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Microsoft is ready for its biggest antitrust battle in decades after Activision deal

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Microsoft is ready for its biggest antitrust battle in decades after Activision deal
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For the last decade, Microsoft has largely evaded scrutiny from antitrust regulators in the US and abroad. While the rest of Big Tech has come under withering scrutiny on Capitol Hill, Microsoft’s focus on enterprise software has helped it “avoid political pressure in the content moderation and predatory pricing discussions that embroil the other Big Tech companies,” said Sarah Oh, a senior fellow at the Technology Policy Institute, a Washington, DC think tank. Antitrust regulators have repeatedly focused on Microsoft’s peers while largely ignoring the world’s second most valuable tech company.