A federal judge on Tuesday rejected the FTC’s bid to delay Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision-Blizzard, bringing Microsoft one step closer to completing the $69 billion deal. In her decision, Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ruled that the FTC failed to prove that the acquisition would make it harder for consumers to access Activision’s popular games such as Call of Duty. The FTC had asked the...
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Streaming Services Should Beware Becoming Like Cable Companies
About a month ago, I finally reached my breaking point with YouTube TV, the streaming service I had subscribed to years earlier as a replacement for cable TV. I didn’t think twice about paying $40 a month for it in 2018, but after years of price increases—YouTube TV now costs $73 a month—I realized my family wasn’t watching it nearly enough to justify the money. So I ditched it. More...
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