Microsft has announced a massive deal to buy Activision Blizzard that could reshape gaming NEW YORK - Microsoft announced Tuesday a landmark $69 billion deal to purchase US gaming giant Activision Blizzard, grabbing the sex harassment scandal-hit firm as the tech colossus seeks to boost its power in video games. Merging with troubled Activision will make Microsoft the … [Read more...] about Microsoft to buy US gaming giant Activision-Blizzard for $69 bn
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Activist Thanet Anantawong has been acquitted of national security and computer crime charges after being detained for almost 4 years. He was charged over 5 Facebook posts made in 2015, criticising the now defunct National Council for Peace and Order, and the army. The posts were critical of the late Privy Council president and former PM Prem Tinsulanonda, and the army, for … [Read more...] about Redshirt activist acquitted, freed after nearly 4 years
Bangkok police have abruptly suspended their investigation into the brutal attack on a political activist and pro-democracy leader in June of last year. Four men beat Sirawith “Ja New” with baseball bats on a main road in Bangkok’s Min Buri area on June 28. Despite having security camera footage of the attack, Bangkok police say they are unable to identify any of the four men. … [Read more...] about Police end investigation into brutal attack on activist “Ja New”
PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – Thailand news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Disappearance of Karen activist prompts concern The Nation / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Several organisations including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International Thailand, are pressing Thai authorities to speed up investigation into the disappearance of a leading … [Read more...] about Disappearance of Karen activist prompts concern; NACC denies bias; Teacher exam cheating probe begins
After a week of intense discussions about "security" between Russia and the Nato countries, this is the week when the Western allies will send their written replies to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Various pundits, some of whom have actually been to Russia, warn us that there will be "War in Europe" if Mr Putin's demands are not met. Historians keen for a moment in the … [Read more...] about Will Russia opt to play the ‘Cuban card’?