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missinggreenfields
13th June 2016, 13:51
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filthy1980
13th June 2016, 13:52
it'll be called Yammer 2.0 by then

OwlHoot
13th June 2016, 13:55
Hehe! At first I speed-read this as a duplicate thread. But then ISWYDT :laugh

tomtomagain
13th June 2016, 13:55
of course selling it at a huge write down would allow them to offset their future tax liabilities.

Why do you think these companies have such huge valuations with comparably so little revenue? It's a way for Silicon Valleys' VC's to make a nice little exit.

DimPrawn
13th June 2016, 14:08
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Microsoft

You look throught that huge list of companies and you think, did M$ actually do anything with most of those?

LondonManc
13th June 2016, 14:36
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Microsoft

You look throught that huge list of companies and you think, did M$ actually do anything with most of those?

Looking through, you'd probably have to look at what patents and products they got as part of the company rather than the company name being recognisable.

A couple of big names on the company front though:
Hotmail (whatever happened to that?) ;)
Bungie - developed the massive shooter games Halo and Destiny among others
Visio - one that most of us will know
Rare - one that many of us will remember under its earlier name - Ultimate - as the producer of some of the best Spectrum games of all time such as JetPac and Sabrewulf. It rebadged as Rare and partnered with Nintendo to produce Donkey Kong Country, Killer Instinct, Goldeneye007, etc. before Microsoft acquired them.

tomtomagain
13th June 2016, 16:00
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mergers_and_acquisitions_by_Microsoft

You look throught that huge list of companies and you think, did M$ actually do anything with most of those?

The 5% they bought in Apple in 1997 probably worked out OK :-)