UK provisionally approves $8.1B NortonLifeLock-Avast merger, citing competition from Microsoft

UK clears $8.1B merger between NortonLifeLock and Avast

The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has formally cleared the proposed $8.1 billion merger between cybersecurity giants NortonLifeLock and Avast, a month after provisionally greenlighting the deal. The merger has been hanging in the balance since plans were first revealed last August. The CMA revealed in March that it was launching an investigation, stating […]

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UK finally opens antitrust probe of Google’s role in the adtech stack

UK finally opens antitrust probe of Google’s role in the adtech stack

The U.K.’s competition watchdog has just announced another investigation into Google over potential antitrust abuses around adtech. This is the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) second probe of Google’s adtech practices — after it said it would investigate an ad deal between Google and Facebook referred to internally as ‘Jedi Blue’, back in March. (That […]

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