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Rumours that SAP might be in takeover talks with Microsoft have pushed up shares in the German software giant over the last couple of days. Reuters reports that large numbers of shares in SAP changed hands today, as traders reacted to the rumour which began circulating on Monday. We say Monday, but an SAP love match has been …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    What about IBM?

    As wacky as this sounds, there is some logic behind it.... ;-)

  2. Micha Roon

    IBM is a service company

    they should not do software anymore. the acquisition of Cognos was a mistake. lets hope they don't do the same with SAP

    anyway, with a, say, 20% premium that would put the price tag on SAP to allmost 80 billion. Maybe M$ has that kind of cash IBM does not.

  3. amanfromMars Silver badge

    Money and/or Power ..... only one of them is just paper.

    So if Microsoft want SAP does that suggest that SAP are a threat to Microsoft? After all, without Applications to run on, what good is Windows and with OS Agnosticity rendering Software and Hardware combinations and intercompatibility more and more a matter of personal subjective Taste/Style, having something for Systems to do is the neXXXXt Big thing?

    Why sell out whenever you are in the driving seat and the race is yet to be run ..... unless of course, you still get to drive races all of the races, as you see fit, with sourcing from all sources ...... which would make it very attactive to any Predator/Shark/MetaDataMiner?

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