EXCLUSIVE Microsoft set to win EU antitrust nod for $16 bln Nuance deal, sources say

BRUSSELS, Dec 10 (Reuters) – U.software giant Microsoft Corp is set to secure unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $16 billion bid for artificial intelligence and speech technology firm Nuance Communications Inc , three people familiar with the matter said. The deal, the latest in the tech industry and Microsoft’s second biggest after its $26.2 billion buy of LinkedIn in 2016, follows heightened regulatory scrutiny of “killer acquisitions” whereby tech giants shut down nascent start-ups and potential rivals after buying them.

Link: EXCLUSIVE Microsoft set to win EU antitrust nod for $16 bln Nuance deal, sources say
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