[SATLUG] What did MS copy?

Joseph Forbes jftitan at satx.rr.com
Fri Apr 8 12:16:24 CDT 2005


Hey Eli! 

  I've seen that list before but I lost the link for the website.   I know
it was linked through F***microsoft.com but that site has changed so much
that even my forwarding email account no longer works. (not as if I cared
about that)  If you could please forward the link that lists all of
microsofts buyup, never created anything original, timeline list.   

 Thanks 


  Joseph Forbes "Don't Forget to Salt the Fries!"
Network Security Administrator
SwapNEtwork eXtreme, LLC

 
-----Original Message-----
From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf
Of Eli
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 8:30 AM
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] What did MS copy?

> How about asking him for something original from M$???

(in agreement)

MS hardly creates anything from the ground floor...they just buy what they
need.

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December 16, 2004 - Microsoft purchases Giant Company Software, a developer
of spyware software.

July 15, 2004 - Microsoft announces it will purchase Lookout Software LLC.

June 10, 2003 - GeCAD Software announces a definite agreement with Microsoft
in acquiring GeCAD's antivirus technology.

February 19, 2003 - Microsoft to acquire Connectix.

January 21, 2003 - Microsoft to acquire PlaceWare.

October 22, 2002 - Microsoft acquires Vicinity Corporation.

September 29, 2002 - Microsoft buys British game developer Rare Ltd. for
$375 million

December 09, 2001 - Microsoft to buy Navision for $1.33 Billion.

May 3, 2001 - Microsoft acquires Ensemble Studios.

April 30, 2001 - Microsoft to acquire NCompass Labs.

December 21, 2000 - Microsoft acquires Great Plains Software.

December 5, 2000 - Microsoft to acquire Digital Anvil.

September 18, 2000 - Microsoft acquires Pacific Microsonics Inc.

September 13, 2000 - Microsoft acquires MongoMusic.

July 12, 2000 - Microsoft acquires NetGames.

June 19, 2000 - Microsoft Corporation today announced that it has bought
Bungie Software Products Corporation for undisclosed terms. This move will
allow Microsoft to release the highly anticipated game Halo, for its
upcoming X-box.

June 12, 2000 - Microsoft to acquire Driveoff.Com.

February 29, 2000 - Microsoft to acquire Peach Networks.

October 29, 1999 - Microsoft acquires Entropic.

September 17, 1999 - Microsoft acquires Softway Systems.

September 15, 1999 - Microsoft acquires Visio Corp.

July 21, 1999 - Microsoft acquires STNC.

July 1, 1999 - Microsoft acquires Sendit.

June 15, 1999 - Microsoft acquires OmniBrowse Inc.

June 7, 1999 - Microsoft to acquire ShadowFactor.

April 26, 1999 - Microsoft acquires Jump Networks.

April 19, 1999 - Microsoft acquires Access software.

March 4, 1999 - Microsoft acquires CompareNet Inc.

January 7, 1999 - Microsoft announces it will acquire FASA Interactive.

November 5, 1998 - Microsoft acquires LinkExchange Inc.

August 25, 1998 - Microsoft acquires Valence Research.

April 28, 1998 - Microsoft to acquire MESA group.

April 9, 1998 - Microsoft to acquire Firefly Network Inc.

February 23, 1998 - Microsoft to acquire Flash Communications.

January 3, 1998 - Microsoft buys Hotmail, a deal with a speculated value of
up to $400 million.

July 7, 1999 - Microsoft acquires ZOOMIT.

August 5, 1997 - Microsoft announces acquisition of VXtreme.

June 30, 1997 - Microsoft acquires LinkAge Software.

June 13, 1997 - Microsoft acquires Cooper & Peters.

May 7, 1997 - Microsoft acquires Dimension X.

April 6, 1997 - Microsoft to acquire WebTV Networks.

March 4, 1997 - Microsoft to acquire Interse.

December 10, 1996 - Microsoft acquires NetCarta.

November 20, 1996 - Microsoft acquires ResNova.

June 11, 1996 - Microsoft acquires eShop Inc.

April 15, 1996 - Microsoft acquires EXOS Inc.

April 8, 1996 - Microsoft to acquire aha! software.

March 12, 1996 - Microsoft announces the acquisition of Colusa Software Inc.

March 1996 - Microsoft acquires Aspect engineering.

January 16, 1996 - Microsoft acquires Vermeer Technologies Inc.

December 12, 1995 - Microsoft acquires Bruce Artwick Organization

October 16, 1995 - Microsoft acquires Blue Ribbon Soundworks.

November 15, 1994 - Microsoft acquires One Tree Software.

June 28, 1994 - Microsoft acquires Softimage Inc., this company is later
sold to Avid Technology Inc. on June 15, 1998.

1987 - Microsoft purchases Forethought Incorporated. The company that
developed the presentation software PowerPoint



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