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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.
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.
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.
Discord on Xbox is getting way better. You won't need to use your phone soon, so you can connect to calls in Discord servers directly from the Xbox dashboard 🙏 details here: https://t.co/VXaBj2zD1l pic.twitter.com/nerSy1zX80
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) October 19, 2022
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