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Microsoft wants to make its own game store

Microsoft wants to make its own game store

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According to reports from the Financial Times, Phil Spencer, the head of gaming at Microsoft, believes that the EU's Digital Market Act (DMA) will assist the company in achieving its goal of creating a mobile app store. The DMA is set to come into effect in March 2024, and it allows businesses to load their app stores onto iPhones and Android phones by requesting that Apple and Google open up their systems.

In a statement to the press, Spencer said, "Our goal is to provide Xbox and content from our third-party partners on any screen where people want to play." He also added, "Today, we can't do that on mobile devices, but we want to build towards a world that we think will be coming where those devices are opened up."

However, regulators in the US, Europe, and the UK are concerned about the potential impact on competition if Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard, the developer of Call of Duty, one of the most popular game franchises worldwide. As a result, Microsoft is currently in a battle with these regulators.

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A recent report from Politico indicates that the European Union has formally issued an antitrust warning to Microsoft regarding its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The notice reportedly outlined concerns about the potential threat to fair competition in the video game market, as EU officials explained the reasons behind their objections to the deal.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has also filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, seeking to prevent its acquisition of Activision Blizzard. Despite this, Phil Spencer believes that the acquisition will boost competition on the dominant platform for gaming, which he identifies as smartphones. Currently, the distribution of games and apps on this platform is largely controlled by a "duopoly" consisting of Apple and Google, a situation that some antitrust authorities have expressed concern about.

Microsoft wants to make its own game store

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According to reports from the Financial Times, Phil Spencer, the head of gaming at Microsoft, believes that the EU's Digital Market Act (DMA) will assist the company in achieving its goal of creating a mobile app store. The DMA is set to come into effect in March 2024, and it allows businesses to ...

Vivo Y28s 5G Spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC Certification

Vivo Y28s 5G Spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC Certification

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Vivo Y28s 5G has been spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC website, indicating an imminent launch. The phone, identified by model number V2346, scored 599 in single-core and 1,707 in multi-core on Geekbench. It features an octa-core processor, likely the MediaTek Dimensity 6300 or Dimensity 6080, with 8GB RAM and Android 14. The Y28s 5G is also expected to launch in India, having appeared on BIS certification. The device could be a new variant of the Y28 5G, which starts at ₹13,999 in India and features a 6.56-inch HD+ display, MediaTek Dimensity 6020 SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery.

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Vivo Y28s 5G Spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC Certification

Vivo Y28s 5G Spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC Certification

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Vivo Y28s 5G has been spotted on Geekbench and Thailand’s NBTC website, indicating an imminent launch. The phone, identified by model number V2346, scored 599 in single-core and 1,707 in multi-core on Geekbench. It features an octa-core processor, likely the MediaTek Dimensity 6300 or Dimensity ...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 to Cost ₹8,000 More Than Galaxy Z Fold 5: Report

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 to Cost ₹8,000 More Than Galaxy Z Fold 5: Report

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 is expected to cost $100 more than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The new pricing for the Z Fold 6 is as follows: $1899.99 (around ₹1,58,800) for the 256GB variant, $2019.99 (around ₹1,68,800) for the 512GB variant, and $2259.99 (around ₹1,88,900) for the 1TB version. This price hike might be effective in other markets, including India. The Galaxy Z Fold 6 will be available in Silver Shadow, Pink, and Navy colors. It will weigh 239 grams, making it lighter than the Z Fold 5. The foldable is expected to feature a 7.6-inch inner display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, a significant 200MP primary camera, and a 4400mAh battery with support for 25W charging.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 to Cost ₹8,000 More Than Galaxy Z Fold 5: Report

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 to Cost ₹8,000 More Than Galaxy Z Fold 5: Report

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 is expected to cost $100 more than its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold 5. The new pricing for the Z Fold 6 is as follows: $1899.99 (around ₹1,58,800) for the 256GB variant, $2019.99 (around ₹1,68,800) for the 512GB variant, and $2259.99 (around ₹1,88,900) for the 1TB ve...

Google Pixel Watch 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Larger Display and Same Design

Google Pixel Watch 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Larger Display and Same Design

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Leaked renders of the Google Pixel Watch 3 XL reveal a larger display and a design consistent with previous models. The watch features a 1.45-inch screen, compared to the Pixel Watch 3's 1.2-inch display, and retains pogo pin-based charging. Despite the larger size (45mm dimensions), there are no performance upgrades over the standard Pixel Watch 3. The bands for the Pixel Watch 3 XL may not be interchangeable with those of the Pixel Watch 3 or earlier models. The Pixel Watch 3 XL is expected to launch in October, following the trend of previous releases.

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Google Pixel Watch 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Larger Display and Same Design

Google Pixel Watch 3 XL Leaked Renders Show Larger Display and Same Design

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Leaked renders of the Google Pixel Watch 3 XL reveal a larger display and a design consistent with previous models. The watch features a 1.45-inch screen, compared to the Pixel Watch 3's 1.2-inch display, and retains pogo pin-based charging. Despite the larger size (45mm dimensions), there are no...

Google Pixel 8 price in India discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

Google Pixel 8 price in India discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

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The Google Pixel 8 is currently discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart, bringing the price down to Rs 60,999. There are also additional bank offers that can further reduce the price. This is a good deal if you're looking for a phone with a great camera, clean Android software, and Google brand value. However, the Pixel 8 misses out on some features of the Pixel 8 Pro, and some competitor phones offer better specs for the price. So, consider what features are important to you before making your decision.

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Google Pixel 8 price in India discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

Google Pixel 8 price in India discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart: should you buy it?

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The Google Pixel 8 is currently discounted by Rs 15,000 on Flipkart, bringing the price down to Rs 60,999. There are also additional bank offers that can further reduce the price. This is a good deal if you're looking for a phone with a great camera, clean Android software, and Google brand value...

Apple Intelligence AI Features Limited to Select Devices

Apple Intelligence AI Features Limited to Select Devices

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Apple's new AI features, dubbed Apple Intelligence, will be available for free but limited to select devices. Only the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, along with iPads and Macs running the M1 chip or later, will support these features. Apple Intelligence offers capabilities like AI-generated images and emojis, enhanced Siri, and writing tools. The upcoming iPhone 16 series and new iPads or Macs will also be compatible. These features will be in beta and released with iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia later this fall, initially available only in US English.

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Apple Intelligence AI Features Limited to Select Devices

Apple Intelligence AI Features Limited to Select Devices

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Apple's new AI features, dubbed Apple Intelligence, will be available for free but limited to select devices. Only the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, along with iPads and Macs running the M1 chip or later, will support these features. Apple Intelligence offers capabilities like AI-generated images an...

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