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Microsoft Could be Planning Bid for Logitech

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    Rumours are flying around the internet that Microsoft could be planning a takeover bid for computer peripherals firm Logitech. Apparently Microsoft will offer 48 francs per share, compared to the current value of 39.46 francs, giving Logitech a value of around 10 billion francs (or roughly $9 billion US). Amid this speculation, share prices have risen over 12% from 34.80 francs on Wednesday to their current value, although many analysts are still sceptical of any takeover, with Michael Foeth from Vontobel bank saying:
    Source: Reuters
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    This could be something but I don't think it will happen. I felt kinda suspicious tho when they did the Habu mouse, thought they gonna buy Razer out...
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    Hmm...I don't know whether to be overjoyed...or horrified.

    The software will probably improve with MS help...but the product design might suffer...hmm...
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    if microsoft buy out logitech im goiung to dump both my wireless keyboards, my G7 gaming mouse & my Extreme 3D pro joystick into the nearest river to me.

    thats the worst thing that could EVER happen to logitech.

    logitech are a cool bunch of muva's that make some of the best day to day & also gaming related peripherals ever - I will not tolerate M.S using logitech to wipe their arses.

    LOGITECH!!! REFUSE THEIR OFFER!!!! YOUR MUCH BETTER THEN THAT!!
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    Talk about OTT...why dump your good logitech stuff, why not just refuse to buy the new MS/Logitech stuff?
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    I have to agree with ya My g5 mouse and my v20 notebook speakers are just ace unfortuently if ms gets a hold of Logitech there products will go down hill.
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    If you hate ms so much why do you use Windows..
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    I dont i just prefer logitech when i comes to devices like i menchined.
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    thats weird ms join up with razer to create a mouse now they might get logitech razers rival
  10. Cold Storm

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    M$ to rule the computer world! lol... Even if they can buy them out. IT'll take time to do so, and no telling what Logitech has up there sleaves...
    I really don't think Logitech can be bought out... look at the years of service... if M$ would buy anything, then I think they would want to buy a company that needs help, and is in some way starting up...IMO
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    I agree with ya Storm. The only reason I can imagine MS would buy Logitech is if they had some corporate intelligence that Logitech has something up their sleeves in the future (alone or partnered).

    I always thought Bill looked a little "mousey".:D
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    Not sure this is smart. I like Logitechs stuff, and MS makes some terrific KBs and standalone mice (that Halbu or whatever is cool, but Razer built that to be honest).
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    erm.....maybe because i didnt have to 'pay' for it? :p yar!
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    Great mouse too. :)
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    God Forbid MS getting their greedy paws on Logitech, I enjoy the quality of the Logitech Products, Especially the MX510,518, and Speaker Line. MS can go f*ck themselves

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