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Microsoft Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone
Microsoft announces it is buying nearly 25% of the common shares of archrival Corel. Aside from giving Corel a much-needed infusion of funds, what does it mean?

prefered shares  Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone Microsoft Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone R. Krause - October 12, 2000 Event Summary [Source: Corel press release] October 2nd, 2000 - Corel Corporation and Microsoft Corporation announced that they have formed a strategic alliance that will see the two companies expand their relationship to encompass projects related to Microsoft's new .NET initiative. As part of this expanded relationship, Microsoft (MS) has purchased 24 million non-voting convertible

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