Microsoft, SAP And A Whole Bunch Of Nothing
from the nothing-to-see-here,-move-along-now... dept
Well, the press certainly loves this story for the headline alone, but the details are a bit less than exciting. Everyone seems to be rushing out stories about how Microsoft and SAP had some merger talks last year, but gave them up when they felt that the deal would be fairly complex (you think?) and would have integration difficulties. Companies examine the idea of merging with other companies on a fairly regular basis - and most of those conversations go nowhere (fast). This seems to be just one of those types of situations, which is just getting attention due to the names involved. It doesn't sound like the conversations ever got that far along (and you can imagine that antitrust folks would had a field day if they had).