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Microsoft considering buying Facebook?

facebook_money_hatWhile Microsoft is already an investor in Facebook (to the tune of $240 million), a new rumor making the rounds is that Microsoft is considering buying the social networking site outright.

According to journalist Kara Swisher at AllThingsD, Microsoft is sending “subtle signals” to Facebook via bankers to see if the company might be interested in being acquired.

If this were to happen, I wonder if Facebook might take a nosedive in popularity simply because it would be owned by Microsoft? Or maybe the opposite would happen, and it would join the Zune Social and actually increase the number of people using Facebook?

Could be interesting.

[Via Electronista]


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