Is Opera in Microsoft’s future?: Dvorak says Microsoft should dump IE altogether and buy Opera lock, stock, and barrel.
This week Microsoft announced that it wouldn’t upgrade the Internet Explorer for the Macintosh, leaving that market segment to apparently languish and gravitate towards the Safari browser and Firefox. Microsoft does not give up markets with a whimper. Something is brewing.
[…] Opera Software trades on the Oslo Stock Exchange for around 21 Norwegian Kroner or about $3 a share. Microsoft could buy the whole company for less than $400 million. It paid that much for WebTV and has little to show for it.
Also, if you look at the licensing for Microsoft Internet Explorer, the company may finally get tired of these obtuse arrangements and actually own outright the code base for this important tool. Today’s Internet Explorer is actually a hodge-podge of bought and licensed technologies cobbled together