Infographic: How Microsoft expanded using the Acquisation and Investment path

You will probably love this one! An well-researched Infographic on how Microsoft became so big using Acquisation & Investmenst as an itegral part of its corporate strategy.

Its a truly detailed Infographic by the folks over at on the acquisations and investmenst made by Microsoft over the years. You will come across several product names, some of which have been kept the same, some re-branded and some plain dropped from development.

Click on the image to visit the site and see the larger image. The notes at the bottom will give you details seperately on the investments made and the acquisations made.

From 1989 to-date; from Hotmail at $500 million to Skype at $8.5 billion, you will see all of them here!

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