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New Speculations About Microsoft Buying Citrix or Grabbing Yahoo! Search

Posted in GNU/Linux, Google, Microsoft, Search, Xen at 9:13 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: New rumours about Citrix and Yahoo!

BACK in September it was argued that Microsoft would buy Citrix, which had already been assisting Microsoft in its battle against GNU/Linux [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. According to Mary-Jo Foley, old speculations are back but she opines that a Yahoo! deal is more likely:

Microsoft quietly registered a limited liability company (LLC) last week, which points to the company being poised to make an acquisition or joint venture.

While some are speculating the new company could have something to do with Microsoft buying Citrix, I think all the signs, not to mention the timing, are pointing to a Microsoft-Yahoo hook-up. After all, this week is the “All Things D” D7 confab, where Microsoft is slated to show off to attendees its newest search release. And both Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz are on the guest list….

Whatever Microsoft does with its search engine, it is a lost battle from the get-go and also sheer hypocrisy because Microsoft blocked a deal between Google and Yahoo!

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  1. David Gerard said,

    May 28, 2009 at 3:10 pm


    I’m very surprised Microsoft didn’t buy Citrix out years ago.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    It’s cheaper when they only take commands.

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