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Is Facebook cornering the VR market?

Imagine that, over the past year, Facebook had managed to acquire the battle royale game Fortnite, the kid-focused game creation engine Roblox, and the best-selling game of 2020, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. For many reasons, such a spree of acquisitions would never happen. One of the biggest…
bubmag
June 17, 2021
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From scrutiny of app stores, to competition in the ad market, these are the key investigations facing Big Tech in Europe

Premium Liv McMahon 2021-03-04T11:07:01Z Clockwise from left: Outgoing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images, Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images, Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, Glenn Chapmann/AFP via Getty Images This story is available…
bubmag
March 4, 2021
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UK opens formal investigation of Facebook’s purchase of Giphy

The UK's competition watchdog launched a formal investigation on Thursday into Facebook's purchase of Giphy over concerns it will stifle competition for animated images. The Competition and Markets Authority said the investigation's first stage has a deadline of March 25 to decide whether to trigger a more in-depth probe. The…
bubmag
January 28, 2021
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News24.com | UK watchdog tells Facebook to monitor Giphy independence

Facebook has been looking into new ways of increasing video consumption on the platform (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Facebook had to pause its integration with Giphy in June after the Competition and Market Authority said it wanted to investigate whether…
bubmag
August 10, 2020