Microsoft has reportedly held talks with Pinterest in an try to amass the social community. The Financial Times reports that the software program big approached Pinterest in current months a few deal, however that the talks are “at the moment not energetic.” Had a deal taken place, it will have been Microsoft’s greatest so far, given Pinterest is valued at $51 billion.
Microsoft’s potential curiosity in Pinterest might sign an rising technique for its continued cloud push, although. The Home windows maker has been making an attempt to persuade extra massive on-line companies to make use of its Azure cloud choices. Amazon’s AWS dominates this a part of the market, and massive names like Pinterest might attract further Azure prospects.
It’s an method we noticed Microsoft attempt with TikTok. Whereas not profitable, a TikTok deal would have supplied Microsoft useful information and an outlet for its myriad of different companies, and in addition act as a large advert for its companions and resellers that attempt to persuade companies to go along with Azure and never AWS.
Microsoft has acquired some important corporations below CEO Satya Nadella. A $7.5 billion deal noticed GitHub join Microsoft a number of years again, and Microsoft’s $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn was Nadella’s first main acquisition. Microsoft can be within the late phases of finalizing its Bethesda acquisition, valued at $7.5 billion.