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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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Adobe buying Figma in €19.98 billion cash-and-stock deal

Software company Adobe is buying online design company Figma in a cash-and-stock deal worth 20 billion US dollars (€19.98 billion). Figma, founded in 2012, allows those who design interactive mobile and web applications to collaborate through multi-player workflows, sophisticated design systems and a rich developer ecosystem. The companies said Figma’s web-based, multiplayer capabilities will accelerate […]

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Microsoft is Buying Activision Blizzard

Microsoft has announced that it is buying Activision Blizzard. That means that the software giant will own some of the more popular game franchises like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. They’ll also end up with a nice slice of esports as well as a load of technology. They’ll also inherit the staff, which […]

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WhatsApp Turns On End To End Encryption

Earlier today WhatsApp did something pretty interesting. They turned on “end-to-end encryption” for all their users. As far as users of WhatsApp are concerned the interface and user experience hasn’t changed, though you now have the option to get “security notifications”. You can turn on this new feature via the WhatsApp mobile app by going […]

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Netflix Increase Prices Again

Netflix have upped their prices again. The new prices start at €7.99 / month and go up to €11.99 / month: All plans still come with a free 30 day trial for new users. The latest round of price increases won’t impact existing subscribers until the middle of next year according to an email the […]

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