Activision Blizzard

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Activision Blizzard, Inc. is an American video game holding company. They are based in Santa Monica, California.[1] The company was founded in July 2008, when Activision merged with Blizzard Entertainment.[2] Since 2015, it has been one of the stocks that make up the S&P 500.[3]

Microsoft announced its plans to buy Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion on January 18, 2022. Activision Blizzard would become a division of Microsoft Gaming, while making Microsoft the third largest gaming company after Tencent and Sony.[4]

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  1. Tarver, Evan (March 15, 2016). "Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Activision Blizzard (ATVI, FOCPX)". Investopedia. Archived from the original on March 20, 2016. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
  2. Thorsen, Tor; Sinclair, Brendan (May 5, 2009). "Vivendi CEO Activision Blizzard's new chairman". GameSpot. Archived from the original on July 17, 2012. Retrieved August 27, 2009.
  3. Takahashi, Dean (August 27, 2015). "Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard joins the S&P 500". VentureBeat. Archived from the original on September 5, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  4. Patnaik, Subrat. "Microsoft to buy 'Call of Duty' maker for $68.7 bln in gaming push". Reuters. Retrieved January 18, 2022.