Microsoft buys security company

@ 2004/12/17
SOFTWARE BEHEMOTH Microsoft has bought a New York firm which makes software that fights spam and spyware.
The firm called Giant is small and only has 12 employees, and because it's privately owned, no-one apart from the top nobs knows what it's paid for the company. ยต

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Comment from agent #2 @ 2004/12/19
Yeah, that was a funny episode.
Comment from jmke @ 2004/12/19
they have been buying up firms for years now

remember the Simpsons episode where Homer's internet firm was bought by M$?
Comment from RichBa5tard @ 2004/12/19
Step 1: build insecure OS with built in browser
Step 2: ???
Step 3: profit!

... well, at least we now know what step 2 is.
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/12/17
Double visions
Comment from jmke @ 2004/12/17
double post Lazyman!
Comment from Sidney @ 2004/12/17
My favorite source of information on spyware trends just got purchased by MS and all of the data I usually get from that site is no longer available After PestPatrol was purchased by CA it went downhill rather fast so hopefully MS will keep GIANT on a good route. I'm not happy about the data being pulled though thats for sure!