In case you missed it in our post comparing the 2010 M&A activity of the major tech companies, it’s worth highlighting that Microsoft has announced zero acquisitions year-to-date in 2010. While Google has been active doing many smaller acquisitions, and HP and IBM are doing larger deals and Facebook and Twitter are also doing acquisitions, generally of the talent type, Redmond-based Microsoft is notable for its absence.
They’ve done at least one divestiture in the form of selling their Microsoft Expression Media product to Phase One A/S. Do you think Microsoft is focused on organic growth and the occasional divestiture of a non-core asset or is something larger brewing?
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