Subway map of Microsoft acquisitions

Microsoft tube map of acquisitions and investments

Microsoft’s recent purchase of Skype brings the number of takeovers the company has made to 109. Including companies Microsoft has a part stake in the total is nearer 400.

To try and make sense of this Robin Richards used the London Tube diagram metaphor to map them out. Each station represents an investment. Lines are categorized according to industry – for instance e-commerce and advertising. Stations on more than one line represent overlapping industries

As you might imagine the map is huge. Poster size images in various formats are available at Robin’s website: Microsoft Acquisitions and Investments.

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