Winners and losers of Microsoft’s $75 billion deal to buy Activision Blizzard
19 January 2022 | 12:34 pm
Shares in Sony slumped more by than 10 percent in Tokyo on Wednesday on news of Microsoft's $75 billion deal to buy the video games maker Activision Blizzard. Investors fear the acquisition could mean popular titles like Call of Duty would be moved exclusively to Microsoft platforms. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll examines the consequences of the deal for the companies involved, and their rivals.
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Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers have targeted US electoral campaigns less than two months before the vote. Experts said the operations were likely aimed at intelligence gathering as opposed to election meddling.
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Iran said it would not go on "a buying spree" of weapons while announcing that the UN arms embargo from 2007 has now expired. Tehran also said that "weapons of mass destruction" had no place in their defense.
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An unprecedented lawsuit against Google has echoes of past efforts to rein in tech giants like Microsoft and Apple. Attempts to enforce antitrust laws have left some players in the dust, while others are fighting back.
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The California-based game company, producer of the FIFA franchise, has offered almost a billion euros for the British racing simulator specialist. Sales of video games have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.
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BuyCoins, a Lagos based company cater to Nigerians who are interested in trading cryptocurrency. The company offers a service that enables users to trade instantly. Users can buy or sell cryptocurrency directly from or to us via the app without the hassle of looking for traders to buy from or sell to.
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The European Commission says it has approved a contract with US drugs manufacturer Moderna for 300 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.
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Microsoft said hackers exploited a bug in its email server software, which affected organizations rather than private accounts.
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Last Sunday, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards hosted by Taye Diggs took place on a virtual and in-person stage with Nomadland and The Crown walking away with numerous accolades.
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In today’s Perspective, FRANCE 24 speaks to an activist who wants us all to cherish the clothes that we already have hanging in our wardrobes. The former fashion designer and obsessive keeper Orsola De Castro has just published a new book called “Loved Clothes Last”. Eight years ago, after the devastating textile factory disaster in Bangladesh, she co-founded the global movement “Fashion Revolution” which calls for a change within the fashion industry.
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