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What a difference two decades makes. Microsoft, once the belligerent brat of antitrust, is now fronting a kinder, gentler face to the world. And it is trying on a new role with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lowering the boom because of the software giant’s attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard: “Nice guy.”

I’ve been around long enough that this phrase still makes me la...

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