The Federal Trade Commission Thursday sued Microsoft Corp. to block its planned $75 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard Inc., taking one of its biggest shots under the Biden administration at halting a merger of technology giants.
The lawsuit sets the stage for a court challenge over the deal as Microsoft agreed as part of negotiations with the "Call of Duty" publisher to defend the acquisition against a government lawsuit.
Google Ad Software Disrupted for Publishers Large and Small
Google's widely used advertising software for publishers suffered an outage of more than 2 1/2 hours Thursday evening that affected numerous publications large and small.
During the outage, publishers who use Google Ad Manager couldn't make their ad inventory available in exchanges for automated buying, according to publishers who use the technology. They also weren't able to load any ads that the publication had sold directly, the publishers said.
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08:00/AUT: Oct Production Index
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09:30/UK: Nov Bank of England/Ipsos Inflation Attitudes Survey
10:00/CRO: Oct Foreign Trade
10:00/MLT: Oct Industrial Production Index
10:00/GRE: Nov CPI
10:00/GRE: Oct Industrial Production Index
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11:00/POR: Oct International trade statistics
15:59/UKR: 3Q GDP
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