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Vivendi/Activision Approved

EU approves Vivendi purchase of Activision (thanks Mike Martinez) has news that the Vivendi/Activision merger/purchase (story) has met with approval from The European Commission, who did not deem the deal a danger to fair competition. As the article states: "The merged company would still face stiff competition from rivals such as Electronic Arts and game console manufacturers such as Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft."

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5. ... Apr 16, 2008, 21:02 theyarecomingforyou
 
Indeed. I read plenty of articles about the US allowing big mergers - with no criticism - but talk about the EU doing the same thing and it's a day out for the trolls. This whole EU bashing is getting pretty tiring, particularly when most of what they've been doing recently is aimed at protecting consumers. Microsoft wasn't fined because it was a US company but because it broke competition laws. Simple as.

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