Microsoft has spent a fortune snatching up other companies, and just dropped a cool $7.2 billion on Nokia's phone unit. Here's a look back on the company's biggest hits and misses in the risky acquisition game.
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Microsoft Office Visio 2003
OS X Utilities Updates: BrickHouse; ManOpen; SNAX; Terminal Services; iJect; Xload; more
OmniGroup were showing their new OmniFocus and v5 of OmniGraffle applications.
The recent unveiling of a 2008 patent filing may shed some light on how Apple plans to deal with touch-screen gaming on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Photo shows 27-inch widescreen flat panel LCD monitor
Gliffy, the online Visio killer
Canvas 8.0 competes with various design programs in several arenas, including image editing and illustration. It's not an industry leader, but for thrifty graphic designers, Canvas presents a cost-effective, one-stop graphics application.
This pricey ultralight isn't meant for everyone, but it's a solid investment for travelers who are tough on their laptops.