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[News] [Rival] aQuantive is Another Quiet Failure at Microsoft

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] aQuantive is Another Quiet Failure at Microsoft
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 06:28:48 +0100
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Microsoftâs $6B deal for aQuantive fell flat, but could pay dividends later

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| Three years after Microsoft agreed to buy 
| Seattle-based digital advertising company 
| aQuantive, the Redmond companyâs ad 
| revenues have barely budged, its online 
| losses have soared, many of aQuantiveâs 
| top executives have left, and one of 
| aQuantiveâs biggest units has been sold.
| 
| Itâs not the outcome once envisioned from 
| the $6 billion acquisition, which remains 
| the largest in Microsoftâs history.
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http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/stories/2010/05/17/story2.html?b=1274068800%5E3356641

Microsoft lacks edge

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| Instead of suing, why not just build 
| better products? When customers use CRM 
| they are looking to build an edge on their 
| competition by improving relations. 
| Microsoft should improve relations with 
| all the time and money they spend suing 
| their partners.
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http://whatwillweuse.com/2010/05/20/microsoft-lacks-edge/


Related:

End of May Conversations

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| ...I'm not looking forward to having to work with Microsoft employees.
| From what I've seen, all you do is bitch about your jobs.
| 
| We ship software, alot of it, and hardly ever have to work more than 40 
| hour weeks. And our products are highly reliable and actually work.
| 
| I don't look forward to having a bunch of Microsofties working on our
| products, bitching about our processes, because thats all you guys seem
| to do, I'd put one of our offshore developers against 10 of yours,
| attitude is everything. Your egos are sickening.
|
| [...]
|
| Robbie Bach dumping a s--t load of shares on the market today...what a 
| shocker!!!!
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http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2007/05/end-of-may-conversations.html
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