Microsoft goes on a shopping spree

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  1. FSOwner

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    Microsoft failed in its big bid to buy Yahoo, but it still found plenty of companies to spend its money on during the past year.

    The Redmond company paid out a total of $8.8 billion on 21 acquisitions in its recently completed fiscal year, according to a regulatory filing last week. Most of the money went toward Microsoft's $5.9 billion purchase of aQuantive, the Seattle-based digital advertising company.

    But even without that unusually large deal, Microsoft's spending on acquisitions would have grown considerably.

    [​IMG] View Full Article: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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