#131 - Will Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard finally bring scrutiny on the video game industry? | Curio

#131 - Will Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard finally bring scrutiny on the video game industry?

15 mins | Jan 25, 2022

Today's episode from 25th January 2022. Microsoft has announced plans to buy-out video games maker Activision Blizzard for almost $70-billion. We hear the case for more regulation of an industry which has been plagued with high profile cases of harassment. Then later, after the "great resignation" saw thousands quit their jobs, we take a look at how to hire the best candidates the Elon Musk way. A much-needed shakeup looks to be on the horizon. The video game industry is bigger than the film and music industries combined, yet has faced far less scrutiny than significant tech companies like Facebook and Google over worker conditions. For The Guardian, Akin Olla reflects on the possible changes brought on in the industry in the wake of Microsoft’s purchase of one of the world’s largest and most controversial video game companies. In contrast with the rest of the hiring world, Elon Musk’s companies attract and retain some of the brightest minds by simply valuing skills and experience over education. For Inc. Kelly Main reveals the key aspects of the test so that any business can use it to discover top talent. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

publisher logo

From Wake Up with Curio

Read along