Microsoft’s $68.7 billion deal to acquire Activision Blizzard will create a new gaming behemoth

Activision Blizzard will report to longtime Microsoft exec Phil Spencer as the new CEO of Microsoft Gaming. (GeekWire File Photo) Microsoft is aiming to vault itself into…

Chart: Microsoft’s largest acquisitions, led by the blockbuster deal to buy Activision Blizzard

Microsoft’s plan to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in cash is a whopper by every stretch of the imagination — the biggest in the company’s 47-year-history…

Microsoft’s $68.7 billion Activision Blizzard deal will test new U.S. antitrust approach

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the Activision Blizzard deal will help the company “bring the joy and community of gaming to everyone on the planet.” (GeekWire Photo…

Microsoft shares updates on its $750M affordable housing effort as homelessness crisis continues

An example of a multifamily housing in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. (Sightline Institute Photo / Creative Commons) Roughly 9,200 affordable housing units are being preserved or created in…

Microsoft Gaming head confirms Activision’s ‘Call of Duty’ will keep coming to PlayStation

Activision’s Call of Duty is the single best-selling franchise in modern video games. (Activision Image) New Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer has confirmed that the best-selling video…

Microsoft’s earnings will test strength of cloud business, and impact of supply chain constraints

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in Seattle in May 2019. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) Much of the spotlight has been on Microsoft’s gaming division over the past…

Microsoft beats expectations with $51.7B in revenue, $18.8B profit; stock down 5% after hours

Microsoft’s Redmond Washington campus. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Microsoft posted revenue of $51.7 billion in the December quarter, up 20% from the same quarter last year,…

Microsoft Teams surpasses 270M monthly active users, as growth slows from early days of pandemic

Microsoft Teams usage soared in the early days of the pandemic. (Bigstock Photo) Microsoft’s Teams communications and collaboration platform topped 270 million monthly active users in the…

Microsoft’s new heyday: PC ‘renaissance’ and cloud boom drive record revenue and employment

Microsoft surpassed $50 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time, with profits of $18.8 billion, up 22%, in its financial results posted Tuesday afternoon. Generating profits…

Sony to buy Bungie, former Microsoft studio, for $3.6B in latest blockbuster video-game deal

Bungie Image Bungie, the Bellevue, Wash.-based game developer that originally developed the platform-defining Halo franchise for Microsoft’s Xbox, has agreed to be acquired by Sony, maker of…