Fool Video Take: Microsoft Deals With Google

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. 

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