Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tech Trader: MSFT paid $500m for Danger --- watch yourself!

February 12, 2008, 5:26 pm
Update: Report MSFT Paid $500 Million For Danger
Posted by Eric Savitz
FWIW: GigaOm is reporting that Microsoft (MSFT) paid $500 million in its deal to buy Danger Inc., which makes the software for the T-Mobile Sidekick.
By the way, you know who started Danger, don’t you? It’s Andy Rubin, who went on to found Android, a startup which Google acquired; GOOG adopted the Android name for its own mobile phone platform. GigaOm speculates that Microsoft could open up the Danger platform to third party developers, and attempt to accomplish in mobile phones what it has in video games with the Xbox.

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