One of Microsoft''s key strategies:
If you can't beat it - buy it then bury it.
Sadly they are far from alone in the IT industry.
The US Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have proposed rewritten guidelines on how mergers should be scrutinized by American watchdogs – the goal being to crack down harder on competition-crushing takeovers. This isn't a whole new set of regulations. Instead, these are draft guidelines [PDF] that agencies can …