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Microsoft is Killing Employment through it's strategy to gain Monopoly.

Microsft's strategy to Monopolize the market is "Extend, Embrace, Extinguish". A classic example is Nokia mobile division.

  1. Microsoft Extended help to Nokia - In reality Microsoft injected it's agent into Nokia's CEO position.
  2. Microsoft Embraced Nokia Mobile division - Microsoft Agent sold Nokia's Phone division to Microsoft.
  3. Microsoft Extinguished Nokia Mobile division - Microsoft killed all non-Windows projects at Nokia, and kicked out Nokia employees from Nokia Mobile division.
  • 18000 Employees Layoff in 2014
  • 7800 employees layoff in 2015

Microsoft AcquisitionsEdit

date acquisition Amount
Jan 2017 Maluuba Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Aug 2016 Genee, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Aug 2016 Beam Interactive, Inc. undisclosed OURCE >
Jun 2016 Linkedin Corp $26.2B SOURCE >
Jun 2016 Wand Labs, Inc. undisclosed
May 2016 Solair Srl undisclosed SOURCE >
Feb 2016 Xamarin, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Feb 2016 TouchType Ltd. $250M SOURCE >
Jan 2016 Zikera, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Jan 2016 UC Commander, Event Zero undisclosed OURCE >
Jan 2016 MinecraftEdu undisclosed SOURCE >
Dec 2015 Metanautix, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Dec 2015 Talko, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Nov 2015 Secure Islands Technologies Ltd. $150M SOURCE >
Nov 2015 Mobile Data Labs, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Oct 2015 Havok undisclosed SOURCE >
Sep 2015 Volometrix, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Sep 2015 Double Labs Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Sep 2015 Adxstudio, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Aug 2015 Incent Games, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Jul 2015 FieldOne Systems LLC undisclosed SOURCE >
Jul 2015 Adallom, Inc. $320M SOURCE >
Jun 2015 BlueStripe Software, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Jun 2015 6Wunderkinder GmbH $100M SOURCE >
Apr 2015 Datazen Software, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Mar 2015 Liveloop, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Feb 2015 Sunrise Atelier, Inc. $100M SOURCE >
Feb 2015 N-Trig $200M SOURCE >
Jan 2015 Revolution Analytics, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Jan 2015 Equivio, Inc. $200M SOURCE >
Dec 2014 BIT STADIUM GMBH undisclosed SOURCE >
Dec 2014 Acompli, Inc. $200M SOURCE >
Nov 2014 Aorato Ltd. $200M SOURCE >
Aug 2014 Mojang AB $2.5B SOURCE >
Jul 2014 InMage Systems, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Jul 2014 SyntaxTree SARL undisclosed SOURCE >
May 2014 GreenButton Limited undisclosed SOURCE >
May 2014 Capptain SAS undisclosed SOURCE >
Jan 2014 Parature, Inc. $100M SOURCE >
Oct 2013 Apiphany, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >
Aug 2013 Nokia Corporation $7.2B SOURCE >
Jun 2013 Incycle Software undisclosed SOURCE >
Feb 2013 MetricsHub, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE >

-- 0 VOE Feb 2013 Netbreeze undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Feb 2013

Pando



$11M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Sep 2012

StorSimple, Inc.



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Sep 2012

PhoneFactor, Inc.



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jul 2012 Perceptive Pixel, Inc. undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2012

Yammer, Inc.



$1.2B SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Oct 2011

Skype, Inc.



