Microsoft To Buy Activision Blizzard For About $70 Billion

SEATTLE — Microsoft said Tuesday it plans to buy powerhouse but troubled video game company Activision Blizzard for around $70 billion, betting video games will become an increasingly central part of people’s digital lives. The biggest blockbuster acquisition ever for Microsoft and the gaming world would have catapulted the company into a leading spot in […]

Microsoft To Buy Activision Blizzard For About $70 Billion

The transaction could be seen as a victory for Activision’s long-time CEO Bobby Kotick, and some critics have sought to dispel that controversy. Mr. Kotick negotiated a huge premium for investors – Microsoft is paying $95 per share, about 45 percent above his company’s share price before the announcement – and will continue to run […]

Microsoft buys game maker Activision Blizzard for approximately $70 billion

Microsoft pays around $70 billion for Activision BlizzardThe maker of Candy Crush and Call of Duty is looking for an edge in the highly competitive businesses of mobile gaming and virtual reality technology. All-cash $68.7 billion deal will change MicrosoftThe maker of the Xbox gaming system has grown into one of the largest video game […]

Winter Blizzard Updates: States Prepare for Dangerous Conditions

A strong winter storm brought heavy snow to parts of the Southeast and was expected to leave about a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Sunday, with icing damaging the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic States making travel dangerous and power outages possible. . In the south, some governors state of emergency declared On […]

Activision Blizzard to Improve Diversity and Workplace Culture

Activision Blizzard, the embattled video game company behind Call of Duty and other titles, announced Thursday morning a list of new initiatives aimed at improving diversity and the company’s work environment. The company has faced intense pressure since July. case An official from a California fair employment agency accused the video game publisher of promoting […]