Santa Cruz Operation, UNIX, Server operating system - 20% stake
DreamWorks Interactive, , Multimedia titles - $30 million (50% stake)
Dreamworks SKG, , Movies, music and entertainment - not disclosed
One Tree, SourceSafe, Source code management; used in Visual Basic and Visual Studio - not disclosed
Stac Electronics, producer of Stacker - $39.9M
UUNet, , Internet network infrastructure - 13% stake (bought by MFS in 1996)
June 28: SoftImage, High-level 3D animation - $177M
November 1: NextBase ?
November 15: One Tree Software
Bruce Artwick Organization, Flight Simulator, Games software - not disclosed
Individual Inc., iNews, Customized business news services - 7.4% stake
MSNBC, MSNBC, On-line news - $500 million
Netwise, producer of Transaccess, Linking databases to mainframes
RenderMorphics ? Ltd., Reality Lab, 3D graphics for games - not disclosed
February 23: RenderMorphics ?, producer of RealityLab ?, become the bases of Direct3D
July 10: SNMP Technology From Network Managers
October 16: The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks ?, Ltd.
November 6: Interoperability Technology, Expertise From Netwise Inc.
December 12: Bruce Artwick Organization Ltd.
Aha software, producer of Smart Ink and InkWriter ? ( Handwriting recognition )
Aspect Engineering, dbWeb, Internet Tools for the Web - not disclosed
Atomic Games, World at War, etc., Games software - publishing titles
Black Entertainment Television, MSBET, On-line news & entertainment - not disclosed (joint ownership with BET)
Colusa, OmniVM, Java-like object-oriented software - not disclosed
Electric Gravity, Internet Gaming Zone, On-line gaming environment - not disclosed
eShop, , Secure Internet retailing & payment system for Merchant Server. - not disclosed
Exos, Force Feedback, Joystick and input devices - not disclosed
NetCarta ?, Web Mapper (now Site Analyst), Web site management - $20 million
Panorama Software Systems, , Multidimensional database
ResNova ? Software, WebforOne ? and Boulevard, Mac Web server Software company - not disclosed
SingleTrac ? Entertainmnet, Twisted Metal, Game software - not disclosed
VDONet Corp., VDO Wave technology, Video steaming - 5% stake
Vermeer, Vermeer (renamed Frontpage), Web site editor & management - $80 to $130 million
Rainbow America, Fury 3, Games software - publishing titles
December: Proginet Corp, TransAccess ?, Proginet Oasis, Linking Web applications to mainframes - not disclosed (10% stake)
January 16: Vermeer Technologies Inc.
March 12: Colusa and Aspect
April 8: aha! software
April 15: EXOS Inc.
June 11: eShop Inc.
June 17: Electric Gravity Inc.
October 29: Panorama Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
November 20: Leading Macintosh Web Server Technology
December 10: NetCarta ?
Apple Computer, MacOS, Computer company - $150 million (stake)
Comcast Corp, , Cable company, QVC - $1 billion (10% stake)
Coopers & Peters, EyeOpener ?, Java and Smalltalk tools, add to MS AFC - not disclosed
Dimension X, Liquid Motion, Interactive software, key java tools - not disclosed
Interse Corp., Market Focus (now Usage Analyst), Web site analysis (incorporated in MS Site Server) - not disclosed
` LinkAge Software Inc., NotesConnector ? and email software, Support Microsoft Exchange on e-mail in enterprise computing - not disclosed
Navitel, , Internet telephone software to integrate into Windows CE & WebTV - not disclosed (minority stake)
Progressive Networks Inc, RealAudio ?, Audio/Video streaming - 10% stake
Trados, producer of Translators Workbench, Multilingual document production facilities for software developers. - 20% stake
Vxtreme, , Video streaming - $75 million
Web TV Networks, , Internet access device - $425 million
Wildfire Communications, producer of Wildfire, Voice recognition integrated into Microsoft's Outlook e-mail - Equity investment (undisclosed amount)
June 19: Bungie, fine maker of games, such as Marathon and Halo.
April: GreatPlains ?, maker of e-business solutions software
Connectix, software for machine virtualization
PlaceWare ?, maker of realtime collaboration software (similar to WebEx ?)
Is it really reasonable to put much effort in creating such a list here? Just look at the following sources: Microsoft acquired a lot of companies. The list gets even longer if those are considered too, in which Microsoft only invested.
You have a very good point. I didn't find a list on the Microsoft site, only partial ones on divers sites. At least, I have get what I want. Thanks you.
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