TITLE

Microsoft: $1.2B for Norwegian Search

PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Red Herring;1/8/2008, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the $1.2 billion purchase offer for Fast Search & Transfer, Norwegian Web search software company, made by Microsoft. The deal would help Microsoft expand into the business-oriented search market. Fast is engaged in the design of real-time data search and filtering software, as well as helps filter internal corporate sites.
ACCESSION #
36961997

 

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