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Microsoft buys giant multi-touch display maker Perceptive Pixel

Microsoft buys giant multi-touch display maker Perceptive Pixel

Hot on the heels of acquiring corporate social network Yammer two weeks ago, Microsoft today announced at its 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference that it will be acquiring Perceptive Pixel. The company specializes in large multi-touch screens, including an 82-inch display shown running Windows 8 Consumer Preview at Mobile World Congress this February.

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Microsoft to acquire enterprise social network Yammer

Microsoft to acquire enterprise social network Yammer

Microsoft announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Yammer, a social network for the enterprise, to acquire the latter for $1.2 billion. Microsoft plans to integrate Yammer's technology into its existing enterprise products such as SharePoint, Skype, Office 365 and Dynamics.

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