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In-depth competition probe launched into Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard deal

Microsoft’s proposed 68.7 billion US dollar (£59.7bn) takeover of games publisher Activision Blizzard is to face an in-depth investigation amid concerns the deal is anti-competitive, the UK’s competition watchdog has confirmed. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it has referred the takeover for a so-called phase two probe after Microsoft said it would not […]

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Tech firms ‘need moral compass’ over metaverse child safety, UK Children’s commissioner warns

Tech companies need to “get a moral compass” and do more to protect children in the virtual worlds of the metaverse, the Children’s Commissioner for England has said. Dame Rachel de Souza said she was “really horrified” after a BBC report found a metaverse app that allowed children as young as 13 into virtual strip […]

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