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Microsoft makes case for Activision merger amid EU scrutiny

Microsoft’s Xbox video game division has announced new partnerships with Nintendo and chipmaker Nvidia as it tries to persuade European regulators to approve its planned 68.7 billion dollar (£56.7 billion) takeover of game publishing giant Activision Blizzard. A key audience for the announcements were the European Union competition regulators who held a closed-door meeting on […]

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Tech giants post sluggish financial results as sector struggles continue

Technology giants Alphabet, Amazon and Apple all posted disappointing financial results on Thursday as businesses continue to face challenging global economic issues. Google’s parent company Alphabet posted lower profits and only a small revenue increase, while Amazon also reported a fall in profits and Apple posted its first quarterly revenue drop in nearly four years. […]

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UK Tech Nation start-up organisation to close after British Government pulls funding

Tech Nation, the UK organisation that supports tech start-ups, has announced it will cease operations at the end of March after the Government withdrew its core grant funding. Founded in 2010, the organisation has supported the rise of some of the biggest names in UK tech, including Monzo, Revolut, Ocado, Skyscanner, and Deliveroo. Tech Nation […]

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US justice department sues Google over digital advertising dominance

The US justice department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, alleging that its dominance in digital advertising harms competition. The US government alleges that Google’s plan to assert dominance has been to “neutralise or eliminate” rivals through acquisitions and to force advertisers to use its products by making it difficult to use competitors’ products. […]

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Pentagon splits £7.3bn cloud contract between four tech firms

Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon will share in the Pentagon’s 9 billion dollar (£7.3 billion) contract to build its cloud computing network. The move was announced a year after accusations of politicisation over the previously announced contract and a protracted legal battle resulted in the military starting over in its award process. The Joint Warfighter […]

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