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ESRB asks FTC for approval of facial analysis tool to verify age of players’ parents
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which assigns age ratings to video games, has asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to greenlight a new age-estimating method. According to the organization, it should avoid the collection of any personal data.
FTC appeals court ruling approving Activision deal, CMA continues to put pressure on Microsoft in UK
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has no plans to give up on its crusade to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Here are all the details about the appeal and the latest news related to the $68.7 billion deal.
Microsoft wins legal battle against FTC, as UK regulator remains sole hurdle to Activision Blizzard acquisition
Microsoft is now one step closer to acquiring Activision Blizzard, as a Calfironia judge has denied a preliminary injunction request by the US Federal Trade Commission. Here is what’s next for the companies trying to close the largest M&A deal in video game history.
Key takeaways from Bobby Kotick’s deposition: Removing Call of Duty from PS “would cause reputational damage”
Deposition of Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activsion Blizzard, was one of the highlights of day four of the FTC. v. Microsoft hearing. Here is what he had to say about Call of Duty and its absence on Switch, as well as his stance on Game Pass and subscription services in general.
FTC achieves temporarily ban on Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, hearing set for June 22-23
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been granted a restraining order against the Microsoft-Activision deal. This means the companies are now temporarily blocked from completing the merger.
FTC fines Microsoft $20 million for collecting children’s personal data, extends protections to third-party publishers
Microsoft has been fined by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for illegally collecting and retaining children’s personal data. The company attributed the issue to a technical glitch, but agreed to take steps to improve protection measures for Xbox users.
FTC wants more documents from Microsoft, including info about its ‘next-generation gaming ecosystem’
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now demanding additional documents from Microsoft. The regulator wants more information related to the company’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
FTC grants Microsoft access to Sony’s exclusivity agreements and some of its internal documents
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled on Sony’s motion to ban Microsoft from searching its internal documents related to the Activision Blizzard deal. The Japanese publisher will now have to mostly comply with the subpoena.
Google and Nvidia back FTC’s concerns that Activision Blizzard deal would give Microsoft unfair advantage in cloud
Google and Nvidia have expressed their concerns over the Activision Blizzard deal, supporting the US Federal Trade Commission on its way to block the merger. They are afraid that Microsoft could make competition in the video game market unfair.
Epic Games to pay record $520 million fine over Fortnite’s dark billing practices and children’s privacy violation
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has hit Epic Games with a $520 million fine. The Fortnite maker will pay a whopping sum for violating children’s privacy law and tricking players into making unwanted purchases.
FTC sues Microsoft to block Activision Blizzard acquisition over potential threat to competition
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has eventually decided to challenge Microsoft in court by filing an antitrust lawsuit against the company. It sees the Activision Blizzard deal as a huge threat to market competition.
Report: FTC might finally approve Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard despite Chair’s objections
There is a chance that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will eventually approve Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. According to the latest report, one more member of the panel reviewing the deal is now leaning towards this.
Report: FTC might file antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers challenging Microsoft’s takeover of Activision Blizzard by filing an antitrust lawsuit. This might potentially lead to the companies renegotiating or even abandoning the deal.
FTC has ‘significant concerns’ about Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, ruling to come in November
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to rule on Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard next month. The regulator is now listening to concerns that other parties have about this deal.