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    Brad Smith backtracks on CMA spat after 2023 regulatory battle

    Microsoft president Brad Smith has backtracked on his hefty criticism of the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) following approval for the corporate’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard. After the CMA blocked the $68.7 billion deal in April 2023, Smith launched a tirade in opposition to the regulator, suggesting that confidence within the UK had been “severely shaken” by the choice…

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    Microsoft now says the CMA was ‘tough and fair’ over Activision Blizzard deal

    Microsoft president Brad Smith wasn’t pleased with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) final yr, after the regulator blocked Microsoft’s large Activision Blizzard deal. Now that Microsoft has restructured its deal and gained approval in the UK, Smith has kinder phrases for the CMA, describing the regulator as “robust and truthful” in an interview with the BBC’s Radio 4…

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    OpenAI drama prompts CMA review into Microsoft relationship

    An preliminary review into the relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft has been introduced by the UK’s competitors watchdog amid considerations the duo may very well be impacting competitors within the UK AI market.  The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) stated it intends to look at whether or not Microsoft’s important funding within the agency quantities to an “acquisition of management”,…

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