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Technology acquisition

  1. 1. Technology Acquisition Submitted By:- Rahul Kumar Nitesh Rai Anuradha Shilpa
  2. 2. Technology Acquisition • It is the process of acquiring the technology of another person or firm for solving their issues or achieving the objectives. • It reduces the cost of developing the new technology because it include hiring of professional software engineer.
  3. 3. Technology Acquisition Done By Microsoft
  4. 4. Acquisition of Forethought • Microsoft's first acquisition was Forethought on June 29, 1987. • Forethought was founded in 1983 and developed a presentation program that would later be known as Microsoft PowerPoint on December 31, 1997,
  5. 5. Acquisition of Hotmail • Microsoft acquired Hotmail for $500 million, its largest acquisition at the time, and integrated Hotmail into its MSN group of services. • Hotmail, a free webmail service founded in 1996 by Jack Smith and Sabeer Bhatia, had more than 8.5 million subscribers earlier that month.
  6. 6. Acquisition of Visco Corporation • Microsoft acquired Seattle-based Visio Corporation on January 7, 2000 for $1.375 billion. • Visio, a software company, was founded in 1990 as Axon Corporation, and had its initial public offering in November 1995. • The company developed the diagramming application software, Visio, which was integrated into Microsoft's product line as Microsoft Visio after its acquisition.
  7. 7. Acquisition of Navision • On July 12, 2002, Microsoft purchased Navision for $1.33 billion. • The company, which developed the technology for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV enterprise resource planning software, was integrated into Microsoft as a new division named Microsoft Business Solutions, later renamed to Microsoft Dynamics.
  8. 8. Acquisition of Quantive • Microsoft purchased a Quantive, an advertising company, on August 13, 2007 for $7.333 billion. • Before the acquisition, a Quantive was ranked 14th in terms of revenue among advertising agencies worldwide. • Quantive had three subsidiaries at the time of the acquisition: Avenue A/Razorfish, one of the world's largest digital agencies, Atlas Solutions, and DRIVE Performance Solutions.
  9. 9. Acquisition of Fast Search & Transfer • Microsoft acquired the Norwegian enterprise search company Fast Search & Transfer on April 25, 2008 for $1.191 billion to boost its search technology.
  10. 10. Acquisition of Skype • On May 10, 2011, Microsoft announced its acquisition of Skype Technologies, creator of the VoIP service Skype, for $8.5 billion. • With a value 32 times larger than Skype's operating profits, the deal was Microsoft's largest acquisition ever. • Skype would become a division within Microsoft, with Skype's former CEO Tony Bates —now its president —reporting to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  11. 11. Acquisition of Nokia • On September 2, 2013, Microsoft announced its intent to acquire the mobile hardware division of Nokia (which had established a long-term partnership with Microsoft to produce smart phones built off its Windows Phone platform) in a deal worth 3.79 billion Euros, along with another 1.65 billion to license Nokia's portfolio of patents. • Steve Ballmer considered the purchase to be a "bold step into the future" for both companies, primarily as a result of its recent collaborations. • The acquisition, scheduled to close in early 2014 pending regulatory approval, will not include the Here mapping service or the infrastructure division Nokia Solutions and Networks, which will be retained by Nokia.
  12. 12. Thank You

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