Microsoft-Nuance: UK antitrust launches investigation

After Facebook-Giphy and NVIDIA-ARM it’s turn Microsoft-Nuance, The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced launch an investigation On the acquisition of Nuance Communications by Microsoft in April. antitrust authority assumes a range of competition,

potential barrier to competition

Nuance Communications is a Massachusetts multinational company that develops speech recognition and artificial intelligence software (for those who don’t know this is the company that collaborated with Apple in the development Sir, I) Microsoft’s investment amount $19.7 billion, Nuance provides its products (Dragon Ambient Experience, Dragon Medical One, PowerScribe One and others) to many physicians and 77 percent of US hospitals.

Speech recognition technologies take advantage of Blue, then integration with Redmond company solutions (specifically Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare) will be immediate. The agreement has received a green signal from the United States and Australia, while the European Commission will decide by the end of the year.

CMA, on the other hand, has initiated the first phase of investigation which first involves getting comments from all interested parties. The deadline has been set for January 10, 2022. The UK Antitrust Authority wants to investigate whether the acquisition is contrary to the Enterprise Act 2002, or one of the lack of competition, If this risk is identified, the CMA will initiate a more thorough investigation (Step 2).

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