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Brazil’s competition regulator approves Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition

The Brazilian government has been pretty open with its investigation into Microsoft's planned Activision Blizzard acquisition. Many of the documents filed have been made publicly available, including one that detailed how other companies, like Sony, feel about the acquisition. Now, Brazil's investigation is complete, and its regulator board is happy …

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Three and O2 merger denied by European anti-trust head

Europe's antitrust commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, has rejected the bid by British mobile operators O2 and Three, to merge together into one giant entity. Citing “significant competition concerns,” with regards to the move, Vestager was also backed by British regulator OfCom, which agreed that it would be bad for consumers. Although …

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VAIO, Toshiba and Fujitsu to merge in to PC super group

It seems that Japan could have a new PC giant on the block as word has it that VAIO, Toshiba and Fujitsu are currently planning a huge merger in order to form a new PC-focussed company to rival the likes of Lenovo, the biggest PC maker operating in Japan. This …

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Tencent now owns Riot Games, League of Legends

Although it started life as an indie developer back in the mid-00s, Riot Games has been anything but for a long time. That's why over the past few years it's courted investment from companies like Tencent, a Chinese game publisher and holding company. And now Riot has sold itself body …

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Former Nokia CEO is leaving Microsoft

Last year, Microsoft officially acquired Nokia, the company's mobile division swiftly merged with Microsoft and quite a few key employees stayed on. However, now around a year later, Nokia's former CEO, Stephen Elop, is leaving Microsoft, alongside a few other key members of the Nokia mobile team as Microsoft re-organizes its …

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BT officially buying EE for £12.5 billion

British Telecom has announced that for a staggering £12.5 billion, it will be purchasing mobile provider Everything Everywhere (EE), creating one of the largest telecoms companies in the world. The deal will see existing shareholders Deutsche Telecom and Orange sell their current stakes in the business, but receive a small …

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Forget Google, Amazon has officially bought Twitch

Apparently the done deal wasn't such a sure thing. While the world and his dog had entered into the history books that sometime in late 2014, gaming streaming service Twitch was bought by Google, apparently it was far from certain, as Amazon has swooped in and picked it up for …

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Corsair buys Raptor Gaming

Corsair Raptor Gaming

Memory and PSU manufacturer Corsair, has bought out peripheral maker, Raptor Gaming, with intentions to continue the brand alongside Corsair's own products, including the Vengeance range (some of which we liked a lot) which includes the same sort of kit that Raptor is known for: mice, keyboards etc. “Corsair and …

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