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Here’s what Sony, Ubisoft, WB, Riot and others think of Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal

We're over six months on from Microsoft announcing plans to acquire Activision Blizzard, kicking off the lengthy process of gaining approvals from anti-trust organisations across the world. Most of the time, these investigations are highly secretive, but we do know that they involve seeking opinions from competing companies across the industry. Now thanks to recent filings in Brazil, documents containing these opinions have been posted online, giving us insight into what the likes of Sony, Ubisoft, WB and others think of the deal. 

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Twitter is suing Elon Musk for pulling plug on buyout

After seemingly joking about it earlier this year, Elon Musk made a bid to acquire Twitter in April 2022, offering $43 billion for control of the company. Shortly after, Musk put the deal ‘on hold' while awaiting accurate information on the number of spam bot accounts on the platform. Now, …

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Nvidia acquires HPC storage specialists Excelero

Nvidia's plans to buy ARM may not have gone well, but that doesn't mean there aren't other companies worth acquiring. With the ARM deal now dead, Nvidia has turned its attention to other acquisitions, starting with Excelero, an HPC storage specialist company based in Tel-Aviv. With the acquisition of Excelero, Nvidia …

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Netflix acquires Next Games to expand game streaming efforts

Netflix is continuing its push into the video game market. Recently, Netflix officially launched ‘Netflix Games' as part of the streaming service and since then, the company has been shopping around for independent studios to develop games for the platform. Previously, Netflix acquired Oxenfree developer, Night School Studio. Now, Netflix …

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AMD completes acquisition of Xilinx

Back in 2020, AMD announced plans to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock transaction. The deal finally obtained final approvals to go through last week and now, AMD has swiftly closed the deal, making Xilinx and official part of the company.  At the time of the acquisition announcement, the deal was worth …

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