1 Tech Giant's Billion-Dollar Bet
Jun 16th 2012 6:07AM
Updated Jun 16th 2012 6:08AM
The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, with host Chris Hill talking with Ron Gross, James Early, and Joe Magyer. Microsoft made headlines with its $1.2 billion purchase of Yammer, a business networking site that some liken to a business version of Facebook. In this segment, the guys analyze whether the deal will help Microsoft compete with the likes of Oracle and Salesforce.com as well as whether it's a good use of the technology company's cash.
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