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This story originally misspelled the name of the company Microsoft bought in 2002. The company name is correctly spelled Navision.
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.
Danish authorities want Microsoft to do some explaining about the Navision acquisition it made in 2002 and how that business was then accounted for.
Open-source ERP vendor Openbravo attracts Jesper Balser and Cees Poortman, experienced Microsoft executives, to its board of directors.
Yahoo aside, Redmond isn't known for throwing money around, but in recent years it has grown more willing to spend big bucks.
A peek at Stereophile magazine's coverage of the high end audio goodies at CES '08.