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February 26, 2007

Rumor du jour: Microsoft buying Tellme?

Posted by David Hunter at 6:07 PM ET.

Michael Arrington at TechCrunch has the buzz:

Take TellMe off the IPO list for this year – We have multiple sources saying that Microsoft has acquired the company. We’re trying to find the price now.

More details to follow. See our recent coverage of the company here.

There is more background at the links, but in a nutshell, Tellme provides a number of 411 services for mobile phones. It seems like an odd match given their open standards platform and Java mobile phone client, but odder things have happened.

Update: That was quick – rumor denied at the TechCrunch link.

Filed under Acquisitions, Coopetition, Microsoft, Tellme

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One Response to “Rumor du jour: Microsoft buying Tellme?”

  1. Microsoft buying Tellme? (redux) -- Microsoft News Tracker Says:

    [...] In February there was a rumor that Microsoft was acquiring mobile phone applications vendor Tellme, but it was promptly denied. Now the rumor is back and the purported price tag is a whopper according to Om Malik: Microsoft Corp. is said to be talks to acquire Tellme Networks, a voice applications company, according to The Wall Street Journal and C/Net [...]

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