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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."

6. Re: No subject Apr 16, 2008, 21:07 Parallax Abstraction
The same thing has to happen in the US. Has nothing to do with the European Commission having a god complex.

Exactly. The difference is that in the EU, the process actually investigates the companies who want to merge and actually sees if it will be beneficial from a consumer and competition standpoint. It isn't just a rubber stamp like the US SEC/FTC.
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