Microsoft x Activision may well prove the longest playlist on this channel, as the news simply won't stop.
With rumors flying about the imminence of an FTC lawsuit to prevent the deal (or is that an allowance of the deal...), Microsoft and allies at the Communication Workers of America launch into an all out Public Relations attack seeking to put pressure on the FTC's impending decision.
Will it work?
Let's discuss what's been said.
The girl in the corner should have warned you, it'll turn into a PR blitz...in Virtual Legality.
#Microsoft #Xbox #Activision
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*** CHAPTERS 00:00 Introduction (Thanks, Roketsu86!) 01:51 The Story So Far... 05:03 Enter the CWA 27:03 MS Talks to the Wall Street Journal 53:32 Conclusion
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*** Discussed in this episode:
ARTICLES https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/23/exclusive-feds-likely-to-challenge-microsofts-69-billion-activision-takeover-00070787 https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/12/01/trustbusters-should-let-microsoft-buy-activision-blizzard https://nypost.com/2022/12/04/rift-at-ftc-stirs-hope-for-microsofts-69b-activision-merger/ https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/3762122-for-once-the-ftc-is-considering-a-merger-that-helps-the-workers/ https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/05/business/microsoft-activision-game-union.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/microsofts-activision-blizzard-acquisition-is-good-for-gamers-competition-sony-cross-play-ftc-11670260780
MS BLOG POSTS https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2022/06/02/employee-organizing-engagement-labor-economy/ https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2022/02/09/open-app-store-principles-activision-blizzard/
TWEETS https://twitter.com/CWAUnion/status/1599805950244065280 https://twitter.com/CWAUnion/status/1599874815145365504 https://twitter.com/CWAUnion/status/1599883803681755136 https://twitter.com/CWAUnion/status/1600128168584564736
SENATORS LETTER https://www.warren.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/2022.03.31%20Letter%20to%20FTC%20re%20Activision%20Microsoft%20Deal.pdf
CWA LETTER https://cwa-union.org/sites/default/files/20220630_cwa_to_ftc_uppdated_position_msft_atvi.pdf MS
CMA RESPONSE https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/637cec9dd3bf7f5a0b33f881/MICROSOFT_S_RESPONSE.pdf
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