US and UK Regulators Probe Microsoft and OpenAI for Antitrust Violations

Bloomberg: US and UK regulators are investigating Microsoft and OpenAI for antitrust violations

– The FTC is examining the nature of Microsoft’s investments for OpenAI
– But for now, the regulator’s inquiries are private
– As the official FTC investigation has not yet begun
– Microsoft did not notify the FTC about investments for OpenAI
– Because investments are not equivalent to gaining control
– Microsoft also benefits as OpenAI has NGO status
– US law does not require reporting on investments in them
– But the UK regulator is also reviewing the companies’ deal
– The regulator is collecting market opinions about this until January 3

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