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What Investors Need to Know About Microsoft's Largest Acquisition

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Elon Musk’s $43 billion bid to buy Twitter pales in comparison to another important tech acquisition that’s received a lot less fanfare.

In January, Microsoft announced a $68.7 billion offer to purchase Activision Blizzard, creator of the Call of Duty franchise and one of the world's most popular video game developers.

This is by far the largest acquisition in software giant’s history. Once approved, it will make Microsoft the 3rd largest gaming platform in the world.

But this move is much bigger than video games.

When you look under the surface, savvy investors will discover an opportunity to target significant profits from an emerging technology that’s already starting to change the world.

Welcome to The Next Internet Boom 

During the investor call announcing the acquisition, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella admitted that Activision Blizzard is a key part of the company’s metaverse strategy for 2022 and beyond. He said:

“Our vision is for a river of entertainment where the content and commerce flow freely… Removing these barriers will only become more important as the digital and physical worlds come together and the metaverse platforms develop.”

Now, “metaverse” has become a popular buzzword over the past few months, but many people aren’t clear about what the term means.

The metaverse is the next evolution of the internet. It’s a network of virtual 3D worlds that allow users to interact with people and physical/virtual objects. Fully developed, it will enable users can work and play in a digital world they create themselves.

This new internet boom is still in its early days, and it’s already expanding with breathtaking speed.

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Industry analysts predict gaming will be at the cutting edge of the metaverse for the next several years.

That’s partially because game designers have already created entire worlds with immersive experiences that connect hundreds of millions of players around the globe – and these games already generate billions of dollars every year.

With the Activision-Blizzard acquisition, Microsoft is positioning itself as the leading pioneer building out the metaverse.

Remember what Nadella said on the investor call: they’re creating “a river of entertainment where the content and commerce flow freely… as the digital and physical worlds come together.”

But gaming is just the beginning.

Microsoft, Meta Solutions (formerly Facebook) and others are producing technology for professional and industrial applications, including virtual work meetings with 3D avatars… telemedicine that empowers doctors to treat patients remotely… and “digital twins” where a physical object is connected to an exact 3D counterpart in a metaverse.

Experts believe these metaverse will become an economic engine that could surpass $30 trillion in value within the next decade. 

How to Get in Early on the Metaverse

The metaverse is still in its infancy, and it’s already growing fast. A recent report showed that the number of people who “exist” inside the metaverse has skyrocketed more than ten times in just a few weeks – and that pace is likely to accelerate even more in the weeks ahead.

That means now is the perfect time to find out how to cash in.

Despite the leadership position we’ve been talking about, MSFT isn’t the best metaverse play right now.

To go after the most promising gains, investors should focus on a select few supplier companies that make the metaverse possible.

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This special report highlights 5 under-the-radar companies we believe have the greatest upside potential, including:

• A best-in-class software firm providing critical support for the metaverse’s 3D environment (shares recently popped 50% in under 1 month)...

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• A cybersecurity innovator whose AI-driven solution will keep metaverse users and their data safe from threats in real time (Goldman Sachs & Credit Suisse are already clients)...

• ... and two more unexpected high-tech stocks.

I encourage you to read through this guide and decide if this wealth-building opportunity is right for you.

Whether or not you were able to capitalize on previous internet booms, you can still invest in the metaverse before the technology goes mainstream.

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Dan Laboe


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