Federal Trade Commission Sues Microsoft

By Linda Wang

Humor Editor

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took measures to sue Microsoft on Dec. 8. The specific event in question was Microsoft’s announcement of a ten-year plan to purchase Activision Blizzard, the company behind the popular First Person Shooter (FPS) game Call of Duty. The deal is valued at 69 billion dollars and would be one of the largest in the history of technology. The FTC and other regulators analyzing the case are concerned with Microsoft’s potential to dominate the gaming industry. Arguments for Microsoft mention that Microsoft and Activision inhabit slightly different roles in the industry, and there is no imminent threat of monopolization.

(Sources: NY Post, NY Times)

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