – Is There a Viable Monopolization Case?

Posted by Social Science Research Network Android – Is There a Viable Monopolization Case? By Stephen Houck This paper considers the viability of a Sherman Act § 2 enforcement action in respect of Google’s Android operating system. It discusses the applicability of the D.C. Circuit’s 2001 Microsoft opinion in which Microsoft was found to have engaged […]

US: Senator drops new policy proposals for regulating tech

US: Senator drops new policy proposals for regulating tech

The team at Facebook is not having a great week, as it seems all of its recent data scandal chickens have come home to roost. Last Wednesday, July 25, its market cap took a US$120 billion beating in the aftermath of earnings that fell short of revenue and earnings targets. Analysts say this is the […]

US: Orrick nabs antitrust partner from Cadwalader

US: Orrick nabs antitrust partner from Cadwalader

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft antitrust partner Amy Ray, part of the team involved in securing regulatory approval for several recent high-profile Microsoft acquisitions, has left the firm to join Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe. Washington, DC-based Ray, who had been at Cadwalader for over 10 years, played a role in Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, […]

US: Microsoft acquires education start-up Flipgrid

US: Microsoft acquires education start-up Flipgrid

Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, a video discussion platform used by more than 20 million teachers and students around the world. Flipgrid is a platform that allows students to discuss and reply to topics with video clips at home or in the classroom, reported CNBC. The move shows Microsoft remains eager to win share in education, […]

What Microsoft’s Antitrust Case Teaches Us About Silicon Valley

Posted by Social Science Research Network By Antonio Garcia Martinez What Microsoft’s Antitrust Case Teaches Us About Silicon Valley In the Twilight of the 20th century, Bill Gates was well and truly a tentacular squid, with his sucker-covered limbs extending into every level of the computer industry. The one area that Gates didn’t dominate: the World Wide Web. […]

US: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

US: Microsoft acquires Cycle Computing

Microsoft announced on Tuesday the acquisition of Cycle Computing to support customers using High-Performance Computing (HPC) in the cloud. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Cycle Computing’s CycleCloud software suite is a cloud orchestration, provisioning, and data management for big compute and large technical computing applications. Its software is used by customers in life […]

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