Insights Into Tomorrow Episode 16: “Microsoft’s Gaming Monopoly”

On January 18th, 2022, Microsoft announced that they were acquiring Activision Blizzard in an all-cash transaction valued at $68.7 billion, or $95 per share. 

This is arguably the biggest piece of news in the history of the games industry. 

Today, we’re going to take a look at why this acquisition is so important and what it means for Microsoft and the industry going forward. 

In addition, we’ll hit some key elements that should be remembered surrounding this news.

Insights Into Tomorrow Episode: 13 “Modern Monopolies”

Today we’re discussing monopolies in the modern age. We’ll understand what a monopoly is, how they operate and why they are detrimental to a free and open market, yet they are a unique product of capitalism. We’ll take a brief look at the history of monopolies in American and how they’ve been handled before we look to the future with today’s monopolies and the complications inherent in regulating them.