December 12, 2002
IBM to buy Rational - or Microsoft?

Speculation about the possibility of IBM buying Rational software have been slopping around the blogsphere recently.

Now, according to Reuters, it seems that it's possible that Microsoft might be trying to outbid them.

What's more, the Borg might be looking to snap up Borland, too.

Now, I've never used anything by Rational, so I have no strong opinion about who owns them.

The Borland thing is a different kettle-of-fish, though. I can't see how it would be anything but a bad thing if Microsoft were to take over one of its few real rivals in the development tools market. One of the few real innovators, to boot.

Posted to Business by Simon Brunning at December 12, 2002 09:20 AM
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