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jgreen

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Is Microsoft Buying The RIAA?
« on: February 04, 2008, 03:06:58 pm »

I read somewhere that Microsoft was going to make a bid for the RIAA.  Anyone heard details on this?  Apparently Ballmer felt the two had "highly compatible business models", and wanted to leverage the RIAA's "highly recognizable brand name and consumer awareness" into MSFT's own well-established tradition of consumer trust. 

I wish I could find that link where I first read it. 
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Re: Is Microsoft Buying The RIAA?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2008, 03:17:44 pm »

Are you still looking for your glasses?
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Re: Is Microsoft Buying The RIAA?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2008, 05:13:20 pm »

He Is Drinking Too Much Tab

Microsoft Proposes Acquisition of Yahoo!

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-01CorpNewsPR.mspx

Microsoft Proposes Acquisition of Yahoo! Conference Call

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/feb08/02-01Transcript.mspx
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Re: Is Microsoft Buying The RIAA?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2008, 06:03:40 pm »

Yahoo?  Oh, I suppose that will be less dilutive to earnings than the RIAA.  Still, MSFT and the RIAA seemed like a good fit culturally.
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Re: Is Microsoft Buying The RIAA?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2008, 06:04:41 pm »

Speaking of my glasses, I left several around here that were half full.
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Re: Is Microsoft Buying The RIAA?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2008, 06:19:41 pm »

 ;D
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Re: Is Microsoft Buying The RIAA?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2008, 06:36:19 pm »

Speaking of my glasses, I left several around here that were half full.
Now you're kidding us, right?
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Re: Is Microsoft Buying The RIAA?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2008, 07:23:44 pm »

Exactly.  I'm a half-empty kind of guy.
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