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Xbox acquires Activision Blizzard

Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

January 18th, 2022

On Tuesday morning, Microsoft announced that it would acquire video game publisher Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Activision Blizzard is one of the most prolific publishers in the industry, and the acquisition includes a number of notable franchises, such as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch. Following the acquisition, Microsoft says that …

Google Maps AR

AR might be the best thing that ever happened to Google Maps

April 25th, 2019

Google Maps is one of the most dependable navigation apps available, and a must-have on all smartphones, even if they ship with a different default maps app. Google has been adding a bunch of nifty features to the app that makes navigation even better, whether you’re driving, walking, or using public transportation. But the app …

Activision layoffs

Activision Blizzard cuts 800 workers, refocuses on hits like ‘Call of Duty’

February 13th, 2019

As everyone expected, the video game company whose various units publish everything from franchises like Call of Duty to Candy Crush has just announced a massive wave of layoffs affecting 8% of the company. Activision Blizzard started informing employees Tuesday afternoon about the layoffs, which are believed to affect almost 800 workers of the 9,600 the …

Activision Blizzard Candy Crush

Activision Blizzard buys Candy Crush for almost $6B

November 3rd, 2015

After a couple of exciting deals in the business world recently, including Dell’s massive purchase of EMC, and Western Digital’s SanDisk acquisition, it’s time for Activision Blizzard to make a significant investment of its own. The company announced it’ll pay $5.9 billion for King Digital, the developer of the immensely popular Candy Crush Saga games.