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Microsoft news recap: UK's CMA asks for public opinion on Activision Blizzard acquisition, lay offs reported, and more

Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

U.K.'s CMA now calling for public opinion on Activision Blizzard deal

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority is continuing to assess Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and is now asking for the public's opinion, open to anyone in the UK.

UK CMA Office Logo

A handful of Microsoft employees have reportedly been laid off

As tech companies slow down hiring and make redundancies in anticipation of a looming economic crisis, Microsoft is no exception. The company already laid off about 200 employees from its Modern Life Experiences team, and is now reportedly making further lay offs across multiple divisions, with fewer than 1,000 lay offs reported.

A handful of Microsoft employees have reportedly been laid off - OnMSFT.com - October 18, 2022

You won't need a phone to use Discord on Xbox Soon

Since the launch of Discord on Xbox in September, users have needed a phone to connect Discord on their Xbox consoles. However, that is set to change with voice calls being possible without the use of a phone, though text chats will continue to require use of a phone.

That's it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.

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