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April 28, 2023


Microsoft is betting its future on cloud gaming — but that’s what tripped up the Activision deal

There were lots of reasons Microsoft wanted to buy Activision Blizzard. · Activision has a multitude of popular game franchises — Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Candy Crush Saga — to add to its Xbox gaming division.

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It’s almost game over for Microsoft’s big video game merger

Microsoft’s massive $69 billion acquisition of video game giant Activision Blizzard was dealt a major and possibly game-ending blow this week. The United Kingdom’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced on Wednesday that it has decided not …

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BBC News

UK games sector wanted Microsoft deal, says Sir Ian Livingstone

The planned $68.7bn (£55bn) deal would have been the gaming industry’s biggest ever takeover, and Microsoft would have taken ownership of popular games titles such as Call of Duty, Candy Crush and World of Warcraft.

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The Seattle Times

As regulators block tech deals, they increasingly look to the future

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Nintendo’s Copyright Strikes Push Away Its Biggest Fans

In 1983, John Kirby convinced a judge that Donkey Kong was not a trademark infringement of Universal Pictures’ King Kong. The win helped pave the way for the company’s wild success in the video game industry. Now, it is Nintendo that doles out the legal …

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Space Ref

National Reconnaissance Office – Revealing New Looks Into A Secretive Agency

NRO Director Chris Scolese Speaking At The 38th Space Symposium. Space Symposium. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado – The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office is one of 18 intelligence community members, itself a …

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Snapchat’s new AI chatbot is already raising alarms among teens, parents

Less than a few hours after Snapchat rolled out its My AI chatbot to all users last week, Lyndsi Lee, a mother from East Prairie, Missouri, told her 13-year-old daughter to stay away from the feature. “It’s a temporary solution until I know more about …

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What the Tech: Storage for smartphone photos

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – It’s graduation season and vacation time is just around the corner. One thing guaranteed to get a good workout is the camera on your smartphone. Smartphones are now the primary camera for most people. It’s also the primary …

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Microsoft makes its AI-powered Designer tool available in preview

Today, Microsoft Designer, Microsoft’s AI-powered design tool, launched in public preview with an expanded set of features. Announced in October, Designer is a Canva-like web app that can generate designs for presentations, posters, digital postcards, …

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UC Today

Slack Launches New Collaborative Canvas

Slack is rolling out Slack canvas to enhance real-time collaboration between teams in Slack channels via the new information-sharing hub. Canvases will allow teams to spend more time working and less time searching for information.

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