The U.K.’s antitrust body has opened an investigation into Microsoft’s planned $69 billion takeover of gaming studio Activision Blizzard, as regulators continue to circle the blockbuster deal. The Competition and Markets Authority released a statement on Wednesday saying that investigators would conduct a two-month probe to see whether Microsoft’s purchase of one of the world’s best-known...
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