Microsoft confiscates domains used to sell fraudulent Outlook accounts

Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit has taken control of numerous domains utilized by the Vietnamese criminal gang Storm-1152, which illicitly registered over 750 million counterfeit Outlook accounts and profited millions of dollars from their sale.

Microsoft closes deal to buy Activision Blizzard

Microsoft announced on October 13th that it has successfully acquired Activision Blizzard, marking a significant milestone for the corporation. With this purchase, Microsoft now holds full ownership of all internal studios and publisher intellectual property. The massive deal, with a staggering value of $68.7 billion, stands as the gaming industry's largest acquisition to date.

An internal memo leak reveals the future of Windows

A leak of an internal memo authored by Yusuf Mehdi, reveals the future of Windows.  There, he praised Panos Panay's contributions to the development of Windows and Surface. Panos, who was responsible for Surface and Windows for many years recently announced his resignation. Microsoft will continue to invest in these products, but intends to place more emphasis on AI.

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard delay merging deadline to October 18

Following negotiations with UK regulators, Microsoft and Activision Blizzard have agreed to extend their merger agreement until October 18. The companies have committed to following all regulatory agreements and will work with the CMA to address any concerns raised in the UK. Microsoft Vice Chairman and President Brad Smith expressed confidence in finalizing the deal.

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