Last week’s technology M&A roundup in which we revealed Microsoft had announced zero acquisitions in 2010 resulted in some questions by our friend John Cook at TechFlash who got Microsoft to reveal that they’ve done 15 unannounced acquisitions in the last 12 months – 5 in 2009 and 10 in 2010. Although Microsoft didn’t name names, subsequent research by our team has uncovered that one of those unannounced deals was Vivaty – a virtual world developer backed by Mohr Davidow and Kleiner Perkins. The deal appears to have been an asset/IP purchase by Microsoft.
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