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First MS buys skype, then nokia, and most likely nvidia now. MS is gonna reveal something big in the next 5 years I bet.
I don't know. If it takes them five years other businesses will have rallied together and used the government to attack MS by then. Anti-trust issues start up again.
     
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if samsung wont supply apple chips then apple is screwed because microsoft just bought nvidia??
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If nVidia go do, rather go for Microsoft than Apple,
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With Microsoft's supposed big push for gaming with Windows 8, this doesn't surprise me. I wouldn't be surprised if Nvidia sold it's GeForce line to MS, but kept their GPGPU lines.
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post #135 of 154
The hell?

I can't imagine Microsoft OR Apple owning Nvidia. Or anyone really.
    
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"On March 5, 2000, we entered into an agreement with Microsoft in which we agreed to develop and sell graphics chips and to license certain technology to Microsoft and its licensees for use in the Xbox. Under the agreement, if an individual or corporation makes an offer to purchase shares equal to or greater than 30% of the outstanding shares of our common stock, Microsoft may have first and last rights of refusal to purchase the stock"

This is from the NVIDIA filing.

This is an 11 YEAR OLD agreement meant to secure Microsoft's Xbox (1) from sabotage by competitors by buying out their GPU provider.

Please guys, do some research before commenting.
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We all know that if NVIDIA was obtained by Micro$oft that NVIDIA drivers would be epic garbage from then on. Personally I would have liked to have seen someone like Apple obtain NVIDIA; they could really do something no one else can with the drivers. Possibly opening the market for people to build their own Macs or something?
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First Skype..now Nvidia..I wonder who is next.
too much power isn't always great
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"On March 5, 2000, we entered into an agreement with Microsoft in which we agreed to develop and sell graphics chips and to license certain technology to Microsoft and its licensees for use in the Xbox. Under the agreement, if an individual or corporation makes an offer to purchase shares equal to or greater than 30% of the outstanding shares of our common stock, Microsoft may have first and last rights of refusal to purchase the stock"

This is from the NVIDIA filing.

This is an 11 YEAR OLD agreement meant to secure Microsoft's Xbox (1) from sabotage by competitors by buying out their GPU provider.

Please guys, do some research before commenting.
AGREED.

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Bah so many misinformed people here.. misleading title is misleading. Again, Microsoft has only set up a deal in which IN THE EVENT someone outside offers to buy a 30% or more stake in Nvidia, they have the OPTION of buying it first.

It's quite simple why they're doing this. Apple has expressed interest in buying Nvidia to use Tegra (possibly exclusively) for its upcoming iPads/iPhones. Microsoft is relying HEAVILY on Nvidia SOCs to power its upcoming Windows tablets and does not want to lose this advantage to Apple should Apple buy them out.

I'm going to quote myself again because apparently, people still fail at reading comprehension.
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