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Mar 23, 2023, 4:00 PM EDT
Microsoft challenges FTC's block of $68.7B acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc.: Report
Microsoft challenged the Federal Trade Commission's attempt to block the software giant's acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. for $68.7 billion.
Video gamers sue Microsoft over $69 billion Activision deal
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to block Microsoft from acquiring leading video game developer Activision.
Activision Blizzard shareholders approve proposed $68.7B sale to Microsoft
The deal is expected to close in fiscal year 2023, subject to customary closing conditions and the completion of a regulatory review.
Nearly 1,100 Activision Blizzard video game testers to receive full-time status, increased pay
Nearly 1,100 of Activision Blizzard's U.S.-based temporary and contingent quality assurance (QA) workers who test the company's video games will be given full-time status starting July 1.
Microsoft purchase of Activision under regulatory scrutiny as lawmakers call out 'frat boy' culture
A group of prominent Senators wrote a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday urging them to review Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision, citing lawsuits and media reports about workplace misconduct at the video game giant.
Warren Buffett clears up Activision stock purchase speculation
According to a 13F filing, Berkshire Hathaway bought approximately 14.66 million Activision Blizzard shares valued at around $975 million as of the end of 2021.
Microsoft-Activision deal to be reviewed by Federal Trade Commission
Microsoft Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc. will be reviewed in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission, placing the fate of the roughly $75 billion deal in the hands of an agency whose leader has questioned acquisitions by powerful technology companies.
Microsoft deal makes Activision CEO Bobby Kotick even richer
Kotick, who has been under pressure amid allegations of running a workplace fraught with misconduct, is Activision Blizzard's largest single shareholder.
Activision Blizzard urges employees to 'consider the consequences' of signing union authorization cards
Activision Blizzard chief administrative officer Brian Bulatao argued that "active, transparent dialogue between leaders and employees" would be a "better path" to achieving the company's workplace culture aspirations than waiting for the outcome of a future bargaining process.
Activision Blizzard forms 'workplace responsibility committee' as CEO resignation calls grow
The latest effort to eliminate harassment and discrimination follows allegations that CEO Bobby Kotick knew about sexual misconduct allegations for years and did not inform the company's board.