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EU Goes After Microsoft’s Cloud Services

French cloud-computing company OVHcloud has filed an antitrust complaint in Europe against Microsoft Corp., adding to recent criticism of the competitive practices at a...
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Microsoft, Telefónica Expand Partnership

Spanish telco company Telefónica announced an expanded global strategic relationship with Microsoft. The deal is intended to allow the tech and telecommunications giants to...
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UK Clears Microsoft’s $19.7B Nuance Acquisition

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced this Wednesday its decision to clear Microsoft's planned acquisition of artificial intelligence company Nuance Communications. Although the...
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Report Alleges Microsoft, Google Maybe Using Spam Ads To Stifle Competition

Confidential data reviewed by POLITICO has revealed gatekeeper search engines are funneling low-value ads to smaller search partners. The report alleges Alphabet’s Google and Microsoft...
Potential Competition Mergers: Lessons from Outside the Box

Potential Competition Mergers: Lessons from Outside the Box

The puzzle of potential competition mergers is not theoretical but empirical — verifying that the firm not in the market is a likely significant...
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Microsoft Commits To Openness In New App Store

Executives at Microsoft are pledging the company’s new video game app store will be governed by open-market principals, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday...
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Microsoft May Buy Cybersecurity Firm Mandiant

Microsoft is considering a deal to buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing a person familiar with the matter. Mandiant became a standalone entity...
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FTC To Review Microsoft’s Activision $68.7B Deal, Testing New Merger Guidelines

Microsoft’s US$70 billion bid for Activision may be reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in what will become its first test to show...
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Microsoft Auto-Renewal Practices After UK Probe

Microsoft will begin offering more information to customers about how it automatically renews Xbox online gaming subscriptions in Britain, the UK's competition watchdog stated on...
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Microsoft Buys “Call of Duty” Maker For $68.7B

Microsoft is buying "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard for US$68.7 billion in the biggest gaming industry deal in history as global technology giants...
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