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[News] [Rival] Integration Problems for Microsoft with FOSS-based Acquisitions

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Instead of Yahoo, Microsoft spotlights aQuantive

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| The prospect of a Microsoft-Yahoo combination, with all its questions on how 
| to "integrate" the two companies, is again bubbling to the surface. 


aQuantive uses FOSS and GNU/Linux.

What Microsoft Really Needs From Yahoo! 

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| Putting the two together might not constitute a grand Google-killing 
| strategy, to be sure. Moreover, the two companies would have to figure out 
| what to do with Microsoft's own nascent mobile Web efforts. But if Microsoft 
| and Yahoo! have shifted from talking about an ambitious--and potentially 
| messy--acquisition of Yahoo! to a smaller, easier online advertising deal, 
| finding ways to work together to get a bigger piece of the mobile market 
| might be next on their list.       


"Google-killing strategy," it says. Is that good for the customer? Microsoft
just *uses* Yahoo!, like an escort.

Kill the competition: Treasury's new U-turn ... Microsoft revives bid ... Big
buyout jitters



Top secret: Microsoft's $6 billion open source play

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| This month's announcement by Microsoft to acquire digital marketing
| services firm aQuantive has revealed little on how the companies
| will integrate their IT, but inside information indicates the deal
| may be Redmond's largest commitment to free software.
| [...]
| Whether the businesses are complementary or not, Microsoft's integration
| work will no doubt involve a lot of open source software used by aQuantive.
| Information available from Atlas' Web site indicates the Internet software
| company employs extensive use of open source software including Linux,
| Apache, MySQL, and Solaris.
| Software engineers at Atlas' Raleigh office do client/server development in
| C and C++, software maintenance and "scripting", and developing and
| maintaining custom reporting capabilities.


It's unofficial: Microsoft bets business on Linux

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| What the press statement didn't mention is that Aruba mobility
| controllers run the Linux operating system which Microsoft has
| aggressively targeted as being inferior to Windows as part of
| its "Get the Facts" marketing campaign.
| [...]
| Pandey's appraisal of Aruba's technology is in stark contrast to
| Microsoft's "Get the Facts" rhetoric which places Windows as a more secure,
| and higher-performing choice over Linux.


Breaking: Newsvine Acquired By Microsoft — What is Microsoft going to do with
the Linux Hosted site they just bought?

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| The funny thing is, The site is hosted on Debian Linux...

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