Microsoft Purchases Activision Blizzard! - Tempcast #72

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Sometimes, there are stories big enough you need to dedicate an entire episode to them. That happened this week, as Microsoft purchased publishing giant Activision Blizzard in a landmark $68.7 billion deal. We break down all the angles on this acquisition, such as the impact Activision Blizzard's recent legal trouble may have had on this deal, the conspiracy about this being an inside job, the scummy moves by Phil Spencer in the press leading up to the announcement, and more!

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Wow! This episode. Funny but also really good coverage on the topics! End you even made the comparison to/mentioned Elop (the former nokia CEO who came from microsoft and ruined their mobile business)! And Blitzchung.

And yup, I think the MS smear+buy tactic is legal. I mean it doesn't count as inside trading or anything like that. It's actually quite common to see financial institutes doing shorting this way: get large loans in stocks (from other parties), sell them while going out with news about how their own "experts" thinks this stock is going to crash (which it will, perversely self fulfilling), and then buy the stocks back for much less...

Well, to end things on a happier(?) note, "buy them out, boys!"
 

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I honestly feel like MS is just taking advantage of the aging government that most likely has no idea that Nintendo and Sony are Japanese companies. This is just allowing Microsoft to slowly creep their way into making a monopoly, again.
 
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