$8.5B SOURCE > - 1 VOTE Sep 2011

Twisted Pixel Games, Llc



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Sep 2010 Canesta undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jan 2010 Sentillion undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Nov 2009 Opalis Software undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Aug 2009 Interactive Supercomputing undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2009 Rosetta Biosoftware undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2009 BigPark undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Aug 2008 Greenfield Online $486M SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jun 2008 DATAllegro undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2008 Zoomix $35M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2008 Powerset $100M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2008 MobiComp undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2008 Navic Networks undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2008 Farecast $115M SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Feb 2008 Komoku undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Feb 2008 90 Degree Software undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Feb 2008 Rapt undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Feb 2008 Kidaro undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Feb 2008 Credentica undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jan 2008 YaData undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jan 2008 Danger $500M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jan 2008 Caligari Corporation undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jan 2008 Fast Search & Transfer $1.2B SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Dec 2007 Calista Technologies undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Nov 2007 MultiMap undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Sep 2007 Global Care Solutions undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Sep 2007 Jellyfish $50M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2007 AdECN undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2007 Stratature undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2007 Engyro undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2007 aQuantive $6.2B SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Apr 2007 ScreenTonic undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2007 Parlano undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2007 Tellme $800M SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Feb 2007 devBiz Business Solutions undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jan 2007 Medstory undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Oct 2006 DesktopStandard undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Sep 2006 Colloquis undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Aug 2006 Gteko $110M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2006 Azyxxi undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2006 Winternals undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2006 Softricity undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2006 iView Multimedia undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2006

Vexcel Corporation



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Apr 2006 Whale Communications undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Apr 2006 DeepMetrix undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Apr 2006 Massive $200M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Apr 2006 ProClarity Inc. undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2006 AssetMetrix Corporation undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2006

Lionhead Studios



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2006 Onfolio undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Feb 2006 Apptimum undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jan 2006 Motion Bridge undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Dec 2005 SeaDragon Software undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Nov 2005 FolderShare undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Oct 2005 Media-Streams.com undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Aug 2005 Alacris undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jul 2005 Teleo undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2005 Frontbridge Technologies undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2005 Sybari undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2005 MessageCast undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Feb 2005

Groove Networks



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Nov 2004 GIANT Company Software undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2004 ActiveViews undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2003 PlaceWare undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jan 2003

Connectix Software & Services Pvt. Ltd.



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Sep 2002 Vicinity Corporation $96M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Aug 2002 Rare, Inc. $375M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Aug 2002 XDegrees undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2002 Navision $1.4B SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 2001 NCompass Labs undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Dec 2000 Great Plains Software Inc. undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Aug 2000 MongoMusic undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jun 2000

Netgames



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 2000

Bungie, Inc.



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Jan 2000 Peach Networks undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jan 2000 Visio Corporation $1.5B SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Sep 1999 Entropic undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Aug 1999 Softway Systems undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jun 1999 STNC undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jun 1999 zoom undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jun 1999 Sendit AB $127.5M SOURCE > - 1 VOTE May 1999 OmniBrowse undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 1999 ShadowFactor Software undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 1999 Jump Networks undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Feb 1999 Numinous Technologies undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Feb 1999 CompareNet undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Dec 1998 FASA Interactive undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Oct 1998 linkexchange $250M SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jul 1998 Valence Technology undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Mar 1998 Firefly Network $40M SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Dec 1997 HotMail $400M SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Aug 1997

R2 Studios



$900K SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jul 1997 VXtreme undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE May 1997 LinkAge Software undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE May 1997 Cooper & Peters undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Mar 1997 webtv $425M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Nov 1996 NetCarta $20M SOURCE > - 0 VOTE Aug 1996

The Mesa Group



undisclosed SOURCE > - 0 VOTE May 1996 eShop undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Mar 1996 Aspect Software Engineering undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Mar 1996 Exos, INc. undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Feb 1996 Colusa Software undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Dec 1995 Vermeer Technologies undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Nov 1995 Bruce Artwick Organization undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Oct 1995 Netwise undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Sep 1995 Blue Ribbon SoundWorks undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jun 1995 Network Managers undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE May 1995 Electric Gravity undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Jan 1995 RenderMorphics undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Oct 1994 NextBase undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE Aug 1994 Altamira Software undisclosed SOURCE > -- 0 VOTE May 1993 VideoSurf $100M SOURCE > -- May 1992

Foxsoftware



$170.8M SOURCE > -- Feb 1991 Consumers Software $20.5M SOURCE > -- Jun 1987 Forethought, Inc. $14M


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