What’s next for Microsoft’s giant Activision Blizzard $68.7 billion deal?

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UK regulators have dealt a blow to Microsoft’s giant $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Microsoft will now have to fight to keep the deal alive, with a key EU decision in the coming weeks. #Technology #Gaming #News

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0:00 Biggest deal in gaming history gets blocked
0:36 Acquisitions in the gaming industry
1:15 The Call of Duty problem, explained
3:15 Existing Microsoft licensing deals
3:41 Microsoft needs mobile gaming to battle Apple and Google
4:00 Video game streaming and subscriptions (Xbox Game Pass)
4:58 CMA blocks the deal citing cloud gaming
5:45 Microsoft’s response to the decision
6:28 What happens next? FTC, EU decisions incoming

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