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Comment: Microsoft’s own health ambitions will be key to Nuance deal

By Andrew Boyce and Nicholas Hirst
  • 06 Oct 2021 10:48
  • 06 Oct 2021 10:55
Microsoft’s acquisition of Nuance Communications will shed new light on how European regulators assess Big Tech buying up providers of innovative technology rather than developing it itself — a theory known as a “reverse killer acquisition.”

Nuance is a US provider of speech-recognition software used by doctors to dictate notes and tr

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Andrew Boyce


Andrew is a reporter covering merger reviews and competition policy for MLex in Brussels. He joined MLex in 2015 and holds a degree and a master’s degree in history from the University of Liverpool.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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