Microsoft wants to buy Norwegian Fast for 6,6 billion NOK!

Microsoft have placed a bidding for the Norwegian search company Fast. The amount is 6,6 billion NOK which is about 835 000 000 Euro!
Their plan is to integrate Fast technology into Sharepoint server: They want to keep the research team and says it should be a great effort for Microsoft in Europe.

The biggest competitors to Fast Search on search solutions for large cooperations is Googles Search Appliance, French Exalead as well as Autonomy.

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