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Can Big Tech Get Bigger? Microsoft Presses Governments to Say Yes.

In recent weeks, Microsoft has accused Sony, its chief video game rival, of misleading regulators. Its lawyers have showed off game consoles, including an Xbox, to British officials. And the […]




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A Coming-Out Party for Generative A.I., Silicon Valley’s New Craze

A celebration for Stability AI, the start-up behind the controversial Stable Diffusion image generator, represents the arrival of a new A.I. boom. Read More







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24 Hours in the Metaverse Version of Facebook Was Surprisingly Fun

Every hour of the day and night with the gamers, parents, insomniacs, preteens and aspiring comedians who are the earliest adopters of the immersive, three-dimensional internet that Mark Zuckerberg has […]




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F.T.C. Chair Lina Khan Upends Antitrust Standards by Suing Meta

WASHINGTON — Early in her tenure as chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan declared that she would rein in the power of the largest technology companies in a […]







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Activision Employees to Cast Union Vote

Jessica Gonzalez can sometimes still hear the eerie theme music for one of the Call of Duty video games in her mind. She jokes that the soundtrack will play on […]




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Sony to Buy Bungie, Creator of Destiny and Halo Games, for $3.6 Billion

Sony Interactive Entertainment said on Monday that it had agreed to acquire the video game maker Bungie in a deal valued at $3.6 billion, as the game market further consolidates […]




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Why Microsoft Wants Activision

Even as it looks to distance itself from Sony, Microsoft’s acquisition could also strengthen its position relative to other tech giants with deep pockets — like Amazon, Tencent and Google […]




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Microsoft to Buy Activision Blizzard for Nearly $70 Billion

SEATTLE — Microsoft plans to buy the powerhouse but troubled video game company Activision Blizzard for nearly $70 billion, its biggest deal ever and one that places a major bet […]