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On Friday Micorsoft agreed to pay $6 billion for aQuantive, the Seattle based online ad firm that employs 2,600.

http://www.oregonlive.com/ap/stories...ist=topstories
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post #2 of 16
$6b?

Looks like online ads are about to get a lot more annoying
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It is the largest acquisition in Microsoft's history. The all-cash, $66.50 per share price represents an 85 percent premium to aQuantive's Thursday closing price of $35.87
WOW they sure made MS pay alot... 85% more then the stock value? And 6 billion cash
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post #4 of 16
I bet all who had stock in that company is now happy .
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LOL, I always wonderer why they say all cash. Does that mean the lugged bags of cash in or it was just a money transfer from one account to another?
    
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It was money transfer from one account to another, but it was in MONEY. 6 billion in acual money is quite rare to see. Usually there is trading of stocks and other things that aren't acual cash.
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I wonder whats going to come of this. I bet we will start to see annoying advertisements integrated deeply into the OS, well more so than now anyways.
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Damn rich bastards. lol
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So uhh.. When will we be seeing ads on the Windows boot up screen?
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Very nice!
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