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Powerset Deal Latest Example Of Microsoft's 'Not Invented Here' Strategy

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| Microsoft is increasingly bypassing the work of its own R&D labs and turning
| to acquisitions to buy its way into the tech industry's hottest growth
| markets.
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/...ion=Management
http://tinyurl.com/5pt2u7

Microsoft deal steps up rivalry with Google

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| The acquisition of Powerset, reportedly for about $100m, comes in the wake of
| Microsoft’s failure to challenge Google either by acquiring Yahoo outright or
| buying its internet search business, although the software company has said
| that the offer of a partial purchase remains open.
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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f0496b1e-4...nclick_check=1
http://tinyurl.com/6yrw3t

Microsoft's growing threat

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| Google’s share more than doubled, to 28.4 percent from 13.1 percent.
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http://www.star-telegram.com/business/story/742099.html


Recent:

Innovation comes cheap, says Google engineer Kevin Marks

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| On Friday, amid a frenzy of chatter about open this and open that at FOWA,
| Marks took some time to chat with CNET News.com about OpenSocial on MySpace,
| that wacky Silicon Valley exuberance, and his view that a tough economy won't
| hurt innovation--because the cost of innovation has gone down.
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http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-988...=2547-1_3-0-20
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