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FTC sues to block Microsoft's $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard

FTC sues to block Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard

UPDATE 8 p.m.: Microsoft has responded to the FTC’s announcement of a lawsuit to block its $69 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard. “We continue to believe that this agreement will expand competition and create more opportunities for gamers and game developers,” Microsoft Vice President and President Brad Smith said in a statement. “We have been …

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FTC sues to block Microsoft's acquisition of gaming giant Activision

FTC sues to block Microsoft’s acquisition of gaming giant Activision

Comment this story Comment The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday filed a lawsuit to block Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of video game maker Activision Blizzard, saying the massive deal would allow the Washington-based tech giant to remove its gaming competitors. The lawsuit represents the FTC’s largest effort to curb consolidation in the tech industry since …

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Check out the Unimon, the new Qubit on the block

Check out the Unimon, the new Qubit on the block

December 8, 2022• Physics 15, 191 In early tests, a simplified version of a popular superconducting qubit achieves high computational accuracies, making it attractive for future quantum computers. IQM quantum computers A microscope image shows a silicon chip containing three unimon qubits (blue). The “drive lines” (green) provide pathways for microwave pulses to switch the …

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