Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Tuesday, 18 January 2022, 5:19 pm

American financial media heavyweights TheWall Street Journal and Bloomberg were both claiming to have landed the scoop about Microsoft's $70 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard.

They both published within minutes of each other but because little old Betaville was lunching with a friendly flack it was hard to tell which media outfit published the scoop first.

The deal was then formally announced an hour or so after the WSJ/Bloomberg reports, so one assumes this wasn't a scoop dug out in the usual fashion!..

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