Rabbit or duck: The Tipline for 9 May 2023

DOJ attorneys may have pictured the famous German illusion when they agreed to settle their challenge to Assa Abloy/Spectrum on Friday, allowing the deal but leaving the door open to further review if the sale of assets to Fortune would not sustain competition. Is that divestiture a rabbit or a duck? Also in Tipline, Microsoft is trying to convince a California federal court that its deal with Activision Blizzard is not worth an injunction.

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