Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT ) recently announced that it was acquiring online ad company aQuantive (Nasdaq: AQNT ) in the largest deal in Microsoft's history. Is it a good deal for Microsoft or a Google-induced (Nasdaq: GOOG ) act of desperation? What will the deal mean for competitors? What will it mean for Microsoft shareholders? I put these questions to Motley Fool analyst Tim Beyers.
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Tim Beyers owns shares of aQuantive. Mac Greer doesn't. Neither of them own shares of any other company mentioned here. The Fool has a disclosure policy.