Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jul 2005 15:14 UTC
Microsoft In more evidence of Microsoft's increased interest in security technology, the software company said on Wednesday that it plans to acquire FrontBridge, a provider of secure messaging services. Microsoft plans to use its acquisition of FrontBridge to deliver a secure, highly availabile e-mail service that will be marketed to companies with limited IT resources, Microsoft said in a statement.
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RE[2]: timosa
by rcsteiner on Thu 21st Jul 2005 19:08 UTC in reply to "RE: timosa"
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One would think this to be true, at least in the general case.

Look at the various products and companies that Microsoft has purchased in the past, however, and see just how much "innovation" has been accomplished within the context of those products (or the various former company's respective product lines) since MS acquired them.

Some examples of products acquired (and not developed) by Microsoft would be Visio, Frontpage, PowerPoint, SQL Server, Virtual PC, Hotmail, and of course Internet Explorer and IIS.

That's really the only way to see if it's true in a Microsoft context or not.

